This Trollbeads blog post brings a review of the ‘Missing Bead’ from Trollbeads Peoples Bead contest 2014.
The winner was ‘Perfect Balance‘, designed by Mirjam Seling.
Below are some live pictures of the bead ….
I tried to put this bead with other black and white beads, however I think this detracts from the beauty and simplicity of the bead. In my opinion this bead looks at its best on its own on a bangle.
There was some concern initially on how neat the lines would be between black and white. The black side of my bead is perfect, and the white side has just one slight area of imperfection, though this is not really noticeable when wearing it.
The cubic zirconias are set in what I can only describe as a bubble within the glass. This is not really noticeable at all on the black side, but you can see it slightly on the white side, as in the photos above.
The only criticism I have of the bead that I have received is that the cubic zirconia in the white half is set slightly higher than the cubic zirconia in the black half. Being a perfectionist I think this is something that may bug me over time. Having said that though, it is a lovely bead that would finish off any black or white outfit, and is ideal for the upcoming party season!