Monday, July 12, 2010

Who says.....

That jewelry has to be worn on your body? Why cant you wear it on your purse, a beach bag, your beltloop on your pants, or on a keychain? I don't know about you, but I hate wearing a watch in the summer. Your arm is sweaty under the watchband, they leave ugly tan lines and with all the water activities in summer, you can ruin a watch easily. That's why I came up with this handy little piece of jewelry. I don't have a fancy name for it, I just call it a time clip! In my last post, I described the items I chose for my Summertime themed glass beads, charms and glass pearls from Artbeads design partner program. I decided to make a summer time clip. I used sterling headpins and a chain maille base to attach the glass pearls, crystals and charms to the clip and to the geneva watchface. I also like to use my clip as a zipper pull. Its always within reach and easy to read. Thanks for looking! Your comments always make me smile!
*Please note: I have received the Charms, Pendant Beads, Swarovski Crystals and glass pearls free of charge from Artbeads for my honest opinion of these products. I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to these products.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Artbeads Summertime Blogging Fun!

I was so excited to be able to pick from Artbeads vast selection of Glass beads, charms and pendants for their Artbeads Design Partner program! I kept the theme "Summertime" in mind for my choices and below are pictures of what I chose. I wanted a focal pendant and had the hardest time narrowing down my choice to only one! My choice was this gorgeous 24X32 Porcelain Shell Pendant. I love the blue-green tones, it is completely smooth and the shine of this pendant is so pretty. I think it is flawless! My next choices were 4 Sterling silver charms in the sea theme. I chose an embossed sand dollar and seashell, the cutest sea turtle charm and a conch shell charm. The detail of each charm is incredible! I am very happy with them. Next I chose 3 different colors of Swarovski 8mm round beads in Turquoise, Mocha and Crystal Golden Shadow. The Mocha color is a deep rich brown and is complimented beautifully by the turquoise and a new color for me, Crystal Golden Shadow. I dont think you can go wrong with Swarovski in general, but these beads are especially lovely with all their sparkling facets and striking colors. I then chose something different for me, Asymmetrical Glass Pearls in a softPowder Almond color. I am usually a very symmetrical person, but these lovely glass pearls spoke to me! I cant wait to use them. You will have to wait and see my creation next week! I hope you check back then. Meanwhile, if you are looking for Glass beads, Pendants, Swarovski or Charms and much more, check out Artbeads. Here is a 10% off discount code for you to use on your next order! SCF10P-ARTBEADS-0125

* Please note: I have received The charms, pendant bead and Swarovski crystals and pearls free of charge from Artbeads for my honest opinion of these products. I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to these products.