I was delighted to be asked by Artbeads.com to sample some of their glass beads. I ventured into some styles of Czech glass picasso beads that I had admired before but had not previously tried. I love working with contrasting colors. And if I can work with something that could lend a vintage feel..all the more fun.
Here's a few pics of my most recent earring creations.
Aquamarine Opal w/ picasso & Mocha Brown Swarovski crystals
Green Turquoise w/ picasso & Smokey Topaz crystals
Brown Mix w/ Blue picasso & Aquamarine Swarovski crystals (you get first peek at this design..it's not in my Etsy shop yet!) Look how the blue shimmers, just like real opals!
I enjoyed browsing Artbeads.com....it was hard to pick out which glass beads I wanted to sample! Right now they are running a 25% off glass beads promotion. I must admit, the picasso finish on these lovely beads was really fantastic for color contrasting and to lend a sophisticated, but can I say..rustic? finish.
Well, I enjoyed myself and thank you to my friends at Artbeads.com for letting me sample their pretty beads.
Happy Beading! Jenni ~ DutchTouchBeads
*ArtBeads.com provided beads for me to sample, no payment for sampling their product was provided.