Colors are wonderful to help create beautiful, beaded jewelry. If correctly applied, they can render even the most modest beaded necklace into a superbly expressive piece of jewelry. Knowing the basics of color harmony will help you succeed in making beaded jewelry that certainly catches the eye. Also knowing the impressions you can make with colors will help you to choose the most effective bead colors for your jewelry.
If you would like to create a beaded necklace that looks cool and calming, especially to wear during the hot summer days, then try using a combination of blue and green. Blue and green are neighboring colors on the color wheel. A combination of neighboring colors has a subtle color effect which most people experience as harmonious.
Blue and green are not only neighbors on the color wheel, they are also the the colors of nature. They are, in fact, the absolute symbol of nature, of the ocean, sky and vegetation. They evoke pictures in our mind of emerald blue-green lakes embedded in forest green woods; or of sparkling turquoise waters of the ocean coast trimmed with a lush green foliage of swaying palm trees.
The calming and relaxing effect of blue and green make them excellent colors to use for summer jewelry. There is so much scope for variation with these colors, since both have so many shades. Combine lime green beads with indigo blue beads for a refreshing quality. Aquamarine blue combined with a deep forest green will create a calming and most elegant beaded necklace. To conjure up the fresh crispness of the ocean water, try using an emerald green with a turquoise blue. There are endless variations for beading with blue and green. You will certainly be able to find the ideal combination of beads to suit your own colorings and style. Your beaded jewelry will add a refreshing touch and a subtle glamor to your summer outfit.