Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Pretty Palettes January Reveal

Pretty Palettes January Reveal


It is time for the 'Pretty Palettes" January 2016 reveal!  Erin Prais-Hintz has picked contemporary Russian photographer named Alexey Kljatov. (These are his images that you see here) as our inspiration for the December blog hop.

Erin states that "his insightful blog details the process by which he captures these fascinating ethereal macro images. He often shoots on a dark black sweater (which explains the hair-like bits in the dark photos), but I found it particularly fascinating how he achieves the look of the colored images with the snowflakes seemingly floating in space. (You’ll never believe what a plate of glass, a flashlight with a plastic bag to diffuse the light, and allowing the color to creep in from the print on the bags can do. Fascinating!) I would highly recommend a look at his work (and it is for sale as well in many printed items.)"




I found these photos absolutely incredible.  These little hidden motifs in nature are so inspiring.  My Bead Gallery® palette is



Bead Gallery® crystal glass faceted tube large
Bead Gallery® crystal glass faceted oval
Bead Gallery® glass rondelle crystal 3x4mm
Bead Gallery® crystal A/B snowflake 14mm glass

My design this month is called "Winter Chill".  I wanted to create a cascade of snowflakes.










http://www.halcraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Ice-Crystal-Necklace-copy.pdf

I hope my design for January 2016 inspires you!

Follow me on Instagram and check the Halcraft blog for more inspirational photos and designs.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Pretty Palettes - December Reveal

Pretty Palettes December Reveal

It is time for the 'Pretty Palettes" November 2015 reveal!  Erin Prais-Hintz has picked "Nordic Knitwear" as our inspiration for the December blog hop.




The image above are examples of Nordic knit mittens that Erin found on the NordicMuseum.org


From Caroline Munro Tumblr

I started out with the color combo and pattern from Caroline Munro.  I used this photo for inspiration and choose a slightly different color palette.

 
 My choice of bead palette colors are more aqua and gold.

Bead Gallery® Hematite stone aqua luster 2mm
Bead Gallery® turquoise glass rondelle 3x4mm
Bead Gallery® glass round copper iris 4mm
Bead Gallery® aqua 9.5x10mm table cut glass



My design is titled "Nordic Necklace" - This is an advanced design.  Please click here for your free DIY Instructions








http://www.halcraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Nordic-Necklace-copy.pdf

I hope you enjoyed my design for the December "Pretty Palettes".

Follow me on Instagram and check the Halcraft blog for more inspirational photos and designs. 

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pretty Palettes November Reveal

It is time for the 'Pretty Palettes" November 2015 reveal!  Erin Prais-Hintz has picked a painting by Henri-Edmond Cross.


Impressionist painter Henri-Edmond Cross frequently created landscapes, often with beach-bathing nudes or more mundane scenery of farmers laboring in their fields, it was this painting that really caught Erin's eye. At first it appears to be just a simplistic color gradation. But upon further inspection, you can see the mountains of the isles in the distance, and notice the shimmering golden waves. So our Pretty Palette for November should take us away on a vacation of mind, body and spirit, filled with the ocean tones of sand, surf and sky.

This painting is called Îles d’Or and really captures the beauty of this seaside landscape. I hope you will escape along with us!


 My Bead Gallery® Palette


10393263 purple glass 6/0 seed beads
10464240 synthetic lapis stone beads 6mm
10265206 blue dyed quartzite chips
10322661 stone aqua faceted round 6mm
10265198 orange dyed quartzite chips
10288535 yellow faceted rondelle glass
10393269 yellow glass 6/0 seed beads (Not Pictured)




















Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pretty Palettes - October Reveal

It is time for the 'Pretty Palettes" October 2015 reveal!  Erin Prais-Hintz has picked the perfect Autumn color palette from Design Seeds.



My bead palette is a fun mix of the colorful photo above.




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Bead Gallery® silver plated leaf pendant (Not Pictured)
Bead Gallery® mixed dyed quartzite 8mm stone purple
Bead Gallery® imperial jasper dyed round 12mm purple
1Bead Gallery® amber glass cloudy round 8mm
Bead Gallery® glass red opaque round 8mm
Bead Gallery® carnelian 11x9mm nugget dyed
Bead Gallery® silver plated antiqued 10x16mm leaf
Bead Gallery® 30” silver plated round link chain



http://www.halcraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Halcraftfallingleafnecklaceblog-copy.pdf






Be sure to check out my "Fashion Friday" blog post and 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pretty Palettes - September Reveal

It is time for the 'Pretty Palettes" September 2015 reveal!    Erin Prais-Hintz has picked the  Lotus Lantern Festival as our inspiration for this month.  She reports that "The Lotus Lantern Festival, Yeon Deung Hoe (연등회), or the “Feast of Lanterns,” is celebrated on the eighth day of the fourth lunar month (late April or early May of the Roman calendar), hundreds of thousands of candlelit paper lanterns are raised throughout the country to commemorate the Buddha’s birthday. The party lasts for about 2 weeks culminating in a street celebration featuring more than 100,000 brightly colored lanterns strung along Seoul’s streets, on both sides of the Hangang River, transforming the city into a glittering jewel."
Here are the inspirational photos:







The Bead Gallery® beads I chose for this months "Pretty Palettes" are: 







My design this month are stretch bracelets with Charm Gallery's newest line of gold tone charms. The charms I used are:

Charm Gallery® gold tone blessings charm
Charm Gallery® gold tone Buddha charm
Charm Gallery® gold tone lotus charm
Charm Gallery® gold tone moon charm 
Charm Gallery® gold tone sun charm
Charm Gallery® gold tone heart charm
Charm Gallery® gold tone love charm 







 
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