Elfbeads Sweet Flowerworld 

A couple of Instagrammers posted photos of the bright pink and orange Elfbead called Sweet Flowerworld LE and I was instantly smitten. Yes, I also buy beads based on other people’s photos! I love pink and orange together plus when you add in the little flowers, I absolutely couldn’t resist it.  Due to it being shaped like a focal bead, I first tried it on a bangle with the Redbalifrog Hawaiian Floral Spacers and two Trollbeads called Red and LavenderRead more


Today I’ve got a sweet little Swans bead made by Elfbeads as a special edition for Perlen. As an oboe player, a swan means one thing, the ballet Swan Lake with music by Tchaikovsky, because there’s a beautiful oboe solo which I bet most of you would recognize. Years ago I had the privilege of playing a concert of ballet music while some of Canada’s top ballet dancers performed in front of the orchestra. During the oboe solo I wasRead more

Nebula Gold Sprinkles

I sat in on an Elfbeads buying spree with my friends and Jennifer from Bead Billboard and couldn’t resist buying this beautiful bead. I love the gold flecks in it and how the rest of the bead is a gorgeous blue with a touch of purple.   It fits in so nicely with quite a few beads I already have, like the True Beadz True Touch Sky Blue.   Next I tried it with the Trollbeads Honey Dawn and GoldRead more

Swamp Fireflies, Elfbeads and Trollbeads

First off, the winner of a Mr. Gnome bead from the weekend is ‘HeadpixiefromHQ’. Congratulations! I’ll contact you to find out where to send him! Last week my beads n’ coffee friends met with the Canadian Elfbeads distributor, who runs an online shop called Bead Billboard. I had to work that day, otherwise I *might* have made a purchase or two myself. 😉 For this blog post my friend Cheryl kindly lent me her beads so I could take someRead more