Trollbeads Design Challenge: Day 19


This morning it hits me – there’s really only ten days left in this design challenge, and I feel like there are so many more bracelets to make!  I have all these colour combination ideas and won’t have enough days to make them all… how great is that?!  I’m sure that I didn’t have all these ideas before I started the challenge.  Creativity with my collection has become a happy habit.

IMG_1544Today is a fresh and crisp combination of pink and green.  As always, I lean towards the warmer, more apricot shades of pink, but I think this would be just as effective with a more lilac tone.  I don’t really have that many light greens, but I’ve made do, and have mixed quite a few different tones of that colour together.

IMG_1550The bracelet was really inspired by this retired “Green Armadillo”.  It’s a humble bead, only recently retired and not hard to find, but I really like its crunchy green apple shade of green mixed with warm grey.  I don’t use it as often as I should, because it tends to overwhelm the subtle beads that typically make up my bracelets.

IMG_1551I don’t know why it has never before occurred to me to blend it with pinks?  I quite like this palette … it’s fresh and has a nice little pop of energy about it.    I love the touch of rosy blush at the heart my now-retired “Deep Bubbles”.  It’s a bead that’s so useful and well worth hunting down.  it’s enhanced by it’s neighbour, “Pink Prism”.

IMG_1547I’m pleased to use this retired “Green Dot” as well – I love the combination of these two pinks with its soft aqua green and buttery ivory.  The gold dust inside the “Pink Desert” almost takes on an olive hue.

IMG_1545My new, green “Rhyolite” from the limited edition Summer Stones series, allows all the different greens to play nicely together, as it contains so many shades within the one bead.  I wasn’t sure if it would work here, with its grey and rust tones, but the green is brought out by the other greens on the bracelet and somehow it works.


Clockwise from clasp:  “Basic Double Lobster Clasp” (retired version), “Pink Prism”, “Deep Bubbles” (retired), “Ball of Yarn”, “Limited Edition Kimono Series”, “Inner Glow”, “Auspicious – World Tour Hong Kong”, “Faceted Rose Quartz”, “Smiling Cylinders”, “Green Armadillo” (retired), “Spot”, “Rose Quartz”, “Jugend”, “Green Rhyolite – Limited Edition Summer Stones”, “Universal Unique”, “Zanzibar”, “Pink Desert”, “Green Spot” (retired), “Rosa Pearl”.

5 thoughts on “Trollbeads Design Challenge: Day 19

  1. It is getting a little spooky now, as I just made my pink and green bracelet this morning! My Deep Bubble is next to my Pink Flower:) Your Rhyolite is very unusual and has worked beautifully in so many different color combinations! Love it w the Green Armadillo.

  2. I love today’s bracelet Cathy! So soft and beautiful. I agree with Nadine that you should keep this one after the challenge is over!

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