In my quest for replacement parts for Pineapple Blossom Necklace Kits, I stumbled across a source for some "S" Fancy Stones in colors I had not used before. So, presented with an opportunity, I ordered some samples and jumped right in! I hope you'll like the results! Meet Mint!
I have to admit, I started here because I found a new sweater at the Soft Surroundings sale rack, in one of my favorite colors. The color I thought (as a very young teen) all my bridesmaids would wear at some big church wedding. SO I did tilt this piece toward cool summer icy blue greens, and that sweater. Plus a closet full of other things I love. That is the new sweater, top and center.
My first efforts with Pineapple Blossom mostly were about the interplay between shiny metallic dark Toho Demi beads and their soft Semi-Glazed bead colors, plus the Sueded Gold and other matte Czech rounds. I gradually used lighter metallics with the mattes, and this time, I have all-out, unabashed dazzle. I loved the many colors in the Swarovski jewel, and teamed it with Toho Perma-finish metallics.
I used the beads in a gradation in the bezel itself, and mixed them together to use randomly in the rope. I think my gradation is so subtle it's almost irrelevant, but I enjoyed doing it, so in the kit, the colors are separate. YOU can decide when to mix them, or not.
I ran short of the Czech beads for the last of my kits, so created a kit without a sample piece. It will use Baby Blue Czech Pearls, instead of the Sueded Gold Light Teal in this version. There is just the one. And you have to gamble. But I think it will be luscious. If no one wants it, I get it for myself, lol!
Here's a little idea of how it might look...
I think the pearl finish works really nicely with the metallics! And blends nicely with the color mix.
So, the new kits will be live in my Etsy shop at noon this Sunday, April 24th. There are 6 of the Mint, plus the one Baby Blue and I will put them all in one Mint listing, with the Baby Blue as a color choice.
It's been quite a chilly spring in Minnesota, but there have been a couple "sweater only" days. Guess which one I wore???
Hoping your Spring has rainbows, and robin eggs, and a little sprouting fresh mint.