Crystals and Copper

A couple of weeks ago, I got the coolest e-mail from Artbeads asking me if I would be willing to blog about their products from time to time for their blogging team.  They would send me product samples to play with and I would work them into my designs and then blog about them.  Well, the obvious answer was an emphatic YES!!!  Of course I would participate!

September is Swarovski Crystal month at Artbeads, and I was excited to see what goodies would be sent my way.  So last week I opened up the mailbox and there was a box from Artbeads with these wonderful lovelies in it:

Cotton Crystal Yarn in Olive, Caribbean Blue Opal and Copper
23.5 x 30mm Galactic Pendant in Crystal Copper

Along with these beautiful components, I added recycled sari ribbon and yarn and a handmade copper bail and clasp, and here is what I came up with:

I love this piece!  The colors of the crystals compliment the silk and copper beautifully.

A BIG thank you goes out to Artbeads for their invitation and generosity.  You absolutely must check out their unbelievable selection of Swarovski components and beads.  While you are there, take time to browse the rest of the store as well, as they carry unique beads and findings that I've never seen anywhere else.  Then go and check out their blog, Blog for Beaders, for more information and inspiration!

Necessary Legal Stuff:  I have received the following products free of charge from Artbeads and I am honestly reviewing them.  I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received:  Cotton Crystal Yarn in Olive, Caribbean Blue Opal and Copper; 23.5 x 30mm Galactic Pendant in Crystal Copper.


Fanciful Expressions said...

Hi Molly---wow, your work is lovely. I've been thinking of adding fiber to some of my pieces but haven't taken the plunge yet. Your piece is giving me inspiration.


diane said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL work Molly! How wonderful to be a part of this team =)
They made a wise choice in you...
The colors in this necklace are perfectly coordinated, and your craftsmanship is truly evident! Love it!!

Tami Roth said...

WOW, Molly and CONGRATULATIONS on designing for Artbeads!!! I LOVE what you came up with and can't wait to see more!
Hugs to you,

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

Girl! you are AMAZING!! that piece is amazing - gorgeous.
Artbeads has no idea how blessed they are going to be with you designing with their products.

xoxo, jan