Topaz swarovski rondelles

I was digging through my stash today and found a bag that I had deliberately misplaced some months back.  On that occasion, a friends was showing me some bead stores up in Silver Springs, and I was like a kid in a very expensive candy store.  I came home over 200 dollars poorer, and a little ashamed - I didn't have specific projects in mind, I just bought things that I wanted.  The majority of the expense was swarovski crystals of various shapes and colors.  I love how they sparkle!

I remember buying the topaz rondelles because they looked like gold to me - I knew they would be gorgeous combined with gold seed beads.  Today, I combined them with gold czech glass beads:

It looks like a very sparkly gold chain when worn, about 24 inches in length.  It will be hard to let this one go, but I have enough topaz beads to make a couple more.

Anyway, the reason I deliberately misplaced the beads was that it was hard to use them when I remembered how much they cost.  Now that I have conveniently forgotten, I can enjoy them.


6 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your necklace my multitalented friend!!! Lovely candy indeed!

Chris said...

Very pretty! And so much better to see them like this than stashed away!

Michele Pacey said...

so pretty! why are you letting it go? can't you just keep it?...

Becky said...

Gorgeous. I know what you mean about bead shops...I went in one on vacation once, and came away $60.00 poorer, and I don't even make jewelry or bead or anything! I just couldn't resist their beauty. I eventually gave them to my daughter, who made a bracelet out of them, but I still try to stay clear of bead shops.

Beach Cat ! said...

You could let it go my way any day!. I love it! Such fun to find such pretty beads stashed away.

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous Juliet . why don't you keep it for yourself :) swarovski crystals are beautiful and pricey but so worth it for the brillant sparkle :)