How to Choose Color for your Latest Designs & Sapphire for September

This month is how to choose bead color for your jewelry and September's gem, sapphire. Scroll down, or click one of the links below.

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Choosing Bead Color for the Home Jewelry Maker
Sapphire: September's Gemstone
Sapphire's Expensive - Use Chalcedony instead for August!
How to Make a Killing Selling Bead Jewelry
15% Discount

Choosing Bead Color for the Home Jewelry Maker

The colors you choose for your clothes and in your home, say a lot about you - they reveal what’s in your head and your innermost feelings and emotions. They are part of your personality. It’s likely you have one color that dominates – think what your favorite color is?

However, then you design jewelry for profit, don’t let your personal likes influence what you make. Look into the coming fashion and put colors together than are popular - so will sell better.

Each color creates an effect on other people and has a meaning – like some colors have a religious and spiritual significance:

What will be Hot for Autumn 2012

Apparently dress designers are being inspired this fall by witches, warlocks, fantasy and magical potions. This brings a mix of dark colors with vivid bright and neutrals – an escapism of color. Lorraine Cannell of TheBeadQueen has noticed there is already an abundance of burgundy in the fashion stores.

Pantone, in conjunction with New York Fashion Week, reveal the top 10 fashion colors for the fall of 2012:

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The top colors for women's fashion for fall 2012 are:
PANTONE 19-4056 Olympian Blue
PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango
PANTONE 18-5338 Ultramarine Green
PANTONE 17-4014 Titanium
PANTONE 15-1142 Honey Gold
PANTONE 18-2133 Pink Flambe
PANTONE 16-3817 Rhapsody
PANTONE 14-1506 Rose Smoke
PANTONE 19-1012 French Roast
PANTONE 14-0445 Bright Chartreuse

The top colors for men's fashion for fall 2012 are:
PANTONE 19-1012 French Roast
PANTONE 15-1142 Honey Gold
PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango
PANTONE 18-5338 Ultramarine Green
PANTONE 17-4014 Titanium
PANTONE 19-1652 Rhubarb
PANTONE 14-0445 Bright Chartreuse
PANTONE 16-3304 Sea Fog
PANTONE 12-0304 Whitecap Gray

Shopping for beads by color

When looking for a particular color bead, just use the online store’s search facility – key the color you want into the box!

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Sapphire: September's Gemstone

Sapphire is the birthstone for September, and is chemically and structurally the same as ruby, an aluminum oxide. However, where rubies are only red, sapphires come in every color but red: blue, golden yellow, reddish-orange, or violet. The most valuable sapphires have a vivid royal blue color. Some sapphires do change their colors between blue and violet depending on the light.

Sapphires are extremely durable, only diamonds are harder. Sapphires are generally cut into cushions, rounded rectangle or oval shapes. However, fancy sapphires may be triangles, squares, marquises, pear shapes, cabochon cut, or smooth domes. Sapphire is the anniversary stone for the 5th and 45th years of marriage.

Dark blue and lilac sapphire is said to enhance ones creativity while guarding against distraction. It is also good for sexual relationships because it tends create deep bonding between people and brings loyalty.

Light blue sapphire is the inspiration stone. It helps to bring new thoughts and makes one feel excited and full.

Green sapphire brings a lucky sense to ones life for it allows things to run smoothly.

Orange works on a totally different level by not allowing you to deceive yourself. It makes you look at things in their basic form without distorting it to conform to what you want it to be. Brings true knowledge - a good stone for students, teachers, writers and researchers.

Pink sapphire allows one to surrender to another for the good of the all.

White sapphire helps you take care of yourself and to tend to your personal needs. Yellow sapphire connects you to the total you with all of your inner knowledge. It also helps you to see what you do not know so you can look for an answer, rather than believing you already know the answer.

Sapphire's Expensive - Use Chalcedony instead for August!

Blue chalcedony can look similar to sapphire at a fraction of the cost. Although a very fine-grained variety of quartz. It has a waxy luster with a compact fibrous structure. Natural chalcedony is usually grayish blue and sometimes with hints of pink, however it can be color enhanced to light blue. It is said that chalcedony was used as a sacred stone by the Native Americas, promoting stability within the ceremonial activities of the tribe. Chalcedony is thought to augment emotional balance, vitality, stamina, endurance, kindness, charity and friendliness. It also supposedly alleviates hostilities, irritability and melancholy.

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