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.
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.
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.
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.