Tag Archives: Color

Lively. Radiant. Lush.

11 Dec

“Lively. Radiant. Lush . . .  A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, is the Color of the Year for 2013.

The 2012 color of the year, PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, provided the energy boost we needed to recharge and move forward. Emerald, a vivid verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight as well as promoting balance and harmony.

Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. Also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity, no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.

“The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

“As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally-appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”

Emerald captured our attention, our imagination and our collective eye to become this year’s selection as the Pantone 2013 Color of the Year.

Pantone 2013_Colour of Year


Ombré, mi amore.

4 Dec

‘Hhhhooommm Bbrrraaayyy’, {breathy voice} just the word itself sounds alluring and intriguing. Ombré is a French word meaning ‘to shade’ and is often used to describe a dip-dye effect given to fabric in which the shades of color graduate from light to dark. The most sophisticated look is based on a monochromatic color scheme but three different complementary colors can also be combined like in my new range of lightweight scarves. The look is all about color, with the feeling an artist has dipped and shaded the colors by hand. This simple dyeing or playing with colour technique lends itself to all types of garments and fashion accessories and I’ve even transferred the gradient effect to ‘Rock Ribbons’ satin ribbon woven cushions. 

Looking around my store its easy to see how I feel about colour and ombré, its ‘mi amore’.

Ombre Love

Toadstools popping up everywhere!

28 Nov

These fun little night light mushrooms proved to be such a hit with you all at a recent ‘Rock Ribbons’ event last week, that I’ve decided to see how they will go stocking them in store. I always think they look a little ‘Alice in Wonderland’!

The colours available are yellow, green, pink, red and blue, all with cute little white polka dots. They will retail for an introductory offer of $5.00 each or a discounted $20.00 if you would love a set of all five colours. They make great night lights for kids rooms or presents for the little ones and take just three small AAA batteries. They are perfectly safe to leave on all night and easy for little hands to turn on and off, just by pressing down twice on the top of the toadstool.

They are on order and on the way to ‘Rock Ribbons’ HQ as we speak but if you would like to pre-order, please contact me here.


New Collection :: Fine organza roses in bloom.

29 Jul

I would like to present my new collection for ‘Rock Ribbons’, handcrafted fine organza roses in bloom with beautiful large pearl hearts.

Each rose is handcrafted by me and made up of forty layers of sheer fine organza. There are three beautiful gradient colors in each bloom with a lovely large freshwater pearl heart.


I have created a combination of lapel and sash pins, bobby pins and hair adornment. I’ve also got creative ideas to add these colorful delights to necklaces and clutches.

If you are thinking of something colorfully different for your wedding and hair adornments for your bridal party. I would be happy to create multiples for you for your special day! Please contact me through my ‘Rock Ribbons’ facebook page.





These beautiful roses in bloom are available now to purchase from:

Upcoming market dates: Friday (19th August, 28th October and 16th November) at the BrisStyle Twilight Markets (5 – 9pm), King George Square, Brisbane City, Queensland.

Retail: In my in.cube8r gallery cube at 368 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Online: ‘Rock Ribbons’ Etsy online store.