I find the new photo campaign supporting the Spring X by Trollbeads to be so inspiring! The verdant green, with the edgy imagery feels lush and just a little dangerous.
I reached for all the richest greens on the display, blending natural stones, uniques and a range of production beads to create a
palette that ranges from aqua to emerald green. I pulled together a grouping of silvers that all contained knotwork and spiral themes. Three Siblings is a strong statement close to the heart of the bracelet.
I love how well the new silver “Snake” from the Spring collection plays with the knotwork silver designs, with only a tiny, cheeky face peeing out on one side to show what he really is. Like a real snake, he blends in, perfectly camouflaged in his environment. It’s just that this particular snake’s natural environment is a Trollbeads bracelet.
I decided to give this bracelet a generous dose of artisan tassels, made by our own Melanie of Tartooful. She puts semiprecious stones such as Labradorite, Smoky Quartz, Carnelian and agate on sterling wire with a simple jump ring for easy attachment to whatever jewellery you choose. Some of our customers use their tassels
on their Pyrrha necklaces, others by themselves or on a silver chain, and of course, lots of us like to add them to our Trollbeads. I put mine on the small side of the clasp, for a classic look that adds a decorative detail to the clasp, but doesn’t clutter and complicate the overall composition. I’ve even put a whole group on a Fantasy necklace for a fun look.
The sparkling new bead designs of the Spring collection blend seamlessly with some of those of the Autumn… look here at Aqua Edge Triangle, and Aqua edge Pumpkin – and see how gorgeous they are with the new design, “Oasis”. The aqua leaps right out of the Fall designs as soon as it’s placed near similar blues and teals.
Another favorite blue bead is “Traces”, which bears a hard-to-name blue. It’s not quite turquoise, almost Tiffany and nearly bird’s egg… but not fully any of those shades. At Tartooful we call that lovely shade “Beautiful Blue” and we pounce on it whenever we find it in a bead. This production pattern truly sings on this bracelet, pulling the aqua and the earthy tones together perfectly.
Clockwise from clasp: “Freja Lock”, “Classic core unique”, “Silver Mountain”, “Moss Agate”, “Three in One”, “Aqua Edge Pumpkin”, “Traces”, “Black Flower Mosaic”, “Trefoil Knot”, “Oasis”, “Labradorite”, “Oasis”, “Three Siblings”, “Classic Core Unique”, “Aqua Edge Triangle”, “Classic Core Unique”, “Snake”, “Moss Agate”, “Light Blue Gold”, “Classic Core Unique”.
All stock from Tartooful… look for individually photographed uniques and stones online at Tartoofultoo online shop.