Ahhh ... Fall Colors

I'll admit, I'm not a summer girl. Give me cozy sweaters and jeans. The return of burgundies and plums to our wardrobes is one of the reasons Fall is my favorite season.  Needing to boost my earring inventory for upcoming Fall Art Shows and wanting to combine my newfound love of metalworking with my first love - beadwork - led to my latest designs.  I love spending my mornings hammering away in the studio and then stitching up some delicas with the TV in the background in the evenings. I think it makes for a nice soft-hard balance.

After trying several dozen combinations of silver, copper and brass with colors from Pantone’s Fall 2015 Color Report, I narrowed my Show offerings down to six.

The combination of Marsala, Cashmere Rose, and Stormy Weather in the earrings on the left is one of my favorites.  A delica mix of soft purples and rose golds inspired the pair on the right.

Our brains may be wired to think that Fall equals dark colors. But I hope these Cadmium Orange/Berry Red and Lipstick Red/Chocolate Truffle combinations prove that bright reds, whether casual or dressed up with a shine of gold, are a great transitional color choice.

Neutrals always do well in my booth, so two combinations made the final cut; classic black and white, and I’m also in love with Reflecting Pond (a midnight blue that goes great with everything), and Amethyst Orchid.

I shared my collection with my sister, my sister-in law, and three friends, and asked which they liked best. One couldn’t choose, but four selected the same pair– the black and white. 

Do you have a favorite?