Trollbeads Inspiration: Blue & Gold 2011

We’ve started to play with the new Winter 2011 beads, and so far the combination that is singing to us the most has to be the new Blue Diamond Bead with gold….

This rich and royal composition is warm, glowing and dramatic.  We’ve added several amazing gold and silver beads to create an over-the-top statement bracelet that one could enjoy every day…

Clockwise from clasp:  “Basic Silver Double Lobster Clasp”, “Gold Spacer (retired)”, “Diamond Bead, Blue”, “Stars”, “Trollstone – blue (retired)”, “Smoky Quartz”, “2+2 gold & Silver”, “Limited Edition Christmas in Hawaii”, “Grey Prism”, “Mistletoe”, “Diamond Bead, Blue”, “Limited Edition Christmas in Hawaii”, “Around the World gold and silver”, “Milky Way”, “Gold Spacer (retired)”.

In this design I relish the complementary tones of the warm golden browns and the rich cobalt blue… this shade of blue can be difficult to wear, particularly close to the face, but warmed by the gold in this composition it becomes quite approachable.  One bead that plays a pivotal role in this design is the Blue Trollstone.  Now retired, most Trollstones were a circus blend of pastel colours – so this blue example is quite unusual and very collectible.  It contains flecks of warm golden colour, making this bead almost feel like Lapis Lazuli… it ties together the blue and golden brown in this bracelet perfectly.

It’s a joy to play with so many beautiful beads all in one bracelet, and trying it here has inspired me to try other compositions with gold… stay tuned!

C.

 
To purchase these or other featured items on our blog please contact us at 604.924.0122 or email us at tartooful@gmail.com and we’d be happy to ship to you!

One thought on “Trollbeads Inspiration: Blue & Gold 2011

  1. never ending beauty in blue – and as i am typing this the sun shine becomes even brighter as if in agreement with my statement. the gold spacers in their simplicity together with the other gold-silver beads add a warm glow to the bracelet. love the mistle toe bead, that will find a place on my christmas bracelet. looking forward to the rest of the new beads. keep up with your wonderful postings, i look for them every morning. MaLa

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