According to the guru of all things color, Pantone, the human eye sees more green than any other color and it makes sense - especially here in south Louisiana! We are surrounded with plants, grass and trees, many of which are green all year round but especially this time of year. With a multitude of greens so plentiful in our world, colors in the green family can convey lots of different moods.
One of the green shades included in the new color additions to the PANTONE color palette is called “Forest Biome”, a deep green with a hint of blue – this is similar to the deep green color of malachite, which is only one of the green shades included in my new colorful and elegant “Little Luxuries” collection.
Green is known as the great harmonizer and is often described as a restful shade; it affects the nervous system, causing us to breathe slowly and deeply, slowing the production of stress hormones. See what you think of these earrings of sterling silver and the restful shade of green found in jade.
For many of us the color green connects with newness, youth, growth, and is a symbol of nature and new beginnings.
I have been so excited about this new collection! It has been in the works for at least a year and it is specifically for those who would prefer a somewhat "daintier" look. You will recognize some original designs, made in a smaller format just for this collection, as well as some new designs. In the photo to the left, you will see, on top, the original "Persian" necklace - below, the same design in the "Little Luxuries" Collection. Several of the new jewelry designs, especially the earrings, have tiny gemstones added. If you look at the collection of new earrings, you will see the gemstones I am currently using including freshwater pearls, lapis lazuli, rose quartz (one of Pantone's two colors of the year this year) and amethyst.
This new jewelry collection is called Little Luxuries because of it is a petite version of original "Luxury" Collection. Each component is, as always, made in my studio in both a smaller size ring and a smaller diameter wire. The result is a wonderfully luxurious and dainty piece of jewelry, perfect for you or for gifting. You can see the entire collection, including the tiny earrings with gemstones, by going to the Little Luxuries Collection here.
I am Laura Teague, a metal smith, knitter and sewist living and working in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and traveling the western US whenever I can!