Hooray for Fall! Only a few more weeks until it's officially winter, so we're celebrating the season of the Pumpkin while it lasts. I hope you have a very peaceful Thanksgiving with family and friends and a maybe you'll even have a little time for jewelry making this weekend! Here's some color inspiration to get your wheels turning...
For this month's Pretty Palettes challenge with Bead Gallery beads from Halcraft USA, Erin Prais-Hintz picked this color palette from Design Seeds. I love the graduated tones and took this color palette with me to Michaels, where I picked out my beads.
I chose stone and glass rounds in several colors from the palette, along with hematite color drop charms and findings to represent the grays. The hematite color chain is from Beadalon. The gray really tones down the orange and makes it look a lot subtler than if this same necklace was made in bright silver. Antique gold would look pretty, too!
This design evolved a lot as it sat on my work table for the last couple of weeks. I tried it a bunch of different ways but kept coming back to the idea of staggered drops off the chain. I like the way the first and second beads repeat on all of the drops but the third and fourth beads are only on every other drop to give it some visual depth.