Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March Pretty Palettes

What a winter! It feels good to talk about it in the past tense. We've made it to spring, and Halcraft's March Pretty Palettes palette is gorgeous.  Erin picked some of my favorites, and working with these colors was like visiting an old friend.
Erin found this palette here:

I'd been wanting a chance to make a chevron style necklace for a while now, and this seemed like a great chance to do it. I used a few of the new strands of Bead Gallery beads on the end cap at Michaels that features multiple colors of blue beads, and then I added pops of copper and gold strung on a long piece of knotted white leather with a slightly shiny finish. 
Instead of using two eye pins, I used a slightly heavier gauge wire (20- gauge gold German style Wire from Beadalon, which can be found at Michaels as well), made wrapped loops at the ends, and bent the loops at an angle that would easily accommodate the leather cording. I didn't knot the top ends of the loops so that the beads can slide up and down the cording, just for a little fun! 

Enjoy the rest of the Pretty Palettes posts back at the Halcraft USA blog today! 


  1. I simply adore chevron necklaces. And how clever to just knot the ends of the cord. What an easy and quick project that will be! I wish that I had seen this sooner as I was putting together a proposal for a class I teach to middle school students in the spring. I will keep this in mind for the future! Enjoy the day! Erin

  2. I love the bead colors you chose. Especially the bright green row of two different shades! That really makes your necklace stand out from other chevron styles! Great job!

  3. Beautifully designed! Such a fun necklace. Great time to make a Chevron necklace for this challenge. I'm inspired to make one.

  4. I love the idea that you used one pin instead of two plus the one piece leather cord makes it easy and affordable to make .I love it .