Trollbeads Inspiration: True Blue


A recent online inquiry prompted me to play with some of the cobalt blue beads that we currently have in stock and the result is a great reminder of houw powerful and beautiful this colour can be.

uu44-1It all began with this ivory bead with delicate blue flowers scrolling around it…. I had placed it in the past in softer blue compositions, using the ivory background to soften the brilliant cobalt.  When the question came this morning of whether it would stand up to a bolder, cobalt composition I wasn’t initially sure of my answer.

uu44-2However, as may be seen in these photos, this little lovely fits right in with its cobalt companions.

We have a number of excellent blue uniques in stock at the moment, so it was fun and easy to pop together a fresh composition.


uu44-7The blue, silver and glass tassels that grace the clasp of this bracelet are our last few Christmas Ornaments, but in this composition they don’t feel the least bit seasonal… they’re just a fun design element – simple, pretty and glowing in the light .

uu44-6It’s a extravagant gesture to place not one or two but three (!) on the clasp.  These droplets would be lovely clustered at the end of a Fantasy Necklace as well.  The pearl drop would nestle in among the glass tassels, becoming one of the group.  The overall effect is rich and musical.

Thank you for your questions and design challenges… they inspire us and keep our imaginations working!



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