Pretty Palettes for October: Reveal

October's Halcraft Pretty Palettes inspiration was full of color.

I joined in the monthly challenge issued by Erin Prais-Hintz on the Halcraft Blog. I was attracted to the paintings by Erin Fitzhugh Gregory, as our palette inspiration to use Halcraft's Bead Gallery beads from Michaels. 

I had some of the beads pictured, & similar beads from Bead Gallery in my stash. I also pulled out a porcelain pendant that I had picked up a year ago. I love finding beads in my stash that I purchased "just in case".
Edit: This fun pendant is designed by Jennifer Heynen and was purchased at Michaels. (Thanks Erin for info.)
 The bright colors called for a color-blocked arrangement, and I started with the earrings,  stringing dog-bone coral beads with turquoise (howlite) rondelles, adding a dark blue ceramic round on a headpin dangle.
Earrings: Coral, turquoise, and dark blue ceramic

Pretty Palettes October Color-block Necklace
Detail: Birdhouse Focal
 The earrings inspired a blue dangle for the pendant, and the beads reflected the colors of the focal. Love how it worked out! To view the designs made by other participants, follow this link to the Halcraft Blog: Pretty Palettes October Reveal


  1. I am really enjoying both pieces. I love the links you created for the earrings, it's a very clever design! You tied the palette together beautifully in the necklace, well done!

  2. Your earrings are great! What a fun design.
    But that necklace--- OMG!!! It's soooo stinking cute! Great work.

  3. Louise, these are gorgeous! I especially love the earrings, and the little house pendant is adorable. Thank you for playing along!

  4. Wow, that focal really is perfect for this Pretty Palate! Great job, love it all

  5. I simply adore that house pendant from my friend Jennifer Heynen from her Jangles line that Michaels carried some time ago. She is a marvelous artist and I should have thought about all the Jangles that I have been hoarding! I like your theory that it is purchased 'just in case'... which means that I can justify all of my studio purchases! Thank you for playing in the Pretty Palettes October challenge. Check back on November 5th for the next inspiration! Enjoy the day! Erin


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