Everyone needs a couple of “Day to Day” jewellery designs. I have rings that are worn so often that they feel like part of my hands… a couple of necklaces that are daily apparel, and of course a few bracelets that are particularly beloved and useful. If you are a die hard Trollie, you immediately know which of your own designs fall into this category… it’s the bracelet that always travels with you… the one that just seems to go with everything… the one that perhaps you are wearing right now?
The appearance of that bracelet will of course vary according to your taste and needs, but for me it always seems to be some combination that features soft greys.
So today, I decided to dive into the case of current bead stock and see what sort of “Day to Day” bracelet design I could play together. I’m quite delighted with the result. I started by combining two “Triple Pearl” beads, one an inky blue-grey and the other a perfectly clean white. These are large-scale beads that combine both pearls and detailed silver hydrangeas for lots of drama, so they needed companions that could stand up to them. I centred a silver “Big World” and framed it with a nicely marked “Dendritic Agate” and a stunning Sapphire.
I rounded out the silver component by adding the design siblings of “Spiritual Adornment” and “Spiritual Ornament”. A handful of well-chosen and complex uniques help to complete the look.
I like to think that this is the sort of bracelet that one could reach for several times a week as we go into the warmer months… The substantial silvers, the beautiful stones, the fascinating uniques – it would never be humdrum. Best of all, it would feel “just right” with everything from a little black dress to jeans and a white t-shirt. C.