In today’s bracelet I play with the same Aquarium Pastel bead that was recently featured on a coral bracelet. However, today’s bracelet has a completely different look than that one… today my goal was to show how various contexts and compositions can dramatically change one’s perception of a given bead design.
As I mentioned in the previous entry, I shied away from Aquarium pastel in the past, as I wasn’t enamoured of the idea of a chocolate and turquoise combination. Over time that colour combination has actually grown on me, but in the meanwhile I found other ways to feature this fascinating bead. Birds’ egg blue and coral offers one beautiful setting for this bead, but so does today’s even more subtle combination.
I resisted the temptation to add lots of warm, terracotta touches to this composition. Instead I decided to keep it cool with lots of icy blue, nearly black browns, and hints of mossy green. I selected knot work patterned silvers that are minimalist and simple in order to maintain a wonderfully calm look for this understated bracelet.
Clockwise from clasp: “Sterling Double Lobster Clasp”, “Grey Prism”, “Sandstone”, “Unique Glass”, “Three in One”, “Unique Glass”, “Silver Mountain”, “Labradorite”, “Path of Life”, “Milan”, “Traces”, “Cliffs”, “Three Siblings”, “Unique Glass”, “Aquarium Pastel”, “Limited Edition Christmas in Hawaii Glass”, “Lucky Knot”, “Grey Wolf”, “Ancient Palace”, “Unique Glass”.
Beads taken from in-stock Tartooful stock.