Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pantone inspired jewelry from ArtBeads.com

First, thank you SO MUCH to all of you who left such wonderful congratulatory comments on my last post.  Making an entire post about tooting my own horn felt kind of strange, but in this case, I just had to!  So thanks for indulging me.

Today I'm showing you the latest in the ArtBeads.com challenge.  We were tasked to create a piece of jewelry that used the fall color trends as predicted by Pantone.  If you've never visited the Pantone Trendsetter link, be sure to click "Pantone" in the last sentence and you'll be kept apprised of color trends for all the coming seasons.

I love this fall's trends.

from http://www.fashiontrendsetter.com
Love, love, love all these colors.  But if you're stumped on how to use them, try out the Color Scheme Designer....


ArtBeads.com allowed us to select any or all of the colors to create our piece with, and of course I couldn't make up my mind, so I decided to go for nearly all of them.  I visited their pressed Czech glass section.... 


and went wild.  Keeping fall in mind, I choose a lot of leaves and some fall-colored blossoms, linked them all together, and made one of my favorite cha-cha bracelets.


To make these bracelets lush, I usually put at least two charms on each link.  This, of course, depends upon how large the links are and how large the beads are, but it's a good rule of thumb for starting the bracelet off.


If you want to make a similar bracelet, I chose ten different styles of beads, five each.  I used a traditional charm bracelet chain, about 7" in length, and a pretty toggle clasp (I'm a sucker for pretty clasps -- I always believe the clasp is the crowning final touch).  


Make wrapped loops for about 45 minutes, and you have a lush bracelet that makes a sweet sound when you move.

I hope you've enjoyed this foray into Pantone colors and ArtBeads.com!


Disclosure...As a reviewer of products at Artbeads.com, I receive the beads above free of charge. I have been asked to review these products and give my honest opinion of the products...positive or negative. I am not being compensated by Artbeads.com for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received and reviewed.

26 comments:

  1. Love the colors and love the bracelet, fabulous!

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  2. I love those lush colors you used to make the bracelet. I bet it is fun to listen to when you move! Congrats again about the book. I can't wait to see the finished book!
    Have a great rest of the weekend!
    Beth

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  3. That is absolutely gorgeous! Those flower beads are some of my favorites.

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  4. So lovely, imagine all these colors about your wrist during the long and white winter months. What a delight that would be!

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  5. Beautiful bracelet Lori! As always! :)

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  6. Thanks for posting that great link to the Color Scheme Designer. Very handy!

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  7. Lovely colours - they look so summery in the top word-picture but you have really translated them into Autumn in your lovely bracelet!

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  8. It looks like you included every gorgeous color! Such a pretty piece!

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  9. I love this mix of colours and czech glass is one my favourites.

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  10. This color combination is wonderful- love the bracelet!
    I love the dangling flower beads too.

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  11. I have had flower beads for the longest time but this has inspired me to do something with them but....did wrap the top of head pins or use special wire?

    Hugs

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  12. love that bracelet! Those colors look fantastic together!

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  13. beautiful bracelet..
    i love czech beads..these are great for fall theme

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  14. I love those colors. Why do fall colors have to be pumpkin and burgundy and all those stereotypical colors that we usually see. Pantone's list is great, and your bracelet shows off those colors perfectly! Another thing that I wouldn't ever think of of is putting more than one item per link. It's a good idea and makes the bracelet so lush and full and fun. I've learned so much from you this weekend. Thanks. --SallyA

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  15. Love the colors, love what you made. That's such a fun piece.

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  16. Hi Lori, don't let Thomas intimidate you! He's just a guy!! ha ha. It was a great class, and I learned a lot. Take care, Riki

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  17. Lori...I love your cha-cha bracelet, and all the fall colors! Don't you just love Czech pressed glass beads? I do...ALOT!
    Thank you for stopping by, and leaving a comment =)
    diane
    xoxox

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  18. A really beautiful and pretty combination Lori! I know I would love the way that bracelet feels when you wear it....GREAT!

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  19. What a colorful, wonderful bracelet!

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  20. Great bracelet, Lori!!!!!

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  21. I love those colors too. Thanks for the color sites I always have to visualize colors before I know what works.

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  22. Beautiful, Lori! You sure made a knock-out piece with this season's Pantone colors!

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  23. Love a bracelet that make noise as you move! Great colors ... just wish it wasn't still 85 degrees in NC.

    Stacy
    Sissy & Jack's

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  24. This beautiful bracelet will go perfectly with everything this fall! Wonderful composition!

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  25. Nice job! I love how you used the colors! It is a gorgeous palette!

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  26. Lori,

    It's beautiful, I love the soft colors. Nicely done!

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