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Post by BeadThrilled on Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:44 pm

When scouring the web for news I stumbled across these beautiful beads, called Charms of Aloha by Cathleen Bunt. Someone ever heard of these before? Have a few of these?

The beads seem larger beads than most Trollbeads. Great idea to use those dyed silk cords to show off larger beads or pendants!

I have no ordering info yet on these. The beads seem to be unavailable outside Hawaii but I'm awaiting info from a few shops and the designer.

The beads are available as polished and oxidized sterling silver.
The brands website: http://www.charmsofaloha.com/
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They really remind me of... sigh...
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Post by stacecase on Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:56 pm

Wow!!! Some of those are really beautiful! I hope they end up being available outside of Hawaii Smile

I LOVE the little sea turtle, star fish and the sea horses too. Although, I agree they are a bit large for a bracelet, but would look STUNNING on a necklace.
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Post by mucki on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:02 am

Wow... I really like them!!! You did a good search cheers
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Post by GRUMPY on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:54 am

Very Interesting!
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Post by NMGirl on Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:08 am

Love them... and my nephew still lives on Maui!
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Post by Smaug on Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:17 am

We just learned from the designer these beads will be available for ordering from the website. We'll keep you posted!
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Post by AquaAura on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:33 am

They are lovely! Thank you for sharing sunny
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Post by mdellanno on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:48 am

Very lovely thanks for sharing, hope they will be available soon.

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Post by TrollBlossom on Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:22 am

Thank you so much for sharing. I'm looking forward to this product line being available on line. The dyed silk cords really interest me.
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Post by trolliholic on Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:36 am

Wow! They are really stunning, I love the seastar and the turtle! Thanks for sharing! Hope they will available soon!
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Post by PMJ on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:09 am

That looks realy exotic and beautiful !!! I think these beads will be favorite by a lot of people !!!
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Post by saracat on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:12 am

They are lovely, I think I need a few to remind me of sunny happy holidays.
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Post by troll2011 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:35 am

The silvers are really nice bounce

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Post by mdellanno on Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:38 pm

I emailed the artist and she has sent me a list of pricing for the beads. You can email her as to which bead(s) you are interested in. I also shared the beadthrilled site with her and you may see her as a member soon....Smile


Charms of Aloha
By Cathleen Bunt

March 2012 - Silver

CHARMS Suggested Retail

Seahorse pair - - - - $95
Single Seahorse - - - - $50
Starfish - - - - - - $60
Conch shell - - - - - $60
Cowrie shell - - - - - $60
Honu turtle - - - - - $65
Petroglyph turtle - - - $65
Pineapple - - - - - - $68
Ku’u ipo (petro sweethearts) $65
Plumeria - - - - - - $50
I love Maui - - - - - $50
Kauai - - - - - - $50
Aloha - - - - - - - $50
Nest - - - - - - - $50
Peace Sign - - - - - - $50
Rounded Cross - - - - $45
Follow your heart - - - $45
Moon shell - - - - - $45
Whale Tail - - - - - - $45
Heart - - - - - - - $40
2 tiny beads –
Aloha & Maui (for pair) - - $30
Spacer - - - - - - $25
(needs a dangle)



FINDINGS

Locking clips - - - - $45
Glass beads - - - - - $40
Hawaiian Glass beads - - $30
Black leather bracelet - - $35
Snake chain bracelet
w/ lobster clasp - - - $65
Snake chain bracelet
w/ ball clasp - - - - - $75
Silk ribbons - - - - - - $20


808-879-6695
CathleenBunt@hawaiiantel.net






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Post by Hisae on Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:38 pm

Wow! Very Hawaii-like bounce Love the Honu(Sea turtle) I love you
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Post by BeadThrilled on Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:50 pm

@mdellanno wrote:I emailed the artist and she has sent me a list of pricing for the beads. You can email her as to which bead(s) you are interested in. I also shared the beadthrilled site with her and you may see her as a member soon....Smile
She didn't mention this list to be published, neither did I agree already.
If you read my previous posts you'll have noticed we are talking already.
Cathleen has checked in last night.
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Post by Bluesybeads on Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:50 pm

It would be nice to see Cathleen Bunt here on beadthrilled Cool

I like the silvers, especially the turtles and the rose and .... Very Happy

Seeing a photo of the actual bead beside the name and price would facilitate any buying for me!

Which one is Aloha?
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Post by mdellanno on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:01 pm

Cathleen provided me the list last night. I emailed her from her website (contact information). She asked me how I found out about her beads and I shared the beadthrilled site with her. Was I not suppose to post the list she shared with me?

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Post by lecohen on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:04 pm

Love the pair of sea lions!
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Post by Smaug on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:09 pm

I think this is the larger Aloha bead.
The smaller one comes as a pair and one says Maui and the other Aloha.

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Post by Smaug on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:26 pm

@mdellanno wrote:Cathleen provided me the list last night. I emailed her from her website (contact information). She asked me how I found out about her beads and I shared the beadthrilled site with her. Was I not suppose to post the list she shared with me?
Thanks! We got the list too but it was unclear whether these prices are also meant for her website or whether this is a list meant for her resellers (on Hawaii). Didn't want to put her in an awkward situation once these prices should not have been shared, yet. Hence we awaited her registering.
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Post by Bluesybeads on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:53 pm

@Smaug wrote:I think this is the larger Aloha bead.
The smaller one comes as a pair and one says Maui and the other Aloha.

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Thank you! Very Happy
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Post by snails on Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:14 pm

Love a number of these--I think the conch shell is nice!
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Post by DblJJ on Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:00 pm

@Hisae wrote:Wow! Very Hawaii-like bounce Love the Honu(Sea turtle) I love you
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That is just what I was thinking. I have to have one. On turquise ribbon. Mothers Day gift!!!

Thanks for sharing.
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Post by Trolldog on Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:09 pm

Beautiful beads!! Love the silk ribbon cords too.
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