I have what one might possibly consider an embarrassingly large collection of Swarovski crystal. I have a tendency to always think factory pack when perhaps a gross would do, but a gross of crystal looks small to me these days..... I like my crystal containers to be full....
I put together this selection of medium green vitrail 16 mm rivolis, some bermuda blue squares and a huge volcano Swarovski button, with a few purply irisy czech beads because I liked them and thought you might too.
The picture is not excellent, I went with the iPhone this morning to try out it's capabilities for jewelry, and the neat new feature of photo stream where a picture automatically ends up on all my devices. I find this quite handy, but the iPhone just doesn't do white balance well under the bright lights, and since it's raining, there was no natural light.
But I think the sparkle comes through nicely.
One more day of blog hopping tomorrow, and one more addition to the package, so leave a comment, and don't forget to check back on Thursday to see the name of the winner(s). Yep, I'd like to give each and every one of you something, but that is not going to be practical, however what I am going to do, considering the popularity, is to choose 5 additional names after the grand prize winner and each of them will receive a copy of the dream keeper vessel ring instructions. I'll be sending them email so you will need to provide your own shrink plastic (or go dreamless.....which works but is not half as much fun).
Today is the fourth birthday in a string of five. These are the girls I met when I had a brief stint as a knitting/felting teacher in 2006. We bonded over wool and have been friends ever since. (pssstttt, Val (bloghop) began her love of needle felting in that class) Our birthdays fall the very end of August, then October, November, December and January, nicely spaced out. We always go to C level lounge on Harbor Island and we always have a wonderful visit. Susan is from Boston as am I, and although the rest of the girls are native California girls, we can all talk at once, having multiple cross conversations and keeping up with all of them. I guess I think of that as an East Coast trait, but maybe not, at least not in this crowd.
ooh. what a delicious buffet of swarovski. yummmmmmmmmmm
Simply wonderful stuff! It's a good thing I don't live too close or I would need to come and drool over your stash every 6 months or so. But I can dream!
The sparkle comes through amazingly :)
I know people who can keep up with multiple conversations at once, unfortunately, I'm not one of them. I can tune out multiple conversations at once though ;) I take after my dad in the selective hearing trait lol
The sparkle definitely came through! Wonderful picture!!
beautiful! Love me some swarovskis!
Love that button! Thanks for adding some more beautiful stuff, Marcia.
Yummie sparkles for a gray day (here)!
A rainy day of beading (as promised yesterday) and making muffins and then you add to it with fabulous sparkles. I'm in awe of your stash!
You are so generous! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
I just love rivoli's - stunning. Really cool about the additional five folks getting instructions for dream keeper ring.
I looooovvvvve the sparkle of Swarovski ;-)
Oh wow! They are so beautiful! I would love to win! <3
Ah, crystals. What's not to love about them?
Love LOVE LOVE the sparkle. And you can never have enough of that!
wow love the beautiful swarovski crystals, and you can never have enough of those!
Oh, my. That's a whole handful of delicious sparkle! I'm having visions of an utterly resplendent holiday ensemble. Thanks again for doing this blog hop--it's introduced me to some other artists I never followed before.
Boy your goodies box is to die for!!! I sure am hoping that I am the lucky winner!
Gasp!!!!! Oh my oh my!!!! Glorious riches for your grand prize winner, Marcia!! WOW!!!
And I thought Beki Haley was the official crystal ho! I see you definitely have her out beat. Lovely lovely colors and such beautiful things to look at on this gray rainy Ohio day
I tried SO hard to resist, but I couldn't help it...I love the stuff you're putting into your stash of swap goodies! I need more beads like I need another hole in my head, but you always have the best pretties!
The picture may not be how you would like it to look but it sure shows me that there is a lot of bling.
OMG I'm a total bling girl, so this addition to the stash is amazing!!!!
Marcia I would be happy to help you with your embarrasingly large collection of Swarovski! My little boxes of Crystals are not nearly as full as they should be! And I definitely don't have any of that beautiful Bermuda Blue!
You have made a beautiful choice of Crystals for today's addition to the gift box! I just love the idea that several people will also win the Dream Keeper Ring tutorial!
I am originally a California girl but have lived on the East Coast for almost 30 years now, so I think I am more of an East Coast girl by now! And I thought that mulitiple conversations at once was just a characteristic of my crazy family! Good to know it's not just us!
And we have 4 family Birthdays in December, plus Christmas! So there are a lot of family celebrations for us...almost too many in one month!
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your entire family being together this year! How special for all of you!
Thanks for sharing the love!
Love the sparkles!
At Dot.....I think Beki still has me beat, but I probably run a close second!
Lovely stash! That photo reminds me that I once "challenged" myself to make a big necklace with multiple rivolis. Which I haven't done yet. While cost is always an issue too, I just seem to like my simple designs. Well, maybe I should renew that challenge and make it a new year's resolution or something?
Waouhhh Marcia It's so beautiful, love the colours !
Tmorrow i'm having lunch with my girls too, celebrating 2 b-day, 2 more to go. Always such great moments of laugh, complicity & friendship,
Thanks for your generosity !
