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.
Art Clay Silver Birdhouses My flight to create birdhouses started a couple of years ago when I took an introductory class into Art Clay Silver. I played around with it for a few months, then I lost interest. Over Christmas break 2009, while making gingerbread houses with my children, I wondered if I could take this technique and create a birdhouse out of ACS. Winter turned into spring, and I ended up wandering through a bead shop in Palm Springs, California. As fate would have it, gleaming in the case was a tiny ACS birdhouse. "Who made this fabulous creation?" I had asked the clerk. She told me that the owner had bought the piece at a bead show back East, but she didn't know the artist's name. After examining the piece, I knew I had to try out my "gingerbread theory." Here is my salute to that unknown artist living somewhere on the East Coast. She/he inspired me to create my own line of ACS bird houses. Thank you whoever you are. You're proof …