You know I'm all about the instant gratification jewelry! Here's a DIY beaded necklace that I made this evening at the dining room table while the kids were otherwise occupied. There are a couple of tricks, though:
1. I chose these beads ahead of time using Erin's Pretty Palettes Challenge for this month. 2. I already had a design in mind. I wanted to try this idea of connecting beaded strands to thick chain. 3. I assembled all of the supplies that I "might" need and put them in a tray that I could move, just in case I got interrupted before I finished the necklace.
This palette was created by Jessica Colaluca of Design Seeds. The multicolor Bead Gallery® beads inspired my other choices. I went with golden tones (again!) to bring out the subtle yellow color. You'll notice I didn't use any black. I kept it a little more summery. Black accents would definitely work between the beads, if you want to wear it with your LBD. I'm wearing it tonight with this T-shirt, jeans and gold flats:
I like the mix of metallic spikes and girly crystals. Works with a dress or a T! For more Pretty Palettes inspiration, visit the inspiration blog at Halcraft.com and check out the links at the bottom of the big reveal. If you're a blogger, feel free to join us next month! The more the merrier :)
Beads provided by Bead Gallery®; wire and crimps from Beadalon®; dress image found on ModCloth.com and shirt image found on Billabong.com.