Color Inspiration: William Morris Textiles

William Morris was many things: a writer, poet, artist, activist, and more. He was an English designer largely associated with the Arts and Crafts movement in England during the late 19th century. His designs translated beautifully to textiles, wallpaper, furniture, and decorative pieces. I have personally been a fan of his work for as long as I can remember. I have picked three William Morris textile designs and used them as color inspiration for bead palettes. I hope you enjoy! 

True2 Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Micro Spacer Beads 2x3mm, Chalk Blue Luster (100 Pieces)

Czech Glass Matubo, 10/0 Seed Bead, Opaque Yellow Bronze Picasso (2.5 Inch Tube)

Czech Glass Matubo, 10/0 Seed Bead, Opaque Red Picasso (2.5 Inch Tube)

TierraCast Magnetic Clasps, Lotus 14x20.5mm, Antiqued Gold Plated (1 Set)

Czech Glass Beads, Old Style Drop 12x10mm, Jet Opaque Matte with Antique Gold Finish, by Raven's Journey (1 Strand)


Toho Aiko Seed Beads, 11/0 #48L 'Opaque Periwinkle' (4 Grams)

PRESTIGE Crystal, #6328 Bicone Pendant 6mm, Light Rose (1 Piece)

PRESTIGE Crystal, #6431 Princess Cut Pendant 9mm, Siam (1 Piece)

Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Matte Yellow Mookaite, Round 8mm (15 Inch Strand)

Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Lapis Lazuli A Grade, Round 8mm (15 Inch Strand)

Toho Aiko Seed Beads, 11/0 #1202 'Marbled Pink' (4 Grams)

Toho Aiko Seed Beads, 11/0 #1503 'Fiber-Optic Powder Pink' (4 Grams)



Green Girl Studios Button, Round with Tree 20mm, 1 Piece, Pewter

Toho Aiko Seed Beads, 11/0 #747 'Copper-Lined Lime Green' (4 Grams)

Dakota Stones Gemstone Beads, Green Jade, Rondelle 6mm (8 Inch Strand)

Czech Glass Matubo, 10/0 Seed Bead, Luster Opaque Blue (2.5 Inch Tube)

Czech Glass Cathedral Window Beads 6mm Montana Blue (1 Strand)





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Margie King - November 9, 2022

Thank you. It’s fun to think about what I’m going to make

Tracy Proctor - October 14, 2022

Fabulous, Julie!

Patricia Young - October 11, 2022

Gorgeous and most helpful.
Thanks so much for sharing

Barbara B - October 11, 2022

I have always been a fan of William Morris’ designs. I love how you show the use of his color pallette transferred to beads. Thank you!!

Susan C - October 11, 2022

These are beautiful designs and gorgeous beads. Thank you for the inspiration!

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