Saturday, February 7, 2015

Bead Peeps Hop N Swap

I am so excited to participate in the Bead Peeps Swap N Hop.  We have not received our partners yet. I will know who I will be partnered with on February 19th and our reveal will be on May 2nd.  I can't wait until I receive my package of goodies, since you never know what is going to come it is always exciting.  What happens is your partner sends you a focal, some beads and a clasp.  Sometimes you get a bunch of things and some times you get a few.  You then add to your creation from your own stash.  You make one or several jewelry pieces and then you post on your blog what you made and then you can go around to all the other blogs and see what people did with what they received from their partner.  I have participated in about 5 of this particular swap with upwards of 400 people and I am always amazed not only by my partner but all the other artists and what they create.  Stay tuned!

Pantone Color of the Year

So I have been thinking alot about Marsala the Pantone color of the year 2015.  When I first saw the color I was kind of underwhelmed.  I looked up the color on the Pantone site and here is what I learned:

Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.

 The Versatility of Marsala

  • Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
  • Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great go-to color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.
  • Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors
  • An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury. 
Makes the color sound pretty interesting for instance as a makeup color....Here is a swatch of the color
  Once I read the description I can see myself using this color in my designs.  Marsala pairs very well with many colors.