Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bead Obsession

Hello Everyone,

You all know that I definitely have a fabric obsession, but what you may not have known was that I just adore beads. Really any kind of bead, for embellishment on a quilt or just to wear. I own many kinds and all colors.

This post, specifically, I wanted to share with you my Troll bead obsession. My hubs purchased a Troll bracelet for me one year for my birthday. For those of you who do not know what they are, they are a bracelet that you add beads to at any time. You can go to their website and see.

I know I am getting wordy, sorry. But I found this great artisan on Etsy. Her name is Traci and she hand makes beads to fit your Troll bracelet. Her Etsy site is called Beads by Traci. The beads are reasonably priced and absolutely gorgeous!! I should know, I have purchased 5 from her, 3 of which she custom made. So here is what my bracelet looks like with her beads adorning it.



In the first photo, you can see Traci's beads, the bright lime dichroic bead on the left, the lime and raspberry bumpy bead in the middle, and the multi colored right in the front (not too clear here).


A nicer picture of the raspberry and lime bumpy bead.


The three beads in the foreground here are all made by Traci. A raspberry one with silver caps with swirls, a raspberry one with ghostly swirls, and the lime one with hammered silver caps.


The one with silvery glitter in it in the foreground is one that she also made. It is multi colored and really compliments the rest of my bracelet well.

Can you tell I like the lime and raspberry color theme? I just love what she has done and will continue to purchase from her in the future. Go check her out and tell her Jackie sent you!!

Until Next Time...

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28 comments:

Cathy said...

Oooh Jackie, I love beads too!!! And lime and raspberry ones. these are beautiful. I'm going to go and visit Traci, thanks for the link and showing your most gorgeous bracelet! xo

Stephanie said...

Oooo gorgeous. Love the lime and raspberry...especially the LIME!!!

Kelly O. said...

I'd never heard of a troll bracelet but it looks fun! I love the bumpy bead :)

Nedra said...

wow Jackie, I can see why you have an obsession. Those are beautiful! Do you spend a lot of time looking at the beads when you go to trade shows? I was surprised in Houston because there were so many booths at Festival that carried jewelry and beads. One had all Amber, and I could have bought the entire booth. But I was trying to be good, so I didn't purchase.

PunkiePie said...

VERY pretty. The colors are just awesome!

Catherine G. said...

What pretty colors!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, it's beautiful Jackie! I could easily have a bead obsession too -- you're baaaddd for posting this LOL!

karenfae said...

very pretty beads, I don't wear jewelry but if I did these would be it.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

badlandsquilts said...

Thanks for the info... I actually have a bracelet that I got about 4 years ago at Scandinavian store here. Next on my list are the spacers to keep mine from sliding all over!

Jewel said...

Oh thanks a lot! Just what I need is something else to obsess over... Oh honey this is what I want for Christmas!!!!! He is not listening.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful and I love the color combination too.

Laurie said...

Mmmmmmm! These are beautiful! My daughter would LOVE these - I'm off to check out Traci's site. I hope you haven't started another addiction for me too!
Laurie
PS - I like your new blog look :)

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Lovely! I believe I've seen those, but didn't know the name of them or anything of that nature.

I'd seen a few of the beads that I really liked, but didn't understand them...as they have that big silver-lined hole. Now I get it! :)

Exuberant Color said...

I've never heard of the troll bracelets either. I can see how you would fall in love with those beads. Beautiful!

Barb said...

I did not know what troll beads were, thanks for the information and yes, it is lovely!! I can see how you could get hooked.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Beautiful beads! I love the look of bracelets like that, but I don't wear them myself. It's probably a good thing too, because I could see how they could become yet another addiction! Now excuse me while I go check Traci out!

MGM

em's scrapbag said...

Great minds must think alike. I love beads too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous beads....they are very addictive these beads..I have Pandora.....

Cheryl said...

So pretty...what amazing colors!

Kristin said...

We have more in common each time I read a post. I have a Pandora bracelet. I really love you lime and raspberry collection. Eye candy for sure.

imquilternity said...

Gorgeous beads! Thanks for the link info.

Karen said...

Very pretty!

Kim D. said...

Beautiful Beads Jackie, Love the colors you chose as well.

Melanie said...

Lovely beads Jackie. I love milliflori beads too like you see on Victorian paperweights.

Cathi said...

It's gorgeous! How could you possibly go wrong with lime and raspberry? :-)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

beautiful and colorful, love it, but I tend not to wear jewlry, gotta start!

Marianne said...

I have a bead bracelet! Love the beads you bought for your bracelet. They look like candy!

Annemariesquilt said...

Hi Jackie I love your beads and jewelery is very beautifyl...

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