Trollbeads Inspiration: The Unicorn Bracelet

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unicorn3I made up this bracelet a couple of days ago, wanting to create a whisper-soft design with touches of cool grey, warm pink and white.  I wanted it to glow, with shimmering dichroic glass, sparkling natural stones and lots of transparent glass.  Not glamorous, or shiny – but that delicate and subtle beauty that in which Trollbeads excels.

unicorn5Naturally, one of the first beads that comes to mind for this type of design is “Dichroic Ice’, and we were happy to find two very different examples on our display, one very large and round, and the other decidedly petite.

unicorn7The large one found it’s place closer to the center of the bracelet, with larger silver and glass neighbours.  The tiny one fit perfectly at the end of the design, tapering it neatly to the lock.  I really couldn’t believe how tiny this dichroic ice was…

unicorn2I let one of our collectors who prefers small beads know that we had come across this unusual example, and she delightedly called it the “Unicorn Bead”: a magical something that one simply never expects to find.  I love this description!

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Clockwise from clasp:  “small flower clasp”, “Pearl”, “Three Flowers”, “Blizzard”, “Pale Rose Flower” (retired), “Dichroic Ice”, “Zanzibar” (retired), “Unique”, “White Steel”, “Rose Quartz”, “Trinity”, “Dendritic Agate”, “Rose Quartz, round”, “White Paper Fold”, “Forget-me-not”, “Crown Chakra”, “Pastel Shadow” (retired), “Organic Hearts”, “Dichroic Ice” (sold).

C.