Monday, June 6, 2011

Jecru (No not J. Crew)

Some new beads by Roberta Warshaw
Some new beads, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.
I recently bought a book (yes another book. I can't stop, yes it's a problem).

The book is called "Patterns in Polymer" by Julie Picarello. At first I was a little disappointed because it is about Mokume Gane in polymer clay and I am just not quite there yet. It looks interesting to me but complicated. Perhaps sometime I will give it a try but not right now.

What I did find was an amazing color she has created. It is called Jecru and it has as its base ecru. But Julie adds some punch to the color that really has to be seen in person to be appreciated.

Yes, it is an ivory-like color. I have tried making ivory colors before but they always seemed very flat to me. Julie's formula adds translucent and pearl in varying amounts and the result is a very versatile and stunning color.

I am using it on these beads you see here. She also adds it to colors for a muted effect that enhances the package colors in a simple yet effective way. In other words, it is not a complicated mixing process and all your colors relate since they have the Jecru in them.

I have some in the oven now in which I mixed some Jecru in with turquoise. The color is quite stunning in its raw state. I hope it keeps its color. I'll see in a bit and take some pictures for you.


MÂȘ Reyes said...

Las perlas formidables, estoy esperando a ver las que tienes en el horno, para apreciar estos nuevos colores. Besos

Crazy Mama said...

i really like the look of your beads. you definitely have a style that is your very own. your work is always so clean and sharp. very nice!

Roberta Warshaw said...

Thanks all!

Anonymous said...

I really like those beads! Nice, clean lines!

Lori said...

I Found some great sites and recipes for mixing a Good Ivory. Once you get it down you use it often or at Least I do..Those beads are awesome. I love the style!