Saturday, November 7, 2009

SATeam Wrist Candy Holiday Giveaway:
Bead Origami and Rock n Wow,
Participating Shops

The SATeam Wrist Candy Holiday Giveaway has begun!

The sale runs from October 26, 2009 to December 6, 2009, so this is your chance to get your Christmas shopping done, and possibly win a special gift for yourself!

Every time you purchase an item from a participating shop, your name will be entered into the draw to win this beautiful holiday-themed bracelet, just bursting with with charms hand-made by members of SATeam.

Rock n Wow and Bead Origami are two of the many SATeam shops particiating in the SATeam Wrist Candy Holiday Giveaway; every time you purchase an item from either of these shops, from now until December 6, 2009, your name will be entered into the draw to win this stunner.

(To see the complete list of participating shops, click here. Items included in this sale can also be found by searching SATEAMWRIST.)

Click on any photo to learn more about the item, or go directly to Bead Origami or Rock n Wow to see all of the beautiful items available.

This is a fossilized 1 1/2" Mako sharks tooth, on adjustable(16"-32") leather, necklace. Where it as a choker or pendant's a lot of leather. This Mako sharks tooth has no flaws. This Mako sharks tooth is hung on an 11mm x 5mm Ghanan copper/brass cast basket bead; other accents include 2mm bone disks, 3mm copper bi-cones and 4mm African Mashie Glass.

This beautiful hand-stitched beaded pendant is woven together with nearly 100 individual beads! The dark, A-grade amethyst beads give this pendant the look of a delicious ripe berry. The symmetrical, spherical design is in the shape of an octahedron, with 8 sides of intricately woven seed beads. The pendant is hollow on the inside but very sturdy and stable, and is strung through a wire-wrapped headpin and strung on a black twisted nylon cord.

These complex, tactile beaded beads are great as eye-catching solo pendants, or as the focal bead in a stunning necklace! The individual beaded beads measure about 0.85 inches (2.2 cm) in diameter, and can be woven together from either freshwater pearls or Czech firepolish round beads and Japanese seed beads. This hollow, and completely self-supporting beaded bead design is in the shape of an icosahedron, a regular polyhedron constructed of 20 equilateral triangles! This is an advanced project, and experience in the right angle weave technique is recommended prior to attempting this project. Small, size 15/0 seed beads are used in this design, so some experience working with this size seed bead is also recommended.

The focal bead is Sherpa coral. It's really not coral but glass. It's dimensions are 13mm thick by 18mm in diameter. Sherpa coral is thought to be manufactured in Czechoslovakia. This is the older, truer, process. Where pulverized glass is heat pressed into molds. It's half the weight of normal glass and has a more waxy, as opposed to shiney, look to it. This is the real thing. Next is Tibetan copal(Tree resin), dyed sponge coral, dyed bamboo coral, red jasper, travertine, and Naga glass.

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galadryl said...

Rock n Wow's shark tooth looks really neat and nicely wrapped, I like it very much. Also love the bead pendant of Bead Origami, it looks bold and delicate and the same time.

Mich said...

Wow! Bead Origami does some amazing things with beads, and Rock n Wow does amazing wraps with shark teeth! how cool is that?!

Bonnie said...

Now that's a sharks tooth. I'm glad I never met him in the water!

Leilani said...

I love Rock n Wow's earthy style & the geometric shapes of Bead Origami's work!!

BeadSire said...

Rock n Wow certainly knows how to wow, I love his unique natural style and Bead Origami's creations with beads is absolutely stunning! Absolutely love both of these shops!