Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Leather By Lisa

Choosing Colors

Miyuki Delica beads are the perfect beads for loom and off loom beadweaving projects.  Their precise cylindrical shape makes them the perfect "bricks" of color for beadweaving. There are thousands of 11/0 Miyuki Delica colors available, but choosing the perfect colors for your next project can be daunting, especially if you can only review online images.

Leather By Lisa owner, Lisa Hansen reached out to me to help her select the perfect colors for a belt she was commissioned to create.  The color palette requested by the client was submitted in the photo above.  Lisa shared the photo with me and requested the suggested Delica colors to match the sample.  Below are the colors that I suggested she use to replicate the sample pattern/colorway.

The selected Delica colors were chosen not only for their color, but also each bead shared the same opaque finish.  Mixing bead finishes can be an interesting aspect of a beaded design, but a project like this works best if all the colors have the same finish.  The fine leather workmanship complements the beauty of the design.  The finished belt is a stunning piece and her client is very pleased!  Congratulations on a job well done Lisa!

Red Panda Beads is a small business and color suggestions, whether in the Gallery of Color Suggestions, or individually requested, are unique services we provide to make your bead shopping experience most satisfying and pleasant.

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Happy Beading!


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