Friday 28 June 2013

* Blushes*

I think I'm going a bit girlie. 

My favourite colour up until recently has always been a bold, bright red. And I thought I wasn't alone there.  I'm convinced I had heard or read something stating that red was the most popular colour amongst women, but a quick google told me otherwise... apparently it's blue. Same as the fellas. 

Scarlet red glass and sterling silver handcrafted earrings

Whilst hunting around for this mystical piece of research I'd once read, I did find out that  women see red differently to men. Where she sees crimson, burgundy, and tomato. He sees red. Just plain ol' red. Apparently the reason men can't see the many variations, is something to do with the X chromosome-and women have two X chromosomes, blah blah (sorry, can you tell I did a psychology degree?). 

Chalcedony and rose quartz earrings
But anyway the point I was getting to is that I'm not finding red so appealing anymore. In fact, whilst I still do like it...(lots) (especially those velvet crimson red beads up there)  I think I'm being swayed to the dark side... or is it the light side ... well, you know erm, the pink side. 

Up until now I've never been a big fan of pink; probably because of it's gender associations. I'm even part of the Pink Stinks group on facebook. And having two girls made me even less inclined to it. Luckily my two have never had that pink thing. You know, where they have to have the pink cup. Or have to dress head to toe in a symphony of pinks. Bleugh. Shopping for girls clothes and toys has always got my back up... why does it all have to be bloomin pink?!

But, these days I'm being gently swayed towards it. 

Waterfall bead earrings

Maybe it's because I keep coming across all these lovely (and I mean really lovely) beads.
Maybe it's because these days I'm thinking about jewellery colours that look good on me (and other people) rather than just my favourite hues.
Maybe it's a fashion thing.
Maybe it's just because....

Pretty pink crystal earrings
But I've noticed pinks creeping into my designs more and more. 

Stacking rings - lavender and pink

I'm thinking it could be a summer thing, and I'll be back onto the rich reds and purples again when winter comes round again, but for now I'm in the pink.

In the interests of research I would be really interested to know what your favourite colour is... please leave a comment below if you have a minute. 


  1. Beautiful reds! They look great with the silver.
    I'm also a fairly recent convert to the pink side which is surprising as I never really liked it for years but it does look really good with copper as well as silver :D

  2. Thanks Tracey, I know what you mean about pink and copper. So lovely and summery too..

  3. I love all colours, but I tend to go for greens. I am surprised to see how much of it I have. I love browns and greys too. Pink goes with so much and there are so many shades of it - something for everyone I think.

    Lovely blog!

    Jacqueline x


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