Creative Beading Magazine

Chilly Beads

Mixed textile jewellery is a kinetic approach to wearing art.

THE COOLER WEATHER generally brings darker colours – black, brown and navy – however there are variations on your typical winter theme that are worth giving consideration to, such as bold red, peacock blue, fern green and antique sage. Semiprecious stones are popular, and the colder seasons aren’t any exception. Carnelian will add a dash of bright colour, from red to orange, while turquoise looks stunning against a black outfit when teamed with either gold or silver. Emerald and jade will satisfy any lust for green, and either Lapis Lazuli or sodalite will fit the bill for the perfect winter blues that won’t make you frown. Large semi-precious nuggets used individually can make outstanding

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