Three days of continuous sunshine in Vancouver must have gone to my head, because just look what I was inspired to build today at the gallery…
I began with this beautiful example of “Honey Dawn”… It’s an easy bead to love, with a buttery yellow heart, covered with layers of iridescent clear glass that shimmer in the light. Little hits of pink, blue and green are subtly visible, and it changes dramatically with the light. With this bead in the middle of the bracelet, I worked my way out,
reaching for lots of warm whites and a few sweet yellows to be friends for the “Honey Dawn”. Some of our favorite warm whites are shown here – “Conch”, with its generous texture and oyster undertone is always useful. “Cozy” finds its way onto many Tartooful bracelet designs as its organic texture is so compatible with natural
stones and another of our favorite beads, “Silver Mountain”. The “Diamond Bead, White” brings a hit of crisp white and huge sparkle to the design. Normally this bead could be a scene stealer, but on this design the scattering of yellow keeps it from hogging the spotlight. The different tones of white are brought together by another
useful bead, “White Paper Fold”. This design incorporates many different shades of white, from pure, crisp, icy white to ivory and even oyster. The shadows cast by the inside structures create this fascinating array of tones, which allows this bead to blend different whites together into a cohesive palette. Very useful.
The new design, “Scirocco” ties the golden yellows and whites together perfectly, so it was a natural choice. Next, to find some friends for the “Honey Dawn”… some new “Small and Beautiful” uniques arrived on Monday that turned out to be just the thing… This one at left is the colour of a rich custard, blended with cream. Delicious.
The other little one I added has a very subtle set of colours… definitely yellow, but a range of shades from very soft to quite deep – and then overlaid with a sea glass green top coat of clear glass. The overall effect is unique and beautiful. To help this little stunner blend in on the design I added two honeydew coloured, clear ambers that are of similar lemon-yellow tones.
Clockwise from clasp: “freya Lock”, “Pearl”, “Unique Amber”, “Diamond Bead, White”, “Nomad”, “Unique”, “Spirit Light”, “Soft Heart”, “Cozy”, “Honey Dawn”, “Scirocco”, “Transformation”, “Conch”, “Unique”, “Whote Stripe”, “Soft Heart”, “Unique Amber”, “White Paper Fold”, “Flowers” (Retired), “Unique”, “Unique”, “Pearl”.