I have been asked by some of my students how I come up with colour schemes for my (predominantly mokume gane) work, so I thought I would share my process. I like to develop a theme and then use it a lot in a whole series of jewellery and beads. My starting point was wanting to use Tangerine Tango. I thought it would look good with another Pantone spring colour, Cabaret, and that light piece of clay is Margarita, a pale green even though it looks white in the picture. By the way, I am an enthusiastic user of colour "recipes" by craftsbychris on etsy. She puts out 2 sets of these a year. Another great source for recipes is Polymer Clay Tutor. Anyhow, those 3 colours resulted in the slab below. OK, but not enough contrast.