Pretty Palettes :: May 2017 Reveal

Welcome to the May 2017 Pretty Palettes Reveal!

A little bit of green (and orange!) in my kitchen hanging basket.

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:

May’s Pretty Palette is filled with green!

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.

Eat Your Greens Necklace featuring Bead Gallery

Eat Your Greens Silk Knotted Necklace featuring Bead Gallery beads

Eat Your Greens worn long

Eat Your Greens Knotted Necklace looks great doubled or worn long–especially with orange!

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.

Eat Your Greens Cuff Bracelet featuring Bead Gallery beads

Click for free instructions and a materials list to make your own Eat Your Greens Cuff

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!

 

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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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11 Responses to “Pretty Palettes :: May 2017 Reveal”

  1. Lorelei says:

    That Eat your Greens wrap bracelet is da BOMB!

    • Molly Schaller Molly Schaller says:

      It is so, so easy and I’m loving these colors. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I’ve worn khaki green pants/shorts over the past two days. I’m in love with the laid back greens and neutrals! Thanks so much, Lorelei!

  2. Lynda Carson says:

    Love your knotted greenery necklace for this month’s challenge. While I adore green in nature, I’m not much of a fan of only green in jewelry…so your sweet necklace with large spaces between the palette of greens mixed with wood is just me cup of tea. I just might need to add more greenery to mix bead mixes!

    • Molly Schaller Molly Schaller says:

      Thank you so much, Lynda! I admit to having to add in a bit of neutral to make this palette feel “me” this month. I really wanted to add orange and some cinnamon reds, too, but resisted for the sake of the challenge. The knotted necklace is a fun one to make, and it doesn’t use a huge number of beads, so this type of necklace is great for leftovers.
      Thanks for your comment! Visit again soon to see next month’s Pretty Palette!

  3. Lynda Carson says:

    Ha! Me cup of tea…must have let the pirate out this morning…

  4. A lovely palette, and two lovely pieces! I really like what you made for this month’s challenge! :)

    • Molly Schaller Molly Schaller says:

      Thank you, Jenny! They’re very different, but they were both super fun to make!

  5. Sarah Baker says:

    This delicate necklace is so pretty and looks so light and breezy for summer. And that bracelet is drool-worthy with its mix of textures and shapes and colors!

    • Molly Schaller Molly Schaller says:

      Thank you so much, Lynda! I admit to having to add in a bit of neutral to make this palette feel “me” this month. I really wanted to add orange and some cinnamon reds, too, but resisted for the sake of the challenge. The knotted necklace is a fun one to make, and it doesn’t use a huge number of beads, so this type of necklace is great for leftovers.
      Thanks for your comment! Visit again soon to see next month’s Pretty Palette!

    • Molly Schaller Molly Schaller says:

      Sarah, thank you so much! I must admit that I don’t like to wear heavy necklaces around my neck, especially in the summer. This necklace really hit the spot!