January 29, 2015

Pretty Palettes January: Marsala Inspired Jewelry

This month's challenge is to create a jewelry design using the Pantone color of the year:  Marsala.  This color reminds me of merlot or cabernet sauvignon wines.  Very rich.

The most challenging part of this challenge was the weather.  Everytime I wanted to go out and get beads, it was too cold, to wet, or to icy.  So I went to my stash and found a few Marsala beads from Halcraft:

I planned to make a wrap bracelet, but with school delays and closings, time just got away from me.  However, I did manage to finish two designs.

Bracelet made with 4mm and 10mm dark ruby red rounds and 2-hold sliders with rhinestones.

This necklace was made with some leftover chain, Czech dark siam drops, and crystals.

If I get the wrap bracelet finished, I will post it later.  I would like to thank Halcraft and  Erin Prais-Hintz for hosting the Pretty Pallettes challenges.  They are a lot of fun.  

Here is a link to other participants:  Marsala!

Our Pretty Palettes Inspiration for January :: Marsala


TesoriTrovati said...

Hello Miss Renetha! I hope you can shovel your way out of the wicked bad weather soon! I love shopping in my stash almost as much as I love going shopping at Michaels. I find that there are treasures there that I completely forgot about! I love the way you used those sliders. I have to admit that sometimes sliders confound me, but you make them very elegant and so pretty! I especially adore that necklace focal! Wow! The ripple effect is really special and the rhinestones give this funky focal an elegance. Thanks for joining in the Pretty Palettes challenge. Enjoy the day! Erin

Charis Designs said...

Oh, those are pretty! You tied both pieces together beautifully. Hope your weather has improved :) Christie

ladelizchica said...

Beautiful designs Renetha.

Terri said...

Elegant and striking! Both are real eye catchers!