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?
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.
March’s Pretty Palette Beads
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 are all available at Michaels Stores:
- green jasper stone chips
- large wooden rondelles
- round wooden mix
- orange glass mix
- large orange ceramic rounds
- red dyed quartzite rounds
- orange swirl Czech glass lentils
- 6mm round orange dyed jade
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 you can print out and take with you to Michaels!
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!