Sunday, January 10, 2010

More Hill Tribe Silver from Artbeads

I have made 2 more pairs of earrings with my new beadcaps from Artbeads. Their selection of Hill Tribe Silver is quite extensive. These beadcaps were too sweet to resist.

For this first pair, I selected faceted vintage glass beads in a deep olive green. I topped them with Hill Tribe beadcaps with a flower motif, followed by an olive green glass bead and another sterling silver bead.



Next, I chose 8mm amethyst beads and topped them with a beadcap with a scallop design and a smaller amethyst bead.



One observation about these Hill Tribe components is that they can be a bit irregular. I have found that the hole in the bead cap is sometimes off-center. This makes it so the cap does not sit on the bead properly. I have yet to figure out how to use those particular beadcaps.


Disclosure: Artbeads invited me to join their blogging community. I receive these products free of charge in return for honest reviews. I have not been paid for doing this.

2 comments:

Pricilla said...

Why not as a charm on a necklace where if it hung a little cattywampus it wouldn't matter as much...
Or if you made a linked chain of small rondelles from an eye pin and the bead cap was like a little umbrella. That could be sweet...

Ainsley said...

Vicki, you have such a great eye. One day, you might make something I wouldn't like, but I just don't see that happening!