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Pretty palettes - March 2018 Reveal

Welcome to the March 2018 Pretty Palettes reveal post! Just in case you're needing a refresher, here's how we play:

1. Check out the Pretty Palette on the first Wednesday of the month.
2. Get your Pretty Palette beads at a discount with quick and easy ordering below. Don't forget to enter your discount code when you check out!
3. Create something that is YOU with Bead Gallery Pretty Palette beads.
4. Share an image of your creation on the last Wednesday of the month (March 28th--today!) in our Beaded Jewelry Facebook group! You'll love being a part of this amazingly talented and supportive group where you can share your designs, enjoy a laugh, and and get early bird notifications about sales & giveaways!***

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Our March 2018 Pretty Palette inspiration image is a painting by Heather Powers. I love the sentiment in this little beauty, and the opaque paints on the dark background are a perfect connection to our new Czech glass line. Find more information about Heather and her artwork & beadwork here or by clicking the image.

NOW THAT YOU'VE GOT THE COLORS -- GO GET SOME BEADS!

Here are your March 2018 Pretty Palette beads from top left and going box by box to the right and down. The final bead on this list isn't pictured in the photo, as I decided to add those at the last minute as I was designing. I needed some smaller gray fire-polished faceted rounds. :)

Golden tiger eye rounds (13329)
Golden leaf charm (13882)
Gold plated rhinestone star (13901)
Antique gold toned hamsa (13867)
Gold tone filigree flower medallion (13890)
Antique gold tone 2-sided elephant (13879)
Topaz with luster fire-polished Czech glass 8mm faceted round (13467)
Opaque light turquoise fire-polished Czech glass 8mm faceted round (13486)
Opaque light blue fire-polished Czech glass 8mm faceted round (13464)
Opaque turquoise blue fire-polished Czech glass 6mm faceted round (13448)
Black with luster fire-polished Czech glass 8mm round (13465)
Opaque light grey fire-polished Czech glass 10mm faceted round (13520)
Opaque pink fire-polished Czech glass 8mm faceted round (13494)

Opaque gray fire-polished Czech glass 6mm faceted round (13447)

Earrings
Materials:
2    Bead Gallery® Antique gold tone 2-sided elephant charms (13879)
4    Bead Gallery® Opaque light blue fire-polished Czech glass 8mm faceted round (13464)
4    Bead Gallery® Opaque turquoise blue fire-polished Czech glass 6mm faceted round (13448)
4    Bead Gallery® Black with luster fire-polished Czech glass 8mm round (13465)
2    Bead Gallery® Opaque light grey fire-polished Czech glass 10mm faceted round (13520)
4    Bead Gallery® Opaque pink fire-polished Czech glass 8mm faceted round (13494)
20    Bead Gallery® Opaque gray fire-polished Czech glass 6mm faceted round (13447)
2    Bead Gallery® golden tiger eye rounds 10mm (13329)
2    Bead Gallery® golden tiger eye rounds 6mm (13329)
4    gold tone eye pins
18     gold tone ball pins
2 loops gold tone memory wire
1 pair     gold tone ear wires    

Tools:
Chain-nose pliers
Wire nippers
Round-nose pliers
Memory wire cutters

Tip: Make sure always use memory wire cutters with memory wire. The tough wire will blunt or dent your regular wire nippers.

Time to create: 1-2 hours

Instructions:
1.    Using memory wire cutters, cut a loop of memory wire 1” smaller than a full loop. Make a loop at one end of the wire.
2.    Slide a 6mm opaque turquoise blue Czech glass round onto a ball pin. Make a wrapped loop.
3.    Repeat step 2 with another turquoise blue Czech glass round and then the following Czech fire-polished faceted rounds: 2 pink, 2 light blue, 2 black, and 1 10mm gray.
4.    Onto the memory wire slide a 6mm gray fire-polished faceted round, turquoise drop, 6mm gray fire-polished faceted round, pink drop, 6mm gray fire-polished faceted round, light blue drop, 6mm gray fire-polished faceted round, black drop, 6mm gray fire-polished faceted round, large gray drop, 6mm gray fire-polished faceted round, black drop, 6mm gray fire-polished faceted round, light blue drop, 6mm gray fire-polished faceted round, pink drop, 6mm gray fire-polished faceted round, turquoise drop, 6mm gray fire-polished faceted round.
5.    Make a loop at the other end of the memory wire.
6.    Slide a 6mm golden tiger eye round onto an eye pin. Make a simple loop. Attach an elephant charm to one of the loops. Open the other loop and pass through both loops of the memory wire to hold the loops together.
7.    Slide a 10mm golden tiger eye round onto an eye pin. Make a simple loop. Open one loop of the link and pass it through both of the memory wire loops. Close the loops and open the opposite loop of the link and attach it to the ear wire.
8.    Repeat steps 1-7 to create the second earring.

Necklace

Make wrapped loops with as many remaining of the beads as you'd like. Slide them onto a 2mm leather cord, pushing them together and make a macramè sliding knot to hold the beads in place.  

Quiet Moments Earrings & Necklace 
designed by Molly Schaller
featuring Bead Gallery® beads from the Halcraft Collection

Create your own Quiet Moments necklace & earring set with any assortment of Bead Gallery®
rounds and charms to suit your tastes and wardrobe!

what will you create?

Visit our Facebook group to add your own project to the mix!
We'll see you next Wednesday with the April inspiration image, Pretty Palette and Pretty Palette beads!