Pretty Palettes :: May 2017 Inspiration

Welcome to Pretty Palettes May 2017 Inspiration!

First of all, thank you so much for playing along with me last week! To see the results of the April Pretty Palette blog hop, visit our April 2017 Pretty Palettes Pinterest board. What’s you’re favorite?

But let’s get back to May’s Pretty Palette. If this is your first time visiting the blog for Pretty Palettes, welcome! Here’s a little about Halcraft’s Pretty Palettes blog hop. On the first Wednesday of every month I host a blog hop inspired by an image to help jump start your creative juices. We all gather beads in the inspiration colors and create pieces of our own over the course of the month. You may use the same beads as I do from the Bead Gallery line available at Michaels, or you may use beads you have on hand. Feel free to supplement with art beads, your favorite wire work, or pendants. There really are no rules as long as you stick with the Pretty Palette colors.

On the final Wednesday of the month, I post my creation here. On that same day and throughout the week you’re invited to post your creation (or creations!) on your own blog, Instagram, or other form of social media. Visit the Halcraft blog and use the linkup at the end of the post to share your creation with the rest of the Pretty Palettes crew. We love to celebrate your work!

This year our May 2017 inspiration comes from a visit to a local greenhouse as well as the Pantone color of the year: Greenery.

The May 2017 inspiration image is made up of a collage of three plants I saw in a local green house:

I took myself on a date to the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse and found these beautiful succulents!

Succulents are trending right now among interior decorators as well as garden and plant enthusiasts. I’ve always loved them because of the variety of shapes and types available. They’re easy to care for, too!

From this image of three different types of succulents, I made up a palette with that features greens and creams. May is a lush, green-filled month, and  I wanted to celebrate it in our Pretty Palette. The neutrals in this palette balance the strong greens. I think a few dark browns or blacks might look nice mixed in, too.

Capture the lush green of spring with the May 2017 Inspiration Pretty Palette.

May 2017 Inspiration beads

I found these beads at Michaels in the Bead Gallery aisle. Click the links for a quick online shopping experience!

May 2017 Inspiration beads:

Bead Gallery® iris luster hematite squares

Bead Gallery® 7 x 12mm natural shell ovals

Bead Gallery® 11.5mm white shell lentils

Bead Gallery® white reconstituted turquoise disks

Bead Gallery® 2mm hematite aqua luster cubes

Bead Gallery® 6mm green aventurine rounds

Bead Gallery® 6/0 emerald mix Czech glass beads

Bead Gallery® 10mm green jasper rounds

Bead Gallery® green dyed quartzite chips

Happy Pretty Palette creating! I’ll be back here on May 31st for the big Pretty Palettes reveal! Thanks for playing along!















Molly Schaller

About Molly Schaller

Molly Schaller loves beading, knitting, gardening, bookbinding, and being with her family of creative kids and her handy husband. She's always on the lookout for new ways to express her creativity and help others learn ways to tap into their creativity as well!

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2 Responses to “Pretty Palettes :: May 2017 Inspiration”

  1. rachel lyon says:

    this is perfect inspiration for me right now! these greens match my backyard…thanks for the boost!

    • Molly Schaller Molly Schaller says:

      You’re welcome, Rachel! I’m glad you like it. There’s nothing like a pop of green to get me going. I can’t wait to see what you make!