Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Margie and Me: SoBe Style

I don't know about y'all, but it's getting hot out there. Down here in my neck of the woods...ahem...coast, it hit about 95 degrees (Farenheit for my international buddies). We spent all day in the pool yesterday enjoying the weather.

So, for June, I thought I'd pick something a little summer-inspired.
What's more summer than Miami?
So, our first color palette comes courtesy of Margie Deeb's #100, SoBe Style.
It's a snapshot of the bright colors and modern architecture that defined Miami in the 20's.
This first palette is Margie's and it stays pretty true to the color palette she outlines in her book.
Bright pastels are key to this color scheme and Margie suggest using large beads, maybe even plastic(ahem...lucite!) to really capture the shapes and colors of South Beach.

In choosing my color palette, I decided to keep traveling down Ocean Drive where I found this little beauty.
It's a restored hotel in South Beach, and I'm loving this mix of colors.

It has a tad more primary thrown in with the pastel and I just love the punch of red!

I hope you're inspired by these hot summer palettes!
Wanna play along?
All you have to do is create a piece of jewelry (in any medium) inspired by one (or both) of the palettes. You can string it, weave it, bend it, solder it....doesn't matter to me.
If you'd like a better look at the first palette, it's straight out of Margie Deeb's The Beader's Color Palette, and it's #100.

Here's the dates:
1. June 16th - Inspiration Day. I'll post some pictures of inspiring materials, maybe a treasury, or some other inspiration with the color palettes.
2. June 28th - Reveal Day! That means you'll have all month to create your piece and post it on your blog or Flickr at the end of the month! Stop by my blog on that day and leave a comment with a link to your piece.

I'm looking forward to using these colors. I think these are some great palettes.
What do you think?
Do they put you in the mood for summer?
I hope so!
Have a great Monday and don't forget to enter my giveaway! I'll draw a winner tomorrow!


  1. Good grief! I can't believe it's another month already...I am totally going to make it in this month. Hope all's well!

  2. Those are definitely very summery colors and I do love South Beach architecture. Your second earthy with a touch of pastel palette is gorgeous.

  3. So cheerful and definitely summery! Looking forward to playing along this month!

  4. Great colour palettes! Looking forward to taking part in this month's playalong :)

  5. Gorgeous palettes... I will try and get something done this time as it's been ages since I have taken part.