It's time for the Pretty Palettes Reveal for the month of June! I was so excited to be asked to partner with the very talented Erin Prais-Hintz for this month's challenge!
Erin's inspiration for this month is the beach, ocean and bright summertime colors as epitomized by the signs and surfboards from Pottery Barn's Teen catalog. See her inspiration post for all the fun surfboards. Here are some of the colorful signs.
|Cute hand painted wood signs by the artist Katie Daisy.|
As Erin's partner this month, I received all these yummy beads from Halcraft, which are available at Michaels.
|Pretty Palettes Bead Selection for June 2015|
I'm a California girl and born in July, so this month's beads and inspiration suit me to a T! I live in flip flops pretty much year 'round and most of my vacation time is spent at the ocean. I am a northern Californian though, so I've never surfed. I did study marine biology, so if I'm at the ocean, I'm usually poking around the tide pools and looking under rocks to see what kind of critters I can find!
I wanted to create jewelry that would be fun to wear and represent the sparkle of the water and the colors of summertime like beach balls and bathing suits, sun umbrellas and carnivals. So, with one of my favorite summertime places in mind (the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk) and humming a Beach Boys tune, here's the Fun in the Sun set I created:
|Fun in the Sun Earrings|
|Fun in the Sun Bracelet|
|Fun in the Sun Necklace|
Thanks so much, Erin, for asking me to play with you on this design challenge. Here's the link for the Pretty Palettes :: June Reveal! Head on over and see what everyone else has created!
Happy summer crafting!