I just love getting packages in the mail from Artbeads.com. Have you ever ordered from them? They wrap your beads up so nice and pretty like a package in purple tissue paper. It's like getting a little gift in the mail instead of just an order.
I just have to show you the things I got...but I'm not going to tell you what I'm doing with them just yet. A girl has to have some secrets, right? Well, let me tell you...these beads are gorgeous! My pics just don't do them justice.
First, I got seed beads. The staple of any bead project, if you ask me. These are Toho Matte Raku Green/Vine Iris and I just love the subtle changes in color in them.
Toho Metallic Dark Copper...
Swarovski Xilion Bicones in Purple Velvet. Doesn't it just sound like a luscious color?
Swarovski 4mm Faceted Roundelles in Amethyst. Sparkle, sparkle, shine, glitter.
Venetian Glass 20mm Luna Square. It's very thick...a real substantial piece to work with. You must click the link and check out the category of Luna...they are amazing!
Venetian Glass 14mm Luna Round in Amethyst. (I put two pics so you could see the colors from different angles.)
Porcelain Flat Oval Green Tree. Something about it just spoke to me. Maybe it's a little like fall...a tall, strong tree standing leafless in the fields. Or maybe it's a Tree of Life, rejuvenating through the season. Maybe it's both. Yes, I think it is. It's really gorgeous in person, and I haven't seen one like it before. I highly recommend it.
Disclaimer: Artbeads.com has provided these beads free of charge. I have not received any compensation for my true and honest opinion of these products.