It's that time of year when I find myself longing for more color. February weather is typically a bit drab and in order to keep my spirits and creativity up, I look to color. Luckily, it's not too hard to find. Cars, house paint, shoes...heck even Cuisinart has you covered. And jewelry, of course! There's no simpler way to splash yourself with color than a great colorful necklace (and it's way easier than painting your living room fuchsia...which I recently did!).
In celebration of color, we would like to introduce you to two of our favorite color palleting websites AND spread the love by giving away some colorful products!
There is so much inspiration on this site! Their PHOTOCOPA tool is amazing. You load a picture (from flickr or a URL) and it creates a color pallet for you, complete with hues and tones. You need to create an account to use this tool, but it is well worth it (and free!). I created the below pallet using a picture of my daughter cartwheeling.
This simple but gorgeous site posts four pallets a day. The pallets are innovative and incredibly inspiring. I especially like their pallet search, where you plug in a certain color and Design Seeds will suggest some pallets for you. Notice that when you click on a pallet, the bar at the top of the site (under the navigation buttons) changes to reflect that pallet -- I love the attention to detail! The image below is my favorite of this week's posted pallets.
With all this inspiration, let's hurry spring along by making some colorful jewelry! We went through our warehouse and chose the most colorful items available for a GIVEAWAY!
One lucky winner will receive a package of colorful Anodized Aluminum circle blanks (approx. 24 pieces) and 5 mix packs of Swarovski Crystals (approx. 375 beads)!
Two ways to enter:
- Leave a comment telling us your favorite source of color inspiration.
- Like us on Facebook! Already a fan? Leave a separate comment letting us know and we'll enter you twice.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday, February 28th at 10:00 AM PST.