Discover a Cool Tool for Making Color Palettes!

Have you had a chance to check out the Spring 2013 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine? It's our special COLOR issue–our issue devoted to Roy G. Biv (you know: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet). For this issue, I wrote a feature about where to find color-palette inspiration. One source I mention is Big Huge Labs, a website with an amazing color palette generator that works with your own uploaded photos. It's really easy to use, and it's a great way to help you create palettes to use in jewelry. Want to see what it can do?
Here I uploaded a photo I took of some pretty dahlias, one of my favorite flowers. I buy a bunch every time I go to the farmer's market in late summer. I love this palette, don't you? I can picture a necklace made with beads of these colors–reds, pinks, grays, and oranges.
Ah, I wish I were back on the Oregon Coast, watching the aqua blue waves hit the beach! If I made a necklace or bracelet with these sea colors, perhaps when I wear the piece I might be reminded of the peace I find next to the ocean.
This is a photo I took in Bruges, Belgium. I love the shades of chartreuse drawn from the photo. It's a nice and light palette, perhaps suitable for summer jewelry.

What are your favorite color palettes and how do these palettes come to you? Please share below!




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