|(Islands of Gold) by Impressionist painter Henri-Edmond Cross|
|November's Halcraft beads|
Erin Prais-Hintz selected Halcraft beads that are a cross-section of the colors in the painting. She also picked beads with a similar shape.
Our Pretty Palette for November took me away on a vacation of mind, body and spirit to my winter home in the Florida Key. I was inspired by this seascape inspiration with turquoise water and it reminded me of the blue water in the Keys. For my first necklace, I used the beautiful abalone nugget as the focal. I then selected beads that have a soothing natural color palette to go with the focal. I used almost the entire strand of turquoise howlite chips dyed stone and the aqua stones from aqua stone Chinese yellow quartzite strand along with the gold luster hematite stone. I absolutely love the gold luster hematite. I think that these beads are just gorgeous together. I found some sari ribbon that had similar colors to pull everything to together in this multi strand necklace. It is available for purchase HERE.
|Abalone nugget necklace by Bay Moon Design|
|Sailing the Seas Necklace by Bay Moon Design|
|Starfish earrings by Bay Moon Design|
I love to make earrings so I had to include a pair. These starfish earrings use the semi precious citrine chips. These starfish earrings are made from natural brass sheets that have been embossed with a starfish pattern. The earrings are hand painted also with yellow, blue and green patinas to create this beach jewelry. I used citrine chips to mimic the sand on the beach. The metal has a protective coating to keep the color vivid for years to come! I have hung them on brass ear wires.