Sunday, April 24, 2016

Halcraft's April Pretty Palettes Reveal

I was really excited to play along with this month's challenge.

First off, the beads were awesome:

As was the theme:
Wabi-sabi is the concept of the impermanence of beauty, that there is a beauty in the broken, the rusty, the old.

I couldn't wait to get started. And actually, I found wabi-sabi everywhere!

I bet you don't know this, but by day, I split my time at our local Township doing Admistrative stuff for the Public Works and Police Departments.

On the day this challenge came out, I happened to be in the garage taking some pictures of some equipment. And let's just say, I saw a ton of wabi-sabi in there!

Here's a few pics I took.

So with all this yellow inspiration, I knew that I was going to have to shake things up a little with the original color scheme.

Here is what I came up with:

I used yellows, reds, grays and mixed metals. And I love the outcome!

Here is an up-close look:

This piece is super long, so it can also be doubled or worn as a choker (tripled).

I absolutely love it!!!!


  1. Those are some great inspiration pictures! I love the crustiness and the bright yellow is so fresh! I love that you went in your own direction and really made this your own. Well done, Miss Laurel! Thanks so much for playing with me. I love to see how creative people get! Enjoy the day! Erin

  2. this turned out really cool! I love the yellow and grey together, that is a really industrial look and then the round swirls and the copper components turn it wabi-sabi!!!