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Pretty Palettes Challenge

Every month, Erin Prais-Hinz posts a color palette for Halcraft.   Just so you know, you can find the beads at Micheals Craft stores.   Erin always has a great blog about the color palette of the month and everyone is invited to play along, creating something with beads from that palette. This month, the January Pretty Palettes Challenge was to be in colors that matched Pantone’s color of the year, Marsala.    This was her photo.


I’ve always got some beads around from Micheals and just happened to have some dusty pink and some wine colored ones.  I also had an old fashioned bonnet focal and some little tea party charms that I had been wanting to use some way, some how.  So I got out some alcohol inks, colored the bonnet focal, put some tiny  garnet beads with the pink and wine beads, made a bit of beaded chain with the garnets and wire  This is what I came up with.


Garden Party Necklace


I know, Erin, I probably should have taken a photo of the beads from Micheals before I used them.     I did, however, keep the SKU numbers for two of the bead strands. YAY for me!

garnets    10120993

dusty pink     10401972


January 28, 2015 - Posted by | challenges, fashion, gemstones, Jewelry | , , , , , , ,


  1. Oh, how splendid!


    Comment by susandolphindelaney | January 28, 2015 | Reply

  2. That is adorable! I love the tea party theme and that hat! Wow! So very clever. A beautiful and dainty necklace that is delightful! Thanks for playing along with me in the Pretty Palettes challenge! Enjoy the day. Erin


    Comment by tesoritrovati4800 | January 28, 2015 | Reply

  3. Love how you colored the hat to match the palette! Great idea! I have those same tea charms. : )


    Comment by Michelle Mach (@BeadsAndBooks) | January 28, 2015 | Reply

  4. Lovely necklace! I just love the garnet beaded chain you made!


    Comment by Alison Herrington | January 29, 2015 | Reply

  5. What a fun necklace! It seems to want an occasion. I hope you get to wear it to a tea party soon!


    Comment by Molly | January 29, 2015 | Reply

  6. I love the tea party theme and love the bonnet very whimsical .


    Comment by Elsie Deliz-Fonseca | January 29, 2015 | Reply

  7. Who doesn’t love a tea party? I like the way you have dangled the charms from the hat. What a cute idea!


    Comment by Sarah Ostriyznick | January 29, 2015 | Reply

  8. Your Tea Party necklace is fun. I love the straw hat pendant!


    Comment by Jewelry Treasures by Louise | January 29, 2015 | Reply

  9. Gorgeous necklace! Of course, I am really partial to anything with a teapot.


    Comment by Shaiha Williams | January 31, 2015 | Reply

    • LOL, Shaiha I hear you I am like that about octopi! Or Kraken if you will


      Comment by stregajewellry | January 31, 2015 | Reply

  10. So very pretty! And what a fabulous theme! Absolutely delightful!


    Comment by Terri G. | January 31, 2015 | Reply

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