Today I decided to take a number of the beads that I used to create the orange and green bracelet, and re-interpret their colour in a completely different combination. Ta-Da! The beads that comfortably assumed the role of orange yesterday, are now playing the part of rich apricot to pink. Such clever little beads!
I started, as usual, in the very middle and selected beads that would set the tone for the entire bracelet design. The central trio is sparkling and shimmering in shades of apricot and ambered pink. Delicious! Working my way out, I picked “Sweater” and “Ball of Yarn” – generously sized, round silvers that I find balance each other nicely.
The silvers on my bracelets provide the framework on which I build groupings of glass or stone. The silvers give me the ability to balance the colours on the bracelet according to what I have on hand. For example, if I have more pinks than orange I might make sets of three with pinks on the outside two and orange only in the middle.
Clockwise from Clasp: “Sterling Double Lobster Clasp” (retired Format), “Unique Glass”, “Limited Edition Kimono Series”, “Unique Glass”, “Etruscan” (retired), “Unique Glass”, “Pink Desert”, “Issey” (retired), “Unique Glass”, “Ball of Yarn”, “Unique Glass”, “Artisan Champagne Quartz”, “Unique Glass”, “Sweater”, “Goldstone” (retired), “Unique Glass”, “Golden Cave”, “Takma” (retired), “Petanque” (retired), “Unique Glass”, “Unique Glass”, “Rosa Pearl”.