I think my biggest challenge as a designer is mixing colors. When I create a design for "Pretty Palettes" I am inspired by the the colors of the palette, not the actual photo. Personally I do not look at photo and think "modern, romantic, etc" for me it is all about the color. I know I can create any style of jewelry. I would rather flex my color muscles.
This was a challenging palette for me. I have to admit, the first necklace I created made me cringe (and it is not pictured). So I went to my bead stash grabbing black and orange hued beads with gold chain.
Below is my design...
The necklace is modeled by the beautiful Samantha.
I am actually happy with my second design which is pictured. Anyone else have a hard time with this color palette? Are you inspired by the photo, color palette or both? I would love to hear your comments. Be sure to check out "Fashion Friday" and "DIY Saturday" on the Halcraft blog. I feature two free beading designs every week.