In the upcoming (Nov. 28) True Beadz Russian Lullaby collection there are some fantastic silver beads, that are based on Russian art of the 12th-14th centuries. I didn’t take photos of the Roots bead as it had been sold out when I wrote this (but check Endangered Trolls for info about new availability). However I did put them all (except the Firebird Dangle) on a Trollbeads leather bracelet for the purpose of showing sizes. On the left is Far Far Away Kingdom Large. On the top is my personal favourite, Once Upon a Time. Under it is The Wheel of Time. Roots is below it and on the right is Far Far Away Kingdom Small.
Let’s start with Once Upon a Time. It has an unusual shape as you can see in the photo above. Here’s a close up below. So fabulous!
It fits on a newer Pandora leather bracelet, but doesn’t fit on the really old ones. Here I’ve added in two True Beadz Blossom Baby Pink beads and have secured them with Ohm Beads’ Bare Clips.
Next is The Wheel of Time. I really love the shape of this one. It’s nice and small yet quite substantial in its weight. Actually, all of the beads are pretty heavy, giving them a really nice feel. Check out the detail on The Wheel of Time below.
I put it on the Trollbeads Twisted Silver Bangle with a couple of Pandora Geometric Facets and really like this look!
Here are Far Far Away Kingdom Large…
I put them both on a warm looking combo using the Trollbeads copper bangles and brown leather bracelet. This is my favourite combo!
Lastly, here’s the Firebird Dangle. It’s so lovely! Someday I’ll make a Firebird bracelet, based on the Diaghilev/Stravinsky ballet. But it snowed and I thought the Lilac shade beads would look pretty with the Ohm Beads Dirty Twisted Bangle against the white.
And here’s the dangle up close. Gorgeous! The lines are so graceful.
I hope Alexey is making a lot of these silver beads, as I think they will sell well. I don’t know how True Beadz will ever top this collection, as I think it’s just perfect. There aren’t many times a bead company comes out with a collection where I like every single piece and I think I’m not the only one who feels that way!
Disclosure: For this blog I may receive some items as promotional samples.