It’s been such a busy fall already with a variety of new products being introduced, but today we return briefly to summer to finish up one of my last reviews from the season. Persona is newer to the blog and this post features one of their summer releases, the Vitral Collection and specifically its glass beads. This collection features renaissance designs and geometric patterns with bold colors reminiscent of stain glass. This set only includes two silver charms, but a number of cubic zirconia, enamel, and glass.
I was the most taken with the iridescent streak glass beads: Spanish Sunset, Parisienne Paradise, and Athens Azzure*. The Persona beads are made from hand spun Italian glass and are handcrafted so every bead is unique. I found that these beads were vastly different colors than the stock photos, so I can say for sure that there are a lot of variations to the glass. I picked these charms because of the inclusion of the iridescent foil which gives it such a beautiful shimmer. My favorite is the Athens Azzure which has the most incredible green/turquoise foil on a neutral background and green core.
Unfortunately, the glass beads only have silver cap sleeves glued on either side, and not solid silver tubing, which accounts for the separation that some people have experienced. Otherwise, these charms have large diameter cores and can fit on other major bracelet brands. These patterns are both contemporary and classic and fitting into that theme, I chose some other beads that reflected this aesthetic with a mix of textures and colors.
Bead index (starting from left): Redbalifrog om lock, Persona spanish sunset, Ohm Beads daintree, PAXSUZbeads prayer wheel, Novobeads dream lagoon, Perrasbeads green old earth, Trollbeads opposites, Persona parisienne paradise, Novobeads rose petal, PAXSUZbeads universal cross, Persona athens azzure, Perrasbeads black old earth, Redbalifrog big om, Novobeads heather, artisan faceted crazy lace agate, PAXSUZbeads art deco, Perrasbeads garden opal, Perrasbeads brown old earth.
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