Trollbeads Inspiration: Pale & Pretty Stones

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Today’s bracelet reveals the soft and pretty side of the new Summer Stones…

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IMG_1051With buttery yellow, the softest pink, and sage green this bracelet is a frosted treat.  It puts me in mind of velvety Lamb’s Ears blooming pinkly in the late Spring Garden, printed cotton sundresses, and fragrant woolly thyme.  Just as in nature, this faded sage green pairs beautifully with sunbleached pinks, yellows and blues.

IMG_1045This barely-there-blue bubble unique is a perfect companion to the retired “Light Blue Shadow” and shimmering light blue unique flower that are dotted about the bracelet.  This icy blue is picked up again in the depths of the labradorite, and is an ideal foil to the other light as air colours of the bracelet’s palette.

IMG_1044One of the intriguing effects of the clear, shimmering glass is that it reflects the colours of its neighbouring beads.  The combination creates the illusion of colours on the bracelet that aren’t actually present.  The sage green that appears in the depths of  this clear, lemon-yellow amber is really a reflection of the blue on either side.

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IMG_1046Isn’t this colour wonderful?  It’s like pink flowers floating in champagne.  I wanted a warm pink in this composition, rather than one with a cool undertone, so I selected the apricot coloured “Pink Prism” for one end.  Warm pinks are hard to find in the regular collection glass, so I paired it with Rose Quartz and this glowing unique.

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Clockwise from clasp:  “Large Flower Lock”, “Grey Prism”, “Universal Unique”, “Labradorite”, “Sweater”, “Light Blue Shadow”, “Unique Amber”, “Universal Unique”, “Chinese Zodiac Limited Edition”, “Green Rhyolite”, “Rose Quartz”, “Universal Unique”, “Paradise Birds”, “Universal Unique”, “Universal Unique”, “Universal Unique”, “Water”, “Universal Unique”, “Canadian Jade”, “Pink Prism”.

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