Here's what Erin chose for May's Pretty Palette:
I love all of these beads! The ones on the right made of wood are some of my favorites in the new Bead Gallery line at Michaels. There were so many possibilities!
I started as I sometimes do when I'm trying to get a sense of flow with a batch of beads: make a pair of earrings. Even though the wooden "wheels" are large, they're very lightweight, so I decided to use them in earrings for a big visual punch.
I added the dragonfly connectors as a quick layer and some peachy diamond-shaped beads that mirror the diamonds in the wheels. Now that I see the dragonflies in the photo, I wonder if I might like them with a bit of patina on them. (I'll file that idea away for next time.)
The peachy diamonds have an Asian print on them, which lends to the free-spirited traveler vibe I'm trying to give.
I got a bit excited about seeing all of those colors and textures together, so I went for it! I love how it turned out, though I think it leans toward tribal as well as bohemian. What do you think?
I can't wait to see what Erin chooses for next month's Pretty Palette. To find out, visit www.halcraft.com/blog next Wednesday, 6/1/16.