I bought these rice pearls months ago, specifically to make the "Winter Berry" bracelet. I then had a hard time finding some of the other components, as artbeads was either temporarily out of stock or had stopped listing some of the items, for some reason. I finally gathered up the components and made substitutes for some components (used 4mm & 8mm stardust beads, for example, instead of V-cut beads), and - voil�! - my finished bracelet!
It is very pretty. It's a HEAVY bracelet, so make sure you use a good, solid clasp. The bracelet is simple to make, looks gorgeous on the wrist, and makes a very bold statement.
I wanted to give these beads an excellent overall rating but was a little disappointed with the colour . There is quite a variation on the strand and many beads are more copper than cranberry and some are quite brownish. I'd say about half are the gorgeous cranberry shade. Variation is to be expected, of course, but I would have loved the variety to be more in the red/purple/maroon range.
So pretty - I just love it
I made the bracelet and earrings from the learning center. I have some left overs and am planning to make a necklace too. The beads are so pretty and dressy. I feel combining it with silver would go well with red as well as black and chocolate brown dresses.
I bought it on sale, so the price wasn't too bad.
As the message says, each pearl will vary in size and shape. I love the variation, as it makes it look more natural.
These beads are so luscious. The color is rich and the beads are very beautiful. They will make a nice bracelet and gift for my daughter. I love the richness and sparkle they have.