Monday, May 24, 2010

Margie and Me - The Nautilus

Yesterday when I sat down to pick out a new color inspiration for this week, I found myself flipping through the Living Color section of Margie's book, specifically The Briny Deep and The Sea Shore.

Now, I'm not one to look creepy crawlies, even if they are underwater, but I couldn't get past her colorway entitled Nautilus. (#198) She takes inspiration from the inside of a nautilus shell and creates a palette featuring ivory, peach, and these wonderful tones of blue-purple. I also like the way that she chose to add the AB finishes, which give the palette this wonderful mother-of-pearl/iridescent effect.
I found a couple of photos for a little added inspiration, just cuz I don't have open nautilus shells lying around the house.
Alright, that's the challenge for the week and you've (I've) got 'till Saturday to come up with something good. Who's in?


  1. I have just been through your posts (as far as I can with a 5yr old running around) and I love it! Thank you so much for also following my blog! I'm off to etsy to see more! Buy the way I love metals with beadweaving I would like to see more of it!

  2. I might try - but can't promise, we're going on vacation next weekend and I've got so much to do. I love the theme though. I want to try....

  3. Left you a gift on my blog hope you like it!