Monday, December 20, 2010

Bead Wish List: Swirls and Curls

A swirl is a very comforting shape. The organic, liquid flow of things like steam from a mug or bowl of soup, flames in the fireplace, and snow in the wind all have instant appeal to the natural side of our personalities. So it’s no wonder that swirl patterns are commonly found in beads!

From naturally occurring whorls to handmade swooshes, swirls are a bead’s best friend. Today, I tracked down some sensational beads with plenty of curls and curves.

White Swirl Dotted Lampwork Disc Beads by Alisha White Designs

White Swirl Dotted Lamwork Discs
By Alisha White Designs

Cocoa White Swirl Bone Coin Beads from Aunties Beads

Cocoa Swirl Bone Coin Bead
From Aunties Beads

US Made Wood Scroll Vine Charm from Rings and Things

Wood Scroll Vine Charm
From Rings & Things

Swirl Dyed Mother of Pearl Beads from Fire Mountain Gems

Curved Mother of Pearl Swirl Beads
From Fire Mountain Gems

Lime Green and Red Glass Swirl Beads from Happy Mango Beads

Java Green and Red Swirl Beads
From Happy Mango Beads

White Glass Rectangle Beads with Golden Swirls from Beads Direct

White and Gold Swirled Glass Rectangles
From Beads Direct

Light Green LillyPilly Swirl Pendant from Fusion Beads

Light Green LillyPilly Swirl Pendant
From Fusion Beads

Rainbow Reflections Off Mandrel Lampwork Focal by Firedance Beads

Rainbow Reflections Off Mandrel Focal Set
By Firedance Beads

Murano Blown Glass Amber and Black Swirl Bead

Murano Blown Glass Amber Swirl Bead
From ArtBeads

If you take some time to check out any of the beads on today’s wish list, be sure to visit and take part in some of their holiday giveaways. Until December 22nd, you can choose up to ten friends to receive a ten dollar gift card to use at ArtBeads. They are giving away $100000 in gift cards to lucky beaders! Plus, if you place an order before December 31st, you could be entered to win a new Apple iPad - a handy tool for bringing your favorite beading tutorials with you to your work station.

Happy beading!

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