Tuesday, October 5, 2010
This is my homemade cheat sheet.
One of the biggest challenges I face when I make beads is the challenge of combining colors. It's really a challenge at times, for me, to put together colors that blend and please the eye. I have been working on ways to do this. Yes, I do have a color wheel, and I use that a lot!!!!!
This cheat sheet came about one day as I was looking at earthen, organic colors in my glass. As it often happens, I opened a magazine advertising clothing in beautiful earth tones. Immediately I tore out the two pages and began to cut the sheets up. The colors blend well together. Graphic artists are much more experienced than I am in the area of combining colors. It was a no brainer. I made my first cheat sheet, and it has helped. Now, I do a little bit of planning, and soon, I am making beads with colors that coordinate and contrast as they should.
These beads were inspired by the the second tab on the left hand side of my cheat sheet. I think it's beginning to work. You can find Pathways here. They remind me of trails and paths in the sands of life.
Now, my goal is to develop a cheat sheet for the brighter colors that I love! I'll show that later!
Let me know if you use this idea! I'd be interested in the results. Until tomorrow, then....