Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Color Wheel of Fortune 07.20.10

I've got the blues... beautiful ice blues that is! Responses were amazing yesterday and I had a lot of fun checking out some brand new and very neat shops. I also saw quite a few items that I'm hoping the shop owners will come back and nominate for future themes and color features! Don't forget to click on the "Be Featured" button in the right sidebar to see what's coming up in the near future. Lots of great colors and ideas and I'd love to see your favorite nominees for all of them!

I think you'll like my selections today - a bit of variety and hopefully some "new-to-you" stores!

I'll admit that I'm kind of cheating on this first one, since the actual item for sale isn't ice blue... but isn't the background just a gorgeous example of this beautiful blue? The reason I selected these Elfins Oxidized Earwires in Sterling Silver from RockisSupplies is mostly because these color features won't really lend themselves very well to plain gold or silver items - especially supplies, so since the background was SUCH a good match (and because I haven't completely gotten away from my treasury making skills where backgrounds count too) - I thought you would understand my leniency! So, for all of you jewelry designers or designers in training, here's your chance to check out a great new supply shop as well as a neighbor of mine here in the sunny, hot, humid Valley of the Sun! (Yes, I want it to either rain or start getting cooler. I'm allowed to dream, aren't I?)

Know someone who's planning a wedding and is looking for unique wedding favors that won't end up in a drawer or the back of a closet somewhere? Check out these sweet personalized Initial Love Bird Wedding Favor Coasters from AngelEllie. The two little lovebirds are snuggling together on a travertine tile that's personalized with your initials and special date. These would also make a great anniversary or wedding gift, as would many of the other great items you'll find in this shop! Ellie offers discounts on larger orders as well :)

My final selection comes from foreverandrea. Her lovely beaded Aqua Ankle Bracelet features sea-inspired blues and greens that would look amazing with some white or denim clam diggers or your favorite summer sundress - perfect for that romantic stroll along the beach or the deck of your favorite cruise ship on a warm summer's eve or even that poolside cookout with family and friends!

Every once in a while, I'll check up on the items I've posted here to see if they've sold or if the shops are getting a little more notice and I'm happy to say that since I started this color feature a couple of weeks ago, 5 of the items that were listed here sold on the same day or the day after they were featured. Now I know I can't claim responsibility for that, but I'd like to think that maybe a little positive energy is being drummed up or people are sharing these posts when they find a beautiful item. So, I'll say thank you to all of you who keep stopping by, or nominating items, or sharing posts on your blog, or twitter, or FB! If you'll continue to keep working on getting the word out, I'll keep featuring great shops - and who knows, the next one may be yours!

Red-orange is tomorrow's featured color, and I know there's some great items in this color out there, because I've been eyeing a few at some of the shops that have nominated items in other colors! So, if you have this bright red-orange in your shop, or you'd like to nominate a favorite item from another shop, click here to e-mail me the link and I'll check it out. Once again, I'll remind you that you can see a larger sample of this color as well as future colors and themes that I'll be featuring by clicking on the "Be Featured" link in the right sidebar.

I'll be back shortly with my BESTeam feature, so be sure to check back later today as I share some of my favorites from Owlsomegifts!


Rocki said...

Thank you SO very much for including my handmade metalwork in this feature! I sincerely appreciate it :)

Love the color choice, selections and being introduced to new artists! Look forward to following your blog :)


Ellie Jacobson said...

Thank you so much for featuring my coasters! I LOVE your blog..I will put your badge on my blog as well..thank you again!


Forever Andrea said...

I love your blog, very well put together. I also love your description of my ankle bracelet! Thank you so much for featuring it. I will be putting your button on my blog.


Beth said...

Love the color! Great items too! I think it pretty neat that alot of your picks are sold already :)

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