Pretty Palettes May Reveal

Pretty Palettes May Reveal

Time for the "Pretty Palettes" reveal!  Erin Prais-Hintz color palette for the month of May was inspired by this beautiful Scandinavian fabric design with a fun mix of neutrals and a pop of reddish-orange. It is from a company called Almedahls that was produced originally in the 1950s.




I think my biggest challenge as a designer is mixing colors.  When I create a design for "Pretty Palettes" I am inspired by the the colors of the palette, not the actual photo.  Personally I do not look at photo and think "modern, romantic, etc" for me it is all about the color.  I know I can create any style of jewelry.  I would rather flex my color muscles. 

This was a challenging palette for me.  I have to admit, the first necklace I created made me cringe (and it is not pictured).  So I went to my bead stash grabbing black and orange hued beads with gold chain. 


Below is my design...


The necklace is modeled by the beautiful Samantha.  




I am actually happy with my second design which is pictured.  Anyone else have a hard time with this color palette?  Are you inspired by the photo, color palette or both? I would love to hear your comments.  Be sure to check out "Fashion Friday" and "DIY Saturday" on the Halcraft blog.  I feature two free beading designs every week.


Comments

  1. I like hearing how you approach this, Miss Denise! Sometimes I have a hard time divorcing the colors from the image so that I focus on just the palette. I do think you did a great job! That orange was a tough one for me to find locally. You totally molded this palette to your style! I actually love these colors. I think my house is a reflection of that taupe (literally every wall is that color) so I love it. And it was just so darn cute! Thanks for playing with me. Come back on June 3rd for the next Pretty Palettes challenge! Enjoy the day! Erin

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  2. Denise, your images are so beautiful! I think it's amazing how the beads come alive in the California light. All of the layers of beautiful beads makes this necklace more interesting and unusual.

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  3. Your necklace turned out beautifully! Diggin' all those layers.Thanks for sharing your thought process too. I find myself doing that more times than not. That's what I love about these challenges. Opening doors to more than one way to approach something.

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  4. Love how your necklace turned out! You do the bold statement necklace so well. I do find it best if I allow myself enough time when designing that I can use a "do over" if needed. I like to think that I can always design something perfectly the first time out, but I know better!

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  5. I can see how this would be a challenging palette - any time I play with black and orange I risk going all Halloween. Your design has a perfect balance and totally avoids that trap - it looks modern and fun!

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