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DIY Bracelet/Pantone's Color of the Year 2013



 I went to the hardware store the other day, and found this 3 inch coupling. I thought it would be great to keep it as a bracelet for some odd reason, and I'm glad I did. I painted it a more natural green than it appears in the photos, but since I took the pictures at night with numerous light sources, it looks closer to neon. I painted the color over with nail polish topcoat.
  Pantone has announced the color of the year for 2013, and it's emerald green. It is described as "Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty  that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony." Understandably, I painted this bracelet green because it's my favorite color, not because of its zen properties. After reading this description and its word associations, however, I've been thinking about how I can incorporate the color of the year into my wardrobe without becoming a stereotypical fashion victim. 


With this DIY, I'm starting with the phrase jewel-toned. a color in and of itself is most likely not going to remind you of a jewel, but jewels tend to be surrounded by metals, usually there to hold the jewel in place. Jewel-toned colors look classic with both silver and gold, and in order to capture the "sophisticated", "classically elegant", or "luxurious" aspect of emerald green, pairing it with metals is a good start.