I first met Steve from Artbeads last month. I was a little surprised, and very flattered to receive his email. He came across Stroll Through Storyland in his search for jewelry designers who blog, and was wondering if I was interested in receiving free samples in exchange for blogging about their products.
I was skeptical at first, wondering what kinds of restrictions there would be. After talking back and forth a bit, I found there was no time limit or type of post Artbeads required. It seemed like a fair enough trade. So I went by and looked at the products they were offering, and fell in love with the handmade Russian pendants. This is the one I chose:
There are a group of similiar pendants available, all painted on rectangular pieces of onyx. Here’s one called “The Kiss,” based on a Gustav Klimt painting. Very romantic!
Saturday, I went into Etsy and found some beads to match my peacock. Can't wait to see them.