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Today’s Club Creative Studio Feature Friday post celebrates the color YELLOW
How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun. -Vincent Van Gogh
Do you want to grab a little attention? Wear a piece of jewelry that is an eye-attracting yellow color, or an item with yellow accents.
That may do the trick since yellow is considered the most visible color, it is also the most attention-getting color. Yellow can be used in small amount to draw notice, such as on traffic sign or advertisements.
Yellow is a great color to highlight.
While that same wonderful sunny yellow color stands out and makes you feel happy and warm, yellow also often tends to be the most fatiguing to the eye. This is said to be reasoned out due to the high amount of light that is reflected. So, in today’s extreme use on computer monitors, the background color yellow can lead to extreme eyestrain.
One thing is for sure, when you wear a Club Creative Studio art items heads will turn no matter what color is highlighted in the design, and that won’t be because of eye strain!
The studied flip-side of the psychological effects of happy yellow are frustration and anger, however. It seems that studies have been done to also prove that people are more likely to lose their tempers in yellow rooms and babies tend to cry more in yellow rooms. This goes to show even for colors everything in MODERATION should keep us all at an even keel. For me yellow has always brought to mind a sunny side up egg. It is a pleasing color that also makes me have a hankering for eggs!
Speaking of balance, yellow can also increase the metabolism. So, let’s keep a healthy dose of yellow in our wardrobes. How does yellow make YOU feel?
Club Creative Studio is no doubt in love with creating art items using bright and vivid color combinations. However, this does not mean that anything created in neutrals of black and white are tossed to the side. NOOOOO, far from that idea. I also create using black and white in polymer clay and glass.
I love creating in black and white because of the contrast it lends us visually. Black happens to be my “favorite color” so, to combine black with any other color is always aesthetically pleasing to me. I use black to define and separate areas. The outlines become just as important that the other elements in my clay bead designs.
The stark contrast when using black and white draw our eyes into focus of the division of shape and that seems to attract and keep our attention.
I am blogging about black and white today because it is “Cow Appreciation Day” today. Being from the midwest, cows are pretty important. I will celebrate them today by creating more black and white beads to match the common milk cow, and the abilities of black and white in art to stand out from the ordinary. Do you like black and white contrast colors together? What do you like about black and white accessories?
The next time you see someone wearing items that are designed in black and white, try to determine why you are drawn to that combination. They are striking for sure.
Club Creative Studio celebrates the 300 th post today! Enjoy the fun video featuring the latest hand-made wire creations!
I am feeling chunky today. Not because I ate too much, it’s because of the great style choice known as fun chunky jewelry.
It is not often that someone would actually appreciate being associated with the term of being called “chunky”. It is a negative counteraction for the most part, and can have health risks associated with the term as well. Sporting and enjoying a “chunky look” when wearing jewelry however, is a fun term. It’s a way to slim down your need for layering or wearing many other jewelry items at once. This Thursday TNT (This-N-That) post brings attention to the lasting trend in jewelry fashion. Do you enjoy chunky and funky jewelry fashion?
When you wear chunky jewelry, it speaks for itself. It is known and appreciated as being statement jewelry. The chunky look is bold and substantial.
I have often shared photos of Club Creative Studio art that fits well into the chunky style category. I enjoy creating jewelry and offering items with personality. A festive and funky chunky necklace or bracelet generally contains more beads in its creation, so the chunky look can be achieved. Adding more beads gives the wearer a deeper appreciation a love of the variety and over-all collection of beads that combine to form one piece of art.
Chunky style jewelry does not necessarily have to be heavy in weight to wear because of the amount of beads it contains. Chunky yet light-weight beads can be made from clay, leucite, plastic, acrylic, shell and resins and still maintain their comfort associations while looking substantial.
Glass, ceramic and wood beads can sometimes add to the overall heaviness of a piece but can still be comfortable to wear. The comfort you prefer when you chose to adorn a chunky neckline can be decided from the length and weight of the beads in your jewelry.
Although personal style sometimes will supersede how comfortable you really are, a statement piece does not need to weigh you down. If you do not have many items that are chunky on their own you do have the option of wearing several necklaces or bracelets together at once. This method is great to utilize your jewelry in different ways and mix up your won combinations.
No matter what your method is for obtaining the chunky look, when you add more jewelry instead of added calories to your body frame, you get noticed for favorable reasons for the most part. Chunky jewelry does not add calories to your life-style and your figure, the last time I checked. Enjoy having fun wearing chunky jewelry.
You can happily view and purchase one-of-a-kind chunky style and other varieties of hand-made jewelry and beaded items at http://www.clubcreativestudio.com
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Let’s hear it, why do you enjoy wearing, seeing or creating popular chunky style necklaces or bracelets?
WOW! Club Creative Studio’s work space is a busy place when working with something new in the market or with a material that is new in technique to me. Experimenting is exciting and cool to experience when the outcome is unknown or can be manipulated in some pleasing way to the artist. Alcohol inks have given me another method of adding dye to art.
