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Pretty Palettes December Reveal

Pretty Palettes December Reveal - New Year's Eve is just around the corner.  Can you believe we are heading into 2017? New years is a time for celebration, glamour and resolutions. When you think of this holiday what comes to mind?  Of course champagne... This months Pretty Palettes design is inspired by bubbly.

For my design I picked champagne toned Bead Gallery® beads with an added sparkle of gold and silver.

amber small glass rondelle 2x3mm rhinestone rondelle 4mm Czech glass fire polished 6mm amber glass cloudy round 8mm gold luster hematite stone 6mm 

Here's to a happy and prosperous 2017 New Year!

Pretty Palettes November Reveal

Here we are at the end of November and it is time for the Pretty Palettes Reveal.  This month the Halcraftdesign team requested fall photographs from readers of the Halcraft Facebook page.  The readers submitted photos and the team voted on their favorite.

Our contest winner is Susan Conaway with her photo of Lamb’s Ears and Maple Leaves. Susan is an accomplished fiber artist and we are thrilled to have her photo as our inspiration for Pretty Palettes November! The photo below was submitted to the contest and the color palette was then generated.

I decided to create a beginning beader design hoping to inspire you to create your own gifts this holiday season.  If you can form a simple knot, you can make these bracelets.

These bracelets were handcrafted using Bead Gallery® rose glass rondelles 4x6mm, glass rondelle lusters 4x6mm, glass round opaque brown 4mm and aqua glass small round 3mm beads.  The charm used are Charm Gallery® rose gold tone Celtic heart, arrow, heart and feather charm…

Pretty Palettes October Reveal

Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month?  One out of 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and that is a scary statistic.  I decided that this month I wanted to help boost awareness by gifting this necklace to a survivor of this disease (details below).  My design is called the "Healing Necklace" and features a beautiful quartz pendant with Czech glass beads. 

This necklace was handcrafted using Bead Gallery®
Czech 6mm faceted mix glass Czech glass 6mm bicone rose gold tone Rose gold tone 6mm rounds quartz crystal point pendant

Here how is you can enter to win this necklace.
You must be a breast cancer or cancer survivor. If you have someone special in mind battling this disease you may also enter.  Please follow BOTHDenise Yezbak Moore and Halcrafton Instagram. You must to leave a comment #survivor on my healing necklace photo located on Instagram. Your name will be placed into a drawing and the winner will be selected at random. The winner will be no…

Pretty Palettes - September Reveal

The September "Pretty Palettes" reveal is motivated by books, homework and showing school spirit. Our color palettes for this month is inspired by school colors.  I graduated from California State University Fullerton with a B.A. degree in Psychology.  But our school colors are blue and orange.  Ugh... So I decided to go with one of my favorite memories....

My little brother was the starting quarterback at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) for 2 years .  It was an exciting time for our family - flying to games and watching him play on TV.  So this months palette is inspired by my brother Mike Moschetti.

 Here are some of my brothers statistics for you football "Buffs".  He transferred as a junior so he only played 2 years (most of the players listed played 4 years).
Here is my Bead Gallery® color palette

Bead Gallery® black glass large teardrop Bead Gallery® black glass small teardrop Bead Gallery® jet 8mm faceted rounds Bead Gallery® black glass oval 5x3mm B…

Pretty Palettes August Reveal

I can't believe it is the end of August and it is time for the Pretty Palettes Reveal.  This month, Erin Prais-Hintzhas been inspired by summer fruit.  I love the blueberry hues...

{ berry hues } image via: @djmight
My Bead Gallery® bead picks for this month have a crystal theme.

Bead Gallery® light blue glass rondelle 6x8mm Bead Gallery® glass AB light blue 4x6mm rondelle Bead Gallery® purple glass round 6mm Bead Gallery® green glass faceted rondelle 4x6mm 
Long necklaces are all the trend right now so I decide to make a focal piece with chain for length.

I think the bright silver chain is the perfect pairing with the berry hues.  Would you like to make this necklace?  Please click the link below for your free instructions.

Be sure to come back at the end of September to see our next Pretty Palette reveal.

I hope you enjoyed my design for this month.  For more daily inspiration please be sure to visit my instagram atDenise Yezbak Moore .

Pretty Palettes - July Reveal

For the month of July Erin Prais-Hintzhas picked this beautiful inspirational photo from Unsplashof a starry night.  Here in Southern California, we do not see many stars.  It is amazing that without the lights of the city, this is what the nighttime sky looks like. 

Unsplash - Ryan Hutton

Here are my Bead Gallery® bead choices for this months challenge.

Bead Gallery® rondelle sapphire iris 3x4mm
Bead Gallery® blue glass luster drop 4x6mm
Bead Gallery® black glass oval 5x3mm
Bead Gallery® jet 4mm round glass
Bead Gallery® purple iris glass 3mm
Bead Gallery® silver glass 3mm round faceted
Bead Gallery® rose glass rondelle 4x6mm
Bead Gallery® amethyst iris glass 6mm
Bead Gallery® purple glass iris rondelles

I decided to create bracelets for this project.  Did you know that the smaller beaded bracelets are trending?

Pretty Palettes June Reveal

It is finally summer!  For the month of June Erin Prais-Hintzhas picked colors that reflect the ocean and beach.  Here are some of her inspirational photos from a website Unsplash. The photography is FREE to use. 

[Photo credit :: Sarah Burvenich :: Unsplash]
[Photo credit :: Aleksandra Boguslawska :: Unsplash]
[Photo credit :: NASA :: Unsplash]
Here are my Beachy Bead picks for this month I really loved the NASA photo so I decided to go with a color palette inspired by this amazing image.

10120954 Bead Gallery® blue ceramic 8mm round 10292243 Bead Gallery® blue glass 5x8mm rondelle 10172455 Bead Gallery® shell aqua round 8mm 10321924 Bead Gallery® amber glass cloudy 8mm round 10471730 Bead Gallery® gold luster hematite stone 6mm 10471826 Bead Gallery® gold tone metal rondelle spacer

I hope you enjoyed my design for this month.  For more daily inspiration please be sure to visit my instagram atDenise Yezbak Moore .