True Air Stormy Heavens 

The other day someone asked how True Beadz would fit in with other brands so I thought I’d make up a bracelet using the True Air Stormy Heavens bead that I bought at the Bead Bash. It was so fun to be able to see several variations of each bead and I could have spent a fortune. I bought this one as I really like the denim look it has. 

First I tried it with two True Touch Stormy Heavens beads plus a couple of Trollbeads from the Rocky Beach Kit. 

It also works with Pandora beads on a Pandora bracelet. I put too many beads in this mid section and would have to take some out to actually wear it…whoops. 

For a size comparison, here it is with two Ohm Beads on the left, then a Pandora Facet and a Trollbead. I they all work well together, size wise. Like any of the brands, the odd bead is a bit smaller, but I find them to be pretty consistent. 

One thing I forgot to mention in Monday’s blog post is that you can exchange Trollbeads chain bracelets for a different size, free of charge. I turned in one of mine at the concept store and got a larger one. I don’t wear full bracelets too often, but now they will be more comfortable because I can wear them a bit loosely with this longer chain. 

In this bracelet all the silver beads are Pandora. Left to right in the photo below, the glass beads are True Beadz True Touch Stormy Heavens, Trollbeads Stone Flower and True Beadz True Taste Sky Blue. 

Below, the glass beads are True Taste Sky Blue, True Air Stormy Heavens and True Touch Baby Blue. 

Left to right in the photo below, the glass beads are True Touch Baby Blue, Trollbeads Sand Beach and True Touch Stormy Heavens. 

Here’s a last look at the whole bracelet. I shall enjoy wearing this today and hope that the size comparison was helpful. Coming up Friday is the Redbalifrog Tree Goblin. 

14 responses to True Air Stormy Heavens 

  1. Kim says:

    The Stormy Heaven beads are so cool! I have the Stormy Heavens Blossom, and absolutely love it. Your bracelet is amazing, with all of the deep, moody blues! I really like your Sand Beach – it’s got such an intense color. I love mixing brands on my own bracelets, which gives me a chuckle now, since when I first started collecting, I was a Trollbeads purist. But now my attitude is, if it looks good, anything goes! 🙂

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    • marthnick says:

      Hi Kim! Yes, my Sand Beach is a bit more intense than other versions I’ve seen. I don’t think I’ve seen a Stormy Heavens Blossom in person! I think they were sold out or I was just overwhelmed at seeing all the beads at once that I missed it. I started out as a Pandora purist so totally know what you mean. Now, like you, I just look in my box to see what will go together. 😀


  2. Sarah says:

    This was very interesting, as you know I also am curious about how you see lesson you blend so many brands together on one bracelet. This is a gorgeous blue mix with silver. Sand Beach and Stone Flower really pop in this combo, I have never really looked this closely at them.
    It really was wonderful to be able to linger over all of the Truebeadz beads at Great Lakes and choose some for myself. They are all beautiful, whether large or small, but, because I like balance , I will ask if it is possible when I order them online, if they can select the smaller sized ones. Picky, aren’t I ?
    Thank-you for this inspiring blue and silver creation. I really am hooked on Julia and Alexey’s beads, thanks to you.
    Have a great day, another hot, perfect “Fall” day.


    • marthnick says:

      Oh and you bought those two leaf silver beads, I forgot! Those are fantastic! Lots of new things to play with. I shall look forward to your pics of them! Have a great day yourself!

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  3. Alex V. says:

    Thanks for the size comparison. Most of the glass beads seem to be relatively similar in size with the exception of the trollbeads which appear to be a bit smaller. I too agree those beads do look like dark denim ( skinny jeans anyone ?) your blue glass beads are all very beautiful!


    • marthnick says:

      You’re most welcome, Alex. I’ve been enjoying mixing the True Beadz in with my other beads for over a year now and am so happy to have them in my collection. Blue glass is definitely a weakness of mine!


  4. Sylvie says:

    Merci pour ces photos qui donnent encore plus envie de mélanger les marques. ..
    Je commence tout juste à acheter d’autres marques que pandora car vous m’avez fait connaître des marques que je ne trouve pas en France.
    Vos photos et compositions sont toujours superbes.


  5. Julia says:

    i love all the nice comments here! thank you so much, dear friends, for all your comments about TRUE BEADZ!
    i think that blue is a very popular colour and a lot of people use it on the every-day bracelets!
    I myself always liked mixing brands and I love this combo so much!
    the glass used for Stormy Heavens (and also for Marmor) makes every bead look different. Some are darker, some do have more blue. Blossoms here are usually pretty dark, but GLB had several very unusual lighter ones that I forgot I wanted to keep for myself! oups=))
    and their customer service is amazing, so picking up smaller/larger size is not a problem.
    I can not believe I was there and saw them working. Even better, I SAW YOUR BRACELETS IN PERSON!!! ❤


  6. blkbtslonglegs says:

    I love these moody (as Kim so aptly described them!) blues! The addition of the softer, lighter blues really gives a subtle contrast that helps both pop 🙂


    • marthnick says:

      Tracy, you are probably too young to remember a group called The Moody Blues, but one of their songs just popped into my head after I read your comment. 😀 Blue seems like one of those colours that has a gazillion shades to it and sometimes they look awful together, but I do like these ones on this bracelet.


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