Tuesday, June 16, 2009

More felt, more turquoise...


I can't help it, turquoise seems to be one of my favorite colors.
From my last color scan, I learned that there is turquoise with a yellow shine and turquoise with a blue shine. Well, to make it easier: there is warm and cold turquoise. I am for instance an autumn colortype , so what matches the most with my skincolor is the warm turquoise.
For jewelry making it is important to combine the cold turquoise with silver and the warm turquoise with copper.

The word turquoise was derived around the 16th century from the French language either from the word for Turkish (Turquois) or dark-blue stone (pierre turquin).[4] This may have arisen from a misconception: turquoise does not occur in Turkey but was traded at Turkish bazaars to Venetian merchants who brought it to Europe.
The colour, however, has been employed extensively in the decorative tiles adorning Turkish places of worship and homes for hundreds of years, beginning with the
Seljuks, or was derived from the colour of the Mediterranean Sea on the southern Turkish coast and the association quite possibly has caused the name to take root.
Find more about the turquoise stone and color here.


so far this turquoise thingies :-)
I just wanted to show a beautiful shawl I bought from a very sweet Russian Artist: Janebofelt
The package took only 5 days to arrive here in Belgium, and it was the first time the postman delivered something from Russia, Moscow. (well, that was what he said) :-)
I's a beautiful nuno felted scarf with some crochet doily details handmade by the very talented JaneBo. Don't hesitate to buy in her beautiful shop, the payment transaction goes very fluently and shipping is very fast! Check also her beautiful blog.

13 comments:

Kreativlink said...

A perfect fit! The beautiful shawl on the pretty Fleur! :)

Rita from alatvian.etsy.com said...

Great work you have done exploring the turquoise stone and promoting Janes shop! Thank you so much for sharing!

Jane_Bo said...

Fleur, thank you very much for writing about your scarf from JaneBofelt and for interesting info about turqouise!

Chichiboulie said...

So lovely both the necklaces and the shawl. I enjoyed the turquoise lesson as well.

kraplap said...

ohh you bought that gorgeous shawl !

Sabahnur said...

aaw that is amazing shawl congrats janebo and you carry it beautifully :)

vadjutka said...

I love turquoise as well..and every shade of blue and green :-)

Jane's scarf fits you perfectly!

LeelaBijou said...

the color is fantastic and the shawl too!

Moondoonie said...

Turquoise is such a pretty color. Whether in jewelry or in a scarf, always very nice. It makes me think of summer and white linen but it's truly appropriate at anytime.

BlueTerracotta said...

Wonderful information on turquoise! I love that color too. What a lovely shawl, it looks great on you.

Malene said...

Interesting read and beautiful scarf!

Star of the East said...

Gorgeous scarf, seems like the perfect fit!
They call Turquoise, Turkuvaz in Turkish :)

gretchenmist said...

thanks for the heart! just hearted your shop too ~ love your turquoise with a splash of red.
the scarf is gorgeous :)