Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Pretty Palettes January Reveal

Pretty Palettes January Reveal


It is time for the 'Pretty Palettes" January 2016 reveal!  Erin Prais-Hintz has 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 nature are so inspiring.  My Bead Gallery® palette is



Bead Gallery® crystal glass faceted tube large
Bead Gallery® crystal glass faceted oval
Bead Gallery® glass rondelle crystal 3x4mm
Bead Gallery® crystal A/B snowflake 14mm glass

My design this month is called "Winter Chill".  I wanted to create a cascade of snowflakes.










http://www.halcraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Ice-Crystal-Necklace-copy.pdf

I hope my design for January 2016 inspires you!

Follow me on Instagram and check the Halcraft blog for more inspirational photos and designs.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Pretty Palettes - December Reveal

Pretty Palettes December Reveal

It is time for the 'Pretty Palettes" November 2015 reveal!  Erin Prais-Hintz has 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 NordicMuseum.org


From Caroline Munro Tumblr

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








http://www.halcraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Nordic-Necklace-copy.pdf

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

Follow me on Instagram and check the Halcraft blog for more inspirational photos and designs. 

 
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