|Shore Acres - Newport, Oregon|
I noticed a number of flowers with pink and yellow petals. They were so striking and beautiful. The pink and yellow dahlias, pictured below, especially captured my attention.
I couldn't get these flowers out of my mind, so I decided to challenge myself to create a piece of jewelry in pink and yellow. This was a big challenge for me, because I rarely use pink and I almost never use yellow in my designs. Now I was challenging myself to use both colors in one piece!
Trying to work outside my comfortable color zone, must have tapped into a different area of my brain, because the necklace that emerged is quite unlike most of my recent work.
I don't even have many yellow beads, but fortunately I'd recently acquired a yellow ceramic pendant from Joan Tucker of Off Center Productions. I managed to find one strand of yellow pearls in my stash and some golden-yellow glass tubes.
I found some yellow and pink glass cubes in my somewhat larger collection of pink beads. I added gold colored metal accents and this is what I came up with. It looks very summery, but I'm a little surprised at how unlike me it is. LOL! I honestly can't decide if I like it or not. What do you think? Be honest!
In any case, it was fun to push myself to experiment with some different colors. I feel that pushing myself to experiment builds creativity in the same way that exercise builds muscle. I can feel my "creativity muscle" growing!
If this has inspired your creativity, you might want to check out the great pink and yellow components and jewelry below. Have fun!
Ceramic components by Suburban Girl Studio
New polymer clay components from Kristi Bowman Design.
Bronze Flower from THEAElements
Ceramic cab in a creamy yellow glaze with pink highlights
Polymer Clay by Tree Wings Studio
Enameled Earrings by Melismatic Art Jewelry
What have you done lately to strengthen your "creativity muscle"?