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?
Gardens and nature are my favorite sources of inspiration. They are always changing, and Mother Nature has her own perfect sense of balance and design. From a structured and formal garden like this one at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia to the rugged cloud draped mountain of the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, nature is always inspiring. I find that whenever I’m feeling stuck in the studio, a walk outside helps quite a bit.
This month’s beads are made up of many materials and textures. We have ceramic, wooden, and glass beads, as well as some semi-precious stone. I challenged myself to use at least one bead from every beautiful strand, and keep to these beads as much as possible. In the end, I used a few gold spacer beads as accents. So, I was able to keep to my own rules! Huzzah!
Pretty Palettes Bead Gallery beads for March 2017:
My version of Tulip Time uses multiple strands of smaller beads to balance the visual weight of the larger beads. Click the image for complete step-by-step instructions and a materials list!
Now’s the fun part. Add images and links to your own projects that you’ve made inspired by this month’s Pretty Palette by clicking the link below. Travel to the other Pretty Palette participants’ blogs by clicking their links, too.
Let’s celebrate our creativity together!
Thank you for visiting and playing along!
A really fresh palette for spring! I like all the distinct shapes as well. Beautifully done by all! Enjoy the day! Erin
I love the necklace you created Molly. It’s a perfectly balanced design that shows how wearable those large beads can be in the right mix. I love how you used the entire palette in your piece!
Beautiful necklace! I’m impressed that you were able to incorporate all of the beads… Your design is lovely and balanced, and so very Spring! Thanks so much for letting me play along! :)
I love these colors together! and I never think to mix orange and green, but it goes so well together. Fun necklace you can wear everyday!!
Thanks for hosting! I loved your design, it is very earthy and springy! Can’t wait to see next month’s palette.