Thursday, February 14, 2013

Red - the colour of.....


So, today is Valentine's Day - usually lovely if you're part of a couple, not necessarily so if you're single, but surely a great time of year for jewellery designers, and of course art bead lovers. Red is fascinating as, unlike other colours, it has a very limited spectrum - think of a very pale blue and take it all the way to a very deep blue....all blue, right? But then think of a very pale red (pink) and take it all the way to a very deep red (brown) - completely different story. When you work with red, although there is variety, it is much more limited. Perhaps Brandi will write us a post about it one of these days and further elucidate! 
Red is a colour you will no doubt see everywhere today, so I thought I'd give you a run down of some beautiful handmade red beads I have curated together in this treasury. Red also features prominently in this month's challenge so there could be some great inspiration for that here also!

Red isn't merely the colour of romance however - according to Wikipedia it is also...

"....the color of bloodrubies, and strawberries. Next to orange at the end of the visible spectrum of light, red is commonly associated with danger, sacrifice, passion, fire, beauty, blood, anger, socialism and communism, and in China and many other cultures, with happiness."

So when you're designing with red, don't be limited by passion and romance - red symbolises so much more!

'The Colour Red' by thecuriousbeadshop

Beautiful handmade beads in rosy red, romantic red, passionate red hues.


Set of 4 carved round nugget...
$18.00

Prajna - Wisdom - Patina Co...
$23.00

Handmade Polymer Clay Beads ...
$11.00

be not afraid to take giant ...
$17.00

RESERVED FOR BEADYDAZE....Ha...
$16.00

MEMORIAL POPPIES Handmade La...
$24.00

Lampwork Beads Handmade Glas...
$13.99

Handmade Lampwork Glass Bead...
$6.50

Handmade stoneware bead and ...
$14.00

Leaf Bead, Handmade Polymer ...
$1.75

Handmade Ceramic Focal Bead ...
$8.50

Handmade Lampwork Bead Set: ...
$12.50

Handmade Lampwork Glass Bead...
$12.00

Handmade Polymer Clay Beads ...
$10.00

Orange Red Ceramic Beads Han...
$16.50

Lampwork glass bead pendant ...
$35.50

Rebecca is a Scottish jewellery designer, currently living in Manchester, England. You can read more about her and her work at her blog, songbeads.blogspot.com and see more of her jewellery at songbead.etsy.com. She also has a supplies shop atthecuriousbeadshop.etsy.com.

2 comments:

Linda - Earthshine.co.uk said...

Thanks for featuring my beads in your treasury Rebecca.

freshbakeddesigns said...

Thanks, Rebecca! Great post for today. And yes, please Brandi. Do educate more us on the beauty of red sometime.