Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a job creating bead palettes and mixes? Imagine how much fun it would be to decide which beads go together for a project kit, or those little blister packs of matched seed beads. I love putting bead palettes together, even if I’m not going to be creating with them.
I also love hoarding beads, but over the past several months, I have been taking tiny steps to lighten my load of beading materials, and upcycle portions of my bead stash. The hardest part has been letting go of the really unique pieces that I have collected over the years - beads that I love but no longer use because of how they are made.
This month, I thought it would be fun to put together a really special palette of different beads that might make a great project all on their own. All you need to do is add thread or wire to make something really beautiful. Now that spring is really here, and Mother’s Day is just around the corner, I was inspired to create a pretty pink palette from my stash of terrific taboo beads.
The bead ensemble includes a lovely mother of pearl flower pendant, two strands of pale pink quartz chips, about 10 grams of crystal AB bugles, and a whole lot of foil-lined pink 11/o seed beads. These are Chinese seed beads, which I purchased in huge quantities for a large project awhile back. The color is just a bit brighter than cotton candy and very pretty.
There’s a lot of pink going on here, and while I’m sure these beads would make a great project all by themselves, they need a little dash of something. Perhaps peridot or a bit of dandelion yellow.
To win all of the lovely pink beads shown here, all you have to do is a leave a comment on this post, and answer the following question:
What color would you add to this pink palette to make it pop?
You can receive additional entries by mentioning this giveaway in a blog post, or on Twitter. Remember to leave a link to your post or Tweet in your comment! If you do not have a Blogger profile with email contact enabled, be sure to leave a contact link (website, shop or Facebook) or email address (bead lover AT your mail. com) so that I can get in touch with you if you win.
One lucky winner will be drawn at random on Monday, May 23rd. This bead giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the US.
Good luck, and happy beading!
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