I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with the smells of pecan pies in the oven, the smiles of people you love, and the a heart filled with gratitude. It’s one of the most wonderful days of the year!
Thanks for coming by to visit for this month’s Pretty Palette blog hop. I always love to see what inspires you and what you’ve been working on. If you’re new, welcome! In the Pretty Palettes blog hop, we get a peek at other beading artists projects from all over the country! We jump from blog to blog and share our creations at the bottom of this post.
The November 2017 reveal has the distinction of being a Pretty Palette inspired by paper marbling. To read more visit the November 2017 Pretty Palettes Inspiration post. I love it when different forms of art collide!
Here are some of the possible Bead Gallery beads you could use for this month’s Pretty Palette:
There are so many great shades of green and blue in this Pretty Palette, and they’re anchored by the peach and white neutrals. I love working with these shades and colors. I found a wonderful set of Bead Gallery seed beads that was practically a ready-made mix of these tones that I added in. I’d been wanting to try my hand at some wire work, and the seed beads were the perfect fit.
This long chain of simple loop links uses the different tones of beads, but I wanted to also use the striking wooden sunburst beads and the swirled glass beads that connected so clearly to the images of marbled paper.
Autumn Aurora is a long necklace that can be worn as a long single strand, doubled, or even tripled, with the shortest strand as a choker. The pendant is detachable, so that you can attach it to your bag as a fob or even a keychain.
If you want to wear the necklace as a double strand necklace and don’t want the smaller strand of the necklace to creep up toward your throat like a choker, just use this little trick to hold the strands’ lengths in place. Pass the loop of the link that works for the length you like through the lobster claw clasp. It’ll hold your strands just right!
The tiny seed beads came as a set and are a great match for my project! I have been wanting to create some wire wrapped bead and wire links or pendants. This fit the bill!
I love how they look with the larger swirled glass beads in the center. To make these, I used a headpin with the large swirled bead in the center. I passed a piece of 24-gauge Artistic Wire through the large bead and around the headpin, stringing seed beads as I go and wrapping around the headpin as I circle the larger center bead. I used the same technique on the pendant with the sunburst.
Now’s time for the really fun part. It’s your chance to share what you’ve made! Place a link to your November 2017 reveal Pretty Palettes project right here. The linky will be open for a week, so even if your project isn’t finished today, you can participate!