Trollbeads Design Challenge: Day 19

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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.

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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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