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The Colour Purple

This is part of a series of posts about colour.  This month I am focusing on the colour purple.

Beautiful purple necklace with handmade glass beads by Julie Frahm

Purple is such a calm, soothing colour, and from my experience, purple is one of the colours most bought as a gift for someone else.  I think that’s because it is really hard to dislike the colour purple.  If you are going to wear purple, it will go with a lot of other colours – red, brown, yellow, blue, black, pink.  It looks great on most people, and it’s extremely versatile.

The tricky thing is that there are many, many different shades of purple.  If you ask me to make you a purple necklace, there will be dozens of rods of glass that I can choose from.  Luckily, they all look great together!

I recently made this purple necklace, with lots of different shades of purple. It attracted a lot of attention when I put it out on display at the Flinders Street Market, and the first person to try it on ended up buying it.  A beautiful necklace, with a lot of really interesting beads on it. I enjoyed putting it together.

Next week I’ll start showing you some colours that look great with purple.