Bead Table Wednesday, Tutorials

Bead Table Wednesday: Halcraft Pretty Palette Challenge and Wire Links

Today’s Bead Table Wednesday is doing double duty as a my submission for the Halcraft Pretty Palette Challenge for September.

Here are the beads Molly sent me for the challenge. I love these colors but went for the more subtle hues in the collection and saved the turquoise wood beads and purple seed beads for another project.

I created wire links and embellised them with dangles with pearls, Czech glass and stones from Halcraft. I added in some turquoise flowers to bring in the color from the challenge.

My focal element is a large copper gingko leave that I created accents by a Green Girl Studio pewter butterfly. I used one of my branches lentil beads and two butterfly wing disk beads in my necklace too.

You can watch the video here and to see how I created the wire links in the necklace.

Video Resources:

16 gauge steel wire, Now That’s a Jig and and oval puck:

Humblebeads Vip Party group – Trunk Show 7 pm EST tonight!

Halcraft Blog

Beads to Live by Retreat


Here is a close up for the jig set up if you’d like try it yourself!

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4 Comment

  1. Molly
    September 27, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Heather, this necklace is gorgeous! I love the chain-making tutorial as well. Thank you for playing along! I love how your handmade Humblebeads work with the Bead Gallery beads!

  2. Divya
    September 28, 2017 at 1:21 am

    I love the Ginko leaf component and this is indeed a pretty palette. The beads gel well with each other

  3. Katherine T
    September 28, 2017 at 11:32 am

    I see that I need to get out my jiggy thing! Very nice. Thank you for the reminder.

  4. Sarah Baker
    September 28, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Such a pretty necklace! I love that you made your own chain and how you paired together those beautiful earthy colors with the perfect focal elements and accents. Really gorgeous!

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