A freeform peyote bracelet – the color palette

I’m going to create another freeform peyote bracelet and have picked out my color palette. Some of these beads were used in my faux jade fringy bracelet. I have been very drawn to this muted red/green palette for awhile now.

I thought it would be fun to document my creative process here, step by step. I’ve had this idea in my head for months now and am excited that my life has now slowed down enough to be able to finally do this. Of course, I am still working on my beaded journal page and beaded cabochons, too. Having several projects going at once keeps me motivated and fresh in my process. With each project, I always get to a certain point where it needs to be put down for awhile so the next step can be worked out internally. That’s when I turn to one of my other projects.

Stay tuned for “The Birth of a Freeform Peyote Bracelet”.


6 comments on “A freeform peyote bracelet – the color palette

  1. dorasexplorations says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing your work in progress, Karen. I like muted greens and reds too. I only started working with the red and green combination recently…I always stayed away from it in the past, because I thought it would look too ‘Christmasy’.

  2. artandtea says:

    Thanks Dora, I know what you mean. The greens I’ve been choosing are more yellow and muted than the traditional “Xmas green”. It’s interesting how we all connect certain color combinations with holidays, this creating unconscious “rules” about them.

  3. Acey says:

    have been very drawn to this color grouping lately. It’s like I woke up one day and they “suddenly” spoke to me – got some GORGEOUS space dyed raw silk thread. Was thinking of working with it for my September BJP project. Are you participating again?

  4. Lovely colors, Karen — seems like many of us are trying out new forms and color combinations these days.

    Kathy V in NM

  5. artandtea says:

    Oooooo, that raw silk thread sounds fabulous! I’m looking forward to seeing your work with it. Yes, I’ve signed up for another year. 🙂

  6. artandtea says:

    Thanks Kathy! I think that participating in the BJP is inspiring all of us to think outside our normal creative processes. I love it!

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