Pretty palettes - April 2018 Inspiration

Welcome to April's Pretty Palette Challenge!

Get inspired with a Pretty Palette of Bead Gallery® beads from the Halcraft Collection

Who's ready for spring? I am! Here in Indiana we had snow flurries on Easter. Really? Mother Nature, c'mon, now. That is one spectacular April Fool's Day prank!

What I could really use is a trip to the spa. Are you with me? Maybe I can achieve a bit of  inner balance by treating myself to a relaxing beading session with some of Halcraft Collection's new lava beads, perfect for infusing with my favorite essential oils!

Did you know that just smelling peppermint oil can help clear your respiratory function and lemon oil is energizing and can help improve your mood? I've learned more and more about the benefits of natural essential oils. One of my favorites is cypress, which helps stimulate but ground emotions. A few drops of essential oil on one of the new porous lava beads placed inside a gorgeous diffuser locket is the perfect way to carry my favorites scents with me during the day.

The Halcraft Collection Pretty Palette challenge is a fun way to jumpstart your creativity, get some amazing beads, and share your projects with the rest of the beading community!

All of the April Pretty Palette beads are 30% off during the month of April! It's my treat to you to help keep your beading fun and inspiring, as well as affordable!


Here's how to join the challenge:
1. Read about the Pretty Palette challenge on the first Wednesday of the month. Well done! You can check that off your list. 
2. Get your Pretty Palette beads at a discount with quick and easy ordering by clicking the button above or the button at the end of the post. 
3. Patiently wait while we get your amazing beads to you as quickly as possible! (Waiting might be the hardest part!)
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. 
5. Share an image of your creation on the last Wednesday of the month (April 25th this month) in our Beaded Jewelry Facebook group or tag Halcraft Collection with #PrettyPalettes and follow us on Instagram

It's time to take a little time for yourself, just like you would on a spa day. In this case, let's make it a beading spa day with your comfiest clothes, your favorite movie, and maybe a glass of wine or a cup of tea close by as well as a bead mat, tools, and findings. You can use these exact beads, or you can wander through the Halcraft Collection website and find others that strike you and coordinate with April's Pretty Palette. Take your time and look around. Search by color to find the specific colors from this palette!

Here are your April 2018 Pretty Palette beads:

• Amazonite Multipack 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, & 10mm rounds in 8" strands

• Costa Rican Rosewood oval 10x13mm

• Antique Gold Tone Plated Lotus Flower 20mm

• Silver Plated Siddharth 9x13mm

• Antique Gold Tone Plated Tree Of Life 15 mm

• Painted Design Green Dyed Agate Semi-precious Tube

• Costa Rican Rosewood Tube 13x26mm

• Silver Tone Filigree Round Locket 22mm

• Silver Plated and Antiqued Rococo Round 5x7mm Bead

• Gold Tone Tree of Life Round Locket 10x32mm

• River Shell Chips Natural

• Black Lava Stone Rondell 8x12mm

• Black Lava Stone Rondell 5x8mm

what will you create?

I’ll see you back here and in our Facebook group on the last Wednesday of April for the big reveal!

If you can’t wait until then to get your bead fix, visit and our Facebook group or the Halcraft Collection Instagram! Our vibrant community of beaders love to share what they’re working on and enjoy early-bird notification on sales.

Molly Schaller is a jewelry designer and educator who loves beads, yarn, books, and learning as many new crafting techniques as possible!