Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What's It To Hue? Tuesday - REVEAL!

Welcome to What's It To Hue? Tuesday - REVEAL!

I've enjoyed all my reading and posting about pink and green. So what's it to YOU!? What do the colors mean to you?

Peridot is my birthstone. I used to abhor it in the earlier years of my life. I felt it was the cheapest birthstone and ugly! I mean geesh - how lucky were the folks who had diamonds and rubies and emeralds for their birthstones!?!?! But somewhere in my late 20's I found a new affection for it. And now I really love it. I think the color is gorgeous and practically goes with everything. I love that shade of green.

Pink is my favorite color. It took me a while to come into my pink. Even though I really liked the color, I felt like it was too cliche for a woman to like pink so much. I guess it would be true to say I was embarrassed that pink was my favorite color. Over the years, when asked my favorite color, I would hesitate, name a few colors, but be generally be non-committal to a favorite color. I think it wasn't until I was about half way into my beading passion and realized I had more pink beads than any other color that I realized something was up! Also, as the years went on, more and more pink continued to creep into my closets a drawers. Eight years ago, I drooled over this blanket in Target for months before I broke down and bought it - finally allowing myself to love its pinkness.

(Note: cute dog was not included with the purchase of the blanket, but she sure is great company in my bead room!)
Today I am a proud lover of pink!

In my original What's It To Hue? post, I mentioned that when I thought of pink & green together my mind went immediately to preppy thoughts. But when I started playing around with my beads, I was thrilled with how the colors looked together.

Some simple earrings.

From La Bella Joya's Carnivale pendant tutorial!

As my son put it: "Oh, is this an upgrade of the earrings you usually make?" LOL - I love him.

And as I was signing into my blog post today - I suddenly noticed I used a pink and green bracelet as part of my banner!

This is from about a year and a half ago when I was veritably obsessed with making St. Petersburg stitched bracelets!

If you played along - please feel free to leave a link! I'd love to hear your thoughts and see your pink and green creations!

In closing - here are some final findings on a couple of pink and green gemstones and their healing properties!

Jade aids the body’s filtration and elimination organs. It is great for treating kidney problems and adrenal glands. Jade removes toxins, assists fertility and childbirth and balances body fluids.

Peridot fosters emotional balance, and helps us heal from past emotional wounds. It clears the path way to the heart and heals damaged egos.

Rose Quartz restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Calming and reassuring, it helps to comfort in times of grief.

Rhodochrosite is a stone that integrates physical and spiritual energies, stimulating love and passion while energizing the soul. Rhodochrosite opens the heart, lifting depression and encouraging a positive and cheerful outlook.


  1. One of my nieces loves pink--she picks a "descriptive" so she doesn't have to say pink--Her favorite color is "Honeysuckle"..It used to be "cotton candy"...LOL! I say if you like pink be proud of it..Everyone has "their" color. Mine is Blue-- My birthstone is an Emerald---LOL! used to hate mine too! Those earrings are great-- I can see them in many colors but they look lovely in the greens and pinks.

  2. Those are really cute. Love the earrings. I know what you mean about hating your birthstone. Mine is November and topaz. Hated it when I was little, now, I see the potential in the color. Here's my post for What's it to Hue.


  3. Oh AMY I love love love the earring upgrade. I have been so wanting to pair this combo for myself but haven't yet found the perfect beads.


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