Have you ever combed a pebble seashore for beach glass? Those softly beautiful little gems, frosted by years spent among the waves and the rocks, are always a tiny shock as one scans the pebbles. Mostly we seem to find little green ones, sometimes a white, or an amber brown one. For a few years following the Tynant water craze I found cobalt blue ones, but they seem to have disappeared now. However, the most precious and rare ones on our beaches are a gorgeous azure blue. I’ve never received better gifts than handfuls of painstakingly gathered beach glass… smooth, warm and slightly damp from a child’s eager little hand.
Like those little glass gems, this bracelet started out as quite another thing, but has evolved beautifully into this seashore inspired design. Originally this bracelet incorporated various pastel designs, and while lovely it wasn’t sitting quite right with its’ owner, local Trollbeads collector KT.
We took some time to play with various palette options, and finally settled on this gentle combination of subtle greens, ivory, and a touch of azure. One of KT’s signature design elements is to always have a touch of an unexpected colour, to prevent a bracelet design from being too predictable. In this case she has added two touches of lilac towards the clasp, which gives the design a little extra interest.
This bracelet makes wonderful use of some of KT’s rare and desirable beads, that she blends artfully with production design items. For example, in the photo above she has combined the production “Inner Glow”, “Urchin”, “Fireflies” and “Green Prism” with the uber luxe unique alabaster amber and one of the recently released Cream Galaxy or Meteor beads.
Clockwise from clasp: “Small Flower Clasp, “Green Prism”, “Fireflies”, “Unique Cream Galaxy”, “Unique Alabaster Amber”, “Silver Urchin”, “Inner Glow”, “Organic Bubbles”, “Unique Ivory Chess”, “Starfish”, “Blue Desert”, “Unique Bubble”, “Ivory Unique”, “Jellyfish”, “Unique Ivory dot”, “Organic Bubble”, “Inner Glow”, “Frogs”, “Chai Bud” (retired), “Wildcat” (retired), “Green Dot” (retired), “Turquoise Prism”.
Thank you, KT for allowing us to photograph and share this inspiring design…