Day one is a gentle easing into the process… First, the initial rush of taking apart all the bracelets and seeing the colours beautifully laid out in rows on the playtray… Like an artist’s palette. Looking over the beads I really couldn’t wait to toss together this combination.
I admit, it practically built itself. I’ve had a super soft blue bracelet composed for a little while, and a darker, slate blue and gold combination that is probably my favorite ever bracelet. (“I’m going to miss you most of all…”) Today I got to mix the two of them up, and play with all my favorite blues together in one satisfying design.
This is the colour comfort zone for me, and it’s such a pleasure to be able to play with some of my newer beads that I’ve chosen over the course of the Spring uniques releases. The harder it is to find a bead, the more careful ladies tend to be in designing with it. The little oyster unique at left, for example… it graces
many beautiful blue to green to grey designs, and it gives me joy every time I see it. However, I am looking forward to taking it out for a spin, and seeing what it can really do. How does it work with apricot? With pink? Or golden ambers? Somehow, I don’t think that I would nestle it into any of those arrangements as a long term plan – but until I try it I won’t really know!
I do love my Azure Bubbles… and I could easily have added a few more of these beloved beads to this bracelet, but instead I tried to incorporate some of the beads that I reach for a little less often. For example, the Kimono Series blue and white design can stand out a bit due to its opacity – but in such an ephemeral design, why not toss it in?
Clockwise from clasp: “Basic Double Lobster Clasp” (retired) “Limited Edition Peacock Pearl”, “Unique”, “Carved Flowers”, “Magical Lamp”, “Limited Edition Kimono Series”, “Zanzibar” (retired), “Azure Bubbles”, “Silver Mountain”, “Trinity”, “Labradorite”, “Blue Desert”, “Sapphire”, “King & Queen”, “Chalcedony” (retired), “Unique”, “Ball of Yarn”, “Light Blue Shadows”, (retired), “Deep Bubbles” (retired), “Auspicious” (Hong Kong World Tour), “Limited Edition Peacock Pearl”.
What have you designed today?