August 30, 2010

Sparkly Goodness from Auntie's Beads

I recently received a sampling of new goodies from my friends at Auntie's Beads.  This time, they sent me some of the most sparkly beads!  First up, the Rhodium 12mm Crystal Ball beads in Multi Colors.  These are really fun discoball-like pieces with lots of glitter to them.  I like how they have so many random colors in them, from bright blue and red to more muted pinks and browns. They are well constructed and have a nice bright rhodium plating. If you are looking for lots of sparkle, these beads are definitely for you!
I also received several strands, which I really love and can't wait to work with!  The two above: 
Chinese Crystal Rondelle Strand, Red Velvet, 6x8mm and Deep Burnt Orange Angelic Crystal Rondelle Bead Strand, 7x12mm are my favorites.  They are really rich and deep in color and I like the way that the two colors work together. The rondelle shape is a favorite of mine and they are faceted enough to be very sparkly but still soft looking.

 Finally, another two strands: Angelic Crystal Rondelle Bead Strand, Copper, 10 x 13mm and
Chinese Crystal Rondelle Strand, Wheat AB, 4x6mm.  These are going to be great for some fall designs, and perfect for my work in bronze and copper metals.  They shine with delightful metallic and lustery rainbow finishes!
These are just a few of the sparkly goodies that Auntie's Beads has to offer!  If you haven't checked out their site, click on over to take a look!
*FTC compliance disclosure: the '*' items mentioned in this post credited to Auntie's Beads were provided as a promotional gift for review or design purposes.

Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.

1 comment:

  1. What awesome goodies! Can't wait to see how you use them!