More Flowers and Beads

The other day when I was at my parents’ place, my Mom took me out to her garden because she said she had some flowers that made her think of the Linen True Beadz! We think they are called Christmas Roses. I brought some home and made a bracelet to go with them. I can see why she thought of Julia’s beads!

Beads in the Linen and Baby Pink shades were the obvious choices. I also used my Cranberries Treasure bead from Great Lakes Boutique. 

The silver beads are the Redbalifrog Frangipanis Forever and Rope. 

Then, at my house the grape hyacinths were ready to use with the True Beadz Silver Hyacinth and Touch Royal Viola

For more purple I wore a bangle made with the Royal Viola, Trollbeads Violet Stripes and Ohm Beads Get in Shape. 

Lastly, here’s a very bright photo showcasing the True Beadz Touch Sunflower bead, in the middle of the bangle. When I look at this picture I get thirsty for orange juice!

Oh, I almost forgot…here is a photo of a lot of the True Beadz in the Touch finish. I’ll post it at the bottom of blog posts where the True Beadz are featured in case anyone wants to make comparisons. Also, if anyone ever wants to see a couple of beads together just let me know and I can add it when I’m home.

 I’ve also decided to try to do blog posts Monday to Friday going forward. But if on a Friday some awesome bead mail comes in (like Deep Ocean!) then I’ll put something new on the weekend!

Top to bottom are Castle Stone/Blue Mist/Linen/Siberia/Baby Pink/Lilac/Royal Viola/Purple Dream/Sunflower/Sunlight Spot.  Ack! I forgot to put in my Pumpkin and Sky Blue ones, will redo another day!

Disclosure: For this blog I may receive some items as promotional samples. 

For Elise:Blue Mist/Linen/Siberia/Ohm Cold Milk

12 responses to More Flowers and Beads

  1. sarahrigler says:

    What a lovely way to start my work week. As you know, I work with Pandora all week, but I do admire all the different beads which you feature in your amazing photos. I’m calling it “Cross-Beading” and take a lot of inspiration from your bead creations.
    I do love the mix with the grape hyacinth and could stare at your orange juicy, bee stopper photo for ages. I won’t mind your having an actual weekend, as you have given us all so many great posts to re-read and admire while we wait for new ones.
    Thanks again for setting the mood for my day, all good!


    • marthnick says:

      Thanks for your kind words, Sarah! I’m very lucky to have quite a few lovely beads to work with these days. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos for your ‘Monday’!


  2. Elise says:

    Thank you for the comparison photo! ..anxiously awaiting my linen beads ordered last weekend! Your flower & bead photos are a feast for the eyes.


    • marthnick says:

      My pleasure, Elise! I hope you like your Linen beads when you get them! Tomorrow I’m featuring the Castle Stone colour, which also looks great with Linen, I think.


      • Elise says:

        It would be great to see the True Air comparison of castle stone, blue mist, linen and Siberia and ohm cold milk next to Siberia…if on the off chance you have all those….


  3. Elise says:

    Thanks again…that’s great information to have. Surprising how helpful it is to see colors side by side in the same photo…and especially subtle ones that may otherwise seem too alike. Not alike at all…now…decisions, decisions!


    • marthnick says:

      You’re welcome! Good luck with your decision. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of these colours!


      • Elise says:

        The linen beads arrived and they are beyond dreamy! I made up the bracelet to wear tomorrow…thank you for the inspiration!


  4. Debbie says:

    Lovely photos, and so nice to see shots with flowers.

    I must add the rope bead to my wish list. I notice you use them a lot and they are an interestingly textured bead that is neutral and a good shape so they work on most bracelets.

    My True Beadz wish list is so long!!!


    • marthnick says:

      Thanks Debbie. The Rope beads I use all the time, as you’ve noticed. They are about same size as a glass bead, which I really like. They are retired though and the only place I’ve seen them is at Bead Sensation. I hear you about the True Beadz!


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