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Post by cottinghamgirl on Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:46 pm

I have received a Beaverbrooks gold card £15 credit, which I would like to put towards a bead. I nearly put it in the recycling, thinking it was junk mail, good thing I double checked! I'm not going to be near one of their shops in the next few weeks, so will be buying on the internet where there is a limited selection of beads. I'm tempted by Lake Eye (have been for a while now) but am not sure about how easy it is to combine. Has anyone got any pictures of it on their bracelet or suggestions? I'm thinking of a teal/purple theme. I could always play safe and get a silver if I decide against it.
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Post by soxfan on Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:49 pm

VERY hard to combine, I looked at my ld for beads that went with it. Found none.
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Post by Dorabella on Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:56 pm

Love it! Got two...
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Post by polarchick on Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:27 pm

Cottinghamgirl - check the back, I have a golden ticket from Beaverbrooks but in the small print (point 2 on the back) it says the card can't be used online.

I'm in the same situation - the nearest Beaverbrooks is an hour and a half's drive away so it would cost more in fuel to go there than I would save with the voucher Sad
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Post by jlfritz on Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:33 pm

My feeling was also that it would be hard to combine, but if anyone has pictures would LOVE to see them, because I still like the bead.
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Post by cottinghamgirl on Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:34 pm

I hadn't seen that, haven't read it properly, now can I persuade DH that we need to go somewhere for some reason other than bead buying where there just happens to be a Beaverbrooks?
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Post by Anita on Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:45 pm

I love Lake Eye and find it very east to combine but I suppose it all depends on the beads already in your collection and your taste in combinations. Very Happy
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Post by Fay on Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:01 pm

This is my combination with the lake eye (it's in the back):

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Love the color of the bead!
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Post by Rainbow on Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:03 pm

its a beautiful colour but hard to combine i imagine x
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Post by cottinghamgirl on Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:11 pm

@ Fay,I've just seen that in the other thread and it is lovely, just what I had in mind. I have quite a few of the darker blue and purple beads and have been thinking about getting the turquoise prism too, so I think I could make good use of a Lake Eye whether I am able to get one with my discount card or not!
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Post by Treeinwind on Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:13 pm

I love this color I think it would go great with some jaspers, browns and the neutrals I usually wear. I think it will be an easy bead for me to work with! I saw a bracelet picture here someone did, and it is one of the prettiest I have seen.

I just looked, search for Swan Lake. Really pretty!


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Post by vampbutterfly on Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:16 pm

Lake eye is a beautiful bead. It is not the easiest bead to use in combos but it can be very pretty. santa
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Post by cottinghamgirl on Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:29 pm

@Treeinwind, I had also thought it would be good with jaspers and neutrals, so I seem to be on the right track and it could be a versatile addition to my collection .
Thank you all for your comments and the photo so far.
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Post by Tinka on Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:38 pm

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Post by jlfritz on Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:50 pm

Fay, thank you -- your bracelet is BEAUTIFUL! And I have a lot of those same colors. Very helpful!!!! but now there is ANOTHER bead I NEED! Smile
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Post by Dorabella on Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:04 pm

I've use it with creams, purples and ambers (not all at once!) but it's got great depth to it Smile
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Post by beadiack on Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:18 pm

I love that bead and it's saturated color. I've got it on my Christmas bracelet right now with red and white beads. Other than that, I tend to look at a fabric and try to emulate the colors in a print rather than looking in the bead box and starting by picking beads.

It's always interesting, I think, to work from a pattern of compatible things and then choose one accent stands out. I think Lake Eye would be perfect for that. Like it stood out of those Fall colors in the kit it was in.

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Post by cottinghamgirl on Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:26 pm

@ tinka, That is a lovely combination with the purply peacock pearls and the pretty glass from the Austrian collection (also on my ever growing wish list).
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Post by cottinghamgirl on Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:20 pm

My DD was home at the weekend, there is a Beaverbrooks where she lives so she took the gold card back with her and has been able to put it towards a Lake Eye which she will bring home for me at Christmas. I'm looking forward to making a new combination with it.
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Post by Tinka on Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:28 pm

cottinghamgirl, thank you for the compliment
I'm glad ther is coming a lake eye to you!
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Post by soxfan on Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:37 pm

tinka, your lake eye matches your amazonite perfectly! that is the bead I am looking for! Very Happy
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Post by Trollsister on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:52 pm

I have a Lake Eye and love it....I think it matches well with the green flower mosaic bead:)
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Post by rainyday on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:57 pm

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I LOVE Lake Eye! My SS gifted me it, and my answer was to pair it with another Lake Eye and a dark green Aventurine I already had. I think it is a great & unique color, plus the only one of the Fall glass that I own yet. Definately don't overlook it.
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Post by Amanda Mac (Dot) on Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:45 am

OH NO!!! I have had a terrible urge after reading this and another post to buy multiples of this bead and multiples of white!! Don't possess any at present!! It looks so fabulous in these combos - love yours above Rainyday. Help!
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Post by romayne on Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:06 am

A lovely combination rainyday.....I have one Lake Eye but as yet have not used it, I do however love the colouring of it.
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