Friday, February 17, 2012

Pantone Colors of Spring ... Spring into Action!

I know this blog title sounds like it should be on the Wheel of Fortune, but I couldn't resist. :-)  I'm just lovin' these flower components, which I have at my etsy shop, where you indicate your color preference at checkout.  They are inspired by the Pantone Colors of Spring 2012, but Tangerine Tango will be with us throughout the year since it's the Color of 2012!





You could wear these as a pendant with a simple chain or as the focal of a beaded necklace.  Earring clutches can slide onto the 20 gauge wire to hold everything together or you can simply wire wrap a loop. Since there are so many openings in the filigree, you can also use jump rings as an attachment.  I can envision one of these riveted to a leather bracelet. Hey, where's that old belt? :-)






The head pins are the bomb because they're more than a head pin ... plus this design means that the enamel head pin is less prone to cracking. 


Do you have any ideas on how else these could be used?  I'm going to give you a chance to try some of them, because Monday I'll announce the details of the giveaway!  




7 comments:

Alice said...

These are fabulous! I just love decorative headpins but have yet to purchase any.

Gardanne said...

Love the headpins great technique to overcome the cracking issue.

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Very nice, I am sooo excited, I ordered your book yesterday. I can't wait till it gets here! I recently tried to do some headpins but it did not work out :(
Sonya

Cindy said...

What beautiful colors for Spring, Barbara! The headpins are gorgeous... I can see them clustered in earrings or wrapped around a bangle...

Malin de Koning said...

All lovely things Barbara. The new headpins are wonderful. I want them! I would like to make them very visible, because I really like that shape. I think I would create my own large polymer clay disks, and use the headpins to make hank buttons. The disks would be in ivory color (hopefully looking a bit like bone) and the matte surface would help enhance the shiny enameled pinwheel shape, and the ivory would contrast nicely to the color of the enamel. Then I would use the buttons as a closures in bracelets, picking up whichever color they have in one or a few other beads in the bracelet. Looking forward to the giveaway.

Barbara Lewis said...

Thank you very much for visiting and for the feedback! I appreciate it!

Gold Charm Bracelet said...

Love the lacy filigri work that you have done with the beads...in amazing colours they are very captivating and eye catchy.