| Beauty on the Blog: Swoon-Worthy Strands
If you’ve checked our website in the last few days, you probably
noticed that our online Tucson event is going on. This three-week event
gives us a chance to share many of the new strands we took to Tucson for
you to shop at home.
The good thing about staying home? No crowds, no TSA, planes, or packing or time away from work.
bad thing about staying home? You don’t get to see the strands in
person. You don’t get to feel the jolt of, “I don’t care what these
cost, I will have them!” as you browse tables packed with everything
from Aquamarine to Zoisite.
Well, guess what? I didn’t get to go to Tucson either.
I did the next best thing, and went back to the warehouse to
meticulously raid... I mean *research* the new strands. Since I’m not
going to be at the show, I also shopped the strands for myself and I’ve
included what I ended up buying.
Moonstone stopped me dead. I’ve seen Banded or Multi Moonstone strands
before. They usually don’t do much for me. I’m used to seeing three
colors and “meh” chatoyancy. These babies have the traditional gray,
peach, and white, but they also have the most scrumptious translucent
warm gray. And their chatoyancy is mesmerizing. Number of strands
bought: (3) 8mm Rounds, (2) 6mm Rounds I was
really pumped to see that the faceted rounds had the same awesome color
and chatoyancy and really clean faceting. I’ve seen faceted Moonstone,
that’s not new. However, I’ve noticed that consistent sizing and facets
usually come with a three digit price tag. Number of strands bought: (1)
8mm, (2) 6mm Botswana Agate Rondelles were
another welcome find. Again, I was looking for consistent size and cut. I
didn’t really *need* them for anything, but I’m vaguely planning
something with Matte White African Opal, and I really like Botswana
Agate, and the color and banding was choice, and Botswana Agate is
relatively inexpensive sooo... Number of strands bought: (2) 8mm, (1)
6mm Pink Tourmaline with Pink Lepidolite. I’d
never seen this stone before, so I grabbed a bunch and scurried around
to find someone to tell me what they were. Pictures do not do these
justice. It’s like beads cut out of sunrise colors, and there’s a
disturbingly rich, almost edible quality. The color varies just enough
to promise some ombré design possibilities, but not enough to be
jarring. I’ve just flat out never seen this color in a stone before and I
love it. I have no idea where I’ll use it, but the color is too rare a
find not to put in the stash. Strands Purchased: (1) 4mm, (3) 6mm, (1)
8mm I hope you have as much fun shopping our
Tucson Sunrise Collection as I did. If you’ll be stopping by our booth
at the show, we’d love to feature your picks (and why you loved them) on
social media. Email firstname.lastname@example.org - we can share your picks anonymously or give you full attribution for your good taste!