Thursday, January 7, 2010

Swarovki crystals, silver & a fab Shopping Spree!

Just look at all these gorgeous beads from was just like Christmas all over again...I do love to see the Post lady (politically correct) walking up my drive way!!!

I just love the color of these 8 mm Swarovski Crystals...they are called Indian Pink, I don't wear a great deal of pink but this color is very special, somewhat dark with a very slight hint of mauve. You have to see them to understand what I mean...

I didn't have to wait forever to get a nice sunny day to take these photos...and the color is fairly accurate...

Just look at these gorgeous Mocca 8mm crystals...I've been wanting to try this relatively new Swarovksi crystal color for some time now, I'm certainly not disappointed the color is definitly "me" , it reminds me of a smokey quartz but with sparkle ... smokey quartz is a personal favorite of mine. Don't you just love the name of the color...doesn't it sound delicious!!
Surprisingly enough this photo shows the color fairly accurately as well...I say surprisingly because I found both the Indian Pink and the Mocca to be very difficult to achieve a natural color in the photos!

Hill Tribe Bumpy Stamped Puffed Disc...(16.5mm x 17mm)now that is what I would call a mouth full...having said that these are great beads, they are generally a whiter silver...I'm a huge fan of Hill Tribe anything, the workmanship is always #1, at least from my experience...

Another great Hill Tribe bead, this one is called Hill Tribe Silver Swirled and Doted Disc Bead...(14.5mm) another mouth full but the description is accurate...

Next is a Bali Silver Flat Round Bead with Sun...(12mm x 10.5)great bead with what they are calling a sun in the middle...on my bead it looks more like a starfish, at least to me it does...which suits me just fine!!!

Here are the smallest beads in my order...they are called a Crimped Hollow Bead
6.5mm x 8.5mm) tiny in comparison to the other beads I've chosen but I like the leaf design on the bead, these would be lovely in a larger size on a silver bracelet...these are fine silver from Thailand.

To finish of my piece is a beautiful sterling silver Star Toggle from Israel...

I always like to show a photo of everything together, just to show how well they fit together...all these stunning beads are from
FYI...I do have to say the color of the crystals in this shot is a little too dark but I didn't realize that until it was time to do the post and now it is dark outside and I don't want to wait for more sun...or at the very least a bright, cloudy day...sounds like a bit of an oxymoron doesn't it...but those who like the sun to take photos will understand!!!

When I ordered these pieces I had something in mind but now I'm not so sure that is what I want to do...I'm very tempted to make myself a bracelet with dangles...those are my most favorite kind ...I generally have to have at least one dangle but I have visions of more with these beads!!!

I'll think about it...
A heart felt thank you to, for allowing me the opportunity to show you such wonderful products...

***By the way just wanted to let everyone know that is having a spectacular give away*** $1,000 Shopping Spree Sweepstakes

They have just launched their biggest Sweepstakes ever!
***Enter to win a $1,000.00 Shopping Spree at***
Wow that would be fabulous wouldn't it, I could spend that in a hurry, there are so many unusual and unique items at!!! This contest is open to US and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) age 18 or older...
The contest began yesterday, January 6th, 2010 and ends March 4th 2010.

I have a link to the contest on my side bar as well, which I will leave up until the contest is closed...

*FTC compliance disclosure* the products attributed to in this post where provided as a promotional gift by in relation to the blogging program. My comments pertaining to these products are my personal opinion, no compensation has been received.


  1. beautiful beads, i love getting new beads too, i feel like a little kid, hee hee!
    can't wait to see what you make.

  2. A great puzzle to be skillfully put together...
    I'm working on a vintage pair of earrings...they are gorgeous, but I'm having trouble w/ one of the connector loops...the old jewelry was made like Ft. Knox..maybe, better luck today...have FUN w/ your new findings...:))))

  3. I love their stuff too! BTW The FTC compliance doesn't affect Canadian blogs but it is a good thing to have a disclosure policy on our blog homepages anyway.

  4. I think many of us bead fanatics feel the same way Marbella...getting beads is as much fun as making something with them!

    I can't wait to see your earrings Amy...I do hope you will post them...I love vintage everything!

    Thanks Pearl...I am aware the FTC compliance doesn't apply in Canada...but I do it because I was asked to do it by the people!!! I agree...I do think it is a good thing to do it even if it isn't a Canadian requirement...
    Thanks for stopping by ladies...

  5. The Indian Pink is a faboulous color! And I really love the bumpy disc. ArtBeads is awesome - don't you just love the neatly wrapped purple paper?!?!?!

  6. the silver beads are beautiful! Thanks for the info on the giveaway! :-)

  7. Gorgeous beads and who isn't a fan of Artbeads?They stand head and shoulders above many of their competitors. I'm looking forward to recieving another large order from Beadaholique...I'm making another dent in my Beadstar prize. Thanks for the info on Artbeads giveaway, it's the first I'd heard.

  8. I am just drooling over that silver!

    Thanks for letting us know about the contest. I could spend $1000 easily at ArtBeads

  9. Great beads, love your choices. I used the Indian pink crystals for bridesmaids jewelry last summer and they came out just gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you create from your stash. I too received some beads from Artbeads in December and had a lot of fun. Like your pictures too.

  10. Oh wow, great picks!! I LOVE how you featured each of the beads on their own. You can really see the intricate details of each, your photography is beautiful. Can't wait to see what you make!! :)

  11. I so signed up for that contest! But I never win so I'm not expecting it. What a surprise if I did though, right?! I love that new pink too -personally not a fan of pink but I think I could deal with that shade of it. And I too LOVE that mocca color...just haven't purchased any yet until I can filter out some inventory.

  12. these are such gorgeous beads, I especially LOVE the Indian Pink crystals - as soon as I saw them I wanted them....have to wait till payday!

    can't wait to see what you create with them! ;o)


    hello gorgeous xxx


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