monthly Design Challenge with Molly Schaller
Inspired by a graphically ornate moth, August's Pretty Palette is a celebration of nature with Bead Gallery® beads from the Halcraft Collection
This beauty you see above was the inspiration for August's Pretty Palette: Creamsicle Crush. This Apantesis ornata--ornate tiger moth--was heading into the chicken yard. A few quick moves and a lightly made cage of my hands helped it to safety. I had to make sure it wouldn't be gobbled right up by my feathered friends! Once it was safe, we had a little photoshoot. I fell in love with the graphic patterns, intense colors on its wings, and super fuzzy little body!
The beads I chose for this month are an earthy mix that transitions from summer to fall. Costa Rican rosewood, Philippine wood, bone, dolomite stone, metal, and glass E beads have textures, warmth, and a variety of shapes. The bead cones can be used as such or even as toppers for tassels, and I had to be sure to get some little wings in there.
One big treat I'm excited about is the collection of 14 different semiprecious stone teardrop pendants. Each set is slightly different because of the natural stone used to create each teardrop. Here are the seven that mesh really well with this color palette.
And here are the others that come with the set. I love them all!
Today through August 12th at 10 a.m. ET, you can get the entire August Pretty Palette for 35% off --only $60.21. For the remainder of August you can get it for 30% off--only $64.84 delivered straight to your doorstep! Buy the entire collection in one click or pick and choose what you'd like to add to your bead stash to play along.
If you're a newbie to my monthly challenge, read on to learn how you can play along! All you need is the beads and some creativity!
Here's how you can join the challenge:
1. Read about the Pretty Palette challenge right here.
2. Get your Pretty Palette beads for 35% off through August 12th or 30% off through the rest of August with quick and easy ordering. Click to have the entire Pretty Palette Kit delivered to your doorstep for just $60.21 right now!
3. Bead with your current collection while your Pretty Palette beads make their way to you as quickly as possible. Halcraft Collection's shipping can't be beat--and it's FREE to the U.S. with every order over $40.
4. Once you have the beads in hand, create something that is YOU! Feel free to add beads from your stash that flow with the provided palette or use only a portion of the beads chosen here. The key is to have fun and use your creativity.
5. Share an image of your creation on the last Wednesday of the month (August 28th this month) or later--we want everyone to be able to play along--in our Beaded Jewelry Facebook group or tag Halcraft Collection with #halcraftprettypalettes and follow us on Instagram!
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Molly Schaller is a beaded jewelry designer and craft industry consultant who loves beading, knitting, gardening, bookbinding, and being with her family and pets. She’s always on the lookout for new ways to express her creativity and help others learn ways to tap into their creativity as well!Follow Halcraft Collection on Instagram