Winter Greetings, Beading Friends! I don’t know about you and where you live, but here in Little Rhody (Rhode Island, USA) temperatures are dipping pretty low so I’m having to keep my beady fingers moving to stay warm! (What a predicament! Oh no – more beading!!!) Hopefully, no matter where you’re located, you’re keeping warm and getting to bead up a storm. Today’s blog is to help inspire your winter bead selections, and don’t we all need a little inspiration now and then? Check out how I’m getting inspired below!
This lovely winter landscape features the typical icey-blue tones of winter, but the addition of pale golden yellow is definitely what makes this feel out-of-the-box for me!
Center: Aquamarine 14mm Swarovski Crystal Rivoli / Clockwise from Top-Left: Crystal Metallic Sunshine 4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone / Iridescent Dark Blue 3mm Swarovski Crystal Pearls / Gold 6mm Swarovski Crystal Pearls / 6mm Kheops Par Puca 2-hold Czech Glass Beads / Iridescent Light Blue 2mm Swarovski Crystal Pearls / Light Azore 8mm Swarovski Crystal Round Beads
This cool blue-grey landscape is perhaps a little more typical in our minds of icey winter colors. That fact, however, doesn’t make it any less stunning – especially when the stunning sparkle of Swarovski Crystal subtly brightens things up!
Center: Air Blue Opal SS39 8mm Swarovski Crystal Chaton / Clockwise from Top-Left: Montana Blue Pearl DiamonDuo 2-hole Czech Glass Beads / Iridescent Light Blue 2mm Swarovski Crystal Pearls / Montana 4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicones / Light Montana Blue Gold Lined Size 6 Toho Round Seed Beads / Light Azore Satin 4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicones / Air Blue Opal 3mm Swarovski Crystal Bicones
The soft pale blues and powdery pinks are a lovely addition to any winter color palette. I’m a fan, particularly, of the pinks – which are quietly unexpected when you remove them from a Spring palette and include them with ice and snow!
Center: Pearlescent White 4mm Swarovski Crystal Pearls / Clockwise from Top-Left: Rosaline 4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicones / Light Tanzanite AB 6mm Swarovski Crystal Bicones / Air Blue Opal AB2x 4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicones / Pastel Rose 4mm Swarovski Crystal Pearls / Light Sapphire Luster Size 11 Toho Round Seed Beads / Light Azore SS39 8mm Swarovski Crystal Chatons
The deep teals and blues of this last winter-scape are sure to make you feel the same calm serenity of a frozen mountain stream – in solitude with the quietness of nature! I hope you like the bead colors I’ve selected to match it!
Center: Saturated Metallic Shaded Spruce Cabochon 2-hole Czech Glass Beads / Clockwise from Top-Left: Polychrome Indigo Orchid 2-hole Czech Glass Diamond Beads / Aquamarine Swarovski Crystal Briolettes / Graphite 14mm Swarovski Crystal Rivolis / Indicolite 10mm Swarovski Crystal Xilion Oval Pendants / Light Azore 6mm Swarovski Crystal Bicones / Crystal AB 10mm Swarovski Crystal Mini Pear Pendants
Ok folks, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my Winter-Inspiration Palettes! I, personally, CAN’T WAIT to be bringing you happy, lovely, soft, and WARM Spring palettes… But until then, let’s bead our little fingers off to stay warm!!
Until next time!