Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pretty Palettes - July Reveal

For the month of July Erin Prais-Hintz has picked this beautiful inspirational photo from Unsplash of a starry night.  Here in Southern California, we do not see many stars.  It is amazing that without the lights of the city, this is what the nighttime sky looks like. 


Unsplash - Ryan Hutton

Here are my Bead Gallery® bead choices for this months challenge.

Bead Gallery® rondelle sapphire iris 3x4mm
Bead Gallery® blue glass luster drop 4x6mm
Bead Gallery® black glass oval 5x3mm
Bead Gallery® jet 4mm round glass
Bead Gallery® purple iris glass 3mm
Bead Gallery® silver glass 3mm round faceted
Bead Gallery® rose glass rondelle 4x6mm
Bead Gallery® amethyst iris glass 6mm
Bead Gallery® purple glass iris rondelles

I decided to create bracelets for this project.  Did you know that the smaller beaded bracelets are trending?


Friday, June 24, 2016

Pretty Palettes June Reveal

It is finally summer!  For the month of June Erin Prais-Hintz has picked colors that reflect the ocean and beach.  Here are some of her inspirational photos from a website Unsplash. The photography is FREE to use. 

Here are my Beachy Bead picks for this month
I really loved the NASA photo so I decided to go with a color palette inspired by this amazing image.

10471826 Bead Gallery® gold tone metal rondelle spacer


I hope you enjoyed my design for this month.  For more daily inspiration please be sure to visit my instagram at Denise Yezbak Moore .

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pretty Palettes May Reveal

Pretty Palettes May Reveal

This month Erin Prais-Hintz is wanderlusting over all things Bohemian.  Boho is our inspiration for Pretty Palettes May. This style is my jewelry of choice to wear and create. So what is Bohemian?

Vibrant color scheme
Variety of patterns and textures
Eclectic pieces as focal points
Controlled clutter
Natural materials

Here are my Bead Gallery® choices for this month

Bead Gallery® multi small round bead mix
 Bead Gallery® multi glass and metal mix
Bead Gallery® crystal glass metal rhinestone rondelle
Bead Gallery® silver tone bead caps

What is so amazing about the bead mix above is that each bead is different.  You can create your own bead mix by saving all of your left over Bead Gallery® beads and create a one-of-a-kind necklace or bracelet.  

What do you think of the tassel?  I used a Recollections™ tassel and added the rhinestone rondelle and bead caps.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pretty Palettes April Reveal

It is time for the Pretty Palettes April reveal.
This month Erin Prais-Hintz is inspired by a collaborative art exhibit that she is undertaking at a local co-op gallery.  The theme of this exhibit will be called "Beauty in the Broken Places."  In her search for inspiration she came upon a concert called "Wabi-Sabi."  This concept is based on impermanence of beauty, that there is beauty in the broken, the rusty and old. “Pared down to its barest essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. It’s simple, slow, and uncluttered – and it reveres authenticity above all.” NobleHabor.com 

You can click on this link Erin Prais-Hintz for more information regarding her collaborative art exhibit.

Below are some inspirational photos that Erin Features for this month's Pretty Palettes.

Here are my Bead Gallery® Beads

Bead Gallery® Pyrite stone nuggets
Bead Gallery® silver iris glass 6/0
Bead Gallery® metal gears 

I used the Art C paint to create a patina look on the gear.  E-6000 was used to attach the gear to the pyrite stone.  Both the paint and the E-6000 dried super quick.

 I love the Bead Gallery® gears - they are perfect for this challenge.


I hope you enjoyed my design for this month.  For more daily inspiration please be sure to visit my instagram at Denise Yezbak Moore .


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Pretty Palettes March Reveal

Spring is here and with it comes the March Pretty Palettes reveal.

Erin Prais-Hintz has chosen the photography of Mark Mawson as our March inspiration.  Mark is London based photographer for over 25 years, Mark’s specialty is shooting underwater. His work with liquids, called “Aqueous,” was projected on the walls of Buckingham Palace when Sir Paul McCartney sung for The Queen’s diamond jubilee concert.

I have chosen the blue photo as my inspiration.

Here are the beads I have chosen for this Month

Bead Gallery® glass round sapphire iris 3mm
Bead Gallery® rondelle sapphire iris 3x4mm
Bead Gallery® blue iris glass rondelle
Bead Gallery® blue iris glass rondelle large
Bead Gallery® blue iris glass 7mm bicone
Bead Gallery® ready-to-wear necklace

My Design is called the Pacific Necklace.  I love the rich jewel tone with the rhinestone head pins.

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

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Pretty Palettes - February Reveal

Did you have a romantic Valentine's Day? This year it was all about doggie kisses for the Moore family.   We decided to rescue a 2 year old mixed breed dog named "Elvis".  He is the Valentine's gift that keeps on giving.  Below is a photo of my son Garrett with Elvis.  

Erin Prais-Hintz has picked bobbin lace as our inspiration this month. Erin States that "Bobbin lace is also known as pillow lace because this method requires working with a pattern embedded in a stiff pillow with straight pins. The lacemaker weaves threads held on bobbins to the pattern that is pinned to the top of the pillow. This centuries old technique needs a firm pillow (originally filled with straw so the pins wouldn’t wobble), bobbins to hold the thread and weight them down, straight pins, thread and a pattern".  Click here for the "Pretty Palettes" inspiration blog post.

This month I was inspired by this amazing filigree bead cap that reminded me of lace.  I also wanted to incorporate the pink tones that Erin choose to go with her palette.

Bead Gallery® pink glass tear drop 4x6mm
Bead Gallery® silver-plated antique 18mm bead cap
Bead Gallery® ready-to-wear 18” silver-plated chain
Bead Landing™ light pink druzy silver pendant


I hope my design for February 2016 inspires you!

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


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.


I hope my design for January 2016 inspires you!

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

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