Today’s bracelet is inspired by the happy accident of some beads’ placement on the play tray. This morning I disassembled yesterday’s bracelet as usual, and grouped beads roughly according to colour. When I glanced down at the rods with their neat cohorts of glass, my eye fell on a deliciously sparkling combination.
Now that I’ve seen these three beads together I can’t believe I’ve never created a bracelet using this exact combination. I’ve owned all these beads for years! I must have played with multiple deserts before, for clients’ compositions, but never on my own. The rest of the bracelet followed so naturally, it was designed and strung in minutes.
Familiar, yet fresh thanks to the sparkling center portion featuring “Pink Desert”, “Golden Cave” and “Brown Desert”. I’ve seen older examples of “Golden Cave” that were soft and tawny versions of this bead, with hardly any bronze and lots of smooth, metallic lilac toned gold. They are stunning and I feel like I missed out by not finding one sooner. Perhaps one day I will stumble across one. It’s all part of the allure of Trollbeads.