Trollbeads Inspiration: AV’s Golden Armadillo


Feast your eyes on this gorgeous, golden concoction.

av5This stunning composition was inspired by AV’s recent acquisition of a pair of Limited Edition Green Purple Armadillos.  It was a smart decision to purchase two of these dramatic beads, as they can be tricky to match in a design… I use mine in partnership with my retired Green Armadillo, and I’ve seen some uniques that have a rich pistachio

av3tone that could work… but it’s an unusual shade of green in the Trollbeads collection.  I like it all the more for that!  On most bracelets the two armadillos would steal the show… but here they have stiff competition.

av2Not only do they share a chain with a brilliantly sparkling pair of unique faceted ambers, but also a trio of warm, gleaming gold beads.  Simply spectacular….

av4I love this palette of acid green, gold, amber and warm red-based purple.  We’ve helped to build many compositions with this essential group of colours, but it never becomes ordinary.  It’s satisfyingly rich, and so vibrant…

Yet organic and absolutely wearable.


Clockwise from clasp:  “Large Flower Lock”, “Silver Stopper”, “Green Purple Armadillo”, “Mesh, 18k Gold”, “Unique Amber”, “Third Eye Chakra”, “Forget Me Not, 18k gold”, “Purple Stripe” (retired), “Unique Amber”, “Lucky Knot, 18k gold”, “Green Purple Armadillo”, “Silver Stopper”.

Thank you to AV for sharing her lovely bracelet with the readers of the blog…


2 thoughts on “Trollbeads Inspiration: AV’s Golden Armadillo

  1. How beautiful! I love the rich colored beads highlighted with the gold charms. Sadly, I probably won’t be investing in gold beads. But one can dream! Thanks Cathy for your many posts lately. I look forward every day to what you come up with. Such creativity!

  2. Hi Carol, thanks so much for following the blog! The gold certainly takes some patience for most of us to contemplate… and this client is very patient. I think the first one on my list will be Gold “Endless” – I love its simple shape, which translates very well into the two textures of polished and matte gold. In addition, it looks generous in size on a bracelet or necklace, offering very good value for it’s price 🙂 Cathy.

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