Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Toward the end of last year, Artbeads.com gave its blogger team the opportunity to select from its beautiful collection of cubic zirconia beads and pendants. I had never worked with cz beads before, and I decided it would be fun to highlight their beautiful sparkle by creating a pair of simple dangle earrings. Thus, I chose this beautiful peridot geometric fan shape and paired it with simple garnet links.
Why it took me over a month to make them when the actual assembly time for the projects is less than five minutes is one of the mysteries of the universe. However, I finally sat down and put them together last night, and, oh, how I do love them. I had a tough time photographing the earrings - my lens simply can't capture the depth and sparkle of the cubic zirconia. I think these would make excellent evening wear for that special dinner out - perhaps on Valentine's Day? Just a thought.
Artbeads.com was also generous enough to send me a fistful of stars:
Obviously, I haven't strung these cubic zirconia beads yet, but given my recent penchant for things celestial, you can probably guess where these are headed.
As usual, thank you to Artbeads.com for giving me the opportunity to try out your wonderful products. I'm a fan (no pun intended)!
Please note: the products mentioned in this post were promotional gifts from Artbeads.com for review and/or design partnership purposes.