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Monday, 7 March 2011

Design Idea of the Week - Pastures Green

In advance of St. Patrick's Day, this week's design idea features green, green, and green. And then a bit more green. Did I mention the green?

As a starting point, I'd suggest this beautiful green focal from FluidGlassArtBeads with its bright Spring green colour and ethereal silver tree, it seems to evoke the pastoral landscapes of Ireland.

To contrast with the luminosity of the focal, try using etched beads in the main part of the necklace, like these from Cheeky Cherub Designs; the matte green will help to vary the tones and texture, whilst the fine silver trails on these lovely beads would pick up the tones of the silver glass tree beautifully.

And for the ever-popular big hole bead style, why not make a matching bracelet using LushLampwork's
etched bead sets....

...interspersed with HelenPetersBeads' trio of recycled green glass beads - and with a bit of imagination, the centre flowers can pass as four-leaf clovers!

And for the people out there who don't want to wear jewellery, but still want a splash of green, these funky green cufflinks made by GaysieMay  will brighten up your jacket with Irish pride!

Thanks for looking!

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