Today I built a bracelet around a unique armadillo that has very similar colouring to the legendary “Green Lilac Armadillo” from the Tibet series…
I placed the peacock toned armadillo unique at the very heart of the bracelet, and then built out from there. I’m delighted by the effect of framing it with the two “Feather” beads – one unique in shades of light blue and lilac and the other a production “Blue Green Feather”. The “African Amethyst” and “Canadian Jade” balance each other
quite perfectly. When I was picking an Amethyst I bucked common wisdom by choosing a misty grey one. The dark, perfectly clear ones are undoubtedly better quality stone, but as you can see from this bracelet, a soft greyed grape tone works much better with the misty colours of my collection. After the pair of stones I placed a pair of “Bubbles”.
One of the bubbles is a very intense, very green “Organic Bubbles”. The other is a lovely, light coloured “Azure Bubbles”. We see so many beautiful beads and I can’t take them all home…. but this one I simply couldn’t resist! It seems to work with everything.
As I grew closer to the end of the bracelet I tried to calm the colours down a little, so that the centre portion with the armadillo and the dichroic glass could really shine.