Trollbeads Inspiration: Unapolagetically Pretty

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IMG_0542Today’s bracelet is a riot of colour… a pink and green confection that is blatantly and apologetically pretty.  It brings to mind big, blowsy roses, greenly fragrant pelargoniums and giant beach balls of pink hydrangea blossoms.  Why not enjoy a  late Summer splash of bright and happy colour while the sun is still bright and warm?!

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IMG_0540What better silver to anchor the center position of the design than a big, dramatic “Rose of June”.  It’s fabulous value in the collection at $59 – it feels like it should be at least a $75 bead, doesn’t it?  I love everything about it.  The slightly messy, very natural feeling petals, the finely detailed leaves on the verso, and of course the small, precious pearl that nestles among the foliage.

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IMG_0538Itty bitty silvers just wouldn’t feel right with this big bad girl of a bracelet, so I continued with only a few silvers, with each one of some substance.  “Spiritual Ornament” has good presence, with it’s larger dimensions, and detailed patterning.  “Paradise Birds” is satisfyingly heavy and feels wonderful in the hand.  As an aside – I notice

IMG_0539that Paradise Birds has been shuffled to the “retired” section in my ordering catalogue… without any fanfare it would appear that it has been retired.  If you haven’t already picked up this beautiful bead, I highly recommend it as a great addition to any collection.

For glass beads I simply reached for a juicy array of uniques in hard to find shades of raspberry and a sweet, clear green.  Delicious!

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Clockwise from clasp:  “Large Flower Lock”, “Unqique Glass”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Glass”, “Spiritual Ornament”, “Unique Glass’, “Ltd Edition Christmas Glass”, “Paradise Birds” (retired), “Unique Glass”, “Unique Glass”, “Rose of June”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Glass”, “Forget me not”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Glass”, “Heart Conch”, “Unique Glass”, “Limited Edition Christmas in Australia”, “Pink Prism” (retired).

All beads shown currently in stock at Tartooful.

C.

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