This week I was inspired to include reflective silver and gold elements in both rustic organic and shiny ornate bead designs.
One of my favorite places to visit is the central California coast. The weather is cooler, it’s very green, and there are quaint little towns dotted all up and down Hwy 1.
Cambria is one of those little towns and was the inspiration for this set of beads. The pale blue-grey colors and sandy ivory hues are soft, pretty and naturally neutral-toned.
I have a tendency to gravitate toward more muted, natural colors most of the time, but every now and then I like to do something different with a color I haven’t worked with in a while.
This time the color was a beautiful soft cherry. I love this color glass because it’s not too bright and it’s more of a blue-based red, rather than a tomato-y orange based red.
Speaking of blue, this is one of red’s most complimentary colors so I incorporated bits of it into this set with some reactive silver glass.