This month I'm making more time for crafts. After all, it is National Craft Month! So far, I've made an etched slate sign, milk bottle flower hangers (see that next month on the Creating with Joy blog) and played with some re-usable mold putty and created a Wrapped Resin Key necklace.
Today, it's time for more beading with the Pretty Palettes challenge for March over on the Halcraft blog. Our inspiration this month is a beautiful photo of orange tulips from Molly Schaller.
Here's the palette generated from the photo:
And, here are the Bead Gallery beads that Molly chose to go with the palette:
Here are the beads that I picked out to go with this challenge:
Although I started out thinking of springtime and tulips, with the color of the beads and the wood and stone, I think it came out to be more evocative of a recent trip of mine. The dark oranges in my beads took me off the path of tulips and I ended up in the Painted Desert!