Saturday, 24 September 2011

Choosing Colors for your Beading Project

Adding beads to a piece can be easier said than done. You can pick any beads in a store whether it is a high quality glass beads, pearl or Swarovski, the colours you choose can make an eye catching difference. Knowing which colours complement each other are one of the key ingredients to creating your own unique piece of handmade jewelry.

For beginners, choose bead colours that are analogous to each other. This creates harmony in the colour scheme.

Analogous colors are any three colors which are side by side on a 12 part color wheel, such as yellow-green, yellow, and yellow-orange. Typically one of the three colors will dominate the others. Once you have that down pact, it will be much easier to expand to different colour schemes for your handmade jewelry.

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This article originally came from Serenbeadity

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