Trollbeads inspiration: Life Aquatic

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IMG_6664Today’s bracelet is inspired by the arrival of a pair of wonderfully quirky and dotty green, black & white beads.  These two little beauties could have been the stars of so many possible designs, but now in the middle of the Summer it felt natural to create an aqua and white, water-themed design.  I absolutely love the design on these new

IMG_6661uniques… with their slightly abstract, splodgy design and three dimensional dots, they feel like quirky yet elegant little swamp creatures.  Perhaps not surprisingly, they pair perfectly with this year’s glass frog uniques.  Here, however, I have chosen to celebrate their crisp colour palette, and I have placed them among turquoise, aqua, buttercream yellow and white.

Screen Shot 2014-08-06 at 5.53.41 PM“Ancient Palace” is a lovely addition to so many bracelets, and here its rich blue and gold shimmer simply glows.  I particularly enjoy this example of this bead, as it is subtly softer than many of the examples I have seen.  It’s just a little faded in spots, and the variation in the blue makes it even more appealing to me.

IMG_6659This unique glass bead, with its graphic criss cross pattern has appeared in a few different colours over the course of the Spring.  We have seen opaque, emerald green, black and white, and this clear turquoise version.  Here I placed it next to “Nomad”, whose cross hatched pattern echoes that of the glass next to it.

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Clockwise from clasp:  “Fish Lock”, “Unique”, “Unique”, “Unique”, “Urchin”, “Ancient Palace”, “White Paper Fold”, “Unique Amber”, “Unique”, “Mermaid”, “Unique”, “Amazonite”, “Unique”, “RollingWaves”, “Unique”, “Scirocco”, “Unique Amber”, “Unique”, “Nomad”, “Ancient Palace”, Unique”, “Unique”.

IMG_6665One final photo shows the lovely clear core on some of these unique turquoise budded beads… I love the way this clear layer allows the light to enter and shine back out again, as if the bead is illuminated from within… the Troll glass artists really are brilliant.

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4 thoughts on “Trollbeads inspiration: Life Aquatic

  1. took another look at the beads with the black with turquoise dots. would love to have one for my Harlequin bracelets, if you still have one. thanks. MaLa

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