Last week I showed some interesting mystery gems, and asked for some guesses as to what these strange red and black beads could be. There were lots of fantastic replies, but the debate goes on! Are they turquoise, jasper, magnesite, polymer clay?
Perhaps our giveaway winner, Alison B, will be able to tell once she has the whole set of mystery beads in hand. Congratulations to Alison for winning the draw, and thank you to everyone who stopped by to take an educated guess!
With all the fancy names for dyed and man made beads on the market, it’s hard to tell the true nature of a stone unless you’re willing to melt, cut or smash it. But the main thing is that beads should be beautiful, and the red and black mosaics fit the bill.
Here are my favorite handmade picks of the month, in gorgeous, sassy and trendy red and black:
I also had a look around one of my very favorite image communities, deviantART.com, and found these amazing works:
The simple and classic combination of colors is very inspiring - you can do whatever you want with beads in a small set of bold hues. Happy beading!
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