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Wire Jewelry Tip July 11: Pantone`s Fall 2012 Color Forecast
by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com
The hot summer sun may be beating down on us as we work on our wire jewelry (preferably in the shade with good air conditioning) but it`s not too early to be designing jewelry for fall. Of course, while some people are talented at putting colors together on their own, and others stick to tried-and-true combinations, several of us enjoy looking at what the fashion world is doing (or at least, is predicted to be doing) and play along at home with those trends.
Pantone, one of the biggest names in color (I think of it as the grown-up Crayola) actually employs people to sit and watch runway trends in order to predict what colors will be `hot` the next season. What a nice job – and we get to reap the benefits, getting to make jewelry that coordinates with the clothes out there on the rack.
Here`s the palette `forecast` for fall, which includes the 2012 color of the year, Tangerine Tango. Despite orange being so-not-my-color, I`m amazed by how many complementary colors look good with Tangerine Tango:
The colors may look a little wild, but I think I`ve found some pieces that would work:
Susan Burch`s Cross My Heart Wire Pendant, created for the 2012 Druzy Contest, matches up perfectly with Pink Flambe and Honey Gold.
Kathy Schreiner`s Druzy Pendant has Bright Chartreuse and Honey Gold working together beautifully (also a 2012 Druzy Contest Entry)
Llewellyn Alspach`s unique agate cabochon pendant combines Rose Smoke, Titanium, and Honey Gold.
This palette reminds me a little of earth tones-meets-the-80s. What do you think? (Remember, no outfit or jewelry piece needs to have all 10 colors!) Will you be making jewelry to fit this coming season, or stick with the tried-and-true?
See past color palettes:
Have a Wire Jewelry Idea or Resource you`d like to share?