Showing posts from December, 2015

Pretty Palettes January Reveal

Pretty Palettes January Reveal
It is time for the 'Pretty Palettes" January 2016 reveal!  Erin Prais-Hintzhas picked contemporary Russian photographer named Alexey Kljatov. (These are his images that you see here) as our inspiration for the December blog hop.

Erin states that "his insightful blog details the process by which he captures these fascinating ethereal macro images. He often shoots on a dark black sweater (which explains the hair-like bits in the dark photos), but I found it particularly fascinating how he achieves the look of the colored images with the snowflakes seemingly floating in space. (You’ll never believe what a plate of glass, a flashlight with a plastic bag to diffuse the light, and allowing the color to creep in from the print on the bags can do. Fascinating!) I would highly recommend a look at his work (and it is for sale as well in many printed items.)"

I found these photos absolutely incredible.  These little hidden motifs in natur…

Pretty Palettes - December Reveal

Pretty Palettes December Reveal It is time for the 'Pretty Palettes" November 2015 reveal!  Erin Prais-Hintzhas picked "Nordic Knitwear" as our inspiration for the December blog hop.

The image above are examples of Nordic knit mittens that Erin found on the
I started out with the color combo and pattern from Caroline Munro.  I used this photo for inspiration and choose a slightly different color palette.
 My choice of bead palette colors are more aqua and gold.

Bead Gallery® Hematite stone aqua luster 2mm
Bead Gallery® turquoise glass rondelle 3x4mm
Bead Gallery® glass round copper iris 4mm
Bead Gallery® aqua 9.5x10mm table cut glass

My design is titled "Nordic Necklace" - This is an advanced design.  Please click here for your free DIY Instructions

I hope you enjoyed my design for the December "Pretty Palettes".

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