Saturday, October 2, 2010

Long Overdue ArtBeads Post!!

When you are unwell, it takes a lot to get certain things accomplished. I am feeling that for the first time in my life! 3 months now and I am still getting worse. Hopefully this will be a week with answers. 
I am happy to show you one of my favorite new designs, which is long overdue. I am a Blogging Partner with ArtBeads and we are lucky enough to receive a few selected items now and then to review for your knowledge and pleasure. This summer I got to choose these gorgeous beads, that I had been looking at for months! And I made this bracelet with them...
 I think it's my favorite I have ever made! The mix of purple and green is my absolute favorite!  Then you add Sterling, and it just shines!! I used some Swarovski crystals by the Sterling pillow beads and it just adds a touch more bling! You can find similar styled Sterling Silver Beads on ArtBeads in the Hill Tribe Section, they have a really nice selection!
It's amazing to me how the colours shine when in natural sunlight! I just had to add this example!

I also received some Czech glass beads that I was originally going to add to the bracelet, but changed my mind because they did not have quite the effect I wanted. They were the perfect colour to go with the lampwork glass beads, but just not the right style. They will however look amazing in my new "Vintage Romance" line!! You can expect those photos coming soon...well, as soon as I make something with them ;) Honestly though, their Czech glass section is fantastic! They have so much to choose from! You can't go wrong!!


Thanks for visiting!


Marie

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. 

 

7 comments:

Lori said...

I can see why its your favorite! Its Stunning! Green and purple always look so good together! You put it together so well! Awesome job!

SummersStudio said...

Love how you repeated the squares theme even in the clasp. Hope you are well again soon. It's hard to stay on top of life when you've been unwell for so long.

MaCarroll Beads said...

Sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well :O( I love the bracelet! I hope that you are feeling better soon....

Jan said...

nice, really nice ...

keep posting as it's easy to see where your passion lies

Jan

Linda Cain said...

Stunningly gorgeous!

maryharding said...

T.hose are super beautiful beads and the bracelet is great. Hope you are feeling well soon.

Rachel said...

Those beads are so pretty! I'm glad you found some inspiration.
Please check out my new jewelry blog, Bead Speak!