Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pretty Palettes - July Reveal

Pretty Palettes - July Reveal

It's time for the July "Pretty Palettes" reveal!  Erin Prais-Hintz reports that on June 22nd there was a forecast that solar flares on the sun would produce some amazing nighttime light shows, commonly referred to as the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis.  So our inspiration for the month of July is this beautiful photo captured by Norwegian photographer Frank Olsen.

Here is the Bead Gallery® bead palette I chose for my Aurora fringe design.  All beads and supplies can be purchased at your local Michaels store.


10264577 - Citrine stone nuggets luster
10322266 - Hematite multi rectangle 2x4mm stone
10393347 - Multi luster hematite stone
10322268 - Hematite stone matte square 2x4mm 

I love the luster of these beads.  They bring to mind what a nighttime Northern Lights show might look like.


I used Bead Landing antique gold tone eye pins, head pins, jump rings and clasp. 
 


Fringe is one of the hottest trends for Spring/Summer 2015 and it is continuing into Fall/Winter 2016.


This design is a trendy long necklace with amazing movement.  
 
 

Do you want to know more about the fringe trend?  Be sure to check out "Fashion Friday" and "DIY Saturday" on the Halcraft blog.  I feature the latest fashion trends and two free beading designs every week.   

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pretty Palettes - June Reveal

It's time for the June "Pretty Palettes" reveal!  Erin Prais-Hintz threw a monkey wrench into my design flow this month - There is no actual palette... but I love the festive colors in the surfboard art featured in the Pottery Barn Teen catalog.  I live in sunny Orange County, California and grew up surrounded by surfers, sand and the sea.  


Here is the Bead Gallery® bead palette I chose for my surfer girl design.  All beads and supplies can be purchased at your local Michaels store.



10194330 - Shell round peridot 8mm
10288507 - Gold tone metal tube small
10322278 - Light pink stone round 10mm
10242626 - Turquoise dyed howlite 8mm
10216933 - Dyed quartzite orange round 8mm
10168564 - Dyed agate pink round 10mm
10242660 - White howlite rondelles 


I wanted to create a chic beachy look so I decided to create stacking bracelets.


I used 7mm Stretch Magic cording, Bead Landing tassels and 8mm jump rings to give the bracelets a splash of gold between the beads that did not have a gold accent bead. 


I have to admit that I am totally in love with these bracelets.  The colors look amazing on my tan skin.


Above is an individual shot of each bracelet.  I created instructions for these "Tasseled Bracelets."  Click here for your free instructions.





What is your favorite cord when creating stretch bracelets?  I'm really interested in knowing which cord you use and why.

What do you think of my tassel bracelets? I would love to hear your comments.  Be sure to check out "Fashion Friday" and "DIY Saturday" on the Halcraft blog.  I feature the latest fashion trends and two free beading designs every week.   

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pretty Palettes May Reveal

Pretty Palettes May Reveal

Time for the "Pretty Palettes" reveal!  Erin Prais-Hintz color palette for the month of May was inspired by this beautiful Scandinavian fabric design with a fun mix of neutrals and a pop of reddish-orange. It is from a company called Almedahls that was produced originally in the 1950s.




I think my biggest challenge as a designer is mixing colors.  When I create a design for "Pretty Palettes" I am inspired by the the colors of the palette, not the actual photo.  Personally I do not look at photo and think "modern, romantic, etc" for me it is all about the color.  I know I can create any style of jewelry.  I would rather flex my color muscles. 

This was a challenging palette for me.  I have to admit, the first necklace I created made me cringe (and it is not pictured).  So I went to my bead stash grabbing black and orange hued beads with gold chain. 


Below is my design...


The necklace is modeled by the beautiful Samantha.  




I am actually happy with my second design which is pictured.  Anyone else have a hard time with this color palette?  Are you inspired by the photo, color palette or both? I would love to hear your comments.  Be sure to check out "Fashion Friday" and "DIY Saturday" on the Halcraft blog.  I feature two free beading designs every week.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pretty Palettes Reveal - April

Pretty Palettes April Reveal

Time for the "Pretty Palettes" reveal!  Erin Prais-Hintz color palette for the month of April was inspired by Design Seeds "Lavender Field".


The rich jewel tones captured in this lovely lavender field are absolutely breathtaking.  The color palette is amazing this month.


My bead selection consisted of ceramic blue, shell bright green, stone green and a purple mixed dyed quartzite.


Here is my inspired jewelry design.  I decided to use a gold tone chain because I wanted a warmer look.


Some of my beads have larger holes so I used a crimp bead so the head pin would not slide off.

http://www.halcraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Halcraftberryburstprettypalettes-copy.pdf

Would you like to recreate this necklace?  Click the click me button for your free, easy to follow instructions.

For more information regarding how you too can participate in the "Pretty Pallet" Blog Hop, please go to www.Halcraft.com.

Thanks for visiting my blog!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Pretty Palettes March Reveal

It is the last Wednesday of the month... Time for the "Pretty Palettes" reveal!  Erin Prais-Hintz color palette for the month of March was inspired by a lucky charm.


I absolutely love this color palette.  Earthy colors are my favorite tones to design with.  Her are my Bead Gallery Beads for the month of March.


My design is called "Spring Tide"








For more information regarding how you too can participate in the "Pretty Pallet" Blog Hop, please go to www.Halcraft.com.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Denise

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February Pretty Pallet Reveal

It's the last Wednesday of the month and you know what that means... Pretty Palette reveal.  Erin Prais-Hintz color palette for the month of February was inspired by this amazing photo.




The bead palette that I have chosen for this month is pretty close to the color combination of the scene above.  Bead Gallery® Beads give you a wide array of colors and textures to choose from.



My design this month can be worn as a wrap bracelet or double as a necklace.  The closure is macrame with a cute button.





This bracelet wraps around your wrist 7 times.



The design can also double as a long necklace or double it for a different look.




For more information regarding how you too can participate in the "Pretty Pallet" Blog Hop, please go to www.Halcraft.com.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Denise

 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pretty Palettes - January Reveal

Can you believe it is the end of January?  It's the last Wednesday of the month and you know what that means... Pretty Palette reveal.  Erin Prais-Hintz color palette for the month of January was inspired by Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year Marsala.  



Pretty Palette Inspiration

Photo Credit Stylemepretty.com


Bead Gallery Palette


My design 



  


Photo Credits



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