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Pretty Palettes - December 2014

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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  plea…

November 2014 Pretty Palette Blog Hop Reveal

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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"














Click Here for free Harvest Necklace DIY instructions
I would like to give a huge thank you to my beautiful model Samantha Lynch.
Be sure to check out my Fas…

October Pretty Palette Blog Hop

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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.&…

September - Pretty Palletes Blog Hop

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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.

Unexpected Findings Book Blog Tour

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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 wirewor…

Pretty Palettes - August 2014 - Blog Hop

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Every month Halcraft, USA the supplier of Bead Gallery® beads found at your local Michaels craft store hosts a “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.


Here is the August palette
My Beads My Design













For your free DIY jewelry instructions please click Dannie Necklace
All Bead Gallery® beads and findings can be purchased at your  local Michaels store

I would like to thank my beautiful model Dannie Arnold for bringing this necklace to life. 
Please visit www.halcraft.com every Fashion Friday - for the latest trends and DIY Saturdaywhere I feature two new necklace designs with free DIY instructions.