Friday, January 6, 2017

We're All Ears :: January Inspiration

Happy New Year ear peeps!

The December We're All Ears was our fun annual Use Your Leftovers challenge. I promised a giveaway of some earring components....the random winner is......

Congratulations! I will contact you and put together a fun package of some earring-making fun just for you!


For January I am going to keep true to form for the annual Color of the Year challenge.

Want to see the challenges from the past?   2015     +      2016

So...have you seen what the color of 2017 is? Say hello to.....

According to the Pantone website
A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.
Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.
Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront - it is an omnipresent hue around the world.
A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.

I don't know about you, but I am ready for new beginnings.

What I like most about this color is that it is called 'nature's neutral.' This is the green that is so prevalent in the world (of course, not now, as it is blanketed in white, at least where I live). This seems like a very hope-full color, and I think that we can all use a bit more hope in our lives. It feels fresh and lush and all-encompassing. 

Pantone created a set of 10 different color palettes, all of which feature the color Greenery. They say that this color can be paired with everything from neutrals and pastels, brights and deeper shades as well as metallics. 

Here are my favorites:

These are endlessly fascinating palettes and I can see myself happily creating in these colors for the entirety of 2017
I am off to find some beads to match the palettes!

What colors do YOU like from the 2017 Pantone Spring color forecast?
What will you be wearing - or creating with - in the coming year?

Create your best GREENERY earrings and then come back and share your earrings at our blog hop on Friday, January 13th!


  1. I have already worked out a greenery necklace, so I'll create some earrings too. Count me in

  2. Erin, I'm with you on the favorites. They are all rich and full, and so different one from the other. Thank you for sharing these! Love the greenery.

  3. I could work with any of these palettes; particularly like the Moody Blooms.

  4. Greenery, love it! Thanks for sharing!