I love to make these “Batik” beads. Normally I keep them in the Pink/Purple color range, using mainly EDP (see the second to last picture).
But this time I used a base of velvety olive, combined it with Zimmermann Purple Rose (oh, how do I love this color) and a very vivid orange.
Sumatra Batik (available in my Etsy shop).
Just to see the contrast, here I used a much softer color palette. These are called “Lavender Batik”. Looks completely different, no?
And for the kick of it, a couple of other color options that I used for this style:
Now, the next photo shows the beads that I really really wanted to recreate. This “Delinda Batik” set is from 2011, and I loved it so much that I planned to redo it. However – for some reason the olive is not showing as much as I would like in the Sumatra beads. Not quite sure why, as I am convinced that I used exactly the same base. Or not? Dang! The longer I look at these older beads, the more I’m convinced that it is in fact Zimmermann Avocado that I used here as a base, and not Reichenbach Olive. Mmmmm …. something worth to test again…
Wishing you a colorful day 🙂