Today Beadsaholic brings a review of Black Raven Beads Christmas Giving Collection.
This past Thursday saw the release of the latest collection “Christmas Giving” from Black Raven Beads. In this collection you will find a new glass bead, a new gemstone bead, three new silver beads and a two piece set in both brass and silver. I find this collection adorable and feel these beads are perfect for the holiday season.
Christmas Giving – Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day.. The dark days around the end of each year perhaps make you realise more than at other times that life revolves around love and light. The Christmas season is all about giving. You can give your time, words or acts of kindness to fellow human beings. Also, you can give yourself the most incredible gift: acceptance of who you are.bBelieve in your own strength and radiate love! We wish you all a very inspiring and wonderful Christmas time. Merry Christmas, Black Raven Beads team
Black Raven Beads You Are the Light is a beautiful brass candle holder and a sterling silver candle with a golden flame. The details on both pieces are perfectly done and allows these beads to be worn together or separately. This design measures approximately 16x10x10 and retails for €39 / $37.
“You are the Light- It is your light that lights the world. Live your own values and follow the path of love. See the light in others and thereby give hope, compassion and kindness.” ~Black Raven Beads
Black Raven Beads I Gift You The Moon may just be my favorite bead from this release! Though being the moon child that I am, I may be bias because it is a Moon! But, feel it’s such a clever design and reminds me of the child fishing off the crescent moon, but in this case it is what looks to be a mouse or even a bear with a hat, standing on the crescent moon with a rod and a heart shape hanging from the line. It is sterling silver and has beautiful hair-like details on the animal. The size is perfect at approximately 14x12x10 and retails €43 / $41.
“I Gift You The Moon – It is in giving that we receive. Give yourself or someone else the gift of the Moon and learn to trust your feeling and the process as it presents itself. The Moon represents powerful feminine energy, wisdom, intuition and the cycle of birth and death.” ~ Black Raven Beads
Black Raven Beads I Gift You The Stars goes perfectly with the I Gift You The Moon! They are both similar sizes and balance each other. Personally I think both beads would work in any bracelet design year-round, not just Christmas. This cute star has a bunny wearing a hat sitting next to gifts and on the backside of the bead you can see these two gifts here as well. This Star design measures approximately 13x11x7 and retails for €43 / $41.
“I Gift You The Stars – It is those who get lost who find the new ways. Give yourself or someone else the gift of the star and experience the security of finding your way back in life. Star stand for eternity and the light for darkness. It gives hope and insight into your life’s purpose.” ~ Black Raven Beads
Black Raven Beads Ugly Christmas Sweater – Everyone needs to embrace the fun of an Ugly Christmas Sweater! Now you can wear the Ugly Christmas Sweater on a bracelet or necklace. You will find that this bead has four holes which allows you to wear this bead different ways. On the front is a focal deer design with little motif designs around and trees on the sleeves. On the back you will find a tree, the Black Raven logo and more of the motif design. This bead measures approximately 14x12x8 and retails for €43 / $41.
”Ugly Christmas Sweater – Be silly, be fun, be different, be crazy! Life is too short to worry much. Smile, be happy and have a great time together. Enjoy life.” ~ Black Raven Beads
Black Raven Beads You Sparkle is a beautiful sparkling blue glass bead with what looks like a universe of sparkling bits floating around inside the glass. There are also some iridescent swirls scattered throughout. This glass has a solid sterling silver core and size may vary as it’s a handmade item. You Sparkle retails for €48 / $46.
”You Sparkle – You are born to sparkle. We are created to light up the world. Smile at a stranger. Dare to touch the soul of another and live in peace and love.” ~ Black Raven Beads
Black Raven Green Jade is the perfect color gemstone for Christmas and the stone itself is perfect year-round. These beauties range around 11x12x12 and are like the Jade perviously offered from Redbalifrog, except these have a solid sterling silver cores with end caps that has the name and logo of the Black Raven brand. Green Jade symbolizes well-being and longevity. Wearing Jade is thought to bring good luck to it’s wearer. Green Jade retails €45 / $43.
Now for some play and inspiration! In this first composition it just shows this new collection together.
I truly love this look! Candles and Jade are Black Raven and I have these on the gold-plated bangle with Star gold-plated stoppers by Phya Jewelry.
Now you can have the perfect bead to wear with your ugly Christmas sweater! I love this combination with the candles without the holders. I have two Redbalifrog Jade alongside two Black Raven Jades on a Trollbeads Bangle with Black Raven stoppers.
With this Black Raven Composition I added Phya Blue Lapis to match and I’m using a Trollbeads bangle.
I wanted to create a Christmas colored bracelet with similar sized gemstones. So, you will find the Black Raven Green Jade, with PHYA Red Agate, Golden Tiger and Blue Lapis. All silvers except for the two at the top are Black Raven, top two are PHYA and the lock is a Palace of Amber exclusive from Swiss Flower and Gift.
I really feel that the Bumble Bee Jasper goes well with the Green Jade. All beads are Black Raven and the bangle is Trollbeads.
Overall, this is such a lovely collection that will fit into any collection and mix well. Each design is beautiful and well made.
All are available now and you can shop this collection at the featured shops below.
Black Raven Beads Featured Shops
Black Raven Beads – ships from The Netherlands
Beads Candy Shop – ships from the USA
Brown Dog Antiques – ships from the USA
Pianeta Beads – ships from Italy
Šperky s příběhem – ships from Czech Republic
Story in the Bead – ships from Czech Republic
As always, I enjoy hearing from you all and would love to know your thoughts on this new release, so leave me a comment below ❤