Items Of The Week: Black

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

1. Black Agate Necklace by Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals

2. Black Hanging Sign by FrameYourStory from Frameyourstory 

3. Black Marble Desk Set by Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit 

Meerkat – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Meerkat.

Pantone #16-1438
Meerkat
A highly adaptable toasty burnished brown

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Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Meerkat! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

Nancy from EponasCrystals says this long tassel necklace with hand knotted toasty brown glass pearls. A stylish version of the trendy tassel necklace.

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mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 said This Impulse Craft Iron On Transfer 00316 Matte Finish Brown Bears Love Is New In Package T Shirt Design would be a great craft project to capture the Meerkat color:

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Margie from ZenCatPottery states Pantone’s Fall/Winter color, “Meerkat,” is a lovely warm brown. It is a fabulous neutral. In fashion, especially, it will go with practically anything you have in your closet! These copper butterfly earrings will do just that – go with anything in your closet. They will bring warmth and movement to your face, as well.

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Meerkat – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018 board!

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Up In The Air

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign

Is your head always in the clouds? Do you dream of flying on a dragon’s back? Are you an aeroplane geek? Whatever takes your fancy, be it balloons, kites, birds or flying technology, get ready for lift off as we head up in the air.

The Christmas in July team share what items they have that are related to things ‘Up In The Air’.

mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says

Hot air balloons are a wonderful escape from the everyday.
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Hot Air Balloon Cross Stitch Pattern

spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt says

There are many items in our shop that could be considered for the theme … Up in the Air. We have song birds, ducks, and butterflies that have been hand burned and/or carved and/or painted, depending upon the item. So, it was hard choosing which one to highlight. I chose this butterfly and floral sculpture because it is one of my favorite items. I love the contrast colors of yellow and black on the swallowtail butterfly. I also love its hues of pink on the hibiscus flower.
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Hibiscus with Swallowtail Wood sculpture

Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says

I have called this large oil painting the “Forest Spirit”. I painted a bird and a tree that are connected to the background of the blue sky and clouds. This is a little surrealistic picture and presents the tree in a somewhat abstract way, which is also the texture of the canvas and the tree leaf structure. All these elements intermingle. The colors of sky and nature are calming. The picture is very decorative and creates an atmosphere of relaxation. It will be a great decoration of the living room wall or another representative interior.
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Bird Tree Forest Oil Painting

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says

I take what nature provides and turn it into beautiful jewelry to wear and love. This bracelet has a buttery soft brown leather with sunflower yellow Czech glass flower beads, turquoise leaf beads, blue Czech glass bird beads, and tiny seed beads in coordinating colors.
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Flower and Bird Bracelet

Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says

While I’m afraid of heights I still love seeing the vast array of hot air balloons that come in so many colors and styles. So, when I came upon this fabric it screamed make me into a dog bandana!!
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Hot Air Balloons Dog Bandana

Mairi from mairidesign says

The dragonfly symbolizes change and the perspective of self realization, representing an emotional maturity of wisdom, transformation and adaptability. As a creature of the wind, it reminds us to go beyond what we see on the surface and look deeper into the implications and aspects of life – but to keep a light, positive outlook even in our darkest moments. Enjoy this stained glass dragonfly as it catches the sun in your room or garden.
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Dragonfly Stake for Flower Pot

Margie Sarrao from ZenCatPottery says

The weather is turning cold here now in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, but I have a Butterfly Bush in my front yard. It is FILLED with butterflies all summer long. And, I already miss the summer. These porcelain earrings are handmade in my ceramic studio and fired 2 times, to temperatures over 6,000*F(0ver 1090*C).

Porcelain butterfly stud earrings

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says

When my head is in the clouds, I hope to come back and record the inspired thoughts before they disappear. Our folding nameplate includes a space to store a pen inside of the nameplate to keep it from walking off when you step away from your desk or it may be placed in a hole drilled in the top of the nameplate to have it ready at a moments notice. When you have your head in the clouds, have your pen at the ready, you never know what dreams may come. Personalization is included in the cost of our products with any of our designs, using any font we have available, and we also offer additional gift services including gift wrap and gift cards for shipping directly to your gift recipient. Make every gift giving opportunity into an inspired gift giving experience in our shop @DesignstheLimit.

Personalized nameplate

 

Items Of The Week: Global Nomad

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign

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Sargasso Sea – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Sargasso Sea.

PANTONE 19-4031
Sargasso Sea
Boundless and fathomless blue mooring the palette.

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Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Sargasso Sea! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

Margie Sarrao from ZenCatPottery says:

Sargasso Sea is a gorgeous deep navy. I have used the ceramic technique known as “sgraffito” to decorate this spoon rest. Sgraffito is scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color. In this case I scratched through a layer of dark blue slip (liquid clay) to reveal the white clay beneath.

Sgraffito has been used on walls in Europe since classical times and was popularized in Italy in the 15th and 16th centuries. It can even be found in African art! Sgraffito is my favorite technique for decorating pottery because I love color and because it gives me a chance to draw freely, without following/tracing a pattern.

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zizzybob from zizzybob says:

A very popular thing to do when in Key West Florida is to take a sunset cruise. This card represents that. It would also make a great card for any sailing fans.

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mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says:

This fat quarter embodies the essence of Sargasso Sea, with it’s boundless blue! Use this fabric for quilting, doll making, general sewing, or kids crafts.

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Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Sargasso Sea – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018 board!

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Items Of The Week: Hollywood Glam

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign

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Quetzal Green – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Quetzal Green.

PANTONE #18-5025
Quetzal Green
A deep elegant blue-green hue suggestive of rich plumage.

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Quetzal Green! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says this Creative Cuts Tote Kit features the color Quetzal Green.

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Frances from supplysideeconomics said here are vintage buttons in Quetzal Green.

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Margie from ZenCatPottery states the vintage African trade beads in this earring are fabulous Quetzal Green (which I would call teal)! I had 2 of these FABULOUS authentic African trade beads left and I wanted to make earrings that were a bit “ethnic” looking but that also had great sway and movement. I think earrings should move when you walk, don’t you?!?

I love true vintage trade beads because of their history. Between the 15th and 20th centuries, as new trade routes were established between Africa and Europe, trade beads were used as currency. Most were glass and made in Italy. 1,000s of trade beads would act as a ballast for ships on their way to Africa, and the African goods did the same on the return trip!

 

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Karen from timetalentjewels says when I made this necklace I already knew the name because of the beads “Quetzal Green”. Beautiful beads of Moss Agate, New Jade, Blue Calsilica Jasper, Teal Lava Rocks just whispered the name. Such an interesting array of colors.

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Nancy from EponasCrystals said apatite and teal agate both mimic the colors of Quetzal Green. Matte Pacific Blue Apatite, aqua glass beads and teal banded agate beads are hand strung and knotted. The silk tassel is a luscious ocean blue color. Guess you can tell what my favorite color is!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Quetzal Green board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!