Friday, January 16, 2015

We're All Earrings-January Challenge


2015 Pantone Spring color forecast
This month's "We're All Earrings" challenge focuses on the 2015 Pantone Spring color forecast.  Personally, I usually use more vibrant colors in my designs.  Out of this springs colors I do like the Glacier Gray the best.  Glacier Gray is an unobtrusive gray that contrasts and enhances other colors.   It slips into the background to allow other colors to take center stage. Nature’s most perfect neutral, Glacier Gray is a shade that is timeless and sophisticated. It is quietly assuring and tranquil.  Glacier Gray, is above all, constant.


Glacier Gray Pearl Earrings available at BayMoonDesign
With those thoughts in mind, I decided to create a sophisticated pair of earrings using Glacier Gray. I used  silver keishi pearls and black lacquered wood beads work together with the long kidney wires.   The black wood lacquered beads, and silver to add contract and texture and help to create unique earrings with an contemporary look.

Rocky Mountain National Park Glacier
Working with this color brought to mind the remains of a glacier that I saw this Fall in the Rocky Mountain National Park.  It was hard to wrap my mind around the fact that this is a glacier that remains there after a hot dry summer before fresh snow arrived shortly there after.  It was about 13,000 feet in elevation and cold.

What colors do you like?

14 comments:

  1. Love this look! Very sophisticated, and your minimalist take shows itself to be even more sophisticated than classic black and white would have been.

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  2. I love gray too. It is certainly very elegant. I love the keishi pearls. Your earrings are beautiful.

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  3. I agree that gray is a perfect neutral, and these pearls are lovely. The combination of classic pearls with lacquered wood is very evocative of nature and the photo you shared. An amazing place on earth to wear your beautiful earrings!

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  4. Love the keishi pearls and the colour combo is very sophisticated, very lovely design...xx

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  5. I adore your glacier gray earrings! Nicely done!

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  6. Glacier grey would also have been my favorite! I even bought last year a grey soft (fake) leather skirt! The earrings are beautiful :)

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  7. Beautiful earrings. I too really like the grey as a neutral. When considering this palette I was rummaging through my bead stash and found that I have a very large collection of beads in the grey family. I'll be pulling them out more thanks to your inspiration. Love your combination of the elegant pearls with the stark black wood. Very sophisticated!

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  8. You made a lovely pair of earrings that could be worn to complement so many other colors.

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  9. Very sophisticated look to these earrings. I like the linear look made by the keishi pearls and wood beads. I'm in agreement, grey is an excellent neutral. You could use those pretty keishi beads with lots of colours and shapes

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  10. love that you chose the gray often hard color to find in jewelry. The pearls beautiful, great choice.

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  11. I Love love love Grey! Its weird in a way but your earrings show why it's a great color!

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  12. A very unique pair of earrings! Keishi pearls are incredibly beautiful!

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  13. Cool look! I like the combo of the keishi pearls and the wood.

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  14. I think that grey is going to be a go-to color this year! I love grey paired with just about anything. It is a great supporting cast member, and silver and metallics in different shades can make it the star! Thanks for joining in the We're All Ears challenge for January. Check back on February 6th for the next inspiration! Enjoy the day. Erin

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