I have found that thrill recently as I have been working with how I may incorporate inks into my jewelry art. Inks and dyes are not new to the craft world but, for me alcohol-based inks have been an interesting element to add to my metals and other work surfaces.
Here is a before and after look at how I used inks on my metal based earrings. I found that it gave a whole different look and added color and depth to the finished piece.
I used Tim Holz Adirondack Alcohol Inks. They can be vivid and earth-tone as you can see from the example I created on bamboo tiles. I have used this product in full-strength and by blending and lightening with the blending solution. I also tried out the Metallic Mixatives and found that working with many different combinations the effects can be wide and satisfying. Now…what to do with the future pendants the wheels are turning!
If you have tried these inks before what have you used them on? Paper, or another type item? Do tell! Was it a “Wow” for you?
Club Creative Studio takes heed to passing and long-standing trends in color and jewelry fashions. Why? Because it is important to keep a pulse on what is popular and well liked for future customers. It also give a hint to me to know what challenge I have ahead in tweaking a trend to place my own original twist on a certain style.
How od I know what is hot and what is not? I do as you do most of the time…I look around. Magazines, people on the streets, television and stores all give freely the information needed to know what people are finding eye-catching and pleasing.
As far as color trends go, besides looking to home furnishings, cultural traditions, markets and what is in my closet, there is a place that I research that has official hints from the runway. It is called: Pantone fashion and color report.
Do you agree with their predictions?
Inspirations From Designers:
Modern art such as Guyton Walker paintings, as well as world travel and primitive cultures have inspired designers. Classic American sportswear with clean, sophisticated and modern looks will be popular. Dreams in black and white are inspirations for fashion because of the contrasts. Roses in their myriad of colors bring a romantic feel to spring. Unapologetically Warhol inspired abstract floral will be hot. Also, a free and playful vibe is going to find its place in fashion. Mixing the love of hot neon colors with soft pastels, will be reminiscent of nature at its extremes. Can you picture a powerful sunset, the ocean sparkling at dusk with flashes of lightning in the distance? The bold work of the abstract Expressionist painters that revolutionized the modern art world will have an influence on the designs and colors you will see. Mixing tribal ethnic references from different parts of the globe, from the desert to the tropics with a ’90s inspired utility/safari and sport feel will definitely bring in warmth, softness. Faded colors will get energized by cool, bright, vibrant hues when two shades are mixed together.
Hot colors combined with hot colors and cool with cool: hibiscus with sunburn and cobalt with menthol will be seen. Formula one red, cyber yellow, Mariner’s navy and white are good combinations for 2012 fashions. White will be important because it is pure, fresh and sophisticated and jet black for contrast. A combination of feminine rose-hued colors such as sorbet orange, rose violet and hot red anchored by a color palette of optic white, vanilla ivory, true black and khaki stone will bring interest to the year. Bright hues of sunburst yellow, apricot and shocking pink, as well as sun-baked clay neutrals and soft shimmering golds will find its way into life. Prints with buttery yellows, warm oranges, powdery blues and sea foam green will be noticed. Neon flamingo, shocking pink, acid lemon, electric blue, sea breeze, lilac, a hint of purple and sand will be interesting to find in fashion and accessories. Look for that cool hint of purple, and acid yellow to be tempered with the softness of sea breeze and lilac. Pale navy, moon rock, canvas and stone blue adds to a soft palette that comes across as sleek and modern. Many rich with warm undertones like blossom pinks, pale orchids, tart yellows, aqua teal and peacock blues will hit the scene for Spring. Looking toward the garden notice colors of the flower called the Bachelor Button, vivid blue, lagoon, dandelion, lemonade, geranium and energetic cool colors like spearmint, strawberry, ocean and deep indigo. Mix those colors with dusky, earthy, warm neutrals like terracotta, desert rose, vermillion, white sand, clay, pistachio, bark, hemp and sage.
Menthol, an old industrial color has reinvented itself as new and modern. Bright cyber yellow that is fun and commands your attention will be popular. Bright white and lavender frost are fun for this season as well. Combine colors like jet black to bright white and bright white to lavender frost. Rose violet and soft shimmering gold as well as strong bursts of color like apricot, sunburst yellow and spring green will be seen. White and sea foam as well as neon flamingo for its vibrancy paired with the new neutral of purple will make life interesting. A neon coral pops up in just the right spot throughout a fashionable collection and it’s one of my favorites for spring because of its youthful vibe. A warm shade of vermillion, as it is a color that mixes well with all the neutrals in the spring collections hints that they also look good on every skin tone, and creates a healthy sun-kissed glow.
Check out the jewelry art on the website to see if anything fits into your new spring color scheme. Club Creative Studio art is in tune with the color trends and fit your needs with a custom request if you e-mail me with details and specific wants and color schemes.
Club Creative Studio continues to embrace Earth Day with the love of rocks. Beautiful stones are all around, and when you pick one up to examine, look closely and appreciate nature. You have color, shape, and texture to explore.
Today’s post will hopefully be inspiration to you. Admire the stones photographed and the creative enhancements with wire that I have added to them. I love adding wire to stones to highlight them and create great focal point pendants and other items.