Today the lovely Melanie of Tartooful has taken inspiration from the new Winter 2013 Trollbeads collection, and made up a bracelet that feels like a box of raspberry chocolates! She began at the “heart” of the bracelet, placing the new Fantasy Pendant “In Your Heart” at the center, and having it embrace a “Crimson Armadillo”.
The beautiful red, amber and stone bead at left is one of the stars of the Limited edition “Christmas Love” kit. The subtle shade of red, combined with a flash of burnt yellow and fascinating stone texture makes this bead an instant favorite at Tartooful. (I love the ones with the most grey stone , as they go beautifully with my pink & red spicy tones).
How’s this for a power grouping? Here you’ll spot a “Zebra Jasper” from the limited edition Summer Stones series, one of the new “Christmas Love” kit of beads, a gorgeous stone textured bead by glass artisan Kathy Perras of Portland, and an old style unique. Such rich colour and texture, this is delicious.
With so many opaque and textured beads it’s important to let a little clear light shine in so that the composition sparkles… here “Dew Drops” does just that, with it’s warm toffee coloured strands floating in clear glass that catches and dances with the light. It’s framed with a “Red Mud Jasper” and “Zebra Jasper” from the Summer Stones.
I can almost hear you asking… “ahem, yes – but what about the tiger?” Well, that’s also an artisan made bead by Kathy Perras. We don’t indulge in many artisan beads – and when we do it’s always one with a Trollbeads connection. In this case, Kathy has been working with Trollbeads for many years. Her Siberian Tiger is a legendary design, and still as gorgeous as the day it was launched.
“Raspbery Chocolates” by Melanie
The entire Winter 2013 Trollbeads collection is now available at Tartooful – give us a ring at 604.924.0122, drop us a line at tartooful@gmail,com or shop onlne at Tartoofultoo