Trollbeads Inspiration: Midnight Blue

The new Trollbeads designs for Christmas come out to play and stay out way past their bedtime in this formal bracelet, featuring midnight blue and lots of over-the-top glamour.

A triple pearl, black with lots of blue, violet and green peacock shimmer takes center stage, but barely hangs on to the spotlight next to it’s dazzling neighbour, the “Diamond Bead, Black”.  Both of these beads are exceptionally nice examples of their design… the pearls are big with tons of rich colour and the Diamond Bead has fascinating patterns of bubbles.

This “Black Flower Mosaic” is among the most blue that I have seen yet… with gorgeous blue shimmer in the dichroic glass accent notes, and a generous does of blue hidden in the mosaic pattern, this bead is more blue than black.

This gorgeous “Milky Way”, with its delicate pattern of tiny silver spheres,  rivals the “Diamond Bead Blue” for drama, and is a wonderful partner for it on this bracelet… the “Hong Kong Skyline” and Limited Edition “Bavaria” Bead echo the distinctive cobalt blue around the composition.

How fortunate that a group of Limited Edition Christmas Ornaments arrived with exactly the right tone of blue for this bracelet.  Fully embracing the festive spirit, we chose not one, not two, but three fabulous tassels to dress up this bracelet design!

We created rhythm in this composition by selecting silvers with a common design element:  the knobbly, budded, “Berry” texture.  Here we’ve added the “Large Berry” close to the heart of the design, used two of the new “Winter Berries” and of course, finished the bracelet with the “Lock with Buds”.

Clockwise from clasp:  “Lock with Buds”, three “Limited Edition Christmas 2012 Ornaments”, “Limited Edition Christmas 2012”, “Black Flower Mosaic”, “Winter Berry”, “Hong Kong Skyline”, “Limited Edition Christmas 2012”, “Limited Edition Bavaria Bead”, “Bougainvillea”, “Diamond Bead Black”, “Triple Pearl, Black”, “Diamond Bead Blue”, “Large Berry”, “Limited Edition Christmas 2012”, “Milky Way”, “Limited Edition Christmas 2012”, “Winter Berry”, “Malawi Unique”, “Limited Edition Christmas 2012”.

C.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s