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One Tough Ombre
by: Dwyn Tomlinson
The other trend that is hot this year is "ombre" - shaded colours. (Especially the hair - love the ombre hair! Anyone think I should try the ombre hair?)
Now - I've always been fond of shaded colours - the current trend in neon colours is - IMHO - a flash in the pan. I like bright - but the neon is a like a perky house guest - fun for a few days - but by the end of the weekend - you're relieved to see them leave.
Not so with ombre - which is a look I will happy wear in fashion or out. Because, in case you hadn't noticed - I'm not a slave to fashion. Rather like the aforementioned perky house guest - me and fashion agree to disagree. I think it is amusing but takes itself way too seriously. I'm sure fashion thinks I'm an irrelevant old fool and too stodgy for words.
Anyway - our friends over at Dakota Stones put together a really nice ombre pinterest board, and it got me to thinking. What about ombre metal?
So this simple design is two colours of rolo chain, seamlessly linked together. I was going to do the matte silver chain as well - but decided I really liked the two shiny chains.
I think the idea definitely has some possibilities for use with some of the other chain colours and textures as well.
The end result is a nice simple look that you can wear anywhere - but with the addition of our new, HUGE bail - you can add a pendant. I haven't come up with a pendant yet - but I'm working on one - when I get it done - I'll show it to you. (It's based on one of my lampwork beads - so it will have to just be a jumping off point for you.)
Anyway - the take away is: ombre isn't just about beads - you can shade colours in metal too!
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|Qty: 63|| s34386 Chain - 7 mm Rolo Chain - Gothic Silver (Inch)|
(the "dark" chain - pretty close to gunmetal colour - 63 in or 160 cm. )
|Price: $ 0.50|
|Qty: 15|| s34389 Chain - 7 mm Rolo Chain - Rhodium (Inch)|
(the "light" chain in the centre - approx 40 cm or 15 inches)
|Price: $ 0.70|
|Qty: 1|| s36467 Findings - Bails - Huge Floral Bail w Loop - Silvertone (1)|
(optional - for adding a pendant)
|Price: $ 4.55|
|Sorry - this item|
|Qty: 1||23440049 Findings - Clasps - Lobster - Humongus Lobster Claw - Gunmetal||Price: $ 2.23|
|Qty: 2||22801264 Findings - Jumprings - 20 mm/ID 14.5 mm Open Round - Gunmetal||Price: $ 0.42|
|Qty: 1|| 22801015-03 Findings - Jumprings - 7 mm Open Round - Gunmetal (10 grams)|
(You need a "normal" sized jumpring to attach the clasp to the big one)
|Price: $ 1.43|
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