Teen's View: Why I Love Black

Teen's View: Why I Love Black

Shelby is a new volunteer assistant at The Bead Gallery. She is a 13-year old home-schooled eighth grader, daughter of one of our long-time volunteers (Irene!), and is eager to glean whatever knowledge she can from working with and assisting Jamie.

This is her first blog. She is sharing her thoughts about her favorite jewelry styles and colors.



Trending jewelry varies from era, to age, to country or culture, and even your style or taste of clothing and accessories. Some teenagers who live in the US nowadays, are into simplistic and artistic jewelry. It could be a simple flat circle on a ring, or a shape on a pendant. Sometimes, they don’t even have a design on them, and are just bands, or a chain necklace. Some others could be more unique, and wild that could have intricate designs and patterns on them.

I personally like to wear choker style necklaces made of black elastic chords with a simple charm.

I like wearing the color black because it can go with any other complementary color you wear with it. Whether you go to a skate park, or a classy dinner party, a black accessory could always complete a type of look you are trying to achieve.

Some say the color itself evokes power and luxury, but can also state neutrality, simplicity, and professionalism. I also like the color because it reminds me of elegance, just like black tie affairs. It can also look mysterious, or even mischievous, depending on what you associate the color with.

Are white and black colors? Some say that they are considered colors that can be made from other colors in different ways. Adobe states, “Some consider white to be a color, because white light comprises all hues on the visible light spectrum. And many do consider black to be a color, because you combine other pigments to create it on paper. Others say they aren’t colors because in a technical sense, they’re shades. They augment colors.” Black is the absence of light and light is needed to create color.

Thank you, Shelby!

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