Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pretty Palettes :: November Reveal

What a month November has been! I'm thoroughly anticipating winter now that we had our first snow in central Indiana last weekend. That being said, this month's Pretty Palettes challenge had a tropical feel that was very welcome!

Here's the palette and Bead Gallery beads Erin chose for November:
For more information on Halcraft's Pretty Palettes challenge, visit the Halcraft blog. 

I played around with some bead mixes, but ended up creating a faux knotted necklace by stringing tiny beads between larger ones. I used the citrine chips, hematite chips and abalone shell beads like Erin, but I added the simulated amazonite rounds (my favorites) that are made out of glass and have a matte finish. 

Even though this image and the colors are gorgeous, I struggled with the challenge this month. I think if I were to do it over, I'd adjust the proportions of the colors in the piece differently. The purple wasn't my favorite shade, but it ties in really well with the shell bead. Maybe I'll  restring or play around with this piece over the next few weeks. 

To play along with us next month, please visit Halcraft.com! Thank you, Miss Erin! See Erin's post here!

1 comment:

  1. I love this. I didn't actually buy any of the purple toned beads, but I think that the almost matte finish on those really works. I think that it grounds the look and brings out the tones of purple in the abalone focal bead. It also leads your eye, like an arrow, right to the focal. I'm not sure I would change a thing! Thanks for joining me in the Pretty Palettes challenge for November. Check back on December 2nd for our next inspiration! (I already have it picked out, just need to go shopping for the beads!) Enjoy the day. Erin