Trollbeads Inspiration: Cristi’s Tropical Holiday Bracelet

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IMG_4567This bracelet design by Cristi came together in a flash… she was playing together some new bracelet ideas with her collection, and this palette almost built itself, jumping onto the playtray rod in only a minute or two.  It’s not that it’s so familiar to her – I can’t recall her ever having worn this palette before.  However,  this grouping of

IMG_4569colour drenched beads is so powerful and rich that by following their lead Cristi was able to rapidly create this gorgeous composition.  She scattered the unifying teal and turquoise beads evenly across the bracelet… made sure that the two flame coloured beads were well spaced and balanced on either side of the design… and then filled in the rest

IMG_4568of the bracelet with warm golden glass elements.  Lots of silver allows the eye a chance to pause as it takes in the saturated colour.  Too many glass in a row makes it harder to really “see” each bead as an individual design.  Golden toned beads used here include a lovely unique, Lime Prism, Honey Dawn and the hard-to-place “Power Chakra”

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IMG_4570You’ll note that Cristi has placed complementary tones together in each micro composition of glass elements – creating greater colour contrast and a high energy feel to the overall bracelet design.  She centered the Lime Prism, as it is a little different in shape and tone than any of its companions on this bracelet.  This is usually the simplest way to utilize a bead that otherwise might throw off the balance of a design.

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As soon as Cristi had teased this joyful design together she declared that it felt like a Tropical getaway… I’d have to agree!

C.

6 thoughts on “Trollbeads Inspiration: Cristi’s Tropical Holiday Bracelet

  1. Cathy, I know that I am sounding like a broken record (for those of us who still remember them!!) but your photos are amazing…. The close-ups are breathtaking…. I am always in awe!! ALWAYS look forward to your posts!

    1. I completely agree. These are the best photos on the web by far. Great for those who do not live near large retailers in order to see what new releases look like and need a Trollbead fix!

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