Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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New Artbeads.com Review

I SO love being a design partner with Artbeads.com!  I recently received my "Winter Enchantment" package of goodies, and let me tell you, I'm in love with everything!  I will be creating a design that represents what the Winter Season means to me, hence "Winter Enchantment"...and I can't wait to get started and share my creation with all my wonderful readers!
 Here's a small sample of the items I chose.  Almost every item is from Artbeads Swarovski Elements collection. The colors are amazingly stunning!
The focal of my design is this stunning Swarovski Crescent Moon Pendant in `Silver Shade.`  The Silver Shade is a beautiful soft color!  I'm loving the facet cuts on the pendant!  The charm is a TierraCast Antique Silver Faceted Star from Artbeads massive collection of Charms.  It's just the right size and is faceted on both sides.  You will need to keep looking and reading to learn more about those stunning links and bicone crystals in the backgrouind! ;)
Here's another star, only this one is a Swarovski Crystal Star.  This bead looks like it was carved out of ice! Lots of sparkle and shine!  You can find this star and many other beauties in Artbeads Swarovski Crystal Beads collection.
I had an idea of the types of beads and colors I wanted for my design, but wasn't sure how well they would blend, so I used Artbeads Swarovski Elements Faceted Rounds page.  What's really cool is you can shop by size and/or color!  It helped me tremendously!  This mix includes faceted rounds in Dark Indigo, Air Blue Opal, and Crystal.  The gorgeous Swarovski Pearls are striking shades of Night Blue and Light Grey.  They will give my design the soft but dramatic look that I want!  Did I tell you the colors are amazingly stunning?!  LOL :)
On to the stunning links and bicone crystals!  The links are Silver-Plated Channel Links set with stunning Swarovski Sapphire Crystals.  They come in gold-plated too and can be found in Artbeads collection of Swarovski Components.  The lovely Bicone Crystals are Xilion Cut, which gives them more facets for even more sparkle. I chose them in keeping with my color scheme, with the exception of the amazing Light Azore color. Truly beautiful!!
The bottom left corner is a mix of spacers and bead caps, which can be found in Artbeads Jewelry Findings section.   A "must have" in my book!  The silver and black striped spacers are 6mm Teke Heishi Spacers.  The stripes are actually a lovely ribbon design around the edges.  I see more of these in my future! ;)  The dark bead caps are 4.5mm Gunmetal Bead Caps.  They have a unique striped motif design, which I love!  The small spacers are 4mm Bright Sterling Silver Daisies.  These are going to make my crystal rounds pop even more!  All will give great texture and brilliant accents to my design!  The tiny star on the left side of the toggle clasp is a Sterling Silver Star Link from Artbeads collection of Sterling Silver Links. It's very sturdy for it's small size and perfect for a whimsical touch!
 If you've made it this far in my post, you are on the last stretch home!  LOL  It took me forever to find the right clasp for my particular design...there's just SO many styles of Clasps to choose from!  But when I saw this toggle, I knew it was "the one!"  It's a TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Spiral Toggle, and it has the most unique design of spirals and dots.  And even better, the design is on both sides of the ring and bar!  I love the antique finish because it makes the design really pop!  It will be the icing on the cake of my design!  And speaking of my design...I will be sharing it with you before the end of this week.  I'm very excited to show it off!  :-D

Thanks so much for reading.  It is very much appreciated.
Check out Artbeads.com for your next amazing creation!  

I participate with Artbeads.com blogging community, as an Design Partner, therefore, I receive products free of charge in return for honest reviews. I have not been paid for my endorsement, as it pertains to the products received. Thank you.

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