This bead bracelet blog brings a preview of The Palace of Amber Stardust and upcoming releases for our Bead Bash on the Lake Halloween After Part.
Yesterday we confirmed that this weekend would be the Bead Bash on the Lake Halloween After Party. Usually speaking these second events feature left over stock from the in store portion of the event. With no in store events this year, we've had to change the format somewhat so instead we're taking the opportunity to launch some amazing new designs. The entire weekend will be dedicated to cozy fall and Halloween vibes.
The Palace of Amber Stardust
Introducing The Palace of Amber Stardust. This is both exclusive to Great Lakes Boutique and limited edition. It's inspired by the greater fall season, of clear starry nights, of crunchy fallen leaves and of the magic of the upcoming holidays.
Stardust features a central pietersite stone which proved so incredibly popular in the season II steampunk beads.
Stardust is set to retail at $85 and will be making it's debut tomorrow night at 6pm EDT.
Do remember there's also a dangle version of Stardust (which is an amazing piece in it's own right) and you can find that here.
The Palace of Amber Beauty of Endurance
The Palace of Amber Beauty of Endurance is the second new release for this weekend and we'll confirm exact times for the other releases tomorrow.
Beauty of Endurance features an amber cube with a decorative ginko leaf silver exterior. There's a little variation to be found in the amber as you'd expect but we are selling from live images.
These are quite chunky, focal pieces and look amazing with both Stardust and also Pumpkin Patch. It's a very autumnal feeling design.
Beauty of Endurance will launch on Saturday with a time to be confirmed.
The Palace of Amber Star Flower
The Palace of Amber Star Flower is a brand new design for fall in delicious October shades.
This bead features a small, sparkling CZ in the center of each flower and there's a total of four flowers per bead.
The base of this bead is a very deep chocolate or black color with coffee colored swirls. It's a very pretty and very eye catching glass bead.
The Palace of Amber Radiant Indigo
We adore the beautiful golden shades of October but of course, there cooler months tend to be devoted to deeper shades in general and purple is eternally popular. The Palace of Amber Radiant Indigo will make it's debut with either a silver or Spark core. Spark is gold plating over a silver and copper mix, meaning that if the plating begins to fade after much wear, the underlying metal is also gold colored. The stone is of course an amethyst and you can expect a little variation in the shade.
Radiant Indigo celebrates October as the final month of leaves and flowers and you'll notice both on it's core.
Radiant Indigo will launch on Saturday with a time to be confirmed.
The Palace of Amber Floral Garden
The Palace of Amber Floral Garden was enormously popular at launch. This design can be used as anything from a pendant, to a dangle or also to replace a traditional lock.
They sold out so fast at launch and we mentioned at the time we were waiting on a small restock of the blue chalcedony version. The blue chalcedony is one of the fall gemstones for The Palace of Amber, teamed with smoky quartz to represent the crisp clear skies of fall.
Floral Garden with Blue Chalcedony will be making it's appearance this weekend and will launch on Sunday. The final listing of the baby cut blue chalcedonies will also be available.
The Palace of Amber Steampunk Season II
On Saturday evening there will be a small listing of a few late arrivals from The Palace of Amber Steampunk Season II release. Though they arrived too late for the original release, they are amazing examples featuring leopard tiger eyes, charoite and pietersite.
These are definitely not to be missed.
The remaining steampunk beads will debut on Saturday night with a time to be confirmed
The Palace of Amber Halloween Carved Ambers
Though The Palace of Amber are now so well known for their decorative core beads, at their heart is still amazing carved amber.
We have brand new designs for fall and Halloween including pumpkins, Jack O Lanterns and even some super cute ghosties.
Use these as focals on your bangles and bracelets to really set the tone for the season and amber is so beautiful in the sunshine.
Carved ambers will be listed on Sunday.
Though this weekend features new releases from The Palace of Amber, we have some very high quality Trollbeads emeralds, rubies and sapphires. Numbers aren't high for these but they were hand selected and are the best we've seen in ages.
For those of you who remember the run of emeralds with translucent patches, these are of the same quality.
Trollbeads Heart Ripples
Friday also sees the launch of the Trollbeads Heart Ripples Bracelet, brand new and limited for the fall season.
Due to minor delays with the stock arriving with us, live image shopping of this set will be available on Friday. Stock images will of course be available from midnight tonight for our super keen shoppers!
The Palace of Amber Smoky Quartz Bintang Dangle
Lastly comes The Palace of Amber Smoky Quartz Bintang Dangle.
Smoky quartz is one of the stones for fall 2020, to be teamed with the blue chalcedony. We don't have a huge number of these and they are super pretty.
The silver hanger features raised starry details and makes for a wonderful winter season dangle.
These will launch on Sunday with a time to be confirmed