Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pretty Palettes July Reveal!

Erin Prais-Hintz who is the host and Brand Ambassador for Halcraft sent me some beautiful beads that she personally picked out for the July Pretty Palettes Challenge.  Erin chose me to be her partner this month.

Unfortunately I threw my back out so it has been difficult to create as much as I wanted to.  I will be making several other pieces if you check back on my blog.

So anyway here are the beads:

And the inspiration photo

 I especially liked the blue iris glass on silver chain.  Very sparkly but you can't really capture all the color well in a photo without the right lighting, but they so remind me of the twinkling in the night sky.  Here is a close up:

The focal is abalone shell that I thought went well with the beads and the inspiration theme.

Here is the finished necklace.  this piece hangs really well on the neck.  I made it 18 1/2 inches with the cute Star clasp.  You could actually wear this during the day or night.

Here is a close up of some of the other beads.

 These silver sliders will be part of the next piece I make.  If you check back next month I will show you what I came up with. I also will have a pair of earrings to go with this necklace.  Unfortunately my back can't be in this position any more to finish more pieces.

Thanks Erin for choosing me to play along as your partner.  Can't wait to see what you make!

Please follow Erin's Blog for more of her work and the big reveal on July 27th will be on Halcraft Pretty Palettes
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Pretty Palettes July Inspiration Challenge

I am so excited to be chosen as a partner in the Halcraft Pretty Palettes Challenge hosted by the talented artist Erin Prais-Hintz.

Erin sent me a slew of beads that she personally picked out from Michael's that hopefully inspires me to create jewelry using the inspirational photo below.

The theme for this month's Pretty Palettes challenge is Starry Night.

picture credit : Ryan Hutton: Unsplash

I have a friend that has taken many photo's of the night sky at a place called Sea Ranch where I used to live so this challenge was perfect for me. I love the sky with all it's beautiful stars and planets and colors. Bright and Sparkly!

Thank you so much, Erin, for inviting me to be your partner! I know I will have fun creating the jewelry!

Please check back for the reveal on July 27th.