July 2019 Pretty Palette inspiration

monthly Design Challenge with Molly Schaller

Welcome to the July 2019
Pretty Palette design challenge!

Get the subtle sparkle of a twilight garden with druzy Bead Gallery® beads from the Halcraft Collection

Happy summer to everyone! I hope you're enjoying some warmer weather, lots of sun, and you've got a cool drink in hand while you do some beading!

The days are hot, but the evenings are relatively comfortable where I live here in Indiana--at least for the near future. One of my favorite things to do is to take a walk in my garden at twilight, when there's still enough light to see but all of the colors tend to become muted and faded. The bright flowers have a light mist of moisture on their petals, and everything feels cloaked in mystery and quiet.

My inspiration for the Twilight Garden collection started with the textured matte druzy rounds, and I worked from there, adding some acrylic sparkle along with iridescent quartz points and some fun Czech glass ovals with frosted triangles printed onto them. I'm very curious to see what people do with the silver frame beads. They're perfect for wrapping with wire, or stringing beads within. The two pendants in this collection couldn't be more different, one made with a flower petal coated in silver and the other a blue sky agate pendant with a golden frame. Both are dramatic in their own way and flow well with the rest of the beads. 

Today through July 8th at 10 a.m. ET, you can get the entire July Pretty Palette for 40% off --only $38.95, and for the remainder of July you can get it for 30% off for only $45.44 delivered straight to your doorstep! Buy the entire collection 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. 
 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 or later--we want everyone to be able to play along--in our Beaded Jewelry Facebook group or tag Halcraft Collection with #PrettyPalettes or #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!

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