Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Art Beads and a Spring Bracelet

I have been a beading blogger for over a year now and I just love getting new treasures in the mail. The best part is I get to choose them! This last time we were invited to get Spring items to celebrate the arrival of spring. Well, time got away from me and I am only now getting to this post. Thanks for the reminder Duchess, what would we do without you :)

I started with a pre-made sterling silver bracelet that I already had. It was just easier than measuring a piece of chain and it already had a clasp. I ordered these gorgeous dragonfly pendants that are the perfect size for a large charm and the sweet little butterfly charms.  I added these with some 4mm sterling jumprings at somewhat random intervals. I then wire wrapped these little Swarovski flowers directly to the chain. They are called margarita beads and they come in a broad range of colours and sizes. I used Erinite for the green, Light Rose and Amethyst
Here is a detail shot of the sweet little margarita beads.
I love how delicate this bracelet is. It is also very light weight.

Perhaps someone with more delicate hands will end up owning this one?? Lol.

I had originally intended for this bracelet to have this butterfly toggle on it, but when I got it I realized that it was a three strand toggle, something I had failed to notice when I chose it, and it was much too large for the intended bracelet anyways. Fortunately, I think I can still find something to do with it ;)
It is awfully pretty :) I think I may need to use this in a very complex lampwork and crystal bracelet perhaps...

You can find all the Sterling Silver beads, toggles and finding you want on the main Silver page. They have a wonderful selection and some good sales too!

Come again real soon!


I received the products free of charge from Artbeads and I am honestly reviewing the products and have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.


Silver Parrot said...

I'm drooling over that big toggle! And I don't have one...yet. ;-)

Patti said...

A very lovely piece of jewelry that will go from spring all through summer!

Michelle said...

Lovely bracelet! It's so delicate and light!
Bead Happy!

Esther said...

beautiful little cristal's floxers!! very spring!! said...

Gorgeous bracelet!