Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December Pretty Palettes

I loved the palette for this month's Pretty Palette. 

 I love the gold and silver together and knew right away what I wanted to make. I went and got some of the sliders and some shiny gray glass beads.  

I added in some of the pretty top drilled black beads and simple silver colored rounds.  

I made some earrings with some extra materials I had from making something else on my bead tray.  They don't really match, but still cute to wear separately.  Please check out the Halcraft Blog to see what everyone else made.  Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Heather and Lorelei's Michaels Challenge

saw this Michaels challenge on the Humblebeads blog and knew I wanted to participate.  Check out these beads - 

Super cute, right?  They didn't have the faceted stone beads and I added some green glass rondells, resin flowers and rhinestone spacer beads.  But those frosted beads looked like snowballs to me and I have this secret yearning for a snowy, wintry Christmas.  But, seeing as I live in Orlando, these little snowball beads are the closest I'm going to get.  Here's what I made-

Part of the challenge was to incorporate beads from a small business, a bead store or bead artist.  I picked out this fun cream colored flower pendant that I actually won this year from a blog giveaway with Lorelei Eurto.  It's from Classic Bead.

I also added a little Humblebeads spacer and strung it with some waxed linen.  This next one is my favorite.

I just can't even with that little fox bead.  He's wearing a scarf and is too stinking cute.  My little fox and the rest of the polymer clay beads come from Humblebeads too.

I made two pairs of earrings with the leftovers.  

That's all, please visit everyone else to see what they made.  Thanks for stopping by!