Monday, 29 July 2013

Prima Bead product of the month - July!

Hello everyone!

Do you remember me telling you about the new Prima Bead Blog Team and how our first products to review were items from the new Stainless Steel Elegance range? Well with just two days to spare I have completed my first task using 7 of the 8 stainless steel products that were sent to me.  If you follow my blog you will know that my real passion involves weaving hundreds of teeny tiny seed beads into various weird and wonderful shapes, but as there wasn't a single solitary seed bead in the welcome pack I received from Prima Bead I had to change tack and blow the dust off my pliers. First of all I made a fun pair of earrings which I have called 'Inspirational Dangles'.


The ingredients for these joyful little earrings that swing and dance as you walk are:


As I still had quite a lot of the circle link chain left, I decided to make another pair of swinging earrings but this time I snuck in a little bit of beadweaving too, using my free Gumdrops In My Garden pattern from Bead & Button magazine.


The ingredients for these cute summery earrings are:


And finally I used up the last of the chain, the third style of earring findings, the stainless steel round beads and a couple of lovely metal accent beads from the welcome pack to create a pin, ring and earring set which I've called City Nights.




The ingredients for this stylish urban set are:


So the only thing I didn't manage to use this time around were the spring ring clasps but let's wait and see what the August product of the month is - maybe I will manage to incorporate them into something next month.

I had a lot of fun working out what to make with these beautiful Stainless Steel Elegance items and I hope that my little makes will inspire you to experiment too. The high quality findings were all a pleasure to work with and although sterling silver would normally have been my metal of choice, I would definitely work with stainless steel again as despite taking more effort to manipulate than silver, it has a lovely look and feel to it and I like the slightly edgy look it lends to designs. Of course being non-tarnish and hypoallergenic is a plus point too.

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See you next time!

Kerrie

7 comments:

  1. Simply awesome, Kerrie! Loved all of your designs.

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  2. Completely BEAUTIFUL, as always!!! But the purple ones are the BEST!! ~KM

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  3. They all look beautiful! I love the dangle accents. I'm always looking for chain components for embellishment :D

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  4. Beautiful work Kerrie! I like them all, but I think the Gumdrops in my Garden earrings are my favorite - I'm going out to find the pattern now! :)

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  5. Interesting components and beautiful designs! Those gumdrop flowers are so cute!

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  6. Thanks everyone! This was a real challenge for me so I'm glad you like the results. Bring on Prima's August challenge lol!

    Kerrie ♥

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