Trollbeads Inspiration: Jade & Fresh Cream

I love a girl who loves a challenge!  The lovely EO popped in recently with her equally lovely, cuddly baby boy to share her latest creation with us… and it occurred to me that her collection of beads would offer all the material needed to compose a gorgeous green and cream bracelet.  As you can see from the photographs,  she rose to the challenge beautifully.

I’m borderline obsessed with “Azure” and “Organic Bubbles” at the moment… and photographs like this one show exactly why.  Each one is so very distinctive, so unique and so beautiful.  They range dramatically from delicate, watercolour tones to deep jewel box colours.

Fascinating, isn’t it?  Here I’ve photographed the two sides of the same bead, and even from one half to the other there is a huge difference.  I’ve placed an order for early May of a large group of these beads, so that we can luxuriate in the diversity of their designs.  (stay tuned!)

“Nougat Flower”, one of the new introductions for Spring of 2012 has become a a  most useful design for marrying all different shades of white.  Here it makes all of the whites and creams play nicely together, from the buttery amber to the much lighter “Brown Dot”

This “Blue Desert” really isn’t blue at all… but rather a soft aqua, very nearly green.  It’s a perfect match for EO’s “Labradorite” and “Green Jade”, helping to set the colour tone in this subtle composition.  The rose gold shimmer offers a touch of warmth that ties in nicely with the warm creams.

Clockwise from clasp:  “Fish Clasp”, “Brown Dot (retired)”, “Silver Initial R”, “Azure Bubbles”, “Double Heart”, “Conch”, “Green Jade”, “Smiling Cylinder”, “Amber Unique”, “Labradorite”, “Baby (retired)”, “Nougat Flower”, “Blue Desert”, “Initial B”, “Fireflies”.

Thanks for taking up the “challenge”, EO…

C.