30 Day Challenge: Day 28

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Today I created a bracelet that makes my eyes deliriously happy!

IMG_9833This composition utilizes beads that used to be on several different bracelets, in completely different colour combinations… and a month ago I never would have thought to put them all together in this way.  I’ve helped in the design of dozens of rich purple and golden toned bracelets, but somehow, the shimmery, iridescent tones of this

IMG_9835combination feel fresh to me.  This bracelet includes some beads that I’ve had for ages, and others that are very new to me.  Perhaps part of the reason that I couldn’t imagine this particular composition before, is simply because I didn’t have just the right beads to tie it all together.  It’s a good reminder that as one adds pieces to one’s collection, it’s worth stopping to review the possibilities, and see if new, even more exciting compositions can emerge.

IMG_9832Shimmer, shimmer and more shimmer…

IMG_9837My silvers usually serve mostly to divide chunks of colour.  However, in this case my silvers with Dichroic Glass accents – “Trinity”, “Carved Flowers”, “Dichroic Flower Lock” and “King & Queen” – are a critical part of this bracelet.  They help to firmly set the shimmering mood for this design.

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Clockwise from clasp:  “Dichroic Flower Clasp”, “Unique Amber”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Amber”, “Trinity”, “Limited Edition Faceted Aurora”, “Unique Amber”, “Azure Bubbles”, “Carved Flowers”, “Aurora Flower”, “Golden Quartz”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Amber”, “Azure Bubbles”, “King & Queen”, “Issey” (retired), “Elfbead”, “Unique Amber”, “Van Gogh – Limited Edition Netherlands World Tour”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Glass”, “Family of Mushrooms – Limited Edition World Tour Lithuania”, “Unique Glass”.

4 thoughts on “30 Day Challenge: Day 28

  1. Love that Elfbead and the unique glass at the end!! They both play so nicely with different combinations!!!

  2. The warmth plus the shimmer make this one glow! Beautiful. And by the way, thank you so much for naming each bead you use in your bracelets. I love that feature of your blog!

  3. Thanks for the kind words and encouragement, ladies! Linda – thanks for noticing and letting me know. It’s a little boring to list them all out each day, but I always think I’d want to know! xo C

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