Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Stepping Out of My Color Comfort Zone

Not sure how many of you have noticed, but every piece of jewelry I have created this month has been in blues and greens (maybe with a hint of purple).  So last weekend I had a gift to make and decided to throw in some RED!  This friend has adopted a potcake, and for those of you that don't know......potcakes are the Bahamian mutt.  Like this one here......
That is my potcake Trixi.  Potcakes are smart dogs who are always willing to please.
Here is the necklace I made as a gift.  "Potcake Love"
I am having a great time with the book "Totally Twisted" by Kerry Bogart.  Every jewelry artists need to take a look at this book.  Great techniques and even some tips on color.
This necklace is made up of sterling silver and copper components, as well as copper colored wire (that is non tarnish) and my own flame worked beads.
As I was looking back over my photographs of the jewelry I had made this month, I could not believe that EVERYTHING was blue and green, or some shade close.  So for this necklace I threw in some red to push myself outside of that color comfort zone.
I also have components pulled for two more necklaces.  One color combo is pink and green and the other is red, orange and pink.
Hopefully I will finish those in the next few days, and be back to share those finished pieces with you.

4 comments:

Jeannie said...

Potcakes sounds a lot like pancakes.hehe.e.I like it better than a mere mutt :)
Your jewelry is so pretty I don't think it matters if you keep using the same colors or not! I know nothing about what you're doing but I like what I see!!

Jennie said...

I can't wait to see the pink and green, that is one of my favorite combos. Good job on getting out of your comfort zone, it's always great to add a twist and it can bring out some great creativity!

Kerri said...

what a cute pooch! and i like the potcake heart! :)

Janet said...

Oh now this is so sweet Potcakes to call mutts lol. Lovein it! Really cool stuff you are making Kimberly!

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