Nothing inspires me quite like a fun, fresh color palette. My mom loaned me one of the quilts she made (she's amassing quite an impressive collection) to change up my bedroom for a few months. I chose this one in shades of purple, teal and olive green, and then was inspired to create a palette of cord and beads based on the quilt.
I found lots of seed beads in the purple and lavender colors, as well as the teal tones from the lower right corner of the quilt. The upper left has greens that move from olive into a deep avocado color, and I found lots to mimic those tones, too. If you look a little closer, you'll notice bits of a mustard/gold color sprinkled in there, too. LOADS of inspiration for me!
I've been messing with this sinuous curvy pattern lately and I think it works really well in these colors. I added some sparkle with a row of beads down the center and a shiny picot edging.
The jewel tones in this piece are reminiscent of peacocks. Today I thought I'd play with a design with a few more beads.
These colors are definitely helping take my mind off the January weather!