Happy Spring, Pretty Palette people! Things here in the midwest are budding, blossoming, blowing, and bustling about!
The April 2017 Pretty Palette is inspired by the artwork of a very talented bead designer whose career as an artist and artisan I’ve enjoyed for the past 10 years! Heather Powers is the creative powerhouse of Humblebeads. She has been selling and making polymer beads for decades and has also written books that inspire others to create. She’s even taken her talent on the high seas organizing and teaching classes for the Bead Cruise!
Not only does Heather make some of the most gorgeous art beads you can imagine, but she also paints and does illustration work. Heather’s color and design sense always “pings” my mind. She knows how to mix colors and patterns in unexpected ways, and her designs both on paper and in beads seem to have a base in nature but also a whimsical, sometimes sentimental beauty I love.
Heather recently entered on of her designs in a contest on Spoonflower, a website that prints custom fabric. When I saw her entry, I thought what a wonderful April 2017 inspiration it would be for our Pretty Palette challenge.
Thank you, Heather, for giving me permission to use your images here!
Let’s get started with the specifics of the Pretty Palettes blog hop. Each month I choose beads inspired by the month’s Pretty Palette from Halcraft’s Bead Gallery line.
It’s that easy!
Pretty Palettes beads for April 2017:
I can’t wait to see what you put together! Thank you for participating, and I’ll see you back here at the blog on the final Wednesday of the month when we can share all of our creations. Until then, happy beading!
*These are some of my favorite little beads. Don’t overlook these small beauties!
These are different from my usual color choices, I’m so excited. I always use your palettes as inspiration when I buy new beads :)