Monday, December 10, 2012

December Palette

I am always looking for creative inspiration, and the holiday season is no exception. As many of you know, I'm generally drawn to soft, cool colours, and yesterday while at the flea market, I thought I would take my cue from some beautiful displays featuring Christmas ornaments and accessories. I thought you might enjoy seeing what influences my current colour palette...
minty greens and sugary whites,
faded gold,
glittering silver,
baby blue,
and, of course, candy pink!
I especially love mixing these pastels with a dose of sepia, to cut the sweetness with a little bit of edge. I was in heaven when I saw this pile of Victorian holiday postcards, each shimmering in its own cellophane envelope.
I then like to translate my colour influences into gemstones and metals. These yummy rocks arrived in my mailbox today from India... moonstone, pink quartz, rubies, labradorite and pink opal. Like an artist with her paints, these will inform my palette as I dream up new designs.
And speaking of designs, here's what I've been up to the past week...
Did you recognize my colour influences put to use?
What are your favourite colours or gems? I'd love to hear from you, and am always happy to take custom orders if you have something special in mind. Have a beautiful week, mes amis! <3


  1. Love those yummy colors in your photos of vintage ornaments! You have a gift for grounding delicate colors with chunky shapes and tarnished shades. It makes your jewelry sophisticated and elegant! Love that purse necklace too - what a perfect place to hide a tiny love note :)

  2. I don't think I have thought about a favorite - I like so many of them. :D Send some of your creative energy my way - I am in a rut and can't get motivated.:/

  3. Stunning, all of it. Your jewelry is amazing.