Pretty Palettes :: February Reveal

This month I think is my favorite necklace I have made is for Halcraft. Possibly my favorite of all time.

Color palette inspiration from Sarah Hearts blog
http://sarahhearts.com/2013-02-06/red-pink-beige/

I will freely admit that the color palette I selected for this month was a hard one for me, mainly because of that bright pink color. But I love a good challenge, don’t you? And since I had the perfect dress to wear to a Valentine’s Day wedding, I knew I had my motivation. Now to make sure the Mojo showed up!

halcraft-feb2014 Palettes

I love the petal shape of these ruby red glass beads. I just knew I had to make a flower! It took me a LOT of trial and error. And a lot of wasted wire. But I persisted and got the hang of it by the third one. It really is just a lot of weaving, and it looks so stunning with those pink rhinestone button sliders for the centers. They are pretty substantial. And they would look great by themselves, as a pin or a pendant. But I never stop at simple. ;-) Once I got past the flowers, the rest pretty much fell into place.

Detail of the flowers created with beads,  sliders and wire!

Detail of the flowers created with beads,
sliders and wire!

In order to give the necklace more heft and visual weight, I went with a double strand in the front. This helps to anchor it so it doesn’t pull to one side, as these flowers are quite large and heavy. It feels so good on! I am so very sad about letting this one go. But since I wrote the instructions for this, and I know that I got all the supplies at my local Michaels, I can likely make it again, right?

If you’re interested in making it for yourself, just click here for printable instructions with a complete list of materials!

This most regal necklace feels amazing on!

This most regal necklace feels amazing on!

For the earrings I just used some leftover beads to make a petal drop with the rhinestone button slider. The trick with these sliders is to thread the wire through the opposite hole so that they aren’t lopsided or spinning. I also secured the wire to the back and put a little rose jade round in the open space as a surprise in case you see it from behind!

It's easy to create coordinating earrings with the left overs from your necklace project.

It’s easy to create coordinating earrings with the left overs from your necklace project.

The wedding was certainly a love-fest on Valentine’s Day. Here I am with the radiant bride, Miss Ashley.

The radiant bride, Miss Ashley and I enjoying the festivities of the day!

The radiant bride, Miss Ashley and I enjoying the festivities of the day!

Thanks for stopping by to see what I created.

If you created something using Halcraft supplies in this month’s Pretty Palette, please link up below!

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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