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Post by Faerybeads on Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:46 pm

This Spring the Netherlands offers again many events. Festivals, markets, parades, expositions and events are organised throughout the country in every season. But the largest national event is celebrated every year on 30 April: Queen's Day. It's a must to come and see Holland turn orange for this event! This year Queen's Day will be even more special when the new monarch’s investiture will occur on April 30, 2013.

Next to that after nearly 10 years of extensive renovation work, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has reopened its doors to the public on 13 April. The Rijksmuseum, is home to a magnificent collection of Dutch art and history. A few historical and cultural Dutch icons you must have seen:
  • Rembrandt’s Night Watch (de Nachtwacht) is one of the most famous works by a Dutch master.
  • Rijksmuseum has one of the finest collections with paintings by great masters of the 17th century, such as Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Vermeer and Rembrandt van Rijn.
With these happenings in mind we designed a collection that highlights The Netherlands in a bit different way than windmills, cheese and woodenshoes... and we didn't do a bead for the coronation either. From the Rijksmuseum we've selected famous masterpieces depicting favorite customs and/or their attributions and translated these into beads.

The Rijksmuseum's new site offers a fabulous feature to create your own studio of favorite works and objects from the museum. Our 'collection': https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/mijn/verzamelingen/57707--faerybeads
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Our 'Dutch Collection':
  • 'Doorloper' skates inspired by paintings by Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634) who painted the homely pleasures of winter. A bit ignoring its harshness back then without the comforts we have in our modern times. Skating is still a favorite custom in Winter at The Netherlands.
  • Parrot tulip inspired by the tulips as painted by Jacob Marrel (1614–1681) After Rose, Tulip is currently one of the top 10 romantic flowers, representing perfect love.
  • Trompe l'oeil a playful twist with the jug from 'The Milk Maid' by Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) and the frame of the painting.
  • Beret inspired by berets worn and painted by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) who is believed to have started a 'trend' amongst artists wearing a cap or rather a beret. The beret is part of the long-standing stereotype of the intellectual, film director, artist, "hipsters", poet, bohemians and beatniks.
All beads are argentium silver but for the 'trompe l'oeil' bead which is (in this picture) 18k red gold.
Beads are available from May 3rd.

Glass beads from Christa/Luccicare.

Collection overview:
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'Doorloper' skates
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'Doorloper' skates
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Parrot tulip
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Parrot tulip
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Trompe l'oeil
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Trompe l'oeil
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Beret
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Beret
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Beret
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Post by Tinka on Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:28 pm

You did a great job with these beads, it's really something else than the alltime tulips, cloggs and mills. I love the bead made after 'het melkmeisje'(I like Dutch names in this case more than French) and the baret. I would love to see the doorloper apart, can't see it properly on this chain.

And the tulip is gorgeous, although I hate tulips myself. But I know a lot of people love tulips. For every taste is a bead Very Happy
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Post by Lengoa on Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:30 pm

I like the Tulip, and the Beret Love
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Post by Cloverbead on Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:32 pm

These are really interesting designs. Look forward to seeing more of these new beads Smile
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Post by chestersnickers on Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:16 pm

bounce bounce bounce Hurray Love Love Love Love Love Love
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Post by charlibean on Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:58 pm

lovely cheers

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Post by Brightonbelle on Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:52 pm

Lovely elegant tulip. I love you
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Post by Blairkj on Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:55 pm

The tulip looks amazing. Love it!
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Post by Freki on Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:42 pm

The tulip is beautiful - very appealing to me.
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Post by splinty on Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:53 pm

Beautifully detailed parrot tulip Clap
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Post by stacecase on Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:12 pm

Beautiful collection!! Well done. My favorite is the Tulip, but they are all very original and gorgeous.
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Post by Catsworld on Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:44 pm

Unusual and most beautiful, at first sight I am falling for Tulip and Beret, but looking at the picture several times, it would be soooo nice to have the whole collection, the framed jug-bead in rose-gold really is special and might grow on me! Very Happy
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Post by Lavender on Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:01 am

My favourite is the tulip as well, it's so much more interesting than the Tb tulip (and I really liked that one too).
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Post by Trollsister on Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:18 am

Absolutely love the Trompe l'oeil bead, it is brilliant. But they are all lovely, very unique and exquisitely detailed, as always Hurray
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Post by trollbelle on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:28 am

Yes, exquisite beads and a wonderful tribute to the Dutch masters!! Painter Bravo Sita, I love them all! I love you I love you
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Post by gabi on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:02 am

Congratulations to this beautiful designs!! I like them all Love
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Post by naranja on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:37 am

My favourite is definitely trompe-l'oeil, wow! The tulip is fantastic too! Like Tinka I would like to see the skates separately because I find them hard to make out in this picture. Congratulations on another wonderful 'line' of beads Faerybeads. Hug
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Post by Trollfan on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:18 pm

Congratulions with these truly new beads, really new designs. How does it work with the cup and frame? Does it flip over or does it stay in the way the picture shows?

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Post by Smaug on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:46 pm

I'll be taking pictures tomorrow of the individual beads. Very Happy
The trompe l'oeil bead's jug and frame are fixed. My original design was made of a separate jug and frame but it didn't look as intended on a chain.
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Post by bubbagump on Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:54 pm

cheers BRAVO WELL DONE cheers
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Post by kyhalfpt on Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:12 am

Love the tulip
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Post by lindakm on Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:38 am

I love the Tulip! Stunning!
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Post by Amanda Mac (Dot) on Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:08 am

Really interesting collection - I like the parrot tulip as well, one of my favourite flowers.
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Post by AquaAura on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:48 am

These are wonderful - very innovative designs. Love the tulip and the trompe l'oeil cheers
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Post by Faerybeads on Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:29 pm

We've added pictures of the individual beads:
http://www.beadthrilled.com/t13621-thinking-of-holland#246475

We're experiencing some delay in producing and finishing beads and jewelry due to illness of our main goldsmith therefor the new collection will be available for shipping by May 3rd.
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