11 More Pink Outfits for Valentine's Day + DIY Paper Bracelet Page to Bead Examples
Today I am finishing up my Week of Pink with 11 more outfits drawn from my OOTD archives. More blush pink and bright pink in t-shirts, vests, blazers, skirts, and scarves! Plus a DIY black/blush pink paper bead bracelet set that shows how upcycled catalog/magazine pages roll up into beads and bracelets.
Here are the blush pink T + blush pink quilted vest that I bought together from CJ Banks in December 2020 (both in their light sepia rose colorway so they are perfectly matched). You've seen these pieces quite a few times worn separately, but this is the first time I've shown them together in their "modern twin set" glory. I used my common bridge piece scarf strategy to tie the pink twin set and black pants together.
I also bought the very simple bead drop earrings in light sepia rose at the same time because it's nice to have a full complement of items in a color you wear frequently. Because I wear a lot of blush pink with neutrals, I created a DIY paper bracelet set to coordinate with blush pink/black outfits like this one. I had already made the two black glass bead, pale pink quartz bead, and black/clear crackle bead bracelets to wear with other sets. So I only needed two paper bead bracelets to complete the blush pink/black set.
This drawing from The Economist has the blush pink + black colors as well as a bit of blue. Because the blue is a pretty small proportion of the image, I didn't think it would overwhelm my desired color palette. Once the strips were rolled into beads, the blue area created one or two thin blue stripes on several of the beads, but the dominant colors were the blush and black that I wanted. (In this outfit, the thin blue stripes were perfect because there is also blue in the scarf!)
The Coldwater Creek catalog sometimes has these sections on some pages with a trio of images in colors that relate the clothing on that page. I call them "decorative blocks," and I really like using them for making bicone paper beads. I had two of the decorative blocks with pink marble, pink flowers, and...well, I'm not sure what the black/white nature image is at the bottom but it has a cool swirly look. Because these blocks are narrow, I can cut 3 1" bicone strips and 2 0.5" cone/bicone strips from each one. Luckily 6 1" bicones works well for a bracelet in my size (I typically use 6-7 1" bicones depending on the size of my spacer beads and I can always add extra spacers to fill out the bracelet).
Aren't the finished beads made from the decorative blocks really pretty? You can see how the areas on the beads match up with the 3 original images - there's a darker pink solid-ish area, a lighter pink/white/green area, and a soft black and white area on each bead. And because the triangular strips are cut with the pointy end (which becomes the center of the bead) alternating between the pink marble end and the black/white end, the beads alternate as well.
And here are 10 more pink outfits...
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