Pantone has announced their Color of the Year for 2020 and it’s a sophisticated hue that’s sure to work perfectly in jewelry designs: Classic Blue. This is an enduring and timeless color that we as designers can rely on to enhance our jewelry designs as we step into a new decade. We have plenty of inspiration for using this color in your projects, plus a giveaway!
Classic Blue Bead Mixes
Let’s start with some bead mixes that will make your Classic Blue dreams come true. Our Jesse James Beads Design Elements Bead Mix in Sapphire Sea includes the regal blue tone that will put your designs over the top in style. We also have great Artbeads Designer Blends featuring the color. Try our Artbeads Vision Designer Gemstone Blend and our Artbeads Bluebird Designer Seed Bead Blend. Remember, you can shop for more jewelry-making supplies by the Classic Blue color on our website here.
Design Studio Inspiration
Classic Blue is a beautiful color all on its own and we have some lovely inspiration for making jewelry designs that feature bold blue style in our Design Studio. Our Grecian Mosaic bracelet combines Miyuki Tila beads, a Swarovsic Crystal Designer Blend, and TOHO Demi Round Beads in a stunning multi-strand look. Swarovski pearls in Iridescent Dark Blue and an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend come together in our Selene bracelet for a double flat spiral stitch design that’s sure to draw attention.
If you want to combine Classic Blue with other colors, silver and white are timeless choices. Our Giverny jewelry set features Swarovski’s Majestic Blue crystals paired with the perfect Grace Lampwork beads and crystal pearls in the silvery Iridescent Dove Grey. The Blue Flame necklace gets creative with silver tube beads and a Lapis Lazuli pendant in unique, wavy shapes. Cynthia’s Misty Fjords bracelet is a winter wonder, pairing blue CzechMates Tile Beads with metallic silver daggers in an unforgettable bead weaving design. The Star Gazer necklace is another great example of the elegance of Classic Blue paired with the dazzle of silver and white tones.
Another favorite combo with Classic Blue is copper and rose gold. It adds something striking and unexpected to jewelry styles. Our Blush and Blue necklace adds sweet flower dangles to this cute color palette, while our Grand Canyon Falls bracelet keeps it simple with a basic stringing pattern of spacers and Czech glass rondelles. For more inspiration, take a peek at our Blue Heather Color Party.
Time for a Giveaway!
We have fallen in love with this color and we’re sure you have, too. You could win some beautiful beads and silk cord inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year during our giveaway! To enter, click here. Make sure to enter by the night of Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020. Good luck!
Are you obsessed with Classic Blue like we are? Let us know in the comments below!