Sunday, February 27, 2011

Winter Enchantment

Living in Rochester, NY provides ample snowfall in the winter season. This year we're way above average with over 100 inches of snow so far. I'm not a huge fan of the cold, windy, blizzardy days. Today is an exception though. The sun is out, the sky is bright blue, and the snow covered trees look wonderful. Again, Artbeads has offered a chance to embody the feeling of winter through jewelry. I chose to use color to reflect the theme.

Here are some designs that incorporate glass beads that grade from aqua to clear paired with Swarovski Crystal.


I had to give the Swarovski Helios pendant a try. The one I used is in indocolite. It has a really neat geometry and has a wonderful tactile quality.


I also selected a strand of cobalt colored glass roundelles and used them in a few different ways. The copper doesn't embody winter as well as silver, but I couldn't resist the little snowflake charms.

And of course there is more Swarovski! I hadn't seen the snowflake pendant yet so I gave it a shot too! I wish the hole went from side to side but I made it work! I also used some briolettes because they have a wonderful shape and are a budget friendly alternative for using AAA gemstones.


And finally, here are a few miscellaneous items. The blue Picasso beads were a bit darker than I thought they would be, but they still look beautiful.



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Please note that I have received the products free of charge from Artbeads.com and that I am honestly reviewing the products and have not been paid to do so.

6 comments:

Debbie said...

Amanda, I love all your "blue" creations!! Even love the snowflakes-- yours that is not the real stuff!! I'm from near Syracuse so can relate to all this snow.. It soon shall come to an end... Beautiful work you have shown!!

erwin said...

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The Quilted House said...

Those pieces are gorgeous! They really embody a sunny, blue-skied winter day perfectly!

heaven said...

Beads are really elegant! I love it too! And will surely get one of those in time. You may also want to accessorize badge holders with your beads!

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Eye-catching ,Imaging, Wonderful & Thanks
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