Winters in my part of the world are long. And cold. When we can get outside and do fun things like ice fishing, skiing or snow shoeing, it's not so bad. But this winter, there's not enough snow to do much of anything, and I'm starting to long for the warmer spring and summer days.
Just when I thought I couldn't take any more of this winter, Margie Deeb has released her Spring/Summer 2012 Color Report for Bead & Jewelry Designers! I've loved Margie's color reports since she first started writing them, and I find that they always give me a little bit of an artistic boost when I'm looking for a color palette for a new project.
The colors Margie selected for the Spring/Summer 2012 Color Report are a wonderful combination of bright and subdued tones that work beautifully with each other as well as with your favorite neutral tones.
If you've never seen one of Margie's Color Reports before, each one contains ten colors pulled from the Pantone Fashion Color Report. (Pantone is the world's leading authority on color and its use in everything from art and fashion to industrial product design!) You'll learn the characteristics of each color and see how Margie, a recognized expert in the use of color for beads and jewelry designs, uses these colors in sample palettes that include a range of colors in different proportions.
For each color, Margie creates four suggested color palettes as examples for your seasonal jewelry-making designs. Whether you do bead-weaving, stringing or lampwork, you'll find these color palettes to be challenging and inspiring.
At the end of each Color Report, Margie also provides us with an amazing gallery of mouth-watering beaded eye candy with designs from artists like SaraBeth Cullinan, Jamie Hogsett, Jamie Cloud Eakin and Gretchen Coats. The gallery is designed to show you just how versatile each color is and how you can creatively use these colors in your favorite beading and jewelry-making projects.
The Spring/Summer 2012 Color Report for Bead & Jewelry Designers can be purchased for $9.95 as an instant download from Margie Deeb's website.