Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fruit Gum Tribal?

These are some of my new beads from yesterday's adventure. These multi-coloured "resin" beads are something I haven't seen before and I really like them. Don't they look yummy? They remind me of large fruit gums.

Much lighter than glass, they have a really interesting texture, and they catch the light beautifully, creating almost a glow. I laid out many alternatives before I settled on this - in my mind - almost tribal style.

I've mixed them here with an interesting purple E bead, large silver pumpkin beads, large black glass pearls and two sizes of sterling silver seed bead. With the multi-coloured resin beads, something quite neutral was needed, and I'm pleased with how this turned out.

And - sticking with my new habit even though I don't wear them - earrings to match. These are so light you'll barely feel you have them on. The necklace has a little more weight - mostly due to the black glass pearls. With the mixed colours, this set will go with tons of things!


  1. You are so clever they are fab!

  2. Absolutely beautiful!!! And those beads definitley remind me of gummys!!