Maruti beads: A review

A while ago I got an email in my inbox.

I  was wondering if you would like to review our beads on your blog. I will be happy to send you a free bead mix pack.

Ummm… free beads? You bet!

A few weeks later I got a package in the mail. Although I had seen pics on the Maruti website, they hadn’t prepared me for what fell out of that package. Not. At. All.

maruti beads

Those of you who read my blog know that I pride myself on honesty – if a product sucks, I’ll tell you that it sucks. I won’t beat around the bush. I’ll give it to you straight.

And in this case, the straight talk is that these beads are stunning. Truly amazingly beautiful.

Each bead is individually handmade with that uniquely Indian style. They are full of bling and well… shall I say it? Beautiful.

I made two bracelets and they were the first to sell at my recent craft fair. I guess others see the beauty as well.

 maruti bracelet

 

So, what’s the bad side? You can’t have a review without a bad side of the item.

  • Some of the colors are pretty gaudy. Although I can see myself using most of them, there are a few color combinations in there that I look at and think, “What were they thinking?”
  • It’s a lot of bling. If you aren’t into shiny, then these won’t work for you. There is absolutely nothing understated in these beads.
  • Durability might be an issue. I haven’t had a single mirror or crystal fall out, so I can’t complain. I’m just wondering about long term heavy usage – will they hold up? I don’t know.

maruti beads

 

So would I recommend Maruti beads? You bet! I have no doubt that you can make some really cool stuff with them. Click here to order your own.

maruti bead with tassel

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About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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2 Responses to Maruti beads: A review

  1. Rashad Pharaon November 16, 2013 at 12:35 am #

    Truly beautiful beads! Thanks for inspiring others to take risks and live their dreams.

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    Nancy Sathre-Vogel Reply:

    @Rashad Pharaon, They really are lovely beads. I’ve loved playing with them.

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