Thursday, March 31, 2016

Pretty Palettes Reveal for March

Hi Friends,

The inspiration for the Pretty Palettes challenge this month are some amazing photos of dresses for which we are to design red carpet-ready jewelry.  

Always up for a challenge, I headed to my local Michaels in search of stunning sliders and crystals to create some jewelry fit for the Oscars.  But...I got there at the end of a sale, and it was pretty bare.  There just weren't enough strands to create in the lovely jewel tones of emerald, ruby and sapphire that Erin picked for this theme.  So, I found another color - amethyst - and went with that.  

The result is a more vintage style, possibly more Downton Abbey than Hollywood. 

Here's the necklace:

Amethyst Necklace
The central sliders and silver spacers are Bead Gallery from Halcraft.  The chain and amethyst drops and rounds are from my stash.  

I really liked these amethyst sliders, so I made three pieces, including one that is super easy.  It's a ring.  All I did for this is glue a filigree ring band to the back of a slider.  
Amethyst Ring
And, here is the bracelet.  It is on memory wire with purple AB rounds and tiny faceted crystals, which are Halcraft's.  The small silver sliders were in my stash.

Amethyst Bracelet
Perhaps this set is not flashy enough for the red carpet, but I think they have a regal look to them.  I can't decide if the large sliders remind me of Victorian design or a Celtic shield, but this vintage style is one to which I keep returning.

Happy Creating!  Take a look at the reveal and see all the fabulous jewelry creations!

1 comment:

  1. Way to make this work, Miss Terry! I love that royal purple color. I think this is perfect! I think the ring idea is genius. So simple and so stunning! And I never would have thought to use memory wire with sliders. I will have to try that sometime, since I am now seeing the value of this material! Thanks for playing along with us! Check back next week for the new April challenge! Enjoy the day! Erin