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 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:
I still can’t make up my mind on which color palette to choose in Erin’s color challenge
. My daughter gave me this focal bead to recycle, and it’s a perfect match for the Meandering Mississippi palette:
Still, I like these sodalite and bone beads together:
I think they match the other palette very well. I may just choose to do both!
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!
Despite all the excitement over Walmart’s returning crafts department, these beads were all I bought: However, the tag had this URL address: http://www.create.cousin.com/. That address leads to a site full of free project sheets and video tutorials for jewelry makers!
Scrapbook paper, 25 cents; Scrapbook page keepers, $1.00; Sugar and Cream yarn, $1.00; Bead Gallery beads, 40% off plus a coupon for an additional 15% off, other trinkets on clearance! I used my 40% off coupon on the J for PJ’s room. What a good time I had!