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Find summer style in cane glass colors
By Bethany Waldrop Keiper
"A Picture of many colors proclaims images of many Thoughts." -- Donna A. FavorsAfter looking at the colors for spring 2007 from Pantone last month, I realized that many of those colors were in my new batch of David Christensen cane glass that I had received a few weeks ago. It wasn't anything planned, it was just a moment when I was running my fingers through the shimmering cane glass -- if you've ever gotten any of this glass, you know that it's impossible to keep from doing that -- and amidst the sparkles I saw the shades similar to the ones from the Pantone palette pop out at me.
Sky blue color is captured inside crystal clear glass, and swirled around with violet stripes lined inside with lavender. Shimmering aventurine, or goldstone, adds an additional spirit of light to the beads. Such delicate cane glass deserves delicate surroundings, so simple silver accents and luster clear glass 4mm rounds are perfect for making the daintiest necklace or bracelet. Even though it may interrupt the picture of the design a bit, I can't resist enlarging a piece of this beautiful cane glass for you to see.
Some of the cane glass was accented with yellow, which is great for this season. Yellow is popular this year as an accent for clothing and as a color for accessories.
An explosion of bold color gets you in swirls of lemon sherbet and strawberry ice. It's heating up outside, and bold colors are glowing in the sun. Bring on your own glow while still keeping your cool with these ice-creamy colors. In this design, larger pieces of cane glass with strawberry pink centers are encased in yellow-tinted glass with swirls of brighter yellow and lavender. Frosted clear rounds with bright yellow centers are a perfect complement. In keeping with a berry theme, tiny berry-shaped copper spacers are just darling, and large copper vine-swirled focal beads (that's how they appear to me) are perfect between the sets of yellow and pink.
Cane glass comes in different shapes, as well as sizes. This crystal clear glass piece in its triangular shape holds the refreshingly pretty grapemist color in its center.
David Christensen Cane Glass Beads, Pastel Mix; 8mm frosted inside color yellow rounds; Medium 12 mm Copper Bead with Center Lines and Circles; and small Double Dotted Circle Copper Bead (the little berries) all courtesy of and available from The Bead Peddler. Frosted blue fish courtesy of the Bead Peddler. http://www.beadpeddler.comPantone, world renowned authority on color and provider of color systems: http://www.pantone.com
Pantone's Spring 2007 Color Report: http://www.pantone.com/downloads/articles/pdfs/PANTONEspring07.pdf
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