Pretty Palettes :: May 2017 Reveal
Welcome to the May 2017 Pretty Palettes Reveal!
I hope you’re enjoying May as much as I am. The grass is green, the flowers are blooming, and I bought myself a little hanging succulent garden after being inspired by this month’s Pretty Palette and a trip to the local greenhouse.
To refresh your memory, here is May’s Pretty Palette, inspiration, & Bead Gallery 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
Did you know Pantone’s color of the year is Greenery? It perfectly coordinates with this month’s Pretty Palette. You can read more about the optimistic color as well as the rest of the 2017 featured colors on Pantone’s website.
I enjoy the different textures and shades of green in succulents, as well as the neutral accents that occur on the tips of the leaves and in the tiny bumps along the veins of the plant. Noticing these neutrals led to me adding a couple darker beads as I made my projects this month (a few small brown wooden beads and also some light brown wooden beads).
On to our Pretty Palette reveal! I decided to make a lightweight necklace and a statement cuff bracelet for this month’s challenge. The necklace uses a strand of brown silk cording with Bead Gallery beads, which you can find in your local Michaels. I love how it’s versatile and can be worn doubled or long. The earthy brown silk is a great base for the pops of colorful green beads.
The real star of this month’s challenge is the Eat Your Greens memory wire cuff. It is so simple to make! String your favorite beads to create the look of stacked bracelets. And remember, always use memory wire shears to cut the wire, because memory wire can take a bite out of regular wire nippers.
Did you make a project for this month’s Pretty Palettes blog hop? If so, please add your link here. You’ve got a full week to add your link. I love to celebrate your creativity!