Humblebeads Blog: Pretty Palettes April Reveal: Humblebeads + Halcraft

Stephen J. Arias


I was so thrilled when Molly from the Halcraft team asked if she could use my artwork as this month’s Pretty Palette Inspiration. Halcraft sent me a lovely package of beads for this month’s challenge in the hues above and I created a ton of beads in this color palette to match.  

First up is a bracelet using stones and glass from Halcraft with a Humblebeads toggle and disk beads in coordinating colors. I used the Halcraft beads a fun dangles on the large copper jump rings. The heavy stones in the back help balance out the design and ensure my toggle with stay on the top of the wrist.

Next up are the same glass beads with some fun acrylic beads from Halcrft (those faceted teal ones, I love the shape and color!) I created a wire fringe for the beads and knotted a very long necklace with a similar bead combination. I used a waxed linen in a rust color for this design.

I created the bird with the colors from the challenge. I also used raw copper for a bright pop of metallic color in the necklace. I added in a few spacers in antique copper. 

I used the same wire fringe design for the earrings with some of the Halcraft beads as accents. I’ll be sharing this technique today on Facebook live for Bead Table Wednesday at 2pm EST. 

And here is the little tour of some of the beads I made this month inspired by the color palette. You can find beads in my Etsy shop.

And I’m super excited to share that the pattern from this month’s challenge can also be found on fabric in my Spoonflower shop! Stop on over to check it out. 
Thank you Molly and Halcraft for another fun month of inspiration. Stop by the Halcraft blog to see what everyone else made for the challenge! I can’t wait to see what my creative friends have been up to and how they were inspired by my painting.  

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