Friday, September 25, 2009

Fall 2009 Fashion Color Forecast



I was so excited to see the colors predicted to be big this Fall, because they are some of my favorite colors to wear and the ones I am drawn to create with, too.

According to the Fashion Industry's Pantone Report, the "in" colors this Fall will be:

American Beauty, Purple Heart, Honey Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Iron, Creme Brulee, Nomad, Rapture Rose, Warm Olive and Majolica Blue.

The Pantone Report says American Beauty is a patriotic, wonderfully balanced, true red; that Purple Heart connotes a sense of refinement and sensuality; Iron is the new black; Warm Olive adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to fall; and Majolica Blue is a deep, mysterious teal blue with more vibrancy than the usual navy.

Lovely!



So, I got busy last night and made some pendants I hoped would compliment the new Fall colors nicely for our weekly PCAGOE Clay and Play Thursday. The pendants are all image transfers depicting a vintage William Morris fabric. The gemstones I used, particularly the gorgeous Tiger Jasper, a chameleon stone which literally goes with everything and adapts to almost any color palette; and these stunning, handmade, hollow fumed glass beads created by Aja of WanderingSpirit (yes, I know, more Aja beads, but I can't seem to get enough of them!).



I think I'm set for Fall now.

11 comments:

Adventures with Millie Making Jewelry said...

Those are gorgeous works of art!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you so much, Millie! :)

SueBeads said...

OOOH, I love them~

Aja Vaz said...

Lynda, your pieces are gorgeous- thanks so much for the mention! :)

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you, Sue!

Thank you, Aja! It was a pleasure. :)

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

The colours sounds wonderful. I will be blogging your beautiful Santa pendants on Saturday coming ... watch this space!!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you, Carolyn. I will be watching! :)

Abeille à miel said...

you do incredible work, I'm so inspired! As a beginning beadmaker, I wanted to ask you how you got that shine on the beads - is it from sanding, or do you use a glaze/gloss? Thanks again for sharing your talent! :)

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you very much! I add a thin layer of liquid clay to all the image transfers before baking, then I sand and I also usually add a layer of Studio by Sculpey glossy glaze for protection. The accessorizing gemstones have been polished, but not by me. :)

Thanks again!
Lynda

Abeille à miel said...

Thanks for telling me about your beads - I'm still enthralled by yours and heading to your Etsy shop :)

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Oh, THANK YOU for asking! And thanks for the look-see at Etsy, too! :)