Trollbeads Inspiration: January Blues


Have you ever seen that movie scene from “The Jerk“, starring Steve Martin?  The one where he has a meltdown, and on his way out the door he “only needs” a long list of things?


jerk5Sometimes when I look critically at my own Trollbeads collection I feel a little bit like that… First, I think I could give up everything except my “Silver Mountain”.  However, then I realize I couldn’t possibly give up the natural stones… And the “Deserts”, blue, brown and pink… then the various colours of “Azure Bubbles”…

jerk3Isn’t it  wonderful that Trollbeads continues to create such gorgeous little treasures that they become such a part of our lives?

For today’s bracelet I dive back into my own dear collection, to play just a little bit with an idea that I’ve been brewing for some time….

jerk4“I only need this Azure… and this Amber…”

jerk7Ever since I acquired my third (!) Azure Bubbles I’ve been thinking that I really ought to try blending just my very favorite designs and see what that looks like.  Deserts and Azures and Labradorites, oh my!  I love my job.

jerk2I call it “January Blues”

I played together this composition and discovered that these beads create a palette of softest grey blue with lots of warmth from amber and golden sparkles.  This is the perfect bracelet for a cold and dull January day like today… the blues are gentle and a welcome respite after the colour excess of the holidays… and the sparkle and amber glow stops it from feeling cold.


The big bad beauty of a sparkly bead at the heart of the bracelet is an artisan piece by West Coast Trollbeads designer, Scot Bouwens.   You’ll recall that he is the designer of the subtle and beautiful Rocky Beach kit that was released as part of the Spring Trollbeads collection last year.

Now I’m just going to take my beads and go…





Inspired by the glittery photos flying around the interwebs of the upcoming Trollbeads collections… I am remembering how very much I love all my “Desert” beads… Pink desert, Blue Desert and retired “Brown Desert” are among my very favorite designs in the collection.  If early rumours are true, then I am bound to love this Spring’s Trollbeads series!


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