Medium vitrail and volcano are two of my favorite Swarovski colors. You've mentioned the Level C lounge a number of times, next time I'm in San Diego, I'll have to check it out.
You can never have too much crystals. These are wonderful. :)
wow so much sparkle! I feel naughty buying bicones by the hundred...would love 'full jars'!
It's going to be quite a haul for some lucky winner! (fingers crossed!)
Bing Bing....just beautiful.
Well Marcia I'm almost speechless!
I say "almost" because I'm NEVER speechless. These crystals are to die for. Thanks again for your generosity.
Can't wait to see who is your lucky winner - I hope it is me! I think the photo is really good and sparkly.
Woh...they are fantastic.
You can never have too much Swarovski crystal!
Gorgeous crystals! I would be more than happy to provide my own shrink plastic for the dream keeper ring... your blog hop goodies are top notch! Thanks for the fun.
For a phone photo the colors in those crystals are breath taking.
Oh My! It's a rainbow of beads! My raven's heart, the one that LOVES the sparkly, is skipping beats. Sigh.
They suuuure sparkle! And that volcano button is absolutely breathtaking!!! Who can blaim you for having such a large Swarovski collection? Noone believe me.
O_O 0_o -_- o_0 *fainting*
Oh I would be in heaven! I haven't collected nearly a 1/8th of your stash but I thank you for the sparkly (shich I really need right now). I hope to someday enjoy meeting my beady friends in person at a retreat.
I'm drooling. They are so beautiful.
Crystals make me swoon! I've been using an app called Pro HDR for taking photos with my iPod/for iPhone. I took a few good jewelry photos with it. Happy Birthday to all those birthday girls!
Those deep rich jewel tones are outstanding. Oh how I would love to own those.
'hope I win!
All I can say is ooooohhhhhh and aaaaahhhhhh!!!!! Such lovelies!!!!
I Love Swarovski! They are sooo pretty!
Who could possibly resist Swarovski crystal? Certainly not me. What an incredible present this is going to be for someone!!!!!
Perfect for the holidays.
They make me happy just looking at them!!
I remember you whipping out your rather large container of crystal metallic blue 2X 3mm at Blanches'. All I could think is that I am right there....I want those....Ha! I think that the more that you bead, the more crystals you need. I am so happy that you feel the same way and keep designing the most beautiful jewelry that we can make for ourselves...Thank you so much Marcia!
This blog hop has really been fun! I am sure hoping I am one of the lucky recipients of your giveaway!
Ooooh the sparkle! I don't get much chance to play with Swarovski (I'm poor, what with 2.95 kids and a cat and all that...) so that would be a hugely fantastic Christmas present right there, never mind the rest of the goodies!
The hop ladies keep talking about all the fun classes and get togethers they get to go to, I'm starting to get a bit jealous! I live in a creative black hole, sadly, there doesn't seem to be anything fun around here.
bermuda blue!!! ah swarovski crystals...when only the best will do!
it's amazing what those phones can do! They are almost as good as anything you can buy in Best Buy these days. I need to get used to using mine. It is nice to see what they are capable of doing. The picture looks lovely.
One can never have too many diamonds, I mean Swarovskis! Enjoy your celebration with your friends!
I envy your swarovski collection! inspiration...for more wonderful designs.
What a lovely stash. I would welcome it into my home any time. Thanks for the chance to win.
Holy cow, those are gorgeous. Really stunning. I have never used any of the larger crystal components - just the 4mm and 5mm rounds and bicones. These may just be enough to get me started!
Such beautiful crystals. The winner is going to be one lucky beader!
you are so generous with your gifts!! Absolutely gorgeous Swarkies - I can imagine playing with them in the sun - wowww!!
Definitivamente que me encantaria ganar! pero si no lo logro me conformaria con ganar las instrucciones de la dream keeper ring!! Los rivolis y swarovski estan preciosos. Eres muy generosa!! Feliz Navidad from Puerto Rico!!
Now that's a pile of crystals! Pick me!Pick me! Pick me! The Queen of Bling in Alaska needs her crystals.
I read about the giveaway now for the dreamkeeper ring. Awesome!
This is just over the top. Love Ya!
My God, Look at all that Bling. Gorgeous. You do love that bling, don't ya? Thanks for all your generosity.
I thought my (inherited) crystal stash was over-sized. Clearly there's plenty of room for growth, after all :)
Fantastic collection, I am definitely drooling :-)
I agree Marcia, one can NEVER have too many swarovski's!
Oh wow, I love sparkle!
All those Swarovski crystals are blinding here in Utah where it is dreary, dark and kind of snowy. not the pretty big flakes, now that is OK, but this drizzle kind of snow is just miserable. It's nice to brighten the day looking into the blogs and dreaming of possibly winning even a small something! Thanks again for your generosity!
Ooooh! pretty, shiny crystals. Perfect for a cold wintery day / evening.
Swarovski crystals are like shoes. You can never have too many. Great picture, really showed the sparkle.
Luv the sparklies!
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