Jewelry Design: Autumn's Forgotten Palette Member with Margie Deeb

Autumn is going to be here next month. We are all ready for a break from the heat. Right now is a good time to think about your fall jewelry collection. Today, we are looking at a Margie Deeb article that discusses fall colors. She offers a surprising color accent that will make your jewelry look amazing. This color accent complements fall colors and every skin tone! You do not want…

Jewelry Design: Designing With Color And Texture with Lisa Kan

Today we have an article from Lisa Kan. Lisa is a published author, glass artist, and jewelry designer. She left a career as an engineer to pursue her love of jewelry making and has never looked back. She has some great jewelry design tips and tricks. She has advice on how to choose color, interesting textures, glitz, and how not to overdo a piece. If you do not wa…

Jewelry Design: Subtle Color Changes Make Significant Design Improvement with Margie Deeb

Would you like to learn about focal points? Focal points are great for creating interesting and visually exciting jewelry. If you know how to incorporate focal points into your jewelry making, you can guide the viewers eye as they appreciate your design. Today, Margie Deeb discusses how to manage and create an eye pleasing flight path on your jewelry. Use color to create a narrat…

Jewelry Design: Integrate Your Background Colors with Margie Deeb

Do you like shortcuts? Today, Margie Deeb discusses a shortcut in jewelry making and art. But the emphasis here is on how using a shortcut can be a crutch and can stunt your growth as an artist. Today we will embrace color and personal progress and take the more difficult route. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Let's put our best foot forward!We love Margie…

Jewelry Design: The Magic Of The Analogous - Complementary Combo with Margie Deeb

Let's look at the color wheel. How can we use it to make our jewelry come alive? Today, we will look at analogous and complementary colors. Analogous colors sit adjacent to each other on the wheel. Complementary colors are directly opposite on the wheel. This quick read will show you how to pair your analogous colors with paired complements. Your beaded projects will…

Jewelry Design: Making Palettes For Focal Beads with Margie Deeb

Let's start with a dilemma. What do we do with our favorite new multi-colored focal bead? Do we frame it with clear glass beads? Do we use choose a color from that focal bead and string with that one color in mind? Or - do we go all -colors-in and incorporate the whole spectrum of that focal bead? What do you think? How much is too much and are clear glass beads a reasonable…