pantone spring 2011 color chips in polymer clay

Pantone releases colour forecasts every season and you see all the mediums and industries talk about them and discuss how to incorporate them. Polymer clay is not an exception and some clayers are on the ball enough to provide recipes

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Lavender Fields Rounds

Yesterday I mentioned amethyst was something I have a fondness for. I’ve never been a huge purple lover but I have friends who are SERIOUSLY into their purple. I admit I do like this shade of lavender. My recipe for …

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polymerclayinspirations

Polymer Clay Color Inspirations – Techniques and Jewelry projects for creating succesful palettes by Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio (RRP $21.95)

This book will teach you everything you need to know about color palettes. With topics like “playing with colors” …

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Hi ladies (and gents?) !

I was cruising around some old haunts on the web, and one of them was the Poly Clay Play website. When I found this gem of a site I was first beginning to explore clay. I love her site

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It’s true, I’m a Kato gal. I flirted with the other polymer clays out there when I started claying, but none of them satisfied my thirst for clay like Kato did. It’s firmness makes it the best clay for my …

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stripes.jpgPoking around Polymer Clay Daily tonight I ran across the Color Stripes blog.  Is it wrong to love a blog, my heart is a-flutter?  She takes these awesome inspiring photos and translates them into little color palette stripes, hence …

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expandedcolorwheelvariation.jpgYes, I’m on a color kick this week!  Here is another page of color tips & tricks from Scupley. 

You might want to try these color mixing tricks to achieve different common color palette variations:

Autumnal colors add ecru …

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diskkitcolors.JPGUnderstanding the basics of color theory will help you know how to adjust colors effortlessly.  You’ll understand how to use value to create better beads.  Your color schemes will become more personalized and sophisticated as you learn more about world of …

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colorscheme.jpgLisa Clarke, of Polka Dot Creations, shared with me her fascinating “Evolution of a Color Scheme” blog series.  I highly recommend checking it out and trying your own version.  I know I have a few flickr mosaics …

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monetcuffth.JPGOne of my greatest inspiration for colors and patterns in my beads are the works of the masters such as Monet and Van Gogh. 

There is a cool tool on Big Huge Labs that creates harmonious color palettes based on …

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pantone.jpgColor-guru Maggie Maggio posted polymer clay formulas for Pantone’s Fall color trends.  Along with the recipes she offers some hints on using the trendy hues in your clay creations.

[tags]polymer clay, color trends, fall fashions, maggie maggio, color mixing[/tags]…

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texworld-colors-main.jpgNot that I am a slave to trends, but if you sell your polymer clay creations as jewelry, beads or home decor it’s a smart idea to know what colors are pulsing through the fashion industry a few seasons ahead.

You …

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color3.JPGFollow along on Maggie Maggio’s blog, Smashing Color for a crash course in color mixing.  Her blog offers a series of tutorials to teach you the basics of color theory.  The more you know about color the better your polymer …

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