As part of revitalising my blog I'm now having a Monday Madness theme!
Treasury day will be Tuesday!
So the first of my Mad Monday posts is here - I'm just mad about orange!
I'm not sure how this happened, but I was fatally attracted to orange beads when I went bead shopping at the Quilt and Craft show.
I love these smooth orange howlite beads so much i just wanted to make a big bunch of them into one huge necklace!
Intsead I managed to control myself and make just one simple strand.
These howlite beads are dyed, but I love the complexity of colours with some being quite green and others are brown.
A wonderful effect.
Of course orange is a wonderful companion to turquoise, because blue and orange are complementary colours.
They are on opposite sides of the colour wheel.
Here I have combined some dyed turquoise howlite rectangles with orange coral.
Also quite simple, but I am letting the colours do the talking.
Then it's time for a more thoughtful design.
I love assymetric and random designs and this is what I came up with.
The rhyolite and ceramic beads sit at the side of the necklace, and the orange beads take centre stage!
Pretty pleased with this so - one more for the road!
Similar design with green and yellow agate and an oval ceramic bead.
What would you wear these necklaces with?
This dress would be perfect -
Accessorize with this bag -
If you want some more orangey ideas you could check out Beadsme's orange and poppyseed treasury!