Carolyn Pollack ChangingSeasons Sterling Set of 2 Bead Bracelet
Not a good value
I had read in the reviews that this could be worn on it's own so I tried it but don't have the rest of the set. Disagree. This has little small beads - no weight and too much money for what you get. I own sodalite in other pieces and have earrings with bigger beads on them - and they were half the sale price from elsewhere. And it isn't nearly as expensive as lapis - even cheap lapis should have larger beads. You can't tell the silver ones from the blue they're so small.
Note too that this barely fit my 6 3/4" wrist so maybe that's due to it being styled as an inset - just use caution if you have an average wrist or larger - this will not work on it' s own without taking to a jeweler and adding a security chain & clasp which means more $$.
Used to buy a lot of CP but now I feel like I'm only paying to keep her rich - value isn't there anymore. Her pieces were always pricey but now are too expensive for what you get. My budget has room for quality and I think this has it - so I took a chance. Also don't care for the other metals CP & other designers are using now that silver & gold went up (love the look but too hard to keep bronze & copper from looking tarnished) however silver prices are coming down & QVC prices aren't dropping with it. I will just wait or buy stainless instead.
Will keep the another piece I ordered the same time from Carolyn as it is a better value.
Love the flexibility
I didn't purchase these until they had gone on clearance, because I thought the price was too high. I'm glad I was able to buy them though, they add a nice mix-and-match versatility to the Changing Seasons cuff set. I own two of those in the blue color, plus the silver scroll cuff inset, and the autumn colored cuff inset. I love the way you can mix these up.
I had no problem getting my bead bracelets on the Changing Seasons cuff, they slid right on, and even though they're a slightly different height than the rest of the bracelet, I think that makes it look more like individual stacked cuffs.
I ordered the Tiger's Eye which looks exactly like the picture online, and I ordered the Sodalite, which is a little lighter and prettier in person - very denim friendly. These bracelets can also be worn by themselves, you don't have to add them to the Changing Seasons cuff set.
need longer bars
I thought when I ordered these that I could add them to my cuff without having to remove any of the other beads, but I had to remove the silver beads to put on these new beads. We need longer bars!
I ordered three of the colors, and very probably will come back for the other three colors. I purchased the Changing Seasons Cuff TSV, and these sets make many more options possible. Yes, the beads are small, but they were intended to be stacked into the cuff, not worn alone. They give just enough additional width and color to the main cuff bracelet. I only gave 4 stars for two reasons: 1. I think the price is a bit high, and 2. I had to ream out the holes in order to get them to fit on the stainless steel bars.
goes well with the Changing Seasons Cuff Bracelet
I have to agree with other reviews as the bracelets don't quite fit into the Changing Seasons Cuff bracelet. However, I was able to adjust the bend radius and now they fit fine. I will order more colors as I do like to stack my bracelets. Because of the one minor flaw I gave this set 4 stars.
Carolyn's Changing Scenes Bracelet
I am so pleased with the Changing Scenes bracelet and the versatility of changing the beads in between. I travel a great deal and this allows me to only carry a few jewelry items. All of Carolyn's items are gorgeous and this takes the cake!!!! Everything Matches!
A bit disappointed
I have to agree with alot of the others...the smaller bead inserts do not fit properly. I love the concept and the ability to change out the colors but they need to fit better. I have a hard time getting the balls to screw on the post too...need longer post.
This is the first piece I have ordered that I was disappointed in. I ordered the orange carnelian and the color was dull and very light. Too expensive for what I rececieved.
Not up to Usual Standard
I have found Carolyn Pollack's jewelry to be of a high standard and have many of her
pieces. However, this product I feel is way below her usual quality. The two bead
bracelets do nothing to add to the basic cuff bracelet. They're very flimsy and cheap
looking, in my opinion.
Very pretty for PETITES
Finally something for petite wrists, thanks Carolyn! I like these a lot and will probably wear them most often as stand alone pieces instead of with all of the others that came with the collection. Yes the stones are small, but if you read the description it states both measure 1/4", so I knew what I was getting and wish I could have at least 2 more colors.
I bought the Amozonite even though it is not included in my TSV set - I wear it with the Changing Seasons ring which looks great on an index finger. I would love to have them in yellow quartize and blue lace agate for the pastels - those 2 colors get a little lost and having more of these dainty beads would be great!
Thanks Carolyn and Q for a great TSV and for a bracelet that looks perfect on petites!
P.S. CAROLYN: HOW 'BOUT SOMETHING TO REPRESENT YOUR HOME STATE OF MINNESOTA SOME DAY?
…Even though the amethyst beads are smaller than I expected, it isn’t just that… I found the bead bracelets didn’t fit into the Changing Seasons central bracelet (which I love, by the way, and got on AD in pastels). There is something off about the curve and the connecting holes that were way out of line. So, yes sadly, unfortunately I have returned them to QVC. But I have so much joy with other pieces in the Changing Seasons collection to make up for the few hit and misses that have occurred. :-)
Nice, but Not What I Expected
These are much skinnier in person, than in the photo. And the holes to put the pins through were too tight at first, so tight I thought I'd have to return these. I had to work with the pins and force them through a few times before they'd go through easily. These will not fit onto the future auto-delivery bracelets if you add them to the sterling bracelet cuff beads because the pins, even the longer pins, will not be long enough. Unless even longer pins are provided, you'd have to use these instead of the sterling beads, and not in addition to them.