by Kristal Wick, Author, Designer, Instructor and Swarovski Crystal Ambassador,
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
I have to admit, color is my #1 fave part of jewelry design. Everything else ties with 2nd place and there's no 3rd! When writing my first best seller, ''Fabulous Fabric Beads,'' I spent a lot of time putting together sample color pallets showing mixtures of different colors of beads and discussing the various shades and combinations that make up the whole effect. Color is what puzzles designers the most. I'm asked about color more than any other topic and although I do believe color selection comes naturally easier for some designers than others, you can train your eye to look for certain aspects of colors and learn to blend a satisfactory palette every time. Or, you can take the easy path and purchase ''Swarovski color packs'' already put together for you!