>> Sunday, October 4, 2009
Recently, I was asked if I would be willing to blog about some products for ArtBeads.com. Heck Yeah! Why not?! I love making jewelry, and am always willing to try new products. So a representative from Artbeads.com (Hi! Duchess!), told me to pick some Swarovski products to try, as September is Swarovski month.
Okay, I know it's October, but I've been sick :P
This past week, I received my little packet of Swarovski products, and let me tell you I was blown away!! So much bright, sparklie goodness!! I love it! So my mission for the next little while is to make some wonderful jewelry to showcase these beauties! And I've already started!
Here's my first creation. I used Eni Oken's Square Cab ring Tutorial. I've had this tutorial for awhile, and I've been waiting to find something to try it with. And boy, did I ever!
Here it is! Isn't it beautiful? So simple and elegant, this simple weave certainly sets off this 12mm Chessboard Flatback in Crystal Silver Shade.
I took so many pictures, it was hard to choose. So here; you can view from all angles.
A simple, but elegant ring, surrounded with shining, bright sterling silver. This Swarovski chessboard flatback rhinestone will surely catch any persons eye.I apologize for the color variation between pictures. The very first, looks almost like a solid silver, but it's not. In the other pictures, it looks almost golden with some pink highlights, but it's not. The true color is a very light, translucent silver. However, I found that it reflects the surrounding colors very well. Hence, the extreme color variations. So potentially, you could have a different colored ring with every outfit! LOL!
I really like this Chessboard Rhinestone shape. And Artbeads.com carries many other shapes also. Check out their Swarovski Rhinestone Section. I am definitely going to be trying out the other colors and shapes, because these are perfect for rings.
Expect some more reviews and bling from me soon!!
ETA: I have received these products free of charge from ArtBeads.com, and I am using these products in my creations to review for this company. I have not been paid to do these reviews or to recieve these products from Artbeads.com.
Ever since I made my first tote from the canvases that I did in Alisa Burke's Graffiti Chic class, I was hooked. I've made some more since, and is it ever easy!!
Here's another tote bag that I made for my friend, Sarah aka Original Youth, for a Christmas in July swap on iATCs. Her favourite things: turquoise, red, black, Eiffel Tower, poppies and sparklie goodness. What a gorgeous combo!
After that, I got brave, and made a purse of my own! With my own pattern yet!! It's even lined :) No zipper though, although in the picture I have a loop and button, but I have since put a snap button on the flap. I really like it. Very colourful, not too big, as I don't carry alot of stuff in purses and so totally me!
I even tried a wallet :) This one still has a few kinks to work out, but pretty good for my first try.
My daughter wanted a purse of her own. So I tried a hobo style. I got this pattern off of Crafster.org. (I'll post here who made the pattern once I look it up). I just cut it out, and Marlena painted it herself. Nice design, very Rock N' Roll :)
Then we gave my niece, Kahrisa a hobo purse for her birthday. She LOVED it!
Last, but certainly not least, I made these cute little graffiti inspired flower pins. So bright and fun!
I just love this look! So fresh, funky and fun! And the best part I like about it? Playing with the paint :)