Today I've discovered something I think is just wonderful! I stumbled across it in the course of checking out my photo statistics on flickr.com. As my blog entry title shows, it's from Idée Labs. I chose a few colors I like (you can choose up to 10) and then took a screen shot of the resulting panel of 50 photos.
I can see this as an excellent tool for any visual artist: photographers, painters, ceramic artists, clothing designers, and of course, jewelry designers. Wondering if the color scheme you have in mind will work? Try to approximate it with this neat website and see! And since some photos with light touches of other colors may also be included, you can get some great ideas for accent colors, too. Want to go heavier on one particular color and lighter on another? Click on the same color two or more times to weight it more heavily, and just once for only a little color.
I think I'm going to have lots of fun with this new find!
I've always been fascinated with color and texture, but my interest in creating jewelry started when I noticed an ad for an arts-and-crafts shop opening in a local mall. I had lost one each of a couple of pairs of my favorite earrings and decided to try my hand at making my own. I bought some hoops and a few beads, put them together and had some left over... bought a few more to go with them... picked up a pair of pliers, some earring hooks, a little of this, a little of that...
And the rest, as they say, is history.
I'm a Carolina country girl transplanted to the Ile de France - a resident tourist, an amateur photographer, and a teacher for a very large international language-teaching company. We provide English lessons to French businessmen (and women) who need it to compete in this global economy.
Visiting France was a lifelong dream, but I never imagined I'd live here one day. Now I'm living in a Wrinkle-in-the-Outskirts of Paris with my husband and soulmate DiGi - about eleven miles from the center of the city.