Trollbeads Design Challenge: Day 3


IMG_5320This bracelet was so satisfying to build…

Last year when I tackled this project I really felt the lack of both neutral whites and  honey ambers.  There were so many compositions that I would have been able to improve upon with more of these beads at my fingertips!  So over the past year I have focused a little

IMG_5319bit on boosting these elements in my jewel box.  I didn’t exactly go looking for these beads – but once a bead is in my head they seem to just “show up”… and lots of lovely creamy white and golden ambers seem to have fallen onto my bracelets over the past year…. many thanks to Tartooful’s many generous trollfairies!

IMG_5317I am all about colour, so when building an all-neutral bracelet like this one I can’t help but insert subtle shades here and there.  This is quite possibly as “all white” as I can go!  The softest celadon hints are the unexpected touch that makes a bracelet like this sing for me.  Often ambers and other warm honey toned designs are relegated to the status of complementary tones, but here they take center stage as the primary colour element… and isn’t it fun to really see a range of colour of these lovely, natural beads?


Clockwise from clasp:  “Basic Double Lobster Clasp”, “Unique Amber”, “Cells” (retired), “White Steel”, “Deep Bubbles”, (retired), “Petanque” (retired), “Unique Small and Beautiful”, “Unique Amber”, “Grey Armadillo” (retired), “Jugend”, “Blue Desert”, “Ball of Yarn”, “Golden Quartz”, “Auspicious” (Hong Kong World Tour), “Unique Amber”, “Golden Cave”, “Brown Dot”, (retired) “Bee on Hive” (retired), “Mountain Crystal” (World Tour Switzerland), “Happy Fish” (retired), “Magical Lamp”, “Unique Amber”.




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