I have been keeping an eye on The Purse Blog lately even though I am far too cheap to ever consider paying for even the cheapest of their purses (which are mostly in the thousands of dollars; this is really the very high end we're talking about here), and despite the fact I think a good many popular bag designs are pretty darn fugly. But it's a way to keep an eye on color trends and such, and I've seen a number of things lately that I do like a lot. This orchid (or grape) color is delicious - and I also really love this muted tie-dye effect. I'm not at all sure how you'd translate that latter one into jewelry, but I'm sure it could be done. And I'm definitely going to look for some beads in that orchid color.
Completely unrelated to anything: want to see something really adorable? Take a look at Lisa's Icelandic sheepdog puppies. I'm a cat person, in general, but who can resist puppies?