I'm off to Tucson on Monday for the gem shows. I'll be at the Tucson Bead Show at the Radisson Speedway in suite 151 where my friend, Kim Fox, is showing her fabulous components and finished jewelry and teaching beading classes. When I'm not helping Kim, I'll be shopping.
When I went to Tucson in 2007 and 2008 I was overwhelmed by all the pretties and the fabulous prices. Much of what I purchased in wild abandon is still waiting to be turned into jewelry. This year, I'm making a list and sticking to it. At least I hope to but some fantastic not-to-be-missed deal might just come my way. So many gemstones, so little time.
In addition to shopping at the Tucson Bead Show, I plan to visit the Bead True Blue, AGTA and GJX shows. There are hundreds of vendors at each show all with wonders to behold. Can't wait!
Pantone's color of the year is Greenery - a refreshing and revitalizing shade of yellow green.
Greenery reminds me of Granny Smith apples, a beautiful Peridot gemstone or spring foliage. It pairs well with neutrals, brights, pastels and metallics. Greenery can be considered "nature's neutral."
According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing need to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.
Regardless of your budget, you'll be able to find just the right piece of jewelry in the 2017 Color of the Year - Greenery.
The Pantone Color Institute, most commonly referred to as simplty Pantone, is the global color authority and provider of profesional color standards for the design industries. These standards allow the exact same color to be used across a variety of products as diverse as home furnishings, paint, cosmetics, clothing, jewelry and linens. Pantone also studies how colors influence people and helps designers utilize colors more effectively.
Lynn's musings about all facets of jewelry.