Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fun with Cubic Zirconia beads from Art Beads

Had time to myself this morning before work and played more with the CZ crystals I got from Art Beads. I got in touch with my conservative side a bit, which I admit rarely happens. It is there for a reason. It keeps me from wearing combat boots and flame tights to weddings or a suit coat with my pajama bottoms to work.

Although I love to express myself, and know that my idea of fashion sense is really fashion nonsense, I will take a more conservative approach to some designs. That is what I did with this do-oh. These crystals are fun enough to go with any design, and they are elegant enough to be combined in a piece that is stunning in it's simplicity. I loved these little faceted beauties. The way they catch the light, and flash they are perfect for earrings. Saying that I made some earrings!!

Hand wound on silver plated wire, I used these beads for the earrings.
CZ-BOR-REC10 - 8x10mm Burnt Orange CZ Rectangle *
CZ-CRY-CN6 - 6mm Crystal CZ Coin *
You can make this set for under $7.00

Adding sterling daisy spacers and glass pearls does so much. I really feel you can let the CZ crystal do all the talking. They set off the design so well.

Graduating the sizes of the glass pearls gives a fun flow to this bracelet. Adding the daisy spacers lets you focus on each bead in the design. I used these crystals for this bracelet.

CZ-BOR-OV9 - 7x9mm Burnt Orange CZ Oval *
CZ-CRY-CN6 - 6mm Crystal CZ Coin *
CZ-BOR-REC10 - 8x10mm Burnt Orange CZ Rectangle *
You can make this bracelet for under $ 14.00

So affordable for the product you are getting. Make yourself a timeless piece, or a funky design either way, you can't go wrong with these Cubic Zirconia crystals!

*FTC compliance disclosure: the '*' items mentioned in this post credited to Art Beads were provided as a promotional gift as part of the Blogging for Beaders Program. These items are for review or design purposes.

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