Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Fall Leaves Color Palette (Premo)

Fall Leaves Polymer Clay Color Palette

1B: Vibrant Fall Red
2B:Autumn Gold
3B: Fallen Leaf
4B:Autumn Green

The beautifully colored Fall leaves in this photo are from the very same Hydrangea Bush that brought you the Pearl Hydrangea Color Palette, back in the Spring of this year. Isn’t it wonderful how the seasonal changes that happen in our gardens, can bring so much creative inspiration into our polymer clay studios!

Rather than go with a predictable fall color palette using all of the bright colors found in these leaves, I chose to use color combinations more suited to a fall wardrobe. The vibrant red brings a nice punch of color that looks brilliant against the more muted tones of gold, brown and green.

These colors are well suited for jewelry designs incorporating the warmer colored metals such as gold, copper, bronze and antique brass.

Great Picture!! I really appreciate the inclusion of the color palette samples against the picture so that we can see the color against the source of inspiration for it. Really makes it more informative and inspiring for us to try our hand at it. ~MJ

How very useful… thank you! I confess to only recently beginning to use my own colour mixes. I just was never brave enough before.. your mixes make life even more easy… and less stressful… and now I feel even braver ;) ~Julz

The polymer clay recipes for this Fall color palette will be released during the month of November in Volume-018 [B-series]. Everyone who is subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List will be able to download them for free. They will be emailed to you one per week on Friday Mornings throughout the month of November:


  • Vibrant Fall Red (Recipe 018-1B)
  • Autumn Gold (Recipe 018-2B)
  • Fallen Leaf (Recipe 018-3B)
  • Autumn Green (Recipe 018-4B)


Vibrant Fall Red was inspired by the brilliant red hues of these Fall Hydrangea leaves. While the Autumn Gold, Fallen Leaf and Autumn Green colors pick up the Autumn shades found throughout the leafy branch.


The recipe names listed above are from the Volume-018 B-Series. They are free for everyone who is subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List. If you want to see the Volume-018 A-Series Color Palette that will be released in Nov for paid library members, then click on the following link: Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Wild Geranium Palette (Premo Sculpey)

If you would like more information about the Members Library, here are some direct links:


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  1. Silverleaf, 26 October, 2009

    Very pretty Cindy, I like it!

    I hope you don’t mind, I’ve been creating your palettes at colourlovers.com (I have credited you and linked back to your site each time) so I can see all the palettes together on one page. Colourlovers is a great site by the way, full of inspiration and beautiful colour combinations.

    Wouldn’t it be fun to do a bead swap based on one of Cindy’s palettes? I’d love to see what people would come up with!

    Oh and that reminds me, Cindy’s UK Girls are having another meetup (and a bead swap as well!) in Birmingham – we’re going to the big craft show at the NEC on the Friday 6th November. We will meet at the glass entrance to the glass-surrounded garden in the centre of the NEC complex at 11am (so people can look around earlier if they wish) on Friday 6th November. So far me, Penny, Angela and Rachel are going to be there, and it would be fantastic to meet some new people as well! Can anyone else make it?

  2. Silverleaf, 26 October, 2009

    Seems my palette link didn’t work properly…. let’s try this!

  3. Silverleaf, 26 October, 2009

    Right well I’ll be old-fashioned about it then… colourlovers.com/palette/999889/Fall_Leaves

  4. Melinda, 26 October, 2009

    I love these colors too… very warm and very pretty.

  5. Melinda, 26 October, 2009

    Oh and silverleaf, that site is fantastic and now is bookmarked!

  6. Cindy Lietz, 26 October, 2009

    That colourlovers site is very cool, Silverleaf. Thanks for adding the links back to my site as the “inspiration” reference.

    One thing to always keep in mind is that the color of the clay samples in my photographs are just “close renditions” of the actual color. It is actually not possible for me to provide the “exact representation” of each color for you on your monitor screen. This is due to the fact that all of our computers are calibrated so differently. The only way to see the true color is to follow the mixing instructions I provide with the downloadable recipe cards, and then attach the polymer color chips to the your recipe index cards.

    On a related note, another member had asked about the possibilities of coloring the “sample dot” on the downloadable recipe cards. You can follow the link by my name for more information about this topic.

    THE PROBLEM WITH LINKS IN COMMENTS: In regards to posting links in the comments section here at my blog, it’s best to go the old-fashioned route. Unfortunately, “live links” in comments are can be interpreted as “spam” by many blogs (not just mine). This is because “real spammers” are notorious (and ruthless) in their attempts at posting unwanted links whenever and wherever they can. And the worst part is, the “good people” (like you Silverleaf) get wrongly accused of being a spammer because of how the automated scripts and filters work on legitimate blogs like mine. Hopefully that makes sense.

    If ever you want to embed a cool app (like this Google Map for example), the best approach is to first post your text message and then email me separately with the embed code for the application or link. Doug, my DH admin guy, will insert the code manually (and safely) from our end.

  7. Anna Sabina, 26 October, 2009

    I would love to do a bead swap based on one of Cindy’s palettes. I just did some beads using the Beta Palette and the came out great. I will try to send some photos.

  8. Silverleaf, 27 October, 2009

    @Cindy – Ah, that makes sense, I’ll have to remember that next time I try to be clever! And I completely understand about the colours not necessarily being accurate – I really wanted something where I could get a rough idea of the colours before I mixed them, mostly because I don’t have much Premo yet (I’m trying to use up my old Fimo before I completely change over to Premo). Plus I actually enjoy trying to create the colour myself before I look at your recipe and see how close I can get to the colour on screen. It’s good practice.

    @Melinda – I know, isn’t it wonderful! I just had to share! I’ve already spent hours on it creating my own colour palettes. You can look at all of mine here colourlovers.com/palettes/search?lover=silverleaf79 . You can even make messages with the colours like my “Insomnia” palette – the names of the colours spell a sentence.

    @Anna Sabina – I think we should do it! It can’t be too difficult to organise even if we have participants in different countries. It just needs someone to pick a palette and someone to be the “central organiser” person that everyone sends beads to for redistribution. Would love to see your beads!

  9. Cindy Lietz, 27 October, 2009

    Now you’ve got me using the colourlovers website too, Silverleaf :-)

    Regarding the bead exchange idea. BIG vote in favor of that! It would be so cool if one or two of you would orchestrate, or take turns managing the distribution side of the project. I’ll definitely help with publishing announcements and posting follow up pictures here at the blog.

    As far as I’m concerned, the more community stuff like this that can happen, the funner this place gets to be.

  10. Silverleaf, 27 October, 2009

    I’ll happily volunteer as an orchestrator, not sure if it would affect the price of postage too much for everyone to post to the UK though!

    Does anyone know if it’s much more expensive to post overseas from the US and Canada?

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