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“Dazzling Blue is #1 for 2014”

Description from Granny Nancy: Well, its official "Dazzling Blue" is #1 for 2014. Its compared to cobalt blue. A shade of violet is #2 and a shade of orchid is #3.
That means those of us who adore purples will have a ball with all these shades because blues and purples often work so well together.

More colors were announced and you can see them at this website: and I think sapphire, which is the birthstone for September, will be popular as well. Have fun all!

Ran errands today and heard from my accountant - she'll be stopping by in a day or so. I just have a few more things to do tomorrow to bring an end to the 2012 tax nightmare.

Interestingly, I have some gorgeous faceted sodalite I'm working with to make a necklace. Its a dark shade and a lapis pendant is looking so great with it. Now I need a nap.


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  1. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    YEA! What a great pick to showcase my favorite color!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic, I have lapis on my work table, Nancy thx for update :D

  3. Medieval Momma
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  4. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Awesome Blue pick! Enjoy your nap. :)

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    You picked it! :) Nancy, I haven’t forgotten about you. I will send you an email today.

  6. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Striking blue pick!

  7. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I love your dog Beck, everytime I see (forget if he or her) that beautiful creature I miss my Shannon who was not 100% lab but she sure played the part. But I had 16 wonderful years with her and her basset/retriever buddy, who I had for 15 years. Its been 20 years but my memories are vivid. Some day I’ll do a pick about them.

  8. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Wow ! Thanks for the early info on the Panatone pick – - love everything you chose to highlight it, Nancy ! Definitely hoping this makes POD – - -

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Bold, bright and beautiful!

  10. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I love keeping up with fashion trends particularly the colors. Blues of this shade sure are hard to find.

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