Pretty Palettes August Reveal

Welcome to my Pretty Palettes August Reveal!  This month Molly Schaller has selected a stunning bead palette from this beautiful photo of  Minnetrista Center, a museum, garden, and gathering place in Muncie, Indiana.

Here is our color palette generated from Molly's photo. 

I usually select my own beads for the Pretty Palette challenge but this month I decided to go with Molly's picks.

Bead Gallery® Beads found at your local Michaels Stores
Bead Gallery® 12mm rhodonite roundsBead Gallery® 8mm blue ceramic roundsBead Gallery® green coated seed beadsBead Gallery® 8mm turquoise Czech glass roundsBead Gallery® 7mm wooden square beadsBead Gallery® 6mm amber shell rondellesBead Gallery® large wooden rectanglesBead Gallery®6mm gold luster hematite faceted rounds
 My first design is the "Temperate Necklace".  If you are a beginning beader, you can create this necklace.  It is formed using simple knots, a simple loop and opening and closing a jump rings.

The "Temperate Bracelet…

Pretty Palettes July Reveal

Pretty Palettes July Reveal

 This month Molly Schaller was inspired by a Marimekko swimsuit that she purchased at Target last season. To find out more about Marimekko, a Finnish design company, visit Halcraft's July 2017 inspiration post.

Here is palette generated from this whimsical swimsuit -

My bead selection for this challenge are -
Bead Gallery® yellow glass 6/0 E seed beads
Bead Gallery® cobalt blue glass 6/0 E seed beads
Bead Gallery® turquoise glass 6/0 E seed beads
Bead Gallery® pink glass 6/0 E seed beads
Bead Gallery® red glass 6/0 E seed beads
Bead Gallery® synthetic Lapis stone 6mm beads
Bead Gallery® reconstituted Lapis stone 4mm 

Be sure to hurry to your local Michaels store if you are interested in purchasing these beads -  Supplies are limited.

The hues of this palette are so fun and colorful that I decided to create a playful design - The Fiesta Necklaces.

My next design is the Fiesta Bracelet

Lastly, we have the Fiesta Earrings

I hope you enjoyed my designs for this months Pr…

Pretty Palettes June Reveal

Pretty Palettes June Reveal 

Welcome to my Pretty Palettes June reveal.  This month Molly Schaller picked the photo below featuring a trade quilts book, a pop of turquoise and her eyeglass case.  I love how she found inspiration on a regular trip to her local library!

Here is the color palette developed from the photo above.

Up next we have my Bead Gallery® bead palette.  Some of these beads won't be in stores long, so be sure to pick up your strands today!

Bead Gallery® cream 6/0 glass beads Bead Gallery® red glass 6/0 glass beads Bead Gallery® aqua glass small mix Bead Gallery® black matt glass 4mm Bead Gallery® white Mother-of-Pearl 4mm rounds Bead Gallery® red chips dyed bamboo coral
My Native necklace is designed with the advanced beader in mind.  This necklace will take approximately 2 hours to create.

The Native bracelets are a beginner project with  wrapped loops.  If you are not proficient at wrapped loops, you can substitute simple loops.

The Native earrings are dazzling dangles wit…

Pretty Palettes May Reveal

Pretty Palettes May Reveal 

Welcome to my Pretty Palettes May reveal.  This month Molly Schaller was inspired by Pantone's color of the year: Greenery and a visit to her local greenhouse.  She discovered these beautiful succulent plants. 

Here is our color palette

My Bead Gallery® bead choices are 

white quartzite stone faceted 8mm green dyed agate stone shell round green 8mm teal dyed quartzite stone 8mm green Aventurine 6mm semi-precious
My first design is the Succulence necklace. Please click the link below for free instructions

The Succulence bracelets feature Bead Gallery® beads and Charm Gallery® charms.

My last design for this challenge is the Succulence earrings.

I hope you enjoyed my designs for this month. Be sure to follow me on Instagram @deniseyezbakmoore

Pretty Palettes April Reveal

April's Pretty Palettes is inspired by the amazing artwork created by Heather Powers of Humblebeads.

Heather is a talented bead artist, but did you know she also paints and illustrates? Below is her fabulous design that inspired our palette for April.

Here is my Bead Gallery® bead palette

10467322 Bead Gallery® natural mother of pearl 4mm round 10290706 Bead Gallery® green glass 4mm luster 10168471 Bead Gallery® imperial dyed purple 3x6mm stone 10393263 Bead Gallery® purple glass 6/0 seed beads 10393256 Bead Gallery® mint glass 6mm rounds 10471826 Bead Gallery® gold tone metal rondelles Introducing the Lyric Necklaces...

I also created a matching stacking bracelet set.

Lastly, we have the Lyric Earrings.

I hope you enjoyed my designs today.  Be sure to follow me on Instragram @deniseyezbakmoore