Sunday, July 24, 2016

Halcraft Pretty Palettes: July

Yay! Another gorgeous idea from Erin P-H and Halcraft! Her inspiration this month... find beads that remind you of the July night sky. Here's her inspiration photo she found.

Here are her inspiration beads...

Here are the beads I picked from Bead Gallery from Michael's... I used two of the same strands and found these iridescent shells that I had to have.

I focused on the purples and blues and the shine of the stars.
I strung all that with some Swarovski crystals and purple pearls. Then I knotted on silk with the Bead Gallery pearls and crystals.  Here is my night sky necklace...

Check out Halcraft's Blog and The Pretty Palette Challenge! Give everyone some love!


  1. Really lovely selections, Miss Alison! I think the variegated blues of those shell beads really do reflect the beauty of the night sky! Thanks for playing along with me! Enjoy the day. Erin

  2. Alison, I picked those shell teardrops as well! I almost used a bunch but ended up using just one as a pendant. They're so pretty! I really love how you knotted some of the beads and left the silk to fray for extra texture. Beautiful work. Thank you for playing along!

  3. Beautiful! I really love the colors and textures--in fact, just everything. You did a fantastic job capturing the beauty of the night sky... I am quite impressed! :)

  4. I love the way you went big and bold with those shell teardrops! I haven't seen those yet--I'll have to look for them. I always enjoy looking at your challenge pieces each month.

  5. Those shell beads are beautiful! They really add an eye-catching quality to this lovely necklace. And the pearl and frayed silk tassels add such a pretty bit of unexpected flare--just beautiful!