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Description from Mary - Sweet Chick: I just recieved a request for a necklace done with the colors of emerald green, coral and mother of pearl using the silver Tierra Cast Floral cross. I'm not sure I like this color combo but this is what they asked for. What do you think?
Also I am out of the floral cross but have the Byzantine and the Fleur. Do I order more? What to do, what to do...........?


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  1. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    I like the floral cross the best! I do like peach/coral together with green but I am not liking the emerald. I think it is the blue cast in the emerald that is throwing it off. How about peridot or olivine? It has a yellow cast that would compilment the peach better or perhaps some smokey quartz, but that is me and my monitor. Good luck! give the customer what she wants they say.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I totally agree with you Dawn about the colors. The dilemna is, it is what the customer requested……not sure what I’m going to do about it.

  3. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    How about showing her a sample of the beads strung on a length of wire or filament showing her the color combo to make sure she likes it. It may not be as she pictured it. I would hate to go thru all the bother of making something that in the end she truly may end up dissapointed with. Ask her are you sure this is what you envision so we are both on the right page. That way it looks like you are just making sure you understand her wants not critical of her choices. You could also show her other green options and tell her you want her to be happy with your work.

  4. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Well as the designer the customer can’t always be right!!! find out which color she wants primary and then work a few of the off colors in as spacers somwhere…showing her how bad they might be may not work if these where requested to her…the blues are lovely not everyone has a great color sence they just might like those colors maybe you could leave one out!!!

  5. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Also, check to see if she wants the light coral tone or the red coral tone… still wouldn’t make my color sense happy, but if it’s what SHE wants…

  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Congrats on the order, Mary! Good luck with the colors. I hope you post the finished design on the Gallery. Would love to see it! :D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Thank you all for your advice!

    Dawn I may have to bring her a sample strand and see what she thinks.

    Eeka, I had the same question for her about “coral”. I originally thought she wanted coral red (and thought to myself, THAT is not going to look good at all!) but upon questioning her, I discovered she meant the color coral. My color sense doesn’t like it either. :|

  8. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    I completely agree with all the comments about the color scheme. But, if she’s stuck on those particular colors, maybe you could use mostly coral with some emerald beads here and there as accents…it might end up looking like flowers and leaves. Good luck! :)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Good idea. Thank you Ivy!

    And it’s good to see you my friend! :-D It’s been awhile….. Hope you and your family are doing well.

  10. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    I was thinking the same thing – go with one dominant color and the others as an accent…like 3 emerald, one mop one coral one mop, 3 emerald. Or reverse the dominant color for a softer look. The pick is pretty though!

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    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    In a recent newsletter from BeadStyle there was a link to using Split Complementary Colors in designs. Here’s the link to the article:

    I think one of the problems with this FP colors is the use of white pearls (they are too stark and fight with the coral). With the emerald green you might consider using pearls in a peachy (orange undertone) or strictly the vanilla pearls to balance the coral which has a blue undertone (at least in this FP.

  12. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Funny, I was thinking that the white pearls helped keep the peach and emerals colors from fighting as much… and I think the vanilla pearls clash a bit w/ the emerald FP beads…

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    This is really getting interesting!! :-D
    Keep the comments coming!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Thanks for the link Gayle! I’ll have to study that a bit and see what it reveals. :-)

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    K H says:

    Several years ago I decorated for an event using teal, coral, silver and white. The colors are actually quite lovely together, once you get started. Emerald might be a bit to green, but if you use softer shades, like jade or adventurine with the peach and coral and pearls I think you would have a winner. :) KH

  16. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Great comments! Lovely pick!

    KPJEWELS says:

    Like the comments. Like the pick, although I would use a more demure green than the FP.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great omment love the pick!

  19. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Interesting discussion on the color scheme. The emerald green is very overpowering and could be even with a small amount. Imho, The aventurine is far more compatible and the color of the vanilla pearls is less jarring but it could also lead to bland. Good formula…2 light 1 dark or 2 dark and 1 light.

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