Poppy Pendant and a few accents. Three simple color combinations inspired by the color wheel include:
Monochromatic - Colors of the same hue in varying values (light and dark).
Complimentary - Colors across each other on the color wheel.
Analogous - Colors next to each other on the color wheel.
So let's start with monochromatic color schemes, like the one shown above. While it may seem like a no-brainer to use the same colors in a necklace, keep in mind that a successful monochromatic design needs contrast. The contrast can be in the light and darkness of the colors used, but also the textures, size and shape of the beads will help offer visual interest.
In the sample above I've paired up my Poppy with lampwork glass beads from Lori Bergmann, matte recycled glass beads from Yuki Designs and cord from Edwards Jewelry Supply Shop.
The complimentary set matches up lampwork beads from Lutrick, glass beads from Yuki Designs and cord from WISH Supplies.
For this set I paired up the French cord from Fini Ribbon with lampwork beads from Serena Smith's Lampwork and yellow glass beads from Yuki Designs.
So which color combination grabs you? Have you pulled out a color wheel lately? Give it a whirl - it could be your wheel of fortune for hot designs that fly off your table at shows this summer!