Well this is it! My big reveal!
This month I was asked to play along with Erin P-H for the March Pretty Palettes Design Challenge. When she contacted me she asked me to choose from the following: Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue, or Emerald Green. I chose SAPPHIRE BLUE.
Also, she asked me the following questions:
SO, now you're curious and want to know how this challenge works, right?!?! Each month Erin posts an inspirational photo. This could be from an idea, holiday colors, painting, fabric, wedding colors, travel photo, or color palette photo of whatever she finds inspirational. Then, she takes her photo with her while she shops for the perfect Halcraft beads at Michaels. She sends a lucky jewelry designer the same beads and they show off their separate designs at the end of the month. PLUS anyone can play along and post their designs with inLinkz. You can play along by using any components from any of Halcraft's lines sold at Michaels, Joann’s, and Hancock that suit the palette.
This month Erin was inspired by the Academy Awards AND by the photography of Mark Mawson. Here is the SAPPHIRE BLUE photo inspiration she found.
Here are the jewels she sent me...
Since Erin was inspired by the Academy Awards, I started looking at Red Carpet photos. I searched and found this photo of award winner Brie Larson in a custom made Gucci dress that is reminiscent of the blue dress photo that Erin found!! So I set out to create a custom made, one-of-a-kind necklace that Brie could wear the next time she wears this gown.;-)
1) books! I am in a creative book club where we make something Inspired By Reading a different book every month. And I also listen to additional books on cd in the car and find myself making projects for them as well!
2) large hole beads! I love the versatility of them... being able to use all kinds of stringing material... using them horizontal or vertical or as dangles or connectors
3) those teardrops! I used them as a dangle AND AS BEADS!
"I'd like to thank Erin Prais-Hintz for sponsoring this challenge. Without her blog posts at Halcraft, THIS blog post would not have been possible. I'd like to thank Michaels for carrying Bead Gallery beads, without them, well you know the rest
*farwell music playing*