It's time for another Pretty Palettes Challenge with Erin Prais-Hintz and Bead Gallery® by Halcraft. This month, our inspiration image is this Scandinavian print fabric:
I love this playful design! And, the chair placed in front really makes it pop for me. There's something sweet about that combination of the bold pattern with natural rattan.
For the palette, I grabbed a bunch of beads from Michaels: red glass faceted rondelles, matte gold bicones, brown/black three-cuts, small antique brass rounds and two sizes of garnet rounds for a subtle red/black hue.
Here's what I made! I like the way the textures play off of each other and reflect the dimensional look of the pattern on the fabric. The trickiest part of making this type of necklace is figuring out the spacing for the graduated strands and the color block pattern. I definitely recommend using a bead board!
I decided to attach a clasp to each strand so they can be worn together or layered with other necklaces. (Extension chains or jump rings added to the ends make it easy to adjust the drape, too.) If you wanted a longer necklace, you could fasten them together end-to-end. Or, if you want less movement from the strands, then you could attach them to a multi-strand end connector. The rest of the materials are things you probably already have in your stash: Beadalon 19 and crimps.
See what everybody else made over on the Halcraft blog! How has the Bead Gallery inspired you?