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Sunday, October 07, 2007

A Study In Color

This is an example of a monchromatic color scheme. From Wikipedia: Example of Monochromatic colorMonochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base color, and extended using its shades and tints (that is, a color modified by the addition of black and white). As a result, the energy is more subtle and peaceful due to a lack of color contrast. Monochromatic colors offer very little contrast and may be considered boring unless there is diversity within the design. This color scheme worked very well for the Dutch Spiral bracelet below. Using different size beads in the spiral created the diversity within the design. While revisiting this technique, I experimented and discovered a little trick to make the spiral pop.

7 comments:

:-) MaryLou said...

That color's great, and I love the twisty texture! I might have to try something with Dutch spiral - it looks like fun.

enso said...

always gorgeous work here, wow!

Dawn Chastain said...

awesome!!! Makes me want to come to your class.dawn

Anna said...

Beautiful Beverly! I haven't done Dutch spiral in quite a while, I'll have to give it a whirl again!

KV said...

What a neat lesson in color theory!


Kathy V in NM

Maggie R said...

Gorgeous work Beverly. I am fairly new to beading and bracelets are my fave! These of yours are making me drool!!!
Thanks for the eye candy
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Rachel said...

I love the dutch spiral! I have a purple necklace that is dutch spiral my sister made for me and I wear it all the time. Nice colors on this one too.