I'm sure I should be doing end-of-the-year bookkeeping, but I'm choosing to steal a few minutes to bead instead! I just love the color palettes on
And, now, I've put the Biltmore Estate on my wish list of places to visit.
You can see why! Here's another photo that Molly took of the beautiful decorations for the Christmas season.
In this season, it's hard to find time to shop for beads, so I took advantage of the new online store from Halcraft! And, Molly set up this challenge with a couple of extra weeks - yay! Otherwise, it just wouldn't be possible for me to participate.
I got my order yesterday (1/2/17). Here's how it looked with packaging to show how nicely it arrived. I also got one strand free (thanks!).
And, here they are out of the packaging, except for the brass beads.
|Halcraft Collection Order|
When I ordered, I had an idea of what I wanted to create. So, I'm saving the pendant, malachite chips and the oval shells for another project. Besides the green glass drops, red glass rondelles, green bicones, brass rounds and red coral beads, I added some brass filigree beads and brass chain.
I wanted to create something in keeping with the time and season of the Biltmore, so this necklace and earrings represent something that might have been worn when the Biltmore was first built.
|Christmas at the Biltmore|