monthly Design Challenge with Molly Schaller
Inspired by one of Molly's favorite fall indulgences, September's Pretty Palette celebrates the deep, rich tones of a glass of Pinot Noir with Bead Gallery® beads from the Halcraft Collection!
Pour yourself a glass of your favorite red (or maybe a cup of your favorite tea) and join me for a stroll into a world of rich saturated reds and purples for this month's Pretty Palette!
This month I was asked to be the judge of fascinator contest at a local PBS fundraiser event based on the the opening of the new Downton Abbey movie. I figured that I'd better create a fascinator to wear to the event, and this palette was where I went for inspiration. It was my first time trying to make a fascinator, but having this color palette in mind helped me choose some beautiful silk flowers and feathers to bring the look to life. I loved drawing on the drama of this palette!
The event was lovely, but back to JEWELRY! I made the Pinot Noir memory wire bracelet that wears a lot like a cuff or group of stacked bangles to highlight the different hues of Czech glass.
From one side you see the strands of different beads and from the other you can see the added charm and dangles.
My Pinot Noir earrings mix the druzy lentils with dramatic coated Czech glass daggers.
My Pinot Noir Necklace uses memory wire to create the gentle curves and a sort of scalloped look.
Wearing the gloriously ridiculous fascinator in drenched purples!
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This beauty almost has me in the mood for day drinking 🍷 Working on this month’s #prettypalette inspired by the deep red tones of a rich #pinotnoir on a crisp fall afternoon! Click the link in my profile to learn how you can play along and get your own kit today! #czechglass #red #wine #colorpalette #design #color #beadkit #kits #beads #beadgallery
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!Follow Halcraft Collection on Instagram