Trollbeads Inspiration: Mediterranean Blue Christmas


This is one of Cristi’s latest designs, and isn’t it gorgeous?  Full disclosure:  her name for it is “Puttin’ on the Glitz”.  Don’t get me wrong, we love corny at Tartooful – but this is just such a delicately lovely bracelet I couldn’t bear to burden it with that name.  (Sorry Cristi….)

putting-vertical… So I looked at the classical curls of the gold and white Christmas Ornaments, and the brilliantly hot blue of the fresh new Diamond Bead… and what came to my mind was a Mediterranean getaway.  Can’t you see sun burnt grasses, blindingly blue ocean and crisp white houses?  I might have been tempted to channel Doctor Zhivago, with white furs, turtleneck collars and Lara’s golden hair and blue eyes… but really I’d rather make a mental trip to Greece this time of year than Russia – so away we go!

ornate-ornamentThis photo shows how very luxe this design feels, with tons of glitter in the dangle, a large, richly patterned silver, “The Diamond Bead Black” twinkling in the back, and the warm glow of “Silver Trace, Gold”.  (Breakfast Champagne on the patio, anyone?)

putting-on-the-glitz-s-curveThe icy new “Diamond Bead” is a fascinating shade of blue.  It dances the line between turquoise and cerulean, playing beautifully with the turquoise accents in this ornament, the teal unique in the middle and even with much more subtle “Traces”.


Clockwise from Lock:  “Dichroic Flower Lock”, “Traces”, “Limited Edition Christmas Ornament”, “Pearl”, “Silver Trace, Beige-Blue”, “Winter Snow”, “Diamond Bead, Blue”, “Dew Drops”, “Limited Edition Christmas Ornament”, “White Stripe”, “Universal Unique”, “Heart Ball”, “Silver Trace, Gold”, “Limited Edition Christmas Ornament”, “White Paper Fold”, “Diamond Bead, Blue”, “Sweater”, “Golden Quartz”, “Limited Edition Christmas Ornament”, “Cream Armadillo”.

diamond-bead-closeThis lovely composition really speaks to me… I may have to schedule a little time at our Trollbench, playing with my collection to create something fresh for myself.  (Isn’t that the fun of Troll?) I’d love to wear something in this palette using my Fantasy necklace with pearl… wouldn’t it be a perfect accessory going into the holiday season?  So fresh and pretty with denim, but sophisticated  and dressy with a little black dress.

Thank you, Cristi…


3 thoughts on “Trollbeads Inspiration: Mediterranean Blue Christmas

  1. I saw this lovely creation at the store last night – way to go, Cristi – love those dangles, they would look great on a Christmas bride’s bracelet with a few of the regular glass beads with similar design added to create the perfect accessory for that day.

  2. What a lovely composition Cristi…paired with Cathy’s eloquence
    and photography…and we are magically transported !
    Travel thru Trollbeads….Terrific !!

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