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



Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Pretty Palettes - December 2014

It's New Year's Eve 2014 and reveal day for the "Pretty Palettes" blog hop hosted by Halcraft, USA.

Halcraft, USA the supplier of Bead Gallery® beads found at your local Michaels craft store.  The “Pretty Palette” blog hop is a color challenge for jewelry designers with an inspirational reveal on first Wednesday of every month on Halcraft’s blog.  Erin Prais-Hintz picks the color palette.  On the last Wednesday of the month, designers everywhere post the designs that they have created all using the same color palette.  All jewelry design bloggers are invited to join in the hop.  For more information about the hop please click here.


Here is this months color palette - white, silver, gold and black.  I love this palette and the classic color combination. 

Above is my bead choices for this hop.
 
99041 - gold iris glass faceted 6mm
96975 - silver iris faceted rondelle
99148 - white nebula glass faceted 6mm
80685 - black glass round faceted 5mm

















For Your Free DIY Instructions 
please click 2015 Necklace

I hope you enjoyed my Pretty Palette reveal.  
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November 2014 Pretty Palette Blog Hop Reveal

It is reveal day for the November "Pretty Palette" blog hop.  

Halcraft, USA the supplier of Bead Gallery® beads found at your local Michaels craft store hosts the hop.  So what is the “Pretty Palette” blog hop?  It is a color challenge for jewelry designers with an inspirational reveal on first Wednesday of every month on Halcraft’s blog.  Erin Prais-Hintz picks the color palette.  Then on the last Wednesday of the month, designers everywhere post the designs that they have created all using the same color palette.  All jewelry design bloggers are invited to join in the hop.  For more information about the hop please click here.





Our inspiration for the month of October comes from a festive fall photo of pumpkins.

 

Here is my bead palette
My beads are a little darker than the palette.  



My design is called "Harvest"
















I would like to give a huge thank you to my beautiful model Samantha Lynch.

Be sure to check out my Fashion Friday and DIY Saturday blog posts every week on www.halcraft.com

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October Pretty Palette Blog Hop

Halcraft, USA the supplier of Bead Gallery® beads found at your local Michaels craft store is hosting the October “Pretty Palette” blog hop.
What is the “Pretty Palette” blog hop?  It is a color challenge for jewelry designers with an inspirational reveal on first Wednesday of every month on Halcraft’s blog.  Erin Prais-Hintz picks the color palette.  Then on the last Wednesday of the month, designers everywhere post the designs that they have created all using the same color palette.  All jewelry design bloggers are invited to join in the hop.  For more information about the hop please click here.

Our inspiration for the month of October comes from an Alabama oil painter named Erin Fitzhugh Gregory.  Her still life paintings are vibrant and beautiful.



I found two strands of beads that fit perfectly with this challenge.  The green tag bead mix had every color except the dark blue.  I did not use the yellow beads for this design.






I hope you like my whimsical design named "Bubblegum Pop."  For your free DIY instructions, please click on the necklace name.
 

Please join us for the next blog hop in November.  Visit Halcraft on the first Wednesday of November for more information.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September - Pretty Palletes Blog Hop

 Halcraft, USA the supplier of Bead Gallery® beads found at your local Michaels craft store is hosting another “Pretty Palette” blog hop.
 
What is the “Pretty Palette” blog hop?  It is a color challenge for jewelry designers with an inspirational reveal on first Wednesday of every month on Halcraft’s blog.  Erin Prais-Hintz picks the color palette.  Then on the last Wednesday of the month, designers everywhere post the designs that they have created all using the same color palette.  All jewelry design bloggers are invited to join in the hop.  For more information about the hop please click here.

My Design - The Lavender Hill Necklace

Above is our yummy color inspiration

Here are my Bead Gallery Bead choices
 
 





 
Special thanks to my beautiful model Riley Binder!

For your free DIY instructions please click Lavender Hill Necklace

Please visit www.Halcraft.com for all the blog hop links.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Unexpected Findings Book Blog Tour

I am excited to announce that I am one of the  co-contributors to Michelle Mach's fabulous new book Unexpected Findings: 50+ Clever Jewelry Designs Featuring Everyday Components


This book takes a completely new approach to working with findings by focusing on nontraditional uses for them: bead frames become connectors; toggle clasps become pendants; filigree can be rolled to create tube beads or bails; and so much more.

Author Michelle Mach offers a thorough overview of the many different findings available, essential tools, and other materials, such as beads, wire, and cords and ribbons. Tips for modifying purchased findings with patinas, beads, hammering, painting, and other techniques is also provided. Fifty projects showcase one or more findings used in a new or unusual way. The designs include necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, some of which can be taken apart and reassembled to become different pieces of jewelry. Basic techniques, such as stringing, simple wirework, and basic metalwork, are also covered along with a thorough list of resources.

Here is a sneak peak at my three designs featured in this book -

Amy Ayres Bracelet

Dancing Damselfly Necklace

Brazen Blooms Necklace



Unexpected Findings Giveaway

What is a party without a fun giveaway?

Prizes:


Etsy Gift Card Grand Prize
$50 (Fifty Dollars) Etsy Gift Card (1 prize)

You can spend this on anything offered at the many individual shops on Etsy.  This could be fabulous art beads, cool jewelry findings, a hand painted coffee mug, a knitted scarf ... whatever you want.  (Note:  Not all Etsy shops accept gift cards, so if you win, you may want to do a search for those that do.)

Fun with Findings Prize Pack
First Prize
Fun with Findings Kit (2 prizes)

You can win some of the exact findings used in the book, plus a bunch of other findings that I thought were cool. (I ran out of room to add all the page numbers to the photo!) Prize packs include everything pictured here: jump rings, head pins (handmade by Miss Fickle Media and C-Koop), filigree links, clasps (hook-and-eye, ball chain, lobster), bead caps, cord ends, and more!

Second Prize (3 prizes)
To play off the "unexpected" in my book title, three winners will receive a small mystery pack of findings (valued at $8).  No photo or preview ahead of time.  It will be a surprise!

Rules

This giveaway is open to all visitors except the book's contributors and author (me).  Contributors are welcome (and encouraged!) to comment, but won't be entered in the drawing. 

One comment per person per blog post for a maximum of eight chances to win if you visit and comment on all eight book-related posts during the September 15-19, 2014 period. 

We'd love for you to help us spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.  No extra entries, but lots of good karma!

I will contact the winners by email this weekend (Sept. 20-21) and post the winners here next week (Sept. 23).   Remember when you comment that I'll need an email address to contact you if you win.

Please visit all the co-contributors on the Unexpected Findings Book Blog Tour:

Monday, Sept. 15
Michelle Mach

Tuesday, Sept. 16
Lorelei Eurto
Erin Siegel

Wednesday, Sept. 17
Cindy Wimmer
Erin Prais-Hintz

Thursday, Sept. 18
Andrew Thornton

Friday, Sept. 19
Denise Yezbak Moore

Click here to purchase a copy of Unexpected Findings: 50+ Clever Jewelry Designs Featuring Everyday Components

I hope you enjoy the book blog tour!  

Denise


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