With colors named endive, golden glow, living coral, lipstick red, purple orchid, chocolate truffle, lagoon, woodbine, oyster gray, and rose dust, Pantone has announced their Fall 2010 Fashion Color Report. I also was challenged by Artbeads.com to come up with a few jewelry designs using Pantone's fall color picks.
Being a chocolate lover, I had to choose chocolate truffle for my first design color. Doesn't it sound delicious? I found these great metallic bronze Czech glass beads in the deep brown color at Artbeads. I like the metallic coating on these faceted beads, they really bring shine to a jewelry piece. I then coupled these brown beads with antiqued brass plate findings and a double chain to come up with a vintage style bracelet shown below. I accentuated the clasp with extra large twisted rings and lobster clasp for a slight steam punk influence.
The brass plated leaf links are great for fall, and the brass and brown components make a wonderful every day bracelet that goes with almost all earth tone wardrobe pieces.
Next, I chose the color woodbine which is a lovely olive green. I found some beautiful olivine cubic zirconia coin beads to make these fun earrings. Again, I used antique brass plated findings.
With the cubic zirconia coin beads, I also made this dragonfly chain necklace. Goes well with the above earrings to complete a fall look.
Good-bye summer...hello fall!
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