Hello, Pretty Palette hoppers! Whether you participate each month (thank you!) or have come see what others have made and be inspired, I’m glad you’re here. You can find specifics about how you can play along on the September 2017 Inspiration post. Look for the October inspiration post right here on the Halcraft blog next Wednesday, October 4th.
The September 2017 Pretty Palette is inspired by this beautiful “fade” of hand dyed yarn:
These Bead Gallery® beads by the Halcraft Collection flow with this fade of grey green to grey to turquoise to blue to purple.
I love the variety of materials I was able to find and use for this month’s challenge!
As some of you might have noticed, I’ve had a bit of a week. My teen-aged son was trying to be helpful by doing his own laundry, and managed to break both the washer and the dryer. Being a household of 5, we can’t wait for the part to come in the mail before doing our next load, so I made an unscheduled trip to the local laundromat. The time between loads was a perfect time to use my to-go bead system (a small tray with a bead mat in it) and enjoy a little beading time while our clothes tossed in the washers and dryers.
Do you see those little copper tubes in my beading tray? I challenged myself to use these tubes in my project this month. I love the fall vibe they give to the rest of the colors in this palette. I began by attempting to make one long necklace, but the narrow tubes didn’t give me look I was going for when mixed in with the beads. I like them better strung together to give pieces the look of thicker cording.
So, instead of one long necklace, I have many short ones! Presenting the Copper Tube Chokers!
There are only so many tubes in a packet, and I maxed out my tubes by making bracelets and finally earrings. I love how these turned out with the sodalite rounds!
For complete instructions to make your own Copper Tube Chokers and Bracelets, click here!Now’s the fun part! You can see what I made; here’s your chance to show me what you’ve made! Place a link to your September 2017 Pretty Palettes project right here. I love to celebrate YOU! The linky will be open for a week, so even if your project isn’t finished today, you can participate!