Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Diet

I haven't been sticking to my color diet, and the reason is that as I'm starting to gear up for fall the colors in it aren't appealing to me.  Above is a new palette I'm going to try out.  Melanie Graham, in her Mind Melt blog, got me started on this, and it is a good idea, because it stretches my creativity and allows me to go in directions I wouldn't have thought to.  I will start out with this palette and work from it for exploration, but I'll switch out colors if I find that I have run into a wall on them.

The colors I will be starting with are

1. CiM olive
2. CiM lapis
3. CiM bordello
4. Effetre light topaz transparent
5. Effetre light pumpkin
6. Effetre kelp transparent
7. Effetre light brown transparent
8. Effetre dark red special

I can use, in addition to the above colors, black, white, clear, copper green, ivory, opal yellow, adamantium, silver glasses, and metal.  I may also schedule for myself a holiday or two.  I know, for instance, that I want to play with Effetre apple blush.  I could put it down as a replacement for another color but I don't know which, if any color will retire.

I should have some pictures of beads made with the new colors starting tomorrow.


  1. Cool, I'm so glad you're sticking with it!

    I just started a new one too... After four months, you really start (if you haven't already) craving a new direction.

    Good luck!

  2. Thank you, Melanie. I read in your blog that you were coming up with a new palette. I have none of the colors you are using, but I think it's the spirit of the thing. Like the dishes, btw.


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