Welcome to my blog! When I started this blog it was all about wire crochet jewelry. I fell in love with the first piece I saw and I had to learn how. I was "hooked"!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Beauty of Spring

"Lilacs in Bloom"

When Artbeads announced the theme, "The Beauty of Spring", the first thing that came to my mind was lilacs!  I've always loved them.  They're one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring and they smell soooo good!  I have a lilac bush outside my kitchen window.  I see the first little buds on the bush and within a couple of weeks those tiny buds are lilacs in full bloom!

I made a matching set~ necklace, bracelet and earrings.  To create this set I chose the following from Artbeads selection of Swarovski crystals and used Vintaj bronze wire to represent the bark :

5301 5mm Faceted Bicones in Lilac 
(These must be out of stock.  I don't find them on the website now.  I'm guessing this is due to Swarovski phasing out the 5301 and replacing them with the XILION bicone)

I wish you could see the sparkle of these crystals.  There's just nothing prettier or sparklier than a Swarovksi crystal!

Thank you, Artbeads!

Disclosure: I am a Blogging for Beaders partner with Artbeads. The above noted items were provided to me free of charge, to be used for design purposes, or for my honest review of them. I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.

~Today's Quote~

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
 ~Kahlil Gibran


Jewelry By Jessica said...

Wow. I really love the colors! They go together very well ^_^ The whole set is gorgeous!

Rose said...

I LOVE those colors, Jana! So perfect together!

JustATish said...

yes lilacs - i miss them so much. they just don't grow down here like they did back home. This set is beautiful! In the sun - those swarovski's will put your eye out :)

Lisa Crone said...

Oh my gosh, you might need to trademark this one! :)

lisa oram said...

Lovely work. Just discovered your blog. I also do bead crochet - with thread and seed beads. Quite a different look, but one day I'd like to try your kind, too.