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  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Early Sunset”:
    “Wonderful color scheme and great design! So nicely done!…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Koi Pond”:
    “This is such a great concept! I love the challenge given to you by your husband.…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Tibetan Life”:
    “I want to say ditto to everyone's comments above. This is so well done. I've looked…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “This is definitely a work of art. Great piece!…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “This is asymmetry perfection. It is so visually interesting. The colors and textures work so well…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Mysterious”:
    “Oh. My. Gosh. Wow. This is incredible. You have rocked my face off, blown my mind...…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “WOW!!! This is amazing! I love how you carried the necklace design down under…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Dads Key Fob”:
    “Love this stylish key fob idea for men. No more misplacing those keys! :) …” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Mysterious”:
    “Isn't it exciting when you find a treasure unexpectedly? That glass bead is stunning! …” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Tibetan Life”:
    “Donna, I just love the way you combined the Tibetan agate beads with the Czech ivory…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “It is wonderful the way you combined all those rich-colored blue elements into this beautiful asymmetrical…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Beautiful necklace - love all the blues together.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tibetan Life”:
    “I am very taken with this necklace. It is so ethnic and pleasing. I…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Mysterious”:
    “Love it, love it, love it. From the mystery focal to the chainmaille to the…” read »

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    C Wathen on “Hidden Treasures”:
    “Likw your designs and having the directions are nice.…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “Thank you! ;) What intrigues me is the wire wrapped part. I am just…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Mysterious”:
    “Thank you so much for all the kind words!! :) :) :) …” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Thank you for all your comments and kind words. Hey, Little Round Chick, you should me how…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Tibetan Life”:
    “You all are such artists! i really am starting to spread my wings. Your kindness. is…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Mysterious”:
    “Kye, another amazing piece of magic! Love everything about your wirework and moss agate to match…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Mysterious”:
    “Everybody loves a mystery and this is no exception. The focal is unique and gorgeous.…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Tibetan Life”:
    “WOW! This is fantastic and definitely exotic! Love the color, the beads and the…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Beautiful color, great design. Love it!! :) …” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “pclrbecky Please feel free to borrow part or all of the design idea. I'm a…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Mysterious”:
    “Wow, I love this! That focal is exceptional and you've complemented it perfectly.…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Very, very nice, Donna! I love the asymmetry and the balance!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “I love it!!! I might have to ask your permission to steal a bit of this.......…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Mysterious”:
    “Very, very cool!!!!!!!!!!! I love your wire/maille work but in this piece it is the…” read »

  • SilverCords aka Judy
    SilverCords aka Judy on “Mysterious”:
    “This is just stunning--the stones and metals work perfectly! I wish I knew how to…” read »

  • Creel U
    Creel U on “Mysterious”:
    “matte moss agate and chain mail. You had a happy muse!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tibetan Life”:
    “Multistrand necklaces are so hard to get right. This one is really pretty. The tree of…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Mysterious”:
    “That's a very nice focal, and I love the bracelet! The agate beads go well with…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Tibetan Life”:
    “I like the proportions here very much! Actually I like everything. It's rich and warm and…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Lovely piece! Love the intense shades, the materials, and the arrangement. It really works! Oh, great…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Mysterious”:
    “OOOOOO, Kye this is terrific! I love the asymetery of this bracelet! The moss…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Very pretty. All the different blues look great with silver. I especially like the placement of…” read »

  • Creel U
    Creel U on “Tibetan Life”:
    “I just got some of the "bone" bicones. Love their weight. I think you did a…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “This is my favorite of your asymmetrical necklaces too. It's just so elegant, creative and gorgeous!…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Tibetan Life”:
    “Pam, thank you, I think you are right. Confusion comes with age, right? I am going…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “More Bones and Leather”:
    “I've really enjoyed the comments above. You guys crack me up. :) I also really enjoy…” read »

Radiant Orchid…Here I Come!


About this design:

So, are you excited about the new Pantone Color of the Year ??
I put together this little collage to tickle your creativity and get you thinking. Not sure how I feel about it, but very interested in seeing how jewelry and clothes designers incorporate this color.




Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. B Witzel
    B Witzel says:

    cool idea, I kinda like how this color seems to soften things. But not in the kitchen (appliances). I can’t wait to see what they pair this up with.

  2. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I did a pick showing both the purples I could find (LB doesn’t have anything like these that you used) paired with the blue that I read will be popular for spring 2014. Its a gorgeous shade of blue. I forget the name I’ll look it up in my picks.

    Anyway, the wizards in fashion – whether for the home or on us – have access to all the colors known to man so they’ll come up with something interesting I’m sure.

    I have to say that I’m not thrilled about purple coffee makers or lamps but then I’m not thrilled about a lot of things I see like chartreuse paint that was popular a while back. I love purples but I think unless they are used correctly, we can get tired of them real quick.

    I like certain shades of orchid or lavender paired with a light green. Its very pretty and easy on the eyes. I have a necklace I made that I’ve thought of redoing I’ll have to post it in the design gallery.

  3. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Dazzling Blue is the color I read about for spring. I personally like this color a lot for womens and mens fashions.

  4. esmithdesigns
    esmithdesigns says:

    Love it except the kitchen appliances. I do not want to think about cooking, just making jewelry.

  5. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love the color, but NOT in the kitchen! :-)

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    I’m definitely not ready for this shade ;) :D

  7. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I looked through my stash for anything this color and only found a small bag of 4mm dyed jade. Sooo obviously this is not a color I’m drawn to. But now it’s a challenge to see how I can use those little buggers! ;)

  8. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    Love the color on the orchids. This color used to be the color on my bedroom walls. I’m glad that they got repainted. :P :)

  9. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    This is great but I am definitely not ready for this color. I prefer the blues that Pantone is promoting as well as the cayenne.

  10. Science Chick Runs Sibes
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Oooh…I am so ready for this color! Purples/orchids are my favorite. I have pearls (peacock) that shimmer with this and some amethyst that are rosier than bluish. At last, I can design for myself and still be designing for the business.

  11. Science Chick Runs Sibes
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    And…think how abalone with go with this color!

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