Saturday, 12 February 2011

Valentine by name

I have long been a big fan of Shahasp Valentine's beautiful organic forms made using metal, gold, pearls and gem stones.  And what better than a Valentine on Valentines?
Organic Ring #36, fine silver and 24k gold precious metal clay with square cut white sapphire and pearl
Fantastic subtle forms and textures, great rhythm and composition and use of gold. Do check them out!
Habitat Ring #3
Wave Necklace #20, fushia sapphire, two pearls and 24k gold accent

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

A little colour

One of my favourite things in jewellery is colour....whether that be gemstones, resin, enamel,  anodising or textiles.....or even boxes and display.
how to combine colours is always an interesting one.  Landor runs a blog with thoughts on "brands and branding". (I intend to explore further). But for now they have an interesting post of colour palettes drawn from pictures- great combinations to use yourself or give you ideas how to find your own. I am thinking photoshop and an eyedropper to pick colours!
There is a generous pdf attached with 40 colour palettes to get you going too!