Unboxing Our Curated Tucson's Surprise Collection Kit Featuring Viva Magenta
Sara unboxed our sold out Tucson's Surprise Collection
Kit, which featured Viva Magenta and unique finds. The kit was curated by Sara and featured items from Jesse James Beads, SilverSilk, The Beadsmith, and TierraCast. She made this beautiful button clasp bracelet using Soft Flex Beading Wire, Czech Glass Beads, and the Sacred Heart button from our new TierraCast "Keeping the Faith" collection.
Viva Magenta is Pantone's 2023 Color of the Year. From the Pantone Color Institute:
An unconventional shade for an unconventional time
Pantone’s Color of The Year, Viva Magenta 18-750, vibrates with vim and vigor. It is a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.
This year’s Color of The Year is powerful and empowering. It is an animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint, an electrifying, and a boundless shade that is manifesting as a stand-out statement. PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta welcomes anyone and everyone with the same verve for life and rebellious spirit. It is a color that is audacious, full of wit and inclusive of all.
As a nuanced crimson red tone that presents a balance between warm and cool, PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta is also a hybrid color, one that comfortably straddles the physical and virtual in our multi-dimensional world. It is assertive, but not aggressive, a carmine red that does not boldly dominate but instead takes a “fist in a velvet glove” approach. Exuding dynamism, PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta is a transformative red tone capable of driving design to create a more positive future.
Tucson’s Surprise Collection Kit
Sacred Heart Button
Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter
2x2mm Soft Flex Crimp Tubes
Magical Crimping Pliers
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Sara Oehler (pronounced Ay-ler) is a well-known jewelry designer living in the Bay Area. Sara is the author of several beading books, including her latest title, written with Kristen Fagan, Seed Bead Revolution. She has designed and written for numerous publications including: BeadStyle, Bead&Button, Bead Trends, Stringing, Jewelry in Fashion Trends, Simply Beads, The Flow and Today's Creative Home Arts. Currently, Sara is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company.
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