Monday, April 19, 2010

Violet Waves



As part of Artbeads.com blogging program I get to try out many of their new products and this "Lillypilly" shell pendant is one of them. I was drawn to this piece for its color and modern design. I paired it with an amethyst bead and a hill tribe spacer bead... a modern but feminine pendant. Oxidized sterling joins the two and hangs from a sterling ball chain.


You can find "Violet Waves" in my Etsy shop.


Another favorite of mine are the czech glass beads that Artbeads carries. They seem to be always adding something new, and some are in limited supply...so get them while you can! I used Picasso square beads for this bracelet
Chunky czech glass beads in a lilac color are wire wrapped in copper. A yellow turquoise bead adds contrast and is all dressed up in handmade bead caps. A polymer clay bead unites the two colors. I hand forged a hook and eye and heat treated it for some interest. Two metal beads finish off this one of a kind bracelet.

Lilac Breeze can be found in my Etsy shop.
Disclosure: All above mentioned beads from Artbead.com were kindly provided free-of-charge by Artbeads.com, within the frames of Artbeads.com blogging program. The author of this blog has not received any payment from above-mentioned company. The post above represents only personal opinion of the blog author.

8 comments:

  1. I struggle with purple and you make it look so easy! This is a gorgeous design, very sleek and clean....and the color is luscious! The green and lilac combo in the bracelet is perfect!

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  2. Hey Judy....what gorgeous new pieces! I love that shade of purple - such a pretty violet. And that's a great shot of your new bracelet on your wrist...it looks great on!!

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  3. Love that purple! The pendant is beautiful and that bracelet sings.

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  4. The simplicity of that necklace is lovely. I especially like those square beads with the pop of yellow in the bracelet. Well done!

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  5. Nice! I love the way that the wire is wrapped just so around that purple bead. That makes it simply fabulous. Enjoy the day! Erin

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  6. Both of these pieces are gorgeous! I love the combination of the green and purple on the bracelet.

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  7. I know you said yellow, but it looks green on my screen :-)

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