Tantalizing Turquoise and Teal - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade - September 23, 2015


I don't know about you but the colors of turquoise and teal always seem so calming and yet invigorating to me - yin and yang colors, it seems.  Wondering about that, I decided to do a bit of brief research about the psychology of the two colors.


A combination of blue and a small amount of yellow, turquoise fits in on the color scale between green and blue. The color radiates the peace, calm and tranquility of blue and the balance and growth of green with the uplifting energy of yellow. It presents as a friendly and happy color, enjoying life.  Believed to control and heal the emotions, turquoise is said to create emotional balance and stability. However in the process it can appear to be on an emotional roller coaster, up and down, until it balances itself.



"Heart of Space" multi colored dichroic glass pendant handmade by Jo of Umeboshi



Teal is said to be a more "sophisticated” version of turquoise, signifying trustworthiness and reliability.  It promotes spiritual advancement and is believed to transmute negative energies into positive ones.  Since the color transmutes Karma, it provides general healing.


Now I know why I love the two colors!  That being said, I decided to use tantalizing turquoise and teal as the theme for this week’s “Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade.”  I prowled through the shops of 12 Indiemade artists and found these beautiful handmade and antique creations that use more than a bit of turquoise and /or teal in their color scheme:



Turquoise and blue ceramic and fiber boho necklace handmade by Linda of Linda Landig Jewelry



Hand crocheted Victorian style neck warmer with rhinestone button handmade by Nancy of Jazz it Up with Designs by Nancy



Antique Turkmen western Gomud gilded and embossed amulet with turquoise and containing prayers offered by Anna of Anna's Faire



Turquoise, amethyst and sodalite gemstone cluster earrings handmade by Pamela of Pebbles at my Feet



Opaque dark turquoise large hole nugget lampwork glass bead with silver leaf and fine silver handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



Set of of 3 turquoise blue rose bobby hair clips handmade by Michele of MicheleMyFairy



Set of 2 turquoise blue and red copper woodblock shield pair handmade by Kristi of KristiBowmanDesign



Teal and black hand blown boro glass Southwest heart pedant handmade by Breanna of Untamed Rose



Teal lotus blossom hand stamped thank you card handmade by Lisa of Cards by Li Be!



Eco friendly tie dye dog bone and paw print coffee cup or cold beverage sleeve handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



"Southwest Dreaming" turquoise and Thai Hill Tribes fine silver necklace handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs 


I hope you enjoyed these tantalizing turquoise and teal selections!  If you would like to make my day and the day of the artists featured, please leave a comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you so much!



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Turquoise and Teal

Yum yum yum, one of my favorite colorways. I love your necklace and those lampies by Covergirl are gorgeous!! Thank you for generously sharing!!!

Thank you, Kristi!!

Yum, yum, indeed, Kristi! All of these selections almost make me droll due to their brilliant turquoise and teal colors. Many thanks for commenting!

My Favorites Too

Thanks for posting these glorious handmade items in Turquoise and Teal. I love these colors and the neat combinations that suggest themselves when you choose turquoise or teal as a focal point. Thank you so much for including my turquoise earrings among your finds.

Thank you, Pamela!

I just love the color combination of your earrings, Pamela. They drew me right away. Many thanks for the comment and for sharing.

A Love Affair

I'm having a love affair with teal and turquoise! These are such beautiful handmade treasures, that I find it hard to pull my eyes away.

Thank you, Jo!

It's easy to have a love affair with these two colors. Love the way your pendant pops them against the black. Thank you for all the pins!

These are some of my favorite

These are some of my favorite colors, too! Thank you Catherine for including my coffee cup sleeve - have pinned them all! :-)

Thank you, Donna!

You can't go wrong with turquoise or teal, Donna, IMHO (: Glad to share you cup sleeve. Many thanks for the pins!

TTT = Terrific Teal and Turquoise

Thanks for putting together these lovely creations and including my Turkoman amulet with prayers inside. Sharing now.

Thank you, Anna!

I am so intrigued with the prayer amulet, Anna - what a beauty it is with the extra bonus of the hidden prayers. Many thanks for all your shares!

Love turquoise and teal!

I love these two colors, turquoise and teal! The hand crafted items you have chosen in this blog are fabulous. Thanks for including my large hole lampwork beads.

Thank you, Charlotte!

Glad you enjoyed the post, Charlotte. it was a pleasure to share your lampies!

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