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31 Days: Color – Day 2: Orange is the New Orange

I love orange.

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I’m from Tennessee, where orange is the unofficial state color, so I’ve always liked it, especially in the fall during football season. But now, it is BB’s favorite color, so I have developed a fuller appreciation of this warm shade.

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It’s the color of his room,

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the majority of his clothes,

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and his first color choice for almost everything.

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(Except jelly beans. He always seeks out the brown ones because “Cappuccino” is his favorite. Go figure.)

So I’ve been wanting to make an orange necklace for a while now – at least since last fall.

Do you know the hardest color of vintage beads to find? Yep, orange.

But I finally did – in the form of a bracelet – last week at our local thrift store.

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I tried them out with sterling silver wire, but their warm shade seemed to want to pair up with gold instead.

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It took a few tries to get the design just right – and I ended up figuring out a new technique in the process.

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I really want to get to work, adding some new pieces to the shop.

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But this one is going to be just for me. (Go Big Orange!)

And hello to all you visiting 31 Dayers! So fun to check out your topics and posts. Good luck to all of you this month!

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This post is part of a 31 day series. Find all the posts in this series here.

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12 thoughts on “31 Days: Color – Day 2: Orange is the New Orange

  1. Thanks to my boys, orange has become one of my favorite colors too! It is warm AND cheery, like you :) I love the necklace and think you made the right choice going with the gold chain. Great job!

  2. Love that his favorite flavor of jelly bean is cappuccino! What a hoot that guy is. :) When you say local are you talking SPCA or goodwill? Either way I do love both, I just find more “interesting” things at the SPCA.

    1. Yes, SPCA is interesting – that’s where I found these. R&R is my favorite for clothes – great prices and interesting finds – and Goodwill has good jewelry.

  3. orange is fun color…I saw several burnt orange bridesmaid dresses in a bridal shop window today…and I was like wow! I wish I would have thought of orange when I was married 28 yrs ago…but purple is my favorite color and so I went with lilac.

  4. This is going to be fun to see what you do with the colors! I love them, which you’ll notice in my photographs. My husband does photography full-time and one of his biggest complaints about my photos is that they’re too colorful. That’s just tooooo bad. But don’t tell him I said that!

    Nancy

  5. Love this necklace! And the subject! What a fun 31 Days Project!

    I’m doing one on 15 second tiny films. Come on over and check it out if you want!

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