Today I'm playing along with the Pretty Palettes challenge on the Halcraft site.
Here are the beads Molly Schaller chose for this month:
I ordered some of these - the purple dyed agate round, the green matte fire crackled agates, and the aqua dyed quartz stone drops. And, of course, a few more that struck my fancy!
Well, I've been working on this for about a week now, trying to come up with something that I like. I thought alcohol inks would be interesting, so I played with those for awhile.
Fun, but not exactly what I had in mind for a peacock. It looks more ocean-inspired to me. I need some purple ink! So, I decided on a tassel. I've been making lots of tassels lately - one of which will appear in Beadwork later this summer.
Here is my peacock-inspired tassel.
Here are the steps to create your own tassel:
Cut lengths of sari ribbon and sari yarn. For the above tassel, I cut 7 pieces of ribbon and 6 of yarn in 12" lengths. It's a messy tassel, so you don't have to be exact.
Fold the strands of yarn in half and wrap a piece of 22 gauge wire about 7" long around the center of it. Cross the wire at the top leaving one end longer. Make a wrapped loop where the wires cross wrapping with the short end.
Slide on a large bead cap or two and a bead(s) and make another wrapped loop.
Trim any ends and you are done!
I'm so late with May that June's Pretty Palette is already out! Looks like another yummy palette just right for summer! Happy creating!