Today I played with one of my bracelet wardrobe staples – my “Copper and Pomegranates” design. I usually include quite a few darker red and raspberry tones, to make the overall bracelet very rich in feel. My Ruby is usually right in the center! However, as we approach Summer I felt like trying out a lighter form of that familiar palette.
I always say that the fastest way to change a bracelet’s appearance is to edit and selectively remove a couple of beads – and in this case it’s certainly true! I kept only the coppery and pink tones, removing all traces of claret and raspberry – and what a change! When selecting shades of pink I took care to only include ones with a very warm cast
to them… much more peach or apricot, rather than rose. I wanted to play up two beads in particular: The Pink Kimono Bead, named “Sakura” and a beautiful, artisan Champagne Quartz faceted stone. I adore both of these warm pink beauties, but find that they can be overpowered by the deep claret of my Ruby. This is their chance to shine.
Here’s the other bead that inspired this bracelet… it’s an artisan glass Armadillo that was made for me by Trollbeads glass artist, Georgina Black on one of her visits to Tartooful. Any Trollie worth her salt knows that pale pink armadillos are a treasure – and I wanted to give this one the very center of the bracelet. As it is a shade more rose than the other more warm pinks on the bracelet, I surrounded it with a pair of “Golden Cave” that help to keep the overall balance warm and golden. Finally, I pulled all my cognac coloured ambers and scattered them evenly around the bracelet for lots of spice!
Clockwise from clasp: “Sterling Double Lobster Clasp” (retired format), “Rosa Pearl”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Amber”, “Pink Desert”, “Anniversary Bracelet Two Trolls”, (retired), “Limited Edition Kimono Series Sakura”, “Unique Amber”, “Unique Glass”, “Limited Edition Trollbeads Day 2014”, “Golden Cave”, “Artisan Glass by Georgina Black”, “Golden Cave”, “Bead of Fortune”, “Unique Glass”, “Goldstone” (retired), “Artisan Champagne Quartz”, “Tupilak Mouth”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Amber”, “Pink Prism”, “Unique Amber”.