Posts from the “Blue” Category

Colors of Winter : Grey, Ocean Blue, Black

Posted on February 9, 2015

Yesterday, we ventured just across the bridge from Portland to Mackworth Island to show a visiting friend the “scenic views” of Portland and Casco Bay. We didn’t take into account the impending snowstorm that was closing in and the views we promised were non-existent. Our faces, feet and fingers were frozen but even in the bitter wind and waist deep snow drifts, it was refreshing and beautiful. While most of the colors in winter are varying muted shades of grey and white, my friend Kennesaw ( remember her wedding shower? ) was wearing the perfect ocean blue hat which promoted this inspiration board of winter colors. Now onto the complimentary jewelry design! Sources (from top) : Photo by Meg Hannan / Blue Umbrella Central Park /  Paintbrush /…

Behind the Jewels: Hanoi Necklace

Posted on October 1, 2014

When, in the depths of the winter of 2014, the Athropologie catalog arrived on my doorstep, I wanted to be anywhere but Maine. The colors! The textures! The vibrant life of Vietnam! I loved it all. (see their lookbook video here) What better way to put dreams into reality (and by reality, I mean, something tactile that I can create by hand) than by making a piece of jewelry with the colors I adored. I love that the Hanoi necklace not only incorporates the brights of Vietnam but also is reminiscent of the soft cornflower blue of Edinburgh’s streets and the smooth green on a vintage VW van. 1 / 2 / 3 (Source Unknown) / 4

Hydrangea Necklace: Behind the Jewels

Posted on May 18, 2014

Growing up, my moms green thumb meant that many of my first introductions to color were through flowers.  Morning glories welcomed me in the morning, daffodils provided a playful activity, and each summer, I waited patiently for the Hydrangeas to bloom, always trying to predict what color they would be. Hydrangeas make quite the statement, each colorful sphere composed of delicate petals in varying shades of blue, purple, pink or white. The glass beads used in the Hydrangea necklace are reminiscent of these four leafed petals. The color of the glass alternates between a pale blue and soft lavender depending on the clothes it is paired with. Just like its namesake, which can last as fresh stems in a vase or preserved in dried bouquets, the Hydrangea necklace will transcend…