Russian Lullaby Glass

In the upcoming (Nov. 28) True Beadz Russian Lullaby collection there are three glass beads plus Goldie Sheep. There are photos of the whole collection a couple of blog posts back and today I thought I’d try out different combinations concentrating on the three glass beads. This bangle below uses all three. Left to right are Blizzard, True Touch Stormy Heavens, Alchemy Snow, another True Touch Stormy Heavens and Black Ice. 

If there is anyone not too familiar with the True Beadz glass there are different styles. The beads in the photo below show the range with the Siberia shade (although Alchemy is called Snow). The Touch finish is matte. Alchemy is super bubbly and frothy. Blossom is flowers. Taste looks like ice or sugar and is a slightly raised texture. Air has the colour more at the core and is surrounded by a bit of clear glass. 

It was super warm on Friday and I went golfing with the kids who didn’t have school that day and this was my bangle. Left to right are Black Ice, True Blossom Linen, Alchemy Snow, True Touch Castle Stone and Blizzard. 

Blizzard looks to have similar colours to the Trollbeads Neptune’s Promise and I tried to tie them together with beads from the Castle Stone shade. 

I thought I’d try the Alchemy Snow with the two other Alchemy beads. Top to bottom are Alchemy Breeze, Dancing Fairies Meadow, Alchemy Snow, a True Treasure and Alchemy Waterfall. I’m just going to come right out and say that I think these beads look incredible in the sun! The bubbles almost look like they’re moving!

Next, this bangle uses some beads from the Linen shade, which I think is so beautiful and unique in the bead world. Left to right are True Touch Linen, Black Ice, True Taste Linen, True Touch Marmor and True Air Linen. 

For the final bracelet I made a full out giant one with soft colours. These are the colours that first caught my eye when True Beadz first appeared on the scene. 

Below left to right are Far Far Away Kingsom Small, True Touch Castle Stone, True Touch Blue Mist, Alchemy Snow, True Taste Castle Stone, True Blossom Blue Mist and Blizzard. 

Below left to right after the Blizzard are True Blossom Linen, True Beadz 2016, True Air Linen, Black Ice and True Taste Blue Mist. 

Below left to right after the True Taste Blue Mist are True Blossom Castle Stone, True Taste Siberia, True Air Blue Mist, True Touch Castle Stone and Roots. 

Here’s another look at the big bracelet. 

I am lucky enough to have the whole colour range of beads in the Touch finish. Here is an updated photo with the new shades of Pumpkin and Castle Stone and a list of the colours by row. Hard to choose a favourite! 

Coming up Wednesday are the silvers from the Russian Lullaby and Friday will be Daylight Brilliance by Trollbeads (which I love!). American friends, the Trollbeads giveaway is still open for a couple of days, from a couple of blog posts back!

Row 1 Stormy Heavens/Royal Viola/Purple Dream/Lilac/Taiga/Blue Mist

Row 2 Eastern Sea/And Quiet Flows the Don/Sky Blue/Baby Blue/Marmor/Princess Kiss

Row 3 Baby Pink/Terracotta/Strawberry /Pumpkin/Sunflower/Sunlight Spot

Row 4 Castle Stone/Dragon Green/Gooseberry/Linen/Sand/Siberia

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

12 responses to Russian Lullaby Glass

  1. Sarah says:

    I really like the combo for golfing, but my absolute favourite bracelet is the Blizzard, Castlestone colour with Neptune’s Promise. All of Julia’s beads are so rich and subtle and when
    you play with them, you make each individual bead stand out from the other which is brilliant. Your photos are so lovely that, especially viewing them enlarged on my iPad, I feel as if I could actually reach out and touch each one. It’s another beautiful post Martha.


    • marthnick says:

      Thanks very much, Sarah. The Castle Stone and Blizzard one is very different looking but that’s what I like about it. I love the glossy glass mixed with the matte Touch finish. And I agree, Julia’s colours are so rich!

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    • Julia says:

      Sarah, every time I look at the photos Martha creates, I want to leave all the beads for myself! =))))))

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      • Sarah says:

        That’s funny Julia, and I completely understand. Martha’s photos are amazing, and so are your beads, so it’s a happy combination!

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  2. Suzanne says:

    I love every bead on every bracelet that you have designed here!! Not only do I love the bracelets, but your presentations (especially with the flowers) just make them even better. I’ve just pre-ordered from the Russian Lullaby collection and I can’t wait to get them.


    • marthnick says:

      Thanks Suzanne. I really hope you like the beads in person! I can’t remember if I already know what you pre-ordered?


      • Suzanne says:

        Blizzard and Black Ice for now. Then I still want to order some of the silver ones especially Once Upon A Time. Eventually I would like to get the entire set.


      • marthnick says:

        Well, I think those two are a great start. I think a lot of us bead fans feel this set is an instant classic.


    • Julia says:

      thank you so much, Suzanne! I can not wait to know what you think, when your new glass beads arrive! ❤


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