inspiration for enameling

Lately I have only jewelry making on the mind. With a large inventory due by the week's end at Craftland all I can think about is my jewelry that needs to be made and delivered there. I have designed some new earrings which are to be enameled and I have been trying to decide on which colors I will use. If left to my own preferences they will all be chartreuse and robin's egg blue. So, it was time to pay more attention to my surroundings on my walks in the city. Through the screen of my iPhone I have captured some colors that will push me out of my comfort zone, or maybe lead me to a new place of comfort. 



I have been thinking of my approach to applying color. Will I just use one color? Or more than two? Will the colors blend or be definitive lines? My attraction to this leaf tells me that there will be more than one color and they will blend, seamlessly. 




And, maybe I can step away from using bold colors all of the time. Time to mix things up a bit and use muted tones too. Seems like a lovely idea to me.




I vow to use a variety of muted tones. Not only will there be reds and oranges but golden yellows. Do I dare sneak brown in too? 



I can't let my true nature escape me, however, there will be some earrings where the boldness of color will just jump out at you. If I made everything the same it would be so very boring wouldn't it? Besides, it wouldn't be made in the spirit of all that is handmade if they were all the same, now would it?




Definitely blurry lines. Blended colors, just like autumn will soon be in our memories. A haze of hues, some muted and some bright, but all lovely.


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