Gary, one of the warehouse dogs here at Happy Mango Beads, has become quite the fashionista. With a growing wardrobe of bandanas, Gary loves to surprise all the Mangoes with his favorite color of the day. I knew he was on to something when I would pull orders that matched his “outfit” and I have taken inspiration from Gary’s choices. Enjoy!
Pink is a tint of the color red. It is positively associated with love, beauty, charm, sensitivity, sweetness, and romanticism. Pink has been described in literature since ancient times, appearing in Homer’s “Odyssey” in 800 BCE. Although pink was not a popular color in the Middle Ages (compared to crimson), it was regularly worn by women and was a symbol of marriage. In the 1920s-1940s, pink was considered a masculine color, and slowly migrated to being more feminine. It is easier for the eye to distinguish, as well, and shows up in many sunsets, whereas blue and green do not. Pink is the color of raw meat, due to the protein “myoglobin,” and is the most common color of flowers, serving as an attractive home for insects and birds to pollinate and deter predators. If you hear the expression, “tickled pink”, it means that someone is extremely pleased.
So, Gary, they say that REAL men wear pink. Do you agree?
Gary: Well, duh! Don’t I look handsome in pink? If a man can’t wear pink, he has issues. It doesn’t phase me when people assume I’m a girl. I just bark at them and then they know…
Do you use the color “pink” in your jewelry designs? If so, how? Please share pictures!
Stay tuned for more “50 Shades of Gary”! And if you missed the last one, check it out here!
Beads and materials pictured include, Decoupage Beads, Cotton Wrapped Beads, a Czech Glass Button, Paper Beads, Czech Glass beads, a Pink Shell Pendant, Vinyl Disc Beads, Wood beads, Resin beads, and Silk Ribbon.
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