Friday, April 18, 2008

Pink Heart Earrings

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These designs show pink is not just popular with little girls, but big girls as well! Not everyone likes hearts but some do. Carol made the salmon pink crackle bead earrings on the left and Pat made the dainty clear pink ones on the right. Some people, like me, have to be careful which pink shade to wear as salmon pinks do not flatter certain complexions.

Pink was first used in the 17th century to describe the pale red shade of flowers commonly called pinks (Dianthus genus, which includes carnations and sweet william). The origin of the word pink probably came from the frilly edges of the flowers. The word dates back to its 14th century meaning "to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern", probably from German "pinken" = to peck. Now you know why pinking shears are thus named - it has nothing to do with the colour.

Beader Designs #: 320-321

Reference
Wikipedia : Dianthus
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