I haven't written a Blog for ages because I have been wracking my brains to try and decide what to actually put in it which would be both interesting and useful.... ..it finally came to us on a brainstorming session and following a spate of e mails from customers that 'bead lovers' sometimes worry about what to actually do with their beads,what combination of colours to use,what shapes look good together etc etc.. So that it what I'm going to do - talk about colour and shape,with design tips,trend forecasts and the usual chat about the business and of course the latest news on great new beads that have just arrived. I hope that you find it useful- any suggestions and comments are of course very welcome.
The first thing you may have noticed is that the site has been changed into colour combinations rather than by material( you can still search by material).The exception to this is the Miyuki Seed Beads,Findings and Metal Beads and Pendants which have their own category.
I find when I am designing that I rarely make something without either a stone /pendant as the starting point or with a specific colour in mind - because it needs to match an outfit,because it is someones favourite colour - or more and more because a customer has had their colours 'done' and are classed as 'Spring', 'Summer' ,'Autumn' or 'Winter'- more on that at a later date.I hope that you find the colour categories both helpful and inspiring.
Next Blog I will be discussing the COLOUR BLUE in design - what it signifies and how it mixes with other colours