Friday, December 7, 2012
Am I precog or what? Emerald! 2013 Pantone Color of the Year? I knocked these babies out fast, huh? Just kidding. These beauties were designed for a Brea Bead Works class just held a couple of weeks ago. Wendy Remmers who co-owns the store sends out email snippets on trends. She sent one in the Fall calling for big, dramatic earrings for the Winter Session. I had just designed them and knew they'd be perfect for a class. I call them Diva Earrings. Ironically, the peacock seed beads were the inspiration and I knew that I had some Emerald Swarovski teardrops in my stash. Just in time for Color of the Year! One of my students asked in class if I was going to sell the pair I was making in class. They weren't perfect, so I said "no, but the green pair I'll sell". I think not. I'm gonna put these on today and show off my green pride! It helps that I'm part Irish! Erin go braugh! Or, as the lads in Ireland would say, "Erin go braugh-less"! ;)
Just announced! Pantone's Color of the Year 2013, Emerald! I love it. I'm a "Winter", which means rich, saturated gem tone hues look best on me. Inspiration is just around the corner (okay, maybe across the pond). Think Emerald Isle. All those green hills. Before you know it, March will be upon us along with green bagels (sorry, but they've never looked appetizing), shamrocks, green beer and SPRING! I know, I know....Christmas isn't even here yet, but I can't help it. Green means renewal and I am really done with this year! I am looking forward to a fresh start and this just gets my creative juices sparked. You know that great trends begin with a great idea. In a couple of weeks (I kid you not) you're gonna start seeing this color in everything! Before Grandfather Time magically transforms into a baby on New Years (enough with the cosmetic surgery), catalogs, ads, furniture, clothing, and fashion accessories, i.e. JEWELRY will be this color! So, get off your duffs, wipe the eggnog off your face, and start thinking GREEN.