DECember 2021 Pretty Palette Reveal

monthly Design Challenge with Molly Schaller

December 2021 Pretty Palette Bead Kit with turquoise, green, & purple beads

Sparkle and shine was definitely the case with this Pretty Palette! I spent what turned out to be a very soggy Christmas weekend with these beautiful beads, and they were just what the doctor ordered. Even though sleet and hail came down outside, I found flashes of aurora borealis color on my bead table. 
I realized this set was going to be perfect for New Year's Eve! 

Let's get ready to celebrate!

I started as I often do with earrings. After making two pairs, I realized I must be having a teardrop moment. Both of the earrings and some of the beads were teardrop shaped!

Click for instructions & materials list for Pastel Teardrop Earrings

Click for instructions & materials list for Pastel Quartz Earrings

After these two pairs of earrings were made, I wanted to play around with creating a gradient with these gorgeous Czech glass fire-polished beads. The aurora borealis coatings made mixing them into a flow feel perfect. I arranged them into a stacked pair of very long dangle earrings with rhinestone snowflakes. 

Click for instructions & materials list for Pastel Snowflake Earrings

Click any of the individual beads from the list on the right to get a closer look or to add them to your cart! Best of all, individual bead strands and the full kit are 30% off during December, so don't wait to get yours! 
    *You can buy the entire collection with one click.
    *You can browse the collection and choose which you'd like to add to your own collection.

If you're a newbie to my monthly challenge, read on to learn how you can play along!

1. Check out the current month's Pretty Palette challenge right here.

2. Get your December 2021 Pretty Palette bead kit for 30% off all month with Halcraft Collection's quick and easy ordering. Click to have the December Pretty Palette Kit delivered to your doorstep 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 $50!

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 in our Beaded Jewelry Facebook group or tag Halcraft Collection with #halcraftprettypalette and follow us on Instagram

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Crystal Rhinestone on Metal Northstar Link 21x23mm Connector by Bead Gallery
Crystal Rhinestone on Metal Northstar Link 21x23mm Connector by Bead Gallery
$1.68
Crystal Rhinestone on Metal Snowflake 20mm Connector by Bead Gallery
Crystal Rhinestone on Metal Snowflake 20mm Connector by Bead Gallery
$2.03
Silver Plated Snowflake with Rhinestones 17mm Charms - 2pcsCharm by Halcraft Collection
Silver Plated Snowflake with Rhinestones 17mm Charms - 2pcsCharm by Halcraft Collection
$2.09
Handmade Glass Lampwork Snowman 9x26mm CharmsCharm by Halcraft Collection
Handmade Glass Lampwork Snowman 9x26mm CharmsCharm by Halcraft Collection
$1.74
Green Aqua AB Coated Quartz Crystal Beads 3x18-25mmBeads by Halcraft Collection
Green Aqua AB Coated Quartz Crystal Beads 3x18-25mmBeads by Halcraft Collection
$4.89
Crystal Silver Luster Half Coat Czech Glass Dagger Top Hole 5x16mm Beads
Crystal Silver Luster Half Coat Czech Glass Dagger Top Hole 5x16mm Beads
$4.19
Czech Fire Polished Faceted Glass Round 8mm  Crystal Dual Coat Pink over Half AB
Czech Fire Polished Faceted Glass Round 8mm  Crystal Dual Coat Pink over Half AB
$4.19
Crystal with Green Garnet Luster Czech Glass Fire Polished Faceted Round 6mm
Crystal with Green Garnet Luster Czech Glass Fire Polished Faceted Round 6mm
$3.49
Crystal Matte Glass Opal Effect 6mm  Round
Crystal Matte Glass Opal Effect 6mm  Round
$5.59
Glass Pearl 6mm  Round Light Lavender Beads
Glass Pearl 6mm  Round Light Lavender Beads
$2.09
Crystal AB Czech Glass Fire Polished Faceted Round 6mm
Crystal AB Czech Glass Fire Polished Faceted Round 6mm
$3.49
Crystal 6X9mm  Czech Glass Teardrop Beads
Crystal 6X9mm  Czech Glass Teardrop Beads
$3.49
Crystal Light Blue Glass Czech Round Fire Polished Faceted 8mm
Crystal Light Blue Glass Czech Round Fire Polished Faceted 8mm
$4.19
Crystal AB Glass Faceted Rondell 8x12mm
Crystal AB Glass Faceted Rondell 8x12mm
$2.09
Czech Fire Polished Faceted Glass Round 8mm  Crystal Dual Coated Full Light Azore over Half AB
Czech Fire Polished Faceted Glass Round 8mm  Crystal Dual Coated Full Light Azore over Half AB
$3.49
Crystal AB Coated Czech Glass Fire Polished Faceted Round 4mm
Crystal AB Coated Czech Glass Fire Polished Faceted Round 4mm
$2.79
Czech Fire Polished Faceted Glass Round 8mm  Crystal Dual Coat with Light Amethyst over Half Silver
Czech Fire Polished Faceted Glass Round 8mm  Crystal Dual Coat with Light Amethyst over Half Silver
$3.84
Czech Fire Polished Faceted Glass Round 8mm  Crystal with Aqua AB
Czech Fire Polished Faceted Glass Round 8mm  Crystal with Aqua AB
$4.19
Opal Crystal AB Czech Glass Fire Polished Faceted Round 6mm
Opal Crystal AB Czech Glass Fire Polished Faceted Round 6mm
$3.49

And once I set up that gradient flow, I couldn't help but create a large multi-strand necklace that embraced the same flow with a few added beads. Small, silver 11/0 seed beads between the Czech glass faceted rounds give the illusion of knots and four-hole sliders hold the necklace strands in place. 

Click for instructions & materials list for Prismatic Pastel Necklace

The neighbor girls love purple and sparkles, so I thought that simple bracelets with the light purple glass pearls and connectors would make cute gifts. I made a couple in different sizes for my favorite neighbors. 

Click for instructions & materials list for Rhinestone Pastel Bracelets

I look forward to seeing what you've made in the Halcraft Collection Facebook group! 

Molly Schaller is a design thinker, transmedia storyteller, user experience designer, and craft industry consultant who loves finding connections and creating dialog through craft. Contact Molly about her Pretty Palette design challenge and more!

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