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Spring Isn’t Here Yet

Posted by Ali on January 28 at 03:36 pm

Until this morning, I actually had myself fooled into believing that “spring was almost here” – then I woke up. The weather forecaster said last night that only people close to the Ohio border needed to worry about heavy snow. We’re not really that close, so I felt relieved. When we woke up to fresh snow on the ground and more falling heavily from the sky, I just laughed. What else can you do? Luckily I can look to the Fresh Picks created by you all for some solace. By looking over the top picks I can really see some beautiful spring colors. They remind me of the end of March – soft flowers poking up, blades of grass showing through as the snow thaws and of course…mud. :)

Here are the top 10 most viewed Fresh Picks for the past 2 weeks:

Warm Breezes by A Golke

Warm Breezes by A Golke

Warm Breezes by A Golke
I’m lying in a hammock on my deck in the summer and I just close my eyes as a warm summer breeze brushes past. Ahhhhhhhh. Very smart choices in this pick. I feel like you were selecting beads that would all work together in a necklace rather than just selecting beads that look cool together. The combination of champagne & gold freshwater pearls, brown rhodochrosite, amber, hessonite, lemon quartz & rutilated quartz faceted nuggets, silver moonstone, smoky quartz and serpentine with banding is fantastic. These colors & patterns work so well together without being obvious. I love the Vintaj pieces you selected — they really add that breezy feel. Great job A Golke!

Egyptian Nights by Mirjam E

Egyptian Nights by Mirjam E
This is so dark, rich ancient and mysterious. I’m loving the pendants you selected, these would look great clustered together somehow. The blues and greens you used are great, especially how the mystic blue feldspath ties the African turquoise and stormy blue potato to the green gemstone beads. The tiger eye, bronzite, and golden pyrite are perfect browns to add that aged look to this collection, while the pattern in the serephanite, multi tiger eye, new impression jasper and pietersite add the right amount of mystery and richness. Love it!

Cherry Blossoms by Sandy S

Cherry Blossoms by Sandy S

Cherry Blossoms by Sandy S
Another warm day. Sweet smelling, delicate blossoms. This reminds me of Japan or rather, what I dream of Japan being like in the Spring since I have yet to venture there. Great use of pinks, creams and peaches for the cherry blossoms. What a nice surprise the Aqua Nueva was, it is almost as if this stone represents the buds? The bronzite and brioche agate are excellent tree branches. Great choice on the angel skin pink pearls, they add the perfect softness to dance around the piece. I think that if I were to make something with this pick, I might add some pink peony cz for sparkle.

I hope that the upgrades that we made the fresh pick pages are helping you browse through them with more ease. Your comments on the Fresh Picks are so nice, we love reading what everyone thinks.

What do you think about these picks? Add your comments below!

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    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Love them ALL!!!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    TOO HARD! Not sure I want to vote this time. They’re all good.

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    Renea P says:

    I like them all, but my vote is definatly Egyptian nights

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