Hello Beautiful Beaders,
Recently the Pantone colour institute announced that the 2018 colour of the year is PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, an exciting shade from the purple people family.
Purple hues have long been found to hold energising properties, often used in the decor of Spas and the lighting of meditation rooms.
Boots the Chemist redesigned their stores back in the late 1990’s with a pale lavender accent throughout, all because purple is supposed to be a colour which not only calms but evokes consumerism in people…..errr….Caroline, where’s that tin of purple paint gone….ha ha!
Purple is also said to have mystical qualities – remember seeing violet coloured wizard costumes in many books and films? Ironically it’s also supposed to signify ecclesiastical dignity, and Catholic bishops used to wear purple amethyst rings, which they would kiss, believing the stones would prevent mystical intoxication.
Purple Amethyst are said to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions. These semi-precious stones are the traditional birthstone of February and also the stone of St. Valentine and faithful love, so get down to our store and get beading because love is in the air next week and nothing says I love you like a hand crafted gift. ❤️❤️❤️
At Riverside Beads we use energising amethyst stones and violet crystals all the time to create stunning, eye catching pieces, as well as having hundreds of other violet hued beads in stone, acrylic and glass available. There’s going to be a purple haze in the high street fashion stores, so make sure you’ve stocked up on this year’s trend setting stones, beads and cords.
In fact why not make my beautiful purple kit option of the lava stone essential oil diffuser bracelet to create the ultimate sensory accessory? I’m excited and energised just thinking about it! Click here to buy it now.
Speaking of my lava beads you get a chance to watch me talking about them on Create and Craft TV this week? If not then you can catch up here.
In other news we were over the (mystical purple) moon to receive a Highly Commended award from the International (yes that’s INTERNATIONAL!!!) Craft Awards 2017 in the category for Best Local Independent Store in the Midlands. Thank you to each and every one of our lovely customers who took the time to nominate us and to vote for us. Cue proud shop owner….beaming!
That’s all I’ve got time for this week. Hope to see some of you in store on the 24th February for our newest Silver Clay ring workshop. It’s going to be very, very special. Hope you can make it.
Until then, happy beading!
To see Donna on Create and Craft TV go to Freesat 813 Virgin 748 Freeview 23 Sky 674