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Complimentary Color Scheme Challenge

Today is the start of our third Color Challenge! This is the Complimentary Color Challenge! This Section of the Challenge runs for 4 weeks from February 5th to March 5th.

Complementary Colors are colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as blue and orange, red and green, purple and yellow. You can find some bold combinations when working in opposites! It didn't come naturally to me when I started working on my example. I had to remind myself that Challenging was the name of the game! I find complimentary colors hard to take in large bright doses. So I found myself making 4 quick simple designs with just a few elements in a effort to banish my compliment complaint.
The Top image, uses an orange stoneware clay and recycled glass bulls eye pendant and a piece of a glass bottle which I tumbled a while back and my friend Staci drilled for me. Very bold indeed!

This second focal is one of my green bursts. I tried to take the normal Christmas colors and give a spring feel, but no luck! My husband called it a wreath ;-) It is fun to wear!

In this next necklace, I took yellow and purple, and tried to soften them up a bit. I used pale mustard yellow and soft translucent purple glass beads.
Lastly I have this blue and orange linen necklace. I love this style, and I actually made this one first. In this one, the blue is strong and the orange is paler.
I can't wait to see what everyone makes in for this Challenge!

To enter your work for a chance to win beautiful Clay beads by Beads-of-Clay members, please add your photos to the Beads of Clay Flickr group.
Please label your photo with the color scheme you have used. Example: Complimentary- Orange-Blue. This is how I will know that you are playing along!
On March 5th a random winner will be chosen from all the entries in the Complimentary color group.
Entries need to include at least one clay bead or button. Entries can be a Clay bead or Button. Entries do not have to be jewelry.
There is still time to Enter your Analogous Designs in the challenge. The Analogous section of the Challenge Closes on February 19th
To see the entire time line and links to great tools to help you choose your colors-- check out this Blog post--http://beads-of-clay.blogspot.com/2010/01/beads-of-clay-blog-color-challenge.html

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