A new wave of Azure Bubbles arrived recently at the gallery, and we fell in love with this changeable beauty of a bead all over again. This grouping of glass are all deep, inky blues with a host of micro bubbles in each one. The usual large bubbles are still there, but in the layer below that there is a subtle, milky way swath of the tiniest of bubbles.
They look almost like the silver dots in group two glass “Milky Way” – but even smaller. It’s fascinating stuff! For those of us who have a mild obsession with this particular pattern of bead, it represents an entire new are of collecting to be done. Some of them are almost chocolate in colour, with just a hint of blue that shows when the light reflects off the core.
Others are a more slate blue, still others are a deep violet with subtle ribbons of indigo. My favorites are those that have a hint of green in the blue, with lots of micro bubbles, and a flash of burgundy as the light hits them. Gorgeous!
These new Azures are bang on for Autumn colour trends, and will be
phenomenal paired with rich clarets – think Rubies, cherry ambers or the upcoming Hessonite Garnet! Today I’ve chosen a spectacular group of unique ambers that sparkle and glow in the sunlight. They make a perfect foil for the deep navies of the Azures.
This bracelet was a cinch to play together… the Azures and Ambers work together effortlessly and with the addition of a few bolder silvers and a handful of Scot Bouwens’ beautifully organic glass – voila!
Clockwise from clasp: “Freya Lock”, “Azure Bubble”, “Magical Lamp”, “Paradise Birds” (retired), “Azure Bubbles”, “Unique Amber”, “Stone Flower”, “Spiritual Adornment”, “Azure Bubbles”, “Unique Amber”, “Flowers on Indigo”, “Unique Amber”, “Azure Bubbles”, “Silver Ornament”, “Cliffs”, “Unique Amber”, “Azure Bubbles”, “Jugend”, “Magical Lamp”, “Azure Bubbles”.
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