|It's about to get monochromatic!|
Heather Powers Assignment: Make a piece of jewelry with just one color, varying to value (light & darkness), shape and texture for interest.
I found this assignment challenging because I hardly ever work with just one color. Fortunately, we were given some resources to read. I checked out a great article on Making Your Monochromatic Magnificent by color guru Margie Deebs and an article from Brandi Hussey on the Color of Metal. I used tips from both to make my bracelet. I dug around in my blue bead collection. I have a lot of this color and I don't seem to use them often. I am determine to start using them! I gathered beads that were different in shape and size, and had interesting textures. After narrowing down my selection to a variety of blue beads, I then looked through what silver beads I had. I love to pair blue with silver and Hussey's article supports this metal selection.
|My Inspiration for This Assignment Is the Summer|
Graphic from Graphic Stock
|Pale Blue Fish Bracelet by BayMoonDesign|
The silver beads include 2 sea shells and 2 fish. I put a cute silver fish in the center of the bracelet.
|This stacked bracelet includes silver fish and sea shells|
I love dangles on my bracelets so I used a matching silver fish as a dangle on one end of the memory wire bracelet and on the other I have 3 sets of blue and silver beads.
This bracelet reminds me of the water off Key Largo, Florida. On my last snorkeling trip there before heading back to Delaware, the water was like a sheet of glass and I saw lots of beautiful fish.
|Yellowtail fish in Key Largo, Florida|