So often when we post an inspiration image belonging to one of Tartooful’s own we hear from our customers that they can’t create something similar, because they can’t get the retired or unique beads…
So we set ourselves the challenge of creating a new necklace composition that was inspired by Cristi’s “Bleu Ombre” design. Her original necklace contained such hard-to-find beads as “Grey Armadillo”, “Chai Bud”, “King & Queen”, and “Turquoise Dot”…
However, in only a matter of minutes, Cristi was able to pull a wide selection of beads our of our stock that together created an absolutely beautiful blue dye dip effect. She began at the bottom with this iridescent “Moon Ocean” and shimmering “Eye”.
This “Turquoise Ribbon” is such a treat. Unusually large for this bead design, it adds a note of interest to this necklace. Like all the stripes, “Light Blue Stripe” reflects the light, so it appears to glow from within.
As Cristi approached the middle of the design she reached for the softly glowing blues of “Blue Desert”, “Faceted Chalcedony”, “Blue Moonstone”, and “Silver Mountain”. These are favorites among the collectors at Tartooful, and with good reason – aren’t they gorgeous all together?
Finally as she completed the design she added a series of interesting whites: “Light Blue Dot”, “White Paper Fold”, “Dichroic Ice, and “Cream Armadillo”… These are all not-quite whites, which are so much more interesting than polyester pure, clinical whites.
However, if you’re still determined to obtain some of the rare and hard-to-finds, we do have a “King & Queen” in stock right now!
Have you seen a composition on the blog that set your creative energies flowing? Come see us and let us play with your beads, let’s see what we can design!