Jewelry Design: The Play Of Pattern With Margie Deeb

Margie Deeb is a master of color. We have previously looked at how colors can highlight or contrast each other in jewelry and loom work. Margie teaches that concordance is the harmony of like colors. Contrast is the clash of dissimilar colors. Both can be used to create stunning designs. This week, we are looking at patterns. Patterns can be simple or complex. A great pattern is one w…

Jewelry Design: Emphasize Similarities With Margie Deeb

Designing jewelry requires technical knowledge, creativity, and a little bit of love. It also requires an awareness of color. Color can turn a basic necklace into a piece of art. Knowing how to work with color will turn your jewelry designs into masterpieces. Last week, we published a blog by Margie Deeb that discussed the nature of contrasting colors to creat…

Jewelry Design: Emphasize Differences With Margie Deeb

Color is so important if you love jewelry. Designing a  necklace is more than stringing beads and gemstones. That is the basic part of our craft. To excel, you need to understand how a  color beading wire is going to harmonize with the stones. You need to grasp how a spectrum of beads is going to look as the jewelry takes shape. You need to see beyond the technical p…

A Passion For Color And Creativity In Beading And Jewelry Making With Margie Deeb

Do you love color? Do you feel you have a grasp for color? The beading and jewelry industry thrives on rich, vibrant color. The Pantone Color of the Year is something many of us look forward to. But, some of us have a blind spot when it comes to color. After Margie Deeb published her first book, she found out that not everybody had a natural understanding on how color works…

5 Amazing Soft Flex Beading Wire Colors for Making Jewelry

Thank goodness it's Tuesday! We crawled over that dreadful Monday hump and the week has begun proper. Let's look at  color beading wire today. Black and white has it's place in jewelry. Grayscale can be emotive and sophisticated. But there is nothing like color. Color is vibrant and alive. Color can turn a boring design into a pulsing and stunning piece that cannot be ignored. Colo…

The Amazing Art Of Beads Of Courage

Beads of Courage has aided and inspired ailing children for years. They are an outlet for creativity when a young person is on what can be a bleak and scary journey. Children earn beads by facing their fears. For a surgical procedure, they will get a bead. For facing the dragon that is cancer – they receive a bead. For losing their hair, they get a bead. The jewelry they wear is a story and…