As always, when a new bead design comes out, we are eager to experiment with it; to play and see how it works with other items in the Trollbeads collection, and particularly how it blends with the beads in our own collections!
It’s like adding a new piece of furniture to one’s home – it makes one look over the rest of the house and experiment with new arrangements for the rest of one’s possessions.
On the weekend Cristi experimented with the newly released “Faceted Aurora”, and found that it enhances so many wonderful palettes. With its fascinating mists of blue, red, amber, pink and purple, it has a chameleon ability take on nearly any appearance and mood, depending on its surroundings.
In this composition Cristi played with colours that many of you already have in your collections. Clear golden ambers, soft warm pinks and pale greyed blues combine here to make a gentle and lovely palette that is wearable every day. I find these colours delightful – it simply makes me happy to see them!
This design includes the limited Edition floral lock that is included with the “Stories of You” bracelet. This lock is a very comfortable, functional design, and so pretty too… (Both Cristi and I have invested in this piece!… At $99.95 for the chain, clasp and bead it’s really a steal.) Cristi also included lots of the new Peoples’ Bead designs on this bracelet, so it nicely displays the range of beads and allows us to compare their sizes. Finally, she utilized some outstanding uniques that we currently have in our online shop… the cross shaped amber is a stunning example, so lovely, clear and enormous. The faceted ambers are similarly generous in size, and I particularly like the little periwinkle unique, with its’ tiny fleurs de lys.
Clockwise from clasp: “Limited Edition Stories of You”, “Amber Unique”, “This Too Shall Pass”, “Pink Desert”, “Small Core Unique”, “Will”, “Ivory Violets”, “Calendula of October”, “Amber Unique”, “Faceted Aurora Bead”, “Unique Amber”, “Snowdrop of January”, “Blue Desert”, “Amber violets”, “Thoughts”, “Purple Rippling Bubbles”, “This Too Shall Pass”, “Amber Unique”.