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!
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.