Thursday, January 15, 2015


PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2015-marsala and mauve purple wedding color palettes
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By now you have heard about Pantone's color of the year for 2015.
If not, it's Marsala. A redish-brown color. And its all over Pinterest.

Once, you start looking for it you will see a ton of color pairing ideas
(on Pinterest). There are some that already dislike the color choice and
while I'm not totally sure if I'm in love with it...I think I like it...maybe.

What I like most is the muted color variations that can be paired with it.
(See above)
The wedding color scheme I found can be inspiration for tons of jewelry ideas.

Here are some beads I found (some I've already purchased) from one of my
favorite Etsy shop owners. Karen at ArteBellaSurplus is a joy to work with
and always has the best selection of Czech glass beads around!

CHESTNUT PANSIES .. 4 NEW Premium Picasso Czech Glass Flower Beads 14-15mm (4198-4)
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Can you tell I'm ready for Spring? Love the Pansies...and
Karen has other colors to choose from! I've already ordered the Plumeria Pansies
and can't wait to create something Spring-y.

Here are my favorite beads, so far, designing around the color Marsala!
Some, I've already ordered as well. ;)

GOLDEN ROSE .. 10 Picasso Czech Faceted Glass Beads 6x8mm (3916-10)
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CARVED PLUMS .. 10 Picasso Czech Glass Square Beads 10mm (2550-10)
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PINK FAIRY DUST .. 50 Picasso Czech Glass Beads 4mm (3624-st)
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After discovering all the design color possibilities using the color Marsala...
I think my 'maybe' is definitely a Yes!

Do you have any plans to design using this color? If so, what colors will you pair with Marsala?

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Roxanne is a published jewelry designer living in California. She creates in her studio surrounded by the people and things she loves. You can find her designs at elements...mixed media...
"roxi designs to bring a little sunshine to your day"

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