This week, I am beading all kinds of fun things! I had been busy working on my little red beaded VW bug, but then I checked my mail only to receive a package from Artbeads.com! Last week, I had ordered a few Valentine’s Day jewelry-making supplies, and I was happy to receive them! Here’s are a few of the items I got:
I wanted to make a nice pair of earrings, so I ordered a pair of sterling silver Earwires with 6mm Heart & Rings as well as a pair of red Swarovski heart-shaped beads. I combined these items with a pair of sterling silver dreamcatchers I had in my bead stash to make a simple yet elegant pair of earrings. In Native American culture, a dreamcatcher is used to catch bad dreams while allowing good dreams to pass through the center of the web. But since my earrings are heart-catchers, I think they will help to catch love – perfect for Valentine’s Day! 😀
I also ordered a couple of sterling silver charms from Artbeads – a Key to Heart charm and a Heart with Keyhole charm. Now, I am thinking my Heart-Catcher earrings would look even better with one of these charms hanging from them! I may have to place another order! Which charm do you think would look best?
For now, I like these earrings just the way they are. The earwires are super comfortable to wear, and they are just the right length! I think these earrings are the perfect gift to myself! 😉
And, speaking of Artbeads.com, don’t forget to stop by their site to enter their biggest Sweepstakes ever – a $1000 shopping spree! This contest is open to US & Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) age 18 or older. Just imagine all the beads you could buy! Good luck, and have fun beading! 🙂
*Please note: I have received the above products free of charge from Artbeads.com. This is my honest review of the products and I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.