Today I thought I’d play with some of the fresh new silver designs that are intriguing so many of our collectors.
Three new designs of considerable size and unusual shape were released as part of the Spring 2015 collection. “Flying Free”, “Wisest of Souls” and “Guardian of Sea” all have a flared, tubular form that feels clean, modern and yet somehow tribal. At an accessible CAD$59 price point, these pieces may easily be combined to create a fresh composition with a strong silver element.
In this design I’ve selected “Flying Free” and “Guardian of Sea” for their complementary, flowing patterning. I added two of our favorite silvers from the Autumn collection for a pleasing rhythm of spherical and tubular forms. When playing the bracelet together I was happy to note that the round silvers fit beautifully into the flared ends of the tubular designs, and it would be very simple to build an all silver design that was based purely on that combination.
For colour I reached for some delightful uniques that recently arrived, and took the cue for my palette from them. The result is a pleasing combination of slate blue, grey, oxblood, butterscotch and deep coral. I so often find fabulous new colour combinations that I never would have imagined just by looking closely at a fantastic unique. Even after years of composing bracelets, they still have surprises to offer me.
In the end, to create this design only took a few, well-chosen glass, so my only real challenge in creating this bracelet was winnowing down the possible choices and picking the beads that would create the most pleasing palette.
Clockwise from Clasp: “Fish Lock”, “Lotus Top”, “Unique Amber”, “Blue Desert”, “Golden Cave”, “Spiritual Ornament”, “Sapphire”, “Flying Free”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Amber”, “Unique Glass”, “Guardian of Sea”, “Neptune’s Promise”, “Spiritual Adornment”, “red Tigers Eye”, “Khaki Stripe”, “Golden Cave”, “Lotus Top”.