Today I’ve got some pictures of silver beads from The Netherlands, made by Margo of Argo Studios. They are sold on her website and at several retailers which you can find here. The beads have a lot of texture and are quite different from other beads I have. They really work well as stand alone pieces and I don’t feel the need to add much else to them, as there is plenty for the eye to look at.
The Frost bead is perfect for Canadians like me. We spend a fair amount of time in the mornings scraping ice and frost off of our cars! This photo was taken against my car window one morning.
I love the gracefulness of the frost on this barrel shaped bead.
As always, a video is really the best way to see a bead.
Next is the adorable Secret Garden bead. This was one of my favourite books growing up and I found my old copy in the basement!
The details are quite exquisite.
Look at the little bird!
Here’s a video of the Secret Garden bead.
Bear With Me is next and it has moveable limbs. I like how the bear sits and quite frankly might just keep him sitting near my bead cube!
Here’s how it looks on my wrist but it works well on a necklace also.
The bear has a large bow in the back and that it how he attaches to things. I wore him on a Pandora necklace as the opening is large enough.
This Silver Dancing Cranes is also quite gorgeous. I love how the crane’s neck is gracefully curving inwards.
Last but not least is the fabulous Chateau Margaux. I’ve long had my eye on this one as I’ve seen it quite a bit on Anne Gautier’s social media.
The reverse side is absolutely stunning.
So, that’s it for today and I hope you enjoyed this look at these gorgeous beads. I feel very fortunate to get to wear them. Are any of them beads you already own or do you have any Argo Studios beads on your wish list? Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Disclosure: For this blog post I may receive some items as promotional samples.
Wow, what a collection! I’ve been browsing the Argo collection quite a bit lately. They are quite stunning pieces. I recently bought my first one, the Spring Pagoda, which is incredible. I’ve been wearing it on a fantasy necklace and it always draws comments when I do. I also really want the winter castle that was just released – need to save my pennies, but it’s absolutely gorgeous. I’d also like the Dawn Treader. Yeah, guess I have a bit of a Narnia thing going on. By the way, you have the same Secret Garden edition that I did!
Hi Kim! I bet your Spring Pagoda is just amazing on a FN, so I can see why you get comments on it. I agree that the pieces are quite stunning. How fun that you had the same edition of the Secret Garden!
Fantastic treasures! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
They are really incredible beads. Merry Christmas to you, April!
Merry Christmas and hope you have lots of sunshine in Florida…my sister is heading there, too. I have really admired Argo Studio beads since seeing the snail on IG. I hope to purchase the Spring Pagoda in 2019…I imagine it with petal pink glass beads on the FN.
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Elise, your idea for the Spring Pagoda sounds very pretty! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and thanks for the wishes of sunshine!
I’ve got Steampunk Heart, which is one of my very favorite beads. Frost is on my Wish List, which I would wear just as you have it, on a bangle with no embellishments. I think this brand is spectacular overall. As you mentioned, the texture is distinctive. There is a raw, artisan look and feel that I really like. Happy Holidays.
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I also really, really like the texture. I love my shiny, don’t get me wrong, but it’s also nice to see something a bit different. Happy Holidays to you also!
I too, have been lusting after the Chateau Margaux as I adore all things Snail. The details are marvellous and the jointed bear is brilliant! It’s a shame that I have decided never to buy another bead in the New Year! Ha! The best laid plans….
Have a wonderful trip Martha, and a very Happy Christmas!
Oh, Sarah, I’m sure you would absolutely adore the snail. We must get together in the spring as it’s been far too long since we sat and chatted beads. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 🎄
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The Argo beads are incredible, such focal point beads as your wonderful combinations illustrate. I really love the Dancing Cranes. They aren’t your every day purchase, but perhaps one day!
Have a wonderful Christmas break 🎄
Hi Marisa! Focal point beads is a great description. Thanks for the well wishes and I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!