The German store Star Bijou has made a gorgeous silver Sakura bead for their house brand called Spiritbeads. It is just darling, comes cored with a 4mm or 4.5 mm opening and costs 45€. The 4.5mm opening one will work on a Pandora bracelet. Once again, the creative packaging was a real delight. I can’t wait for my Lily of the Valley to grow!
The bead has several blossoms and leaves.
Today I’ve got five different combos with the silver Sakuras, but this one below is my favourite. Because the detail is so delicate, I like them best with one Murano in the middle and in this case it’s the Pandora Cherry Blossom. The fabric in the background is a Japanese purse I bought at Epcot at WDW. I love the department store there! Anyway, I just love the crisp white of the glass bead with the shiny silver.
However, one can’t help but think of the Trollbeads glass Blooming Sakura beads in this instance. I also added in the Sakura bead from the Kimono Kit.
I’ve only seen cherry blossoms once in my life and that was when we were living in South Korea. There was a city near Busan where we lived, called Jinhae and they had a cherry blossom festival in the spring. We took a day trip there on our one day off of the week (we worked 6 days/week) and enjoyed walking around seeing the blossoms. I remember it was like seeing clouds of pale pink everywhere, so pretty! I tried a bangle using the Chamilia Blush Metallic beads.
Next is a trio of bangles using the Trollbeads Lavender Prisms, a Lavender Stripe bead, True Beadz True Touch Baby Pink, the new Pandora Pink Field of Flowers and two more Japanese inspired Spiritbeads called Maneki-neko and Daruma.
Lastly, here’s a Japanese themed bracelet with the Redbalifrog Kimono as a focal bead. These days I’m putting little dangle on the lock of a bracelet, so here I’ve used one from the Ohm Beads Woodstock Collection.
Hope you’ve enjoyed a look at these sweet silver Sakura beads. I am going to use them a LOT as I really like the size and detail. Will these be going on anyone’s list?
Disclosure: For this blog I may receive some items as promotional samples.