As you may or may not know (now you will), I love colour. It gives me life! I implement it in my jewellery whenever I can and it generally makes me super happy. I'm one of those annoying people who can never say what my favourite colour is, because I just love them all. And I'm not just talking about the standard blue, green, yellow and orange. I mean I love the orchids, fuchsias, siennas, cyans and corals. My love goes deep.
So I decided to write about it in this here blog, Bohemian Butterfly Musings. Each post will be dedicated to one colour and everything that is awesome about it, from interesting facts, a little bit of history and even the lovely Bohemian Butterfly jewellery pieces that feature it. You’re welcome.
So let’s start with an all time fav, blue. I would be willing to bet that this is probably the top answer whenever that question “what’s your favourite colour?” is asked. Blue just appeals doesn’t it? It's probably because we associate it with a lot of things that give us a sense of calm, like the sky and the ocean. That said, it's kind of ironic that we have used the colour as a way of describing feeling down. Nevertheless, it is according to some studies, the most popular colour in the world, and rightly so.
Interestingly, blue, although ever visible in the sky and the ocean, is actually the least common colour found in nature. A lot of the things we have named as blue actually aren’t. For example, blueberries aren’t blue at all, they’re purple. And blue whales? Well they’re more grey than blue. Interesting….
Lapis lazuli is a well known blue semiprecious stone, but did you know that it was used to create ‘ultramarine’, a rather expensive pigment used in Renaissance art. It was so expensive for painters that only the most important subjects were painted featuring the colour. For example, in the Renaissance period, the Virgin Mary was arguably one of, if not the most, important subject painted, and she is often seen wearing blue.
I personally love to work with blue, not only because it has such mass appeal but because it lends itself perfectly to a beach boho vibe when it comes to jewellery. It can also look incredibly regal for more elaborate statement pieces. Click HERE to see Bohemian Butterfly pieces featuring the colour blue.
These are a few of my favourite Bohemian Butterfly pieces that I created with different blue coloured semiprecious stones, you can click the images to see each item in more detail.
The ORACLE earrings in Lapis Lazuli and Rose Quartz
The FOR KEEPS necklace in Turquoise
The HIGH TIDE necklace in mixed blue semiprecious stones
So, what's your verdict? Do you also favour blue? Does it make you feel calm and inspire peace for you. Or would you rather yellow, green or purple? Well, the good news is, I will be highlighting all of those colours and more in future posts, so make sure to stay tuned.