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monthly Design Challenge with Molly Schaller
Deep blue and burgundy, light green, and pink come together for the March Pretty Palette bead kit featuring Bead Gallery® beads from the Halcraft Collection.
Our March Softly Spring Pretty Palette is inspired by the tender moodiness of early spring.
BY GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS
Nothing is so beautiful as Spring –
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;
The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush
The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.
Source: Gerard Manley Hopkins: Poems and Prose (Penguin Classics, 1985)
This excerpt from Spring by Gerard Manley Hopkins is such a lovely and apt description of this season and this month's Softly Spring Pretty Palette. Right now, when so much is out of our control, it feels good to focus on the little things. Today, I'm sending love and hope from my bead table to yours. I hope you can find time to take a deep breath, find some small moments of calm, and make something beautiful.
The projects I made were such a nice break from worry, and I found these colors comforting and their sparkle inspiring. To find a full set of step by step instructions to make your own set of Softly Spring jewelry, click on the individual images below.
There's still time to purchase your own Softly Spring beads, and this week you can get them for 35% off! Just click the links to beads on the right to choose the beads you'd like to add to your collection.
Softly Spring Necklace Instructions
Softly Spring Bracelet Instructions
Softly Spring Earring Instructions
Remember to share an image of your creations in Halcraft's Beaded Jewelry Facebook group or tag Halcraft Collection with #halcraftprettypalette and follow us on Instagram!
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Right now, when so much is out of our control, it feels good to focus on the little things. Sending love and hope from my bead table to yours. I hope you can find time to take a deep breath, find some small moments of calm, and make something beautiful. Here’s a little peek of one of my projects for this month’s #prettypalette project with @halcraftcollectionbeads . Shine on and stay safe. #beads #craftsheal #beadingismytherapy #czechglass #pearls #agate #faceted #beadgallery
Molly Schaller is a design thinker, transmedia storyteller, and craft industry consultant who loves finding connections and creating dialog through art. Contact Molly about her Pretty Palette design challenge and more!Follow Molly as Allinknotz on Instagram