The result is familiar teals and greens, with a hint of crisp white and black to give it some snap. I began as I begin so many of my favorite bracelets, by reaching for my beloved “Silver Mountain”. It was my very first bead, and it is still my favorite.
I didn’t want to stay in the light blue tones, so I added rich teals such as this retired “Blue Green Feather”, one of the “Christmas in Australia” series, a green lilac armadillo lookalike unique, and a very green “Organic Bubbles”. My new “Canadian Jade” grounds it nicely with a deep rich green which is echoed in the lustre of my limited edition “Peacock Pearl”. So far most of these combinations were well within my usual comfort zone, and might have appeared on any number of bracelets over the years.
However, with the addition of the “Black Spot” and “White Steel” it took on a fresh appearance. This reminds me a little bit of a Summer fantasy necklace that I made up for myself last year, one day at the beach. It was inspired by a beautifully worn, crisp blue and white quilt, and featured my tricky-to-use World Tour “Sakura” bead.
Perhaps it’s the memory of that quilt that makes this feel comfortable yet crisp?