Archive for September, 2010

Colour Palette Generator

September 5, 2010

First of all, I’m sorry for not blogging the past three days, I have not been feeling well.

Just a quick post today, now that I’m a little better – about colour. Lorelei blogged a while ago about an awesome Colour Palette Generator that I only now found time to try out. Once I did, though, I had to try it on all past challenges of Art Bead Scene, because it was so much fun. This is the challenge painting for the current month:

And this is the colour scheme that was generated from it:

Nice autumnal colours, no? Makes me want to mix polymer clay… and those patterns on the fabric look perfect to be done in millefiori technique (which I haven’t worked with for years, though, and never seriously). We’ll see what I can do.

Junk or Jewelry?

September 1, 2010

What do you think? I bought these on a flea market. Ugly, I know, but I might still be able to use parts of them. It has become harder to find this stuff at reasonable prizes (aka: next to nothing), or maybe that is just my impression. Last year, I had one woman try to sell me an empty brass setting as GOLD *coughcough*. I left her alone before she could try to convince me to buy her walnut-sized “diamond”…

Anyway, back to the “treasures” on hand. The crumpled wooden things on the one are seeds or something, I think they might look interesting in the right design (I don’t know who’d want to wear it as it is, though). The turquoise things look like dangly earrings, but they are actually brooches. Kind of weird, but I’ll take them apart anyway, I’m sure I can use the little charms. Then there’s another filigree brooch that doesn’t keep closed, but has a nice pattern – instant polymer clay stamp. And a plain necklace with long links, to take apart, probably.