Trollbeads Inspiration: MB’s Delicious Necklace (Six Days to Go…)

The impossibly glamorous and irrepressible MB recently came in for a total redesign of her collection… (which was SO much fun)… and left with fresh new bracelets and a necklace that feels as delicious as a scoop of gelato.

It’s so easy to create beautiful compositions when one has such lovely beads to play with… this glowing “Baby Girl” is such a delicate shade of rose, and it brings out the pink in the dichroic glass heart of its companion, “Three Flowers”.

This sorbet coloured trio are pure joy… their frosty pastel tones are perfectly complementary.  How satisfying to see the slight difference in texture between the smooth simplicity and the budded.

MR has a few wonderful retired items in her collection, including this retired,  limited edition, lavender Chinese Jade.  By its side we placed a retired “Green Dot” that is very au courant, with its ivory background and subtle green dots.

One can’t underestimate the impact that yellow has in this composition… don’t miss the buttery yellow amber in the photo above, and of course the “Power Chakra” and “Beige Blue Trace” pop on either side of  this luminous “Blue Agate”.

Sometimes the simplest gestures have great effect… We completed the composition by placing two different Prisms, one on each end.  I favor Prisms as a way of finishing designs, as they taper down in size from the other beads in the collection, and all match each other for size so well.  Here we’ve used her very reflective “Green Prism” opposite a “Light Turquoise Prism”.

It’s always satisfying to work with an existing set of beads and edit and redesign the arrangement to create fresh compositions for their owner…  It’s part of the joy of Trollbeads that they are truly a design kit from which countless numbers of pieces may be created.  Don’t hesitate to drop by with your beads for a consultation, we’d love to play and help you make something new and wonderful.

C.

PS  Six sleeps until the Tapestry of Trollbeads Trunk Show at Tartooful!

Trollbeads Inspiration: E’s Indigo Blues

This lovely bracelet is subtle, soft and just right for our laid back, denim-y West Coast way of life.  It belongs to E, a sweetly exuberant young Mother whose happy, positive outlook fills the room when she walks in…

I love the blend of soft, silvery greys with the rich, indigo blues, and the light contrast of the crisp whites.  She selected the “Fish Lock”, “Waves”, and the “Mermaid” as a nod to the watery tones of the composition.  She has the initials of her children on the bracelet, which adds a personal element, and you’ll see in the photo above, the silver “Baby” bead, lustily crying away… It’s a humorous badge of honour for this young Mum, for whom nights of interrupted sleep are still fresh memories!  Sharp eyed readers of this blog may note that the she selected the “Trinity” bead with the distinctive white glass dot – isn’t this just the perfect bracelet for it?

Clockwise from clasp:  “Fish Lock”, “Desert Flower”, “Trinity”, Light Blue Shadow”, “White Stripe”, “Waves”, “Dichroic Ice”, “Initial”, “Whitecap”, “Baby”, “Silver Mountain”, “Initial”, “Azure Bubbles”, “Mermaid”, “White Bubbles”, “Labradorite”.

Thank you for letting us share your bracelet, E!

C.

P.S.  (three sleeps til the new 2011 Autumn Collection is released – but who’s counting?)