This lovely pond is the inspiration for this month's design on the Halcraft blog.
Peaceful, isn't it, among all the restless confusion of the world. I think we all need a spot like this to sit and enjoy the quiet.
Here are the beads that I picked up for this challenge.
A couple of weeks ago, I remembered a stone donut that I had in my gemstones and intended to use it for my design. Well, I could say that I changed my mind on using it, but the truth is I lost it somewhere in the layers of my craft "studio"! Someday, I'm sure I will find it again, but not so far!
So, for the focal, I used a filigree button and a square wood bead that I had. I dabbed the shiny pink filigree with some brown alcohol ink to mute the color. I strung the button and beads together with brown waxed linen and left tails to which I added a few more beads. The necklace is strung on black beading wire with a blend of the ceramics, wood beads and rhodonite in a choker length.
I hadn't used the large rectangular wood beads, so I decided to make a second necklace. For the focal here, I used a wood cut-out bead from a previous Pretty Palettes project. I used the brown waxed linen on this necklace, too. It's great for an organic natural look with the wood and ceramic beads.
Here's my second necklace:
Stop by the Halcraft blog to see the beautiful designs from this month's inspiration.