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…

Jewelry Design: Seed Bead Finishes And Their Interaction With Color with Margie Deeb

How well do you know your beads? Have you ever strung a necklace with your favorite beads only to realize the color scheme just did not work? Beads can be tricksters. Single beads can show us one color and then become a completely different animal when added to a piece of jewelry in numbers. Today, Margie Deeb is going to give us some tips on how to understand how…

Jewelry Design: Organize Your Color For Better Color Choices with Margie Deeb

How organized is your studio? Whether you are a jewelry designer, artist, or craft and hobby enthusiast, a clean and well organized work space will show in your work. If you work with a color medium - like beads or beading wire, it can be difficult trying to figure out how to go about designing your next piece of jewelry. If you consider organizing your color chromati…

Jewelry Design: How Intense Is Your Color with Margie Deeb

Do you know how the intensity of a color can affect your jewelry designs? Color intensity refers to the purity of a color hue. If a color has been saturated with a dark or light tone, it will change the intensity of that color. Intensity does not refer to the light value of a color, just the purity of the color. Sound confusing? Let's learn about how contrasting intensity…