Recently I was delighted to receive an inquiry from a faraway Trollie who was looking for inspiration. She had purchased two of the limited edition green and purple armadillos, and was wondering how to effectively showcase them in a bracelet design. Her first thought was to surround them with vibrant colour, such as the Saffron and
Masala Facet beads. However, over the process of several draft designs, she has decided that she would prefer to frame them with jewel toned purples and rich golden amber tones. The pair of armadillos can frame a dramatic center bead, such as an “Amethyst” or the “Diamond Bead, Black”. Bold silvers won’t compete with the rich colour.
Golden Cave, possibly used in multiples, will give a bronze glow to the bracelet, tying in perfectly with both the amber and the purples. RA plans to “finish” the design with a smaller purple unique, and a well matched purple prism. I can imagine a “Ruby” taking a the starring role on the bracelet at some point, and a “Ruby Falcon” as its companion…
Creating a highly personal design for each Trollbeads collector is a fascinating process. Colour is so subjective. What makes one person’s heart sing may not feel right to another – so no two bracelets are alike! In the end it’s really an evolution. One begins with one or two beads and simply feels one’s way along… I have a feeling that RA’s bracelet is going to evolve beautifully, and am looking forward to seeing it grow!
Clockwise from clasp: “Swan Lock”, “Purple Prism”, “Black Silk”, “Nomad”, “Unique”, “Amethyst”, “Amber Unique”, “Trefoil Knot”, “Unique”, “Diamond Bead, Black”, “Green and Purple Armadillo”, “Smiling Cylinder”, “Amber Unique”, “Purple Wave”, “Golden Cave”, “Flowers”, “Unique”, “Black Silk”, “Ruby Falcon”.