Today is the official reveal for the April Pretty Palettes Challenge for Halcraft.
All you can see from the bead photo below, the colors are mainly soft pastels. They're a nice mix of glass, gemstone, acrylic, and shell beads. My favorites are the lavender faceted rondelles.
Hope Springs Eternal Bracelet
It seems like every spring I am astonished that my tulips and daffodils have come up again. I love seeing that little burst of color in the yard. That feeling inspired this bracelet.
I made my own clasp using a hand cut piece of aluminum that I stamped, painted, hammered, and drilled. The words "hope springs eternal" is a shortened form of a quote used in An Essay on Man written by Alexander Pope in 1734. It felt like an appropriate phrase for spring, which is a time of optimism.