Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Softer Side of Grey

I have a confession to make...  I've never been a big fan of neutrals, especially grey.  I've long associated grey with those cold, dark days of November that signal the start of winter.  But lately, I've been seeing that grey has a softer, more romantic side too.  Grey can be elegant and sweet and full of life.  After all, as the children's saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers".  Without the grey rain clouds, we wouldn't have those beautiful (colourful) spring flowers I love so much. 

Rain Cloud - Polymer Clay and Silver Collier by Cat's Wire 

So it's time to celebrate grey - or gray.  Whichever way you spell it, I think you will agree, these handmade pieces are soft and beautiful.

Grey Pearl Bracelet by Ava Designs

Dark Grey Sterling Silver Earrings by RFefie Collection

Blue Grey Freshwater Pearl Beaded Earrings by Bead Origami

Black and White Butterfly Necklace by Art Jewelry by Dawn 

Featuring artisan handmade creations by the Starving Artists Jewelry Team, the SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current shop owner members can be found at and here on ArtFire.


mcstoneworks said...

Gorgeous shades of gray. Love Dawn's butterfly pendant.

Carole said...

I like to pair gray with other soft colors, like pink or lilac.

Anonymous said...

I like grey a lot, I think it looks so posh, Ava's bracelet looks mouth watering.

Jeanne/J3Jewelry said...

Oh I love gray in jewelry and clothing... all the shades there, they can go with soooo many things; and as I'm fashion-challenged, that helps a lot! lol
Beautiful grays here today. I absolutely love that bracelet!

Rita alias alatvian said...

Great finds!

Cat said...

I love grey, always have.
You picked some great items, I'm honored that my necklace is there, too.

BeadSire said...

Grey is my black, I love it and wear a lot of it, fabulous colour and you have selected some wonderful pieces which would compliment any outfit!

StudioDTQ said...

What elegant, timeless creations are here!

I don't wear black but like to use gray in my entance setting palletes. Dove or light gray to me denotes a softenss to defuse and lighten the mood while charcoal gray denotes an bold, mysterious edge; not as crisply stark as black, but it still has a vibrant presence. Almost like taking black and blurring it- a black car moving quickly in the corner of your eye. I love grays!

Any way you slice it, gray is a vivacious, mood enhancing color. BTW, I am really partial to Ava Designs pearl bracelet- tres elegant!

AMDesignsbyAngela said...

I love is truly a neutral with tons of versatility.
Your grey selections are beautiful and Ava's grey pearl bracelet is a stunner!

tjrjewellery said...

Grey is a sophisticated colour to me - beautiful selections!

Tasha said...

I have a soft spot for grey myself - the lighter shade of black (which is my comfort colour).

And beautiful examples of work from the team.

Beadorigami said...

Gorgeous grays! I love the light and dark contrasting shades of gray in Eva's bracelet. Thanks for mentioning my pearl earrings :)

DawninCal said...

I posted a comment yesterday, but it looks like it didn't take.

I love grays from light to dark, especially paired with pink or red. It's a nice change from black as it's not as stark.

Lovely selection of work from the team - thank you for including the butterfly pendant!

Bonnie said...

These are such soothing pieces of jewelry. I really like the understated elegance of grey. It is like wearing sterling silver jewelry but with more of an individual statement.