Today I’m so excited to be introducing a new design from Kathy Perras called Stardust! These beads were released over the weekend and I have been keen to showcase them ever since Kathy told me about this idea. The Stardust designs feature dichroic glass sprinkled within the glass above a colored core. There are almost 30 colors available in this set, and each one is a bit different for a truly one of a kind look.
Kathy generously sent me a wide range of colors to show off, including families of green, blue, purple, black & white, red, and silvered glass. The decision to include dichroic flecks within the glass is pure genius as it gives off a iridescent pearlescence to the beads. The amount of clustering of the glitter is entirely unique and varies from a light dusting to a condensed grouping. I find myself preferring the more spaced out inclusions so the inner color can show through, although I really love the completely covered Silvered Stardust (pictured below). With almost 30 colors, there’s a good chance that these will match whatever color scheme you’re going for and I adore having so many shades to choose from.
I find myself continually amazed by this artist’s talent and her craftsmanship as she has yet to disappoint me in any of her designs. These beads are cored with solid silver tubing and can only fit on non-threaded bracelets like Trollbeads, but not Pandora. Kathy’s work can be found on her Etsy shop PerrasBeads, and ships from her studio in Oregon. I couldn’t resist and created 2 bracelets with celestial silvers to display all these wonderful beads! They pair fabulously with Kathy’s Silvered Glimmers and Feathers collection as well. Don’t you just love this design? Which color is your favorite?
Bead index (starting from left, PerrasBeads unless otherwise stated): Redbalifrog stars lock, snakeskin dillo, silvered glimmer, Redbalifrog sea urchin, lime green dillo, lime green stardust, TB Moroccan cushion, green stardust, teal stardust, TB shooting stars, turquoise feather, prussian blue stardust, TB planet small, light blue stardust, sky blue stardust, Redbalifrog luna moon, azure stardust, dark blue stardust, TB sparkling star, indigo stardust, purple stardust.
Bead index (starting from left, PerrasBeads unless otherwise stated): Redbalifrog stars lock, mirror dillo, duo-tone mirorr dillo, Redbalifrog sea urchin, crimson stardust, red stardust, TB shooting stars, red feather, mulberry stardust, TB planet small, silvered stardust, silvered glimmer, TB Moroccan cushion, silvered stardust, silvered stardust, TB sparkling stars, white stardust, white glitter, Redbalifrog luna moon, grey stardust, black stardust.
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