March 2020 Pretty Palette Design Challenge with Molly Schaller
13 3mm dark blue fire-polished faceted Czech glass rounds
1 27x39mm pink dyed crackle agate stone oval
8 8mm dark blue ceramic rounds
6 6mm red opaque glass rounds
16” 24 gauge German wire
10 eye pins
2 jump ring
1 lobster clasp
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes
1. Slide 1 red round onto an eye pin.
2. Make a simple loop.
3. Repeat 9 more times with red rounds and blue rounds for a total of 10 links.
4. String the pink oval onto the German wire so that it is about 3” from the end of the wire.
5. Pass the wire over the front of the bead and back through the hole. Pull the wire so that it conforms to the shape of the bead.
6. String 13 3mm blue glass rounds and pass the wire through the bead again.
7. Pass the wire over the front of the bead and back through the hole for a third time situating the beaded wire between the two bare wires.
8. Make a wrapped loop with both tails of the wire that emerge from the two holes of the bead.
9. Connect the elements of the bracelet in this order, opening the loops of the links to connect them: lobster clasp, jump ring, red link 4 blue links, 1 large pink link, 4 blue links, 1 red link, and 1 jump ring.
Click the images below to learn how to make the Softly Spring Earrings and the Softly Spring Necklace for the March Pretty Palette challenge.
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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 craft industry consultant with a focus on design thinking, transmedia storytelling, and user experience design. She 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