Pretty Palettes :: May Inspiration

I hate keeping all the color inspiration to myself, and I like to spread the bead-love, so this month I am initiating a change to the Pretty Palettes with the introduction of a partner!

I always find it intriguing what two very different designers can do with the same inspiration. So I am sharing the May inspiration with a guest blog partner for the coming months. What that means is that the guest will be supplied with the same palette inspiration and set of beads that I am working with and then on the reveal day, I will link to that blogger for a mini-blog hop to showcase what was made. We still encourage YOU to play along and use the Pretty Palette as your guide. I will also be looking for more established bead bloggers to join us in the future, so if you want to be noticed and have the chance to join me as the Pretty Palettes Partner for a coming month, please be sure to share your creations with the InLinkz to your blog post!

For the month of May I was thinking about those danged April showers. The weather has been so rough and grey of late that all the trees are slow to cover up with leaves, the grass is green but getting soggy and the baseball games have all been cancelled! But those same showers do bring us lovely blooms for the spring. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I can’t help but hope that a few special flowers will be delivered to me!

Those April showers are sure to bring pretty May flowers in this pretty palette from Design Seeds. http://design-seeds.com/index.php/home/entry/flora-hues38

Those April showers are sure to bring pretty May flowers in this pretty palette from Design Seeds. http://design-seeds.com/index.php/home/entry/flora-hues38

I am not a pretty-in-pink sort of girl, but these soft almost luminous petals are so beautiful to me. I like different shades of pink represented in these blooms, from the barely-there shade to the deeper rosy hues on the underside. And that pop of yellow was so unexpected! The frilly inside of these flowers would be certain to attract the bees!

I wanted to select beads that had a soft shimmery look, like these table cut Czech glass beads in two shades. For a similar hue, I found some frosted and faceted glass. The little frosted pink rounds and the iridescent crackle rounds in that yellow-gold bring in that pop of color plus a different shape, but in a similarly soft shade so as not to overpower the more delicate tones. I also threw in a strand of some silver plated posies and a few rhinestone rondelles, but these colors would work equally well with gold metallic accents.

Beads selected from Michaels for the May 2014 Pretty Palettes challenge

Beads selected from Michaels for the May 2014 Pretty Palettes challenge

My Pretty Palettes Partner for May is Sarajo Wentling. I sent Sarajo this exact set of beads and the same color palette. Check back here on May 28th for the reveal of what we did with these beads and this Pretty Palette!

Erin Prais-Hintz

About Erin Prais-Hintz

Erin is a color addict who designs one of a kind wearable works of art for her company Tesori Trovati Jewelry. No bead goes unloved in her studio. She loves to mix patterns and textures, colors and metals, simple beads with stunning art beads for looks that have wit, whimsy and tell your story. Follow her creative journey on her blog: http://treasures-found.blogspot.com or find her hand made treasures at www.tesoritrovati.com.

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