Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pretty Palettes April

I decided to dust off my blog and participate in the April Pretty Palettes Challenge.  I've been super busy lately, but I wanted to make something because I loved the palette inspiration this month.

So gorgeous.  I would love to see that in person, wouldn't you? This is what I made-

I used the new statement pieces from Michaels for the necklace and added some green, blue, and purple Bead Gallery beads.  

My next pieces were a happy coincidence.  I was making some cute little tassels with green embroidery thread that just happened to match the palette. 

Some easy earrings round out the set.

That's all for me, please visit the Halcraft website to see what everyone else made.

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!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November Pretty Palettes

This month's challenge palette was a little hard for me.  I'm a fan of both orange and gray, but I can't picture them together in one piece.  So I kinda cheated and made two, one with orange and one with gray.  Here's the palette:

Pretty, right?  Here are the beads I picked-

My first necklaces are made with some adorable ceramic turkeys from Jennifer Heynan, just in time for Thanksgiving.

One for me and one for my Ma.  The next piece I made and have been wearing pretty much all the time.  It's sparkly and I love it.

Please check the Halcraft blog to see what everyone else came up with.  

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October Pretty Palettes

I loved the paintings for this month's palette.  So pretty.  When I went to Michaels to check out the beads, I was inspired by these in particular.

Something about them really spoke to me.  I made quite a few necklaces with them including this one which I think matches the palette pretty well.

I used some of the new statement pieces in this and I just love the way it turned out.  

I would have taken a picture of myself with it on, but I have not quite mastered the art of taking a selfie.  I'm off to check out what everyone else made, stop by the Halcraft blog to see for yourself.  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pretty Palettes September

Today is the reveal day for the Pretty Palettes Challenge for September.  Here is the palette:

September Palette

And here's what I came up with:

I added some purple glass beads and some freshwater pearls to the beads that Erin sent to me.  

This is a longer necklace that features a pendant from the Lipstick Ranch with secret message on the back.

My second necklace features the large off white pearls and I just happened to have 2 gray Humblebeads disk beads that I added to each side.

I used the pink glass beads with some pearls to make a wrap bracelet.

I even made earrings, which Is always harder for me to do because I never wear them.

Please check out the Halcraft blog to see what everyone else came up with.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pretty Palettes September - ME!!!!

Every month, the Halcraft Blog has a color challenge hosted by Erin Prais-Hintz.  And each month she picks a person to play along.  This month she picked me.  Yea, for me, beads in the mail!!  One of the small pleasures in life, beads in the mail.  This is the palette that was picked for September.

Mmmm, yummy.  Makes me want cake.  Mmmm.  Anyway, these are the beads I received.

Purples and pinks and a little off white and silver.  This is a little preview of what I came up with.

Come back on September 24th to see the finished designs.  If you want to play along, check out the Halcraft blog for details.