Trollbeads Inspiration: Painterly in Vogue


This utterly delicious concoction of raspberry, parchment, orange, green and violet absolutely fascinates me.  What an amazing palette to inspire a Trollbeads composition.


richThe overall golden hue of the photograph informed my decision to capture these images in warm incandescent light, the better to recreate that painterly feel…. so you’ll see that some of the beads sparkle differently than in

IMG_4017natural light that I usually use.  This is particularly notable in the dichroic glass of the “Purple Flower Mosaic”.   I chose to build a fantasy necklace with pearl for this design, as it seemed appropriate for the impressionistic and romantic feel of the flowing dress in the photo.


With a field of wildflowers for inspiration, flower designs were a must for this composition.  Autumn 2013’s “Amber Violets” could not be more perfect, both in mood and palette.

retired-pink-prismThe last bead on the necklace was this little “Retired Pink Prism”, whose milky and iridescent tone is gently antique.  It’s smaller size makes it a good way to taper the design from wider at the bottom, to narrower at the top – I always like to make a bit of a pyramid shape for Fantasy Necklace designs.

I’m particularly fond of this combination of colours and patterns… I may just have to give this a try with my own collection!