Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Pretty Palettes June Design Challenge

For their challenge this month, Molly chose the inspiration from her arms, literally. She loved the colour combo from a library book, her sunglass case and a binder


When she least expected it, June’s Pretty Palette jumped out at her!
Molly chose the brown shades along with aqua, soft white, red and antiqued silver however my eye saw the black, red, soft white and aqua shades so I chose to create with those

Trade Flower

The starting point was the polymer clay flower, purchased in a destash sale from Lesley Watt. Next came the large zebra jasper nuggets, coral shell dyed red and jet black farfalle beads. Looking at the combination sitting on my bench it felt heavy and dark so I added some silver tone tube beads and clasp to brighten it up. Everything is strung on black waxed linen cording

Trade Flower

The necklace is available in my shop.

Please visit the Halcraft site for the blog reveal to see what everyone else made.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day

10 comments:

  1. What a pretty combination of colors! I love those zebra jasper beads and that polymer clay focal.

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    1. Thank you Sarah. I'm pleased that you like it
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  2. Very pretty! I think your call to add that bit of silver was the right one. It really brightens up the necklace.

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    1. Thanks Michelle. It's nice to know you agree too
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  3. I love how your pieces are predominantly black- The black and white and red beads really pop against the dark black... and of course I am always a sucker for an asymmetrical design! Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much Lorelei. It make me feel good that so many people I admire like my attemps
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  4. Mona, I love that beautiful focal bead with patina that matches the palette! What a great destash find! The small irregular black beads give this piece a bunch of interest, too. Thanks for playing along!

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    1. Thanks. These challenges are always fun
      Mona

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  5. I love your take on the palette. Very sharp with the black and white zebra jasper against the red and silver with the more subtle focal. I also like how you can turn this necklace and wear it in different positions.

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    1. Thanks Terry. I think my favourite part was the fact the necklace can be worn in so many different positions
      Mona

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