Pretty Palettes - February Reveal

Did you have a romantic Valentine's Day? This year it was all about doggie kisses for the Moore family.   We decided to rescue a 2 year old mixed breed dog named "Elvis".  He is the Valentine's gift that keeps on giving.  Below is a photo of my son Garrett with Elvis.  

Erin Prais-Hintz has picked bobbin lace as our inspiration this month. Erin States that "Bobbin lace is also known as pillow lace because this method requires working with a pattern embedded in a stiff pillow with straight pins. The lacemaker weaves threads held on bobbins to the pattern that is pinned to the top of the pillow. This centuries old technique needs a firm pillow (originally filled with straw so the pins wouldn’t wobble), bobbins to hold the thread and weight them down, straight pins, thread and a pattern".  Click here for the "Pretty Palettes" inspiration blog post.

This month I was inspired by this amazing filigree bead cap that reminded me of lace.  I also wanted to incorporate the pink tones that Erin choose to go with her palette.

Bead Gallery® pink glass tear drop 4x6mm
Bead Gallery® silver-plated antique 18mm bead cap
Bead Gallery® ready-to-wear 18” silver-plated chain
Bead Landing™ light pink druzy silver pendant

I hope my design for February 2016 inspires you!

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  1. Um, WOW! That is the best idea I've seen in forever! I must make one! It's a bead chandelier! Love it!

  2. Denise, I love this! Great way to use the bead cap as a tiny chandelier. Elvis is one lucky pup! Congratulations on your new member of the family!

  3. Lovely! I'm currently in love with tassel necklaces, and this definitely made me smile! Beautiful work! ...And thanks for sharing a picture of Elvis, he certainly looks happy to be part of your family! :)

  4. I really love the unique way you used the bead cap in this project, and that druzy pendant is just gorgeous!! Beautiful all around!

  5. What a great use of the lacy bead cap! I love the tassel you made and the way you incorporated that cool chunky focal (I haven't seen that at my Michaels). And give that pup Elvis a hello kiss from me! Enjoy the day. Erin

  6. Absolutely lovely! I like the way you mixed chunky and delicate components together.

    Hugs for Elvis!


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