Trollbeads Design Challenge: Day 5


IMG_5338After a cold and rainy weekend that reminded us all that Vancouver still has a little rain to go before we reach Summer… I was craving a bracelet that was just a little cozier than the ones before.  I reached for some of the richer, more ruby toned ambers and liked the way that they played with the caramel ribbons in some of the

IMG_5340Azure Bubbles, and so… day 5’s palette was born.  Usually I blend my ruby toned beads more with my warm pinks, apricots and raspberries, and only very rarely do they appear on the same bracelet as my blues.  The Azure bubbles that I play with here are more often found with clear honey ambers and golden quartz as complementary companions.

IMG_5334Love the little flash in the bead at right of center… Labradorite?  Sapphire?  Not quite sure… Whatever it is, I like it.

IMG_5336The garnet reds, warm chestnut browns, denim-y blues and touch of gold feel distinctly Autumnal in this design.  It was satisfyingly warm and cozy after our damp and chilly weekend, and I must remember this combination this Fall.  The Blue Desert shown at left, with its deep blue and abundance of gold seemed particularly at home here.



Clockwise from clasp:  “Basic Double Lobster clasp”, “Red-Pink Prism” (retired), “Blue Desert”, “Tupilak”, (retired), “Kimono Limited Edition”, “Brown Desert” (retired), “Azure Bubbles”, “Jugend”, “Artisan Bead By Scott Bouwens”, “?! see caption above…”, “Azure Bubbles”, “Smoky Quartz”, “Blue Desert”, “Silver Bead with Garnets”, “Azure Bubbles”, “Unique”, “Unique Amber”, “Etruscan” (retired), “Azure Bubbles”, “Peacock Pearl” Limited edition .







2 thoughts on “Trollbeads Design Challenge: Day 5

  1. Cathy,
    Been following your design challenge with interest and I must say that this bracelet is my favourite so far (and also the pink one!). The colour combination is delicious and your not-very-azure Azure Bubbles are just gorgeous! Looking forward to more of your concoctions 🙂

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