WHERE TO BUY CHAN LUU STYLE ROSE GOLD FACETED NUGGETS & SPECIAL DISCOUNT COUPON CODE
Many of you have emailed us asking about the Chan Luu style rose gold faceted nuggets that we use in our DIY Chan Luu style leather wrap bracelet tutorials, so we thought we'd answer you guys in the form of a review.
We purchased the rose gold faceted nuggets from Beads Of Cambay.
Before we get to the review, we would like to let you guys know that Beads Of Cambay has created something special just for you guys - a special discount coupon code of 15% off all your purchases!
Simply use the discount coupon code, icecream, at Beads Of Cambay's etsy store and enjoy 15% off all items for every order (excluding shipping)! This discount coupon code is valid internationally till 31 March 2013.
If you are planning on buying a couple just to try it out (below USD50.00), we'll recommend doing so at Beads Of Cambay's etsy store using the discount coupon code, as no minimum purchase is required. But, shipping is chargeable and items are sold at a higher price compared to Beads Of Cambay's website.
For those who are planning on buying more than USD50.00, we'll recommend doing so at Beads Of Cambay's website, as they offer free shipping within America for orders that are more than USD100.00. But, a minimum purchase of USD50.00 is required (excluding shipping). If you sign up for their newsletters, you'll receive a weekly 10% discount for all items on every order. For resellers or licensed traders, you can provide them with your tax ID and enjoy a wholesaler's discount (tier system).
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Now let's get back to the review.
INFO ABOUT BEADS OF CAMBAY
Beads Of Cambay offers a variety of plated copper based beads, as well as semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls.
ROSE GOLD PLATED COPPER BRUSHED NUGGET 2MM (#432511)
These faceted nuggets measure approximately 2mm (height/ hole to hole) by 2.75mm (width), with a hole size of approximately 1mm. They have rounded corners and a brushed textured (short deboss strokes) finishing. These nuggets don't reflect light.
Approximately 90 pieces of nuggets are strung on each string (8 inches) and retails for USD7.00. Beads Of Cambay's product image accurately represents the item we received in all areas except colour. The colour of the product we received was less vibrant and intense compared to the product image.
These faceted nuggets are copper based beads with rose gold plating, the copper center of the nuggets give them a nice weight, which I feel, is good for jewellery making as it makes jewellery fall nicely when worn.
Like many plated materials, polishing is not recommended. Polishing will strip the plating and expose the core material. I tried polishing some of the nuggets, hoping it will brighten. But ended up stripping the rose gold plating, revealing the core material. To prevent the nuggets from tarnishing, I keep mine in zip-lock bags with anti-tarnish tabs. I do the same with my bracelet that uses these nuggets. But I do feel that these nuggets tarnish more compared to Beads Of Cambay's buttons if not properly stored.
The product(s) featured in this review were purchased by ice cream when the sky is grey. ice cream when the sky is grey does not profit in any monetary way from this collaboration.