Pretty Palettes :: March 2017 Reveal

Welcome to the March 2017 Reveal!

We’ve made it through the dark and cold winter months. It’s time for flowers, sunshine, and rainbows, right? Spring is here!

This month’s inspiration photo is straight out of the spring garden. Who doesn’t love tulips?

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Spring is a great season for new beginnings. Just start where you are and share your beauty and creativity with the world!


March 2017 Pretty Palette

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March Birthstone Feature: Aquamarine

  • Aquamarine is a type of beryl, Image courtesy of WikiSource

    Aquamarine is a type of beryl, Image courtesy of WikiSource

Aquamarine, how I love you!


A few fun facts and a bit of folklore about March’s birthstone: aquamarine.

  • Color: pale blue to deep green; clear to semi-opaque
  • Care: store in a dark place and clean with a soft brush and warm, soapy water
  • Meanings/Properties: means “sea water,” believed to bring eternal youth and good luck to the wearer
  • Uses: encourages happiness, frees the wearer from laziness, and protects one from foes in battle

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Reef DIY Jewelry Set

Reef DIY Jewelry Set – Let’s make a statement this Wednesday with the “Reef Necklace” featuring the new Bead Galley® beads.  Believe it or not, this is a beginner necklace.  If you can crimp, you can create this stunning necklace. The Reef Necklace is handcrafted using Bead Gallery® amazonite stone 10mm round, green aventurine and amazonite stone sticks and brown wood rondelles 4mm beads.  All Bead Gallery® beads and supplies can be purchased on-line or at your local Michaels store.

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Pretty Palettes :: March 2017 Inspiration

March 2017 Inspiration

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Happy March, Pretty Palette pals! It’s time for the wild weather of March. Here in the midwest, March is filled with wind, rain, sparkling sunshine, and the occasional snow shower. The best part of spring in the midwest is flowers. Whether they’re wildflowers like spring beauties,  Dutchman’s breeches, and Jacob’s ladder, or cultivated beauties like daffodils and grape hyacinths, spring flowers bring joy and color to our world. One of my favorite flowers is the tulip. I love all the colors and the shapes this humble bulb is able to produce! Click to read more Pretty Palettes :: March 2017 Inspiration