Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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








http://www.halcraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Lacy-Necklace-copy.pdf


I hope my design for February 2016 inspires you!

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6 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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! :)

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  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!

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  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

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

    Hugs for Elvis!

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