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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

June Pretty Palette Reveal

Hello!

Today is the reveal day for the June Pretty Palette challenge.  This month Molly put together a palette with some great colors with geometric and Southwestern influences.  I love this color selection; it's got turquoise, a pinkish red, a chocolate brown and a couple of neutrals.  I can live with that!  In fact, it's a staple of my wardrobe, especially in the summer.


And, the photo has additional inspiration:


I love the geometry of Southwestern patterns, so I'll try to capture a bit of that in my design.

Here are some of the Halcraft beads I used.  Some are from Michaels Bead Gallery line and some came from JoAnn's and their Bliss Beads line.
I also used some shell rondelles from Bead Gallery that didn't get into the photo along with a few beads from my collection.

Southwestern Fourth

I wrapped and tied some red twine around the turquoise cross and added a bone feather for the focal. It's not a large focal, so I didn't want to overpower it with a lot of beads.  So, I decided to space out the beads on chain for a lighter look.  I left the chain long with no clasp.  Maybe later I'll add a bracelet because I love these beads and the color combination.  And, I'm ready for the Fourth of July barbeque!

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by my blog.  Take a look at the other designs inspired by this color and design inspiration here.  There are some fantastic designs there.

5 comments:

  1. I love how adding the red twine to the turquoise cross gives so much texture and visual interest to the pendant. Lovely!

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  2. Terry, your pieces have such a great southwestern feel to them! The brass colored chain looks perfect with the white, coral and turquoise beads. I especially love how you attached a piece of thread to the pendant; it really makes the necklace special. Thank you for playing along! I can't wait to share next month's inspiration with you!

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  3. Your design does an excellent job of bringing out the southwest feel of this inspiration photo. The aqua and reds are perfect
    Mona

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