Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A Chilly Challenge-Revealing What I (Unofficially) Made for Halcraft's January Pretty Palettes Challenge

I decided to make something for the Halcraft's January Pretty Palette challenge just a few days before the reveal date and the project I chose, a 4 1/2" x 5 1/4" wall hanging, was a little too ambitious, so I missed being able to officially participate.

Earlier in January I made 2 necklaces for Art Jewelry Elements "Buried Treasure" challenge and I didn't want to make another piece of jewelry which is why I decided to make a beaded object instead.  And my walls can always use a bit of bling!

The wooden dowel I had cut and painted white has mysteriously disappeared so I had to photograph this flat.  Incidentally, the cat, dogs, husband, and child have all claimed no knowledge of the aforementioned dowel.  Oh well.  As soon as I paint another one the first one will turn up and I'll be ahead of the game.

 Seed beads, glass pearls, Swarovski crystal beads, Czech pressed class, and Bead Gallery 12 mm iridescent acrylic ball beads.

The 22 mm beads that were on the  two strands that I bought were too large for the wall hanging so I decided to combine a few of them with some vintage glass beads that have been in my stash for, well....let's just say...awhile. 

If you would like to see what the other participants made click on the link at the top of this post. 


  1. Thank you, Laurel! The photos don't do either piece justice. They are so much more sparkly in person. I'm still working on my photography skills.