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.
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!
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