Okay, I know that this isn't exactly the most holiday-esque palette, but I kept flipping back to it yesterday when I was choosing my Margie and Me for the next two weeks. It's called Mosaic of Color and it's taken from Islamic Architecture and the gorgeous tiled mosaics that you'll find pretty much everywhere over there.
Now, if you don't have Margie's book, this really is a must-see palette from the book which means check it out at your library or B&N, remember she also gives Delica numbers so you can really get the colors that she's going for.
Lately, I've been so inspired by Islamic Architecture. The shapes, the patterns, the colors. It's really a wealth of inspiration.
I pulled some of the main colors that Margie focuses on. As you can see from the pictures above, the main color is always this kind of sandy blue color...
with accents of lavender...
and teeny tiny punches of coral and cream.
I really, really, would suggest looking at Margie's book for this one. It's gonna be a challenge, but come on ladies!!! We can do this!!
Also, have you seen the new Beadwork?! I just got mine in the mail on Saturday and I'm so excited to be on page 18 with my Simply Seeds project! It looks so great! The peeps at Interweave are amazing at illustrations and I'm so excited to be in there!
This is the bracelet that's in the mag. It's a little different in the magazine as they wanted it to be a simply seeds project, I got rid of the clasp and created a beaded clasp.
You really have to check it out, if you don't have a subscription, I would highly recommend getting one, it's my favorite magazine by far.
Finally, here's what I accomplished this weekend:
A bead embroidered headband for a special person...
and a Buttery Yellow Beadwoven Medallion...
How close are we to the next Olympics? Because I've been making these things like I've been commissioned by the IOC.
Have a great Monday and let me know if you want to play along with Margie and Me this time, we might move the reveal around to skip over the holidays. What do you think?