Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Pretty Palettes Challenge for August

Hi friends,

The Pretty Palettes inspiration for August is a wonderful color palette based on a basket of blueberries.  Beautiful!
{ berry hues } image via: @djmight
{ berry hues } image via: @djmight
Here are the beads that Erin Prais-Hintz selected for the color palette.aug2016_beadspalette2

Here are the beads that I selected.  I picked up Bliss Beads from Halcraft at my local Joann's.  My time is limited right now since we're in the midst of our annual harvest, not of blueberries, but of grapes, and Joann's is closer.
And, here's the necklace that I created with them.  I tried to capture the look of a cluster of ripening blueberries in this simple tassel necklace.
Blueberry Tassel Necklace
Here's a close-up to show the tassel.
Blueberry Tassel Necklace

The larger blue beads are the ripe blueberries and the smaller ones are in various stages of ripeness! 
I added cobalt patina from Ranger to some of the bead caps.  I'd like to add a pair of earrings when I get some time - maybe in October!

Thanks for the challenge, Erin! 

To take a look at everyone's scrumptious blueberry designs, go to the Pretty Palettes::August Reveal.


  1. So cute! I really like the little bead caps on the end. And you're exactly right about the blueberries ... there are always those tiny ones that are more purple than blue.

  2. Great idea to color the bead caps!!! I just got some Ranger patina paint and I am loving the different things to do with it! Your design is perfect for the challenge, I love the flow from unripe to ripe!

  3. I adore those little bead caps that really transformed these beads into blueberries! So wonderful! Good luck with the grape harvest! Enjoy the day. Erin

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