Monday, July 23, 2012

Pretty Patterns plus an Earring Card Idea

We use a lot of tissues in our house with allergies and sinus problems. Normally the tissue boxes are quite boring so we hide them in the ready-made boxes. But lately I've noticed the boxes are much nicer with pretty patterns and colors. I think I will be using these to make cute earring cards suggested in a recent blog post at Rings N Things. Check out the post by clicking this link.



Are you having trouble with putting colors together in your jewlery? Search your house for unexpected colors and patterns. I found some great ones in my kitchen towels, dishes, my daughter's summer dresses, purses, and even my shower cap.



You might even be inspired by the colors and patterns of your bed sheets or sofa pillows, or even store-bought thank you notes.



Still not inspired? Check out Design Seeds for some amazing color palettes.

6 comments:

Shirley said...

That is a GREAT idea!! Thanks for sharing. I love Design Seeds, they are so inspirational!

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

Designs are all around us aren't they....cool ideas. :)

MaryL said...

I've noticed the boxes of tissues being really beautiful this last year...I shop for Eric's mother once a week and always make sure she has a very pretty box of tissues! :) I had also thought of using them for ACT blanks or even accordion book covers? :)

Patti Van said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the DIY link! I am definetly inspired!

Katalina Jewelry said...

Great ideas for inspiration seeking! Thanks for the link!

Sharyl said...

Great idea! I wrote a blog entry on doing this with magazine covers a while back but didn't publish it. May have to dig that up. Like you, I think that taking a look at colors graphic artists have already put together is very helpful when designing jewelry (or other color projects, like room design or clothing!) Love the tissue box idea! --Sharyl ~ Sharyl's Jewelry