Artbeads Cubic Zirconia go with Everything Springy
It is a bit hard to capture the unusual shape and delightfully tart, lime-y color of the Peridot faceted cubic zirconia fans, available here Fan Cubic Zirconia Pendants at Artbeads especially with one of my famously mediocre photos (yes, I am getting quite well known for them--geh! It can be awkward!), but if you saw this set, which you can whip up for yourself or a friend or your wedding party, in person, you would want it immediately and you would quite likely wish to wear it every day as your signature jewelry set. The CZ earring tops and links come from Artbeads as well, as does the cool rubber necklace found here:Rubber Necklaces. I used the grape rubber for fun, but if you felt more formal you could use a sterling necklace with this set and have quite a glamorous "evening out" pendant and earrings. Just don't forget you will need jump rings to attach each of the segments together! 4mm is quite good for the faceted fans and the links. I used a 6mm jump ring for the pendant because the grape necklace is slender.
I really enjoyed making this for Artbeads!
Its colors brought up a memory of the time I went to visit Vera Bradley (remember Vera scarves? With her signature and the red ladybug on them?) at her house on the Hudson. I have NO idea why I was there, but I was fifteen...a perfect age to meet an elegant, articulate artist who had an astounding collection of "OP Art" ( I later bought myself an OP Art paper dress and wore it around for ages--it was black and white checks) lining her walls, and was willing take the time to explain what OP Art meant, to me. I listened carefully. Then she took me and my friend who had accompanied me outside, and showed us the most unbelievable collection of Alexander Calder mobiles (I think the mobiles were outside--not sure--just sure she had a bunch of them) and stabiles (for sure they were outside!!! --and they were incredibly fascinating and impressive). What a gracious lady she was. The cool thing about Vera's designs was, and continues on since her death in the 90's to be, that you can be anyone and love them. That is another thing I like about Artbeads, too! It is hard to stay away from such a welcoming store which invariably offers such unique, wondrous beauty.
Thank you, Artbeads.com for giving me these beads in order that I blog about them.FTC compliance disclosure: the items in this post from Artbeads.com were provided as a promotional gift as part of their bead blogger program for review or design purposes.