Rainbow stripes

The rainbow shows the spectrum of visible light in the familiar arc of colors:

rainbow stripes

Red – Orange – Yellow – Green – Blue – Indigo – Violet

In the color wheel, and on these beads, you can see the cycle complete, violet shifts back to red.  In the electromagnetic spectrum, below red is infrared, above violet is ultraviolet.

“Bright sunlight provides an irradiance of just over 1 kilowatt per square meter at sea level. Of this energy, 527 watts is infrared radiation, 445 watts is visible light, and 32 watts is ultraviolet radiation.”  – wikipedia

My tribute to the visible spectrum are these “Rainbow Stripe” beads.  Their companions are the festive multicolored speckled “Carnival” beads shown below.  Click on the photos to see the entire rows.

carnival beads

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