Friday, May 29, 2015

Pretty Palettes May Challenge

I love the image from this month's Halcraft Pretty Palettes Challenge and Reveal. It is so crisp and clean-cut, yet a little adventurous.  Plus, the retro vibe is very cool.  
A little late for finishing, but nevertheless, another month of inspiration turned into 2 necklaces and a pair of earrings.  I started seeing other blogs with the reveal pop on my feedreader but I didn't look at any until mine was finished and posted - that takes a bit of restraint...  and lots of motivation!

Close up of the bold and playful pattern. Leaping fox!
Here they are:
First, a necklace with all the colors.  I used the beads that Erin picked out from Michaels and added some matte gold seed beads that matched the bicones perfectly and a bead with poppy flower on it - reminiscent of a retro flower.  This was the only necklace that I incorporated all the colors.  It turns out I had a hard time designing with all of these colors.

Second, a necklace in a very retro looking black and gold theme.  Fairly simply.  I added chain that was from Michaels and too.  I like their heavier, thick chain that they have been stocking.  It creates a substantial piece of jewelry.

Third, a pair of black and red earrings.  A little wire-wrapping holds the red beads secured to the front of the black bead and they look perfect for this University of Cincinnati Bearcat fan.  The bracelet is something I made awhile ago, but don't the two look great together?

Erin, Thanks for picking out another great inspiration to work with.