Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Triz has Tutorials

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to let you know about a bead artist that I admire greatly, Patrizia Tager "Triz".  She was one of the very first bead artists I found and I'm so glad I did.  This wonderful lady sells her designs on Etsy and she is now selling tutorials .

Roberta Warshaw, another artist I admire very much, has said about Triz's tutorial, "Easy to read and understand with great links for purchasing the necessary components".  I have not yet bought a tutorial from Triz, I'm holding out for a specific upcoming one, however, Roberta has kindly allowed me to print her endorsement.  I am happy to have this opportunity to direct you to Roberta's Etsy shop for some really really beautiful jewellery, which for me, has a very zen like feel to it.

Best wishes, Judy

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Here's another

This is an amazing site which is the home/base site for my previous post.  More colour exhibits to see....o.k, I'm done posting about colour.

Colour Theory

I posted this link in a comment below my last posting, however, I think this is such a good site, it's worth having it's own post.
If you're interested in colour at all, this is a good read.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Colour Resources

I have always been interested in colour combinations and recently I have been taking an analytical look at the various combinations I like and why I like them.

I came across some great websites recently with respect to colour:
  • Robin Atkins - bead artist, author and teacher.  She gives some very good, easily understandable advice on how to blend colours in beading.  I recommend reading her specific blog on this subject.
  • Beverley Ash Gilbert.  I have her book, Beaded Colorways.  This book includes colour wheels, an explanation of how to work with colour, some basic beadweaving instructions, various projects with complete instructions, also projects using freeform peyote. 
  • Margie Deeb.  Her gallery page on her website is a good place to view colour combinations.  Her website is very informative.
  • Color Scheme Designer.  This is a practical place to play with colour.  This website is worth the visit.
  • Pantone website.  Huge amount of information.
Probably most artists know of the three ladies I mention here, however, they are fairly new to me and I wanted to share my "new" discovery.  If you have a colour info site you like, I'd love to hear of it.