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So much inspiration…

So much inspiration…
So much inspiration…

and what a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! I am enjoying visiting Erin Prais-Hintz’s blog hop! There is so much beautiful work out there! I gave up on leaving comments on each one (they’re  just 80 participants!) but I’ll be back!

I realize I didn’t give Brandi Hussey her props Friday for putting together all 40 (40!) of the palettes for the hop. They are gorgeous and represent more hours of work than I care to think about!

Erin is putting up a special Pinterest board that has all the palettes. I’ll link to it so you can enjoy Brandi’s work as well as the work of  hop participants! I want to find them, too. I might challenge myself again!

I’ve repeatedly posted the palette I chose, but here are a few others I especially like:

I don’t think I’ve mentioned lately that these are Landsat satellite photos from the USGS via NASA! ‘Warms an old science teacher’s heart!

This may be it!

This may be it!
This may be it!
This is as far as I got with my bead challenge before things fell apart, literally. I need to research ways to secure multiple strands of seed beads in one fastener. Crimping did not work. If I don’t get my necklace reworked tonight, this will be my post for tomorrow’s blog hop.

As you can see, I chose the, “Meandering Mississippi” palette:

Shopping My Stash!

Shopping My Stash!
When I got these palettes, I thought the blue and brown one would be the easiest. I’ve got sodalite and wood beads, with antique silver findings for the gray.

As it turns out, I have more beads and findings that go with the peach and turqoise palette. This is harder than I thought it’d be, but I’m enjoying it!