Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Colour

I am usually a very monochromatic kind of person - I rarely like to mix my colours.  For some unknown reason, I just love this necklace! It contains so many different colours and seems to go together in a way that makes me feel happy every time I choose to wear it.


All of these element are simple thrifted chains and beads that I have combined into what you see here.

My favourite colours are green and orange. (I have used a little orange, but green is not present in this creation at all). Somehow this combination of colours works for me, even though everything I have learned about colour tells me that these should not work well together. It's a mystery to me, but I love it anyway.

The inspiration for this piece were the colours of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

In Calgary, I often see Mounties wearing their red serge. And everyday, within a half hour drive, I can see crystal blue skies, scattered white clouds, green tree-covered mountains and waving golden fields of grain,  - a colour palette that is about as far away from Mardis Gras as you can get!

I hope one day to wear this necklace to Mardi Gras.

8 comments:

  1. Ooooooo - your designs are gorgeously iconic! I think they're fabulous! Thank you so much for visiting me at www.artyshroo.blogspot.co.uk and commenting as it led me her to enjoy your posts. Wonderful stuff - I look forward to reading more. Sending hugs from Shroo:)xxx

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    1. You are very kind. It was my pleasure to visit you. Thank you so much for your kind words.

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  2. Slowly making my way through the blogs who joined in on the festivities at Vicki's GYB party. Your blog is so pretty and your creations are beautiful!

    I have signed up to follow you on Google+!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. I really appreciate your visit.

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  3. I have found myself drawn to the simple colors of nature...but, I like this necklace as well. it is cheery and fun. i hope you get to wear it to mardi gras one day as well.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and being so kind. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.

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  4. Hello Marie - found my way here from your comment on my GYB post. Thanks for visiting! I've enjoyed my visit here and starting to get to know you. Actually right now I'm in Calgary to help out our daughter who's on bedrest with her pregnancy, and will get a chance to visit our son in High River as well on this trip. That's a fascinating necklace - it makes me smile too!

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    1. I hope your daughter is up and about soon. I spent 4 months of my second pregnancy on bed rest as well. You are a great Momma for helping and have a great visit with your son. Your words are very much appreciated. Thanks so much.

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