Trollbeads Inspiration: MB’s Delicious Necklace (Six Days to Go…)

The impossibly glamorous and irrepressible MB recently came in for a total redesign of her collection… (which was SO much fun)… and left with fresh new bracelets and a necklace that feels as delicious as a scoop of gelato.

It’s so easy to create beautiful compositions when one has such lovely beads to play with… this glowing “Baby Girl” is such a delicate shade of rose, and it brings out the pink in the dichroic glass heart of its companion, “Three Flowers”.

This sorbet coloured trio are pure joy… their frosty pastel tones are perfectly complementary.  How satisfying to see the slight difference in texture between the smooth simplicity and the budded.

MR has a few wonderful retired items in her collection, including this retired,  limited edition, lavender Chinese Jade.  By its side we placed a retired “Green Dot” that is very au courant, with its ivory background and subtle green dots.

One can’t underestimate the impact that yellow has in this composition… don’t miss the buttery yellow amber in the photo above, and of course the “Power Chakra” and “Beige Blue Trace” pop on either side of  this luminous “Blue Agate”.

Sometimes the simplest gestures have great effect… We completed the composition by placing two different Prisms, one on each end.  I favor Prisms as a way of finishing designs, as they taper down in size from the other beads in the collection, and all match each other for size so well.  Here we’ve used her very reflective “Green Prism” opposite a “Light Turquoise Prism”.

It’s always satisfying to work with an existing set of beads and edit and redesign the arrangement to create fresh compositions for their owner…  It’s part of the joy of Trollbeads that they are truly a design kit from which countless numbers of pieces may be created.  Don’t hesitate to drop by with your beads for a consultation, we’d love to play and help you make something new and wonderful.

C.

PS  Six sleeps until the Tapestry of Trollbeads Trunk Show at Tartooful!

Trollbeads Update: Cathy’s Icy Sunshine Bracelet

We’re in the busy time now at the shop, with lots of holiday shoppers arriving at the shop frazzled and leaving so much happier, with a tall stack of perfect gifts that are wrapped and ready to give… It’s so rewarding to hear every year that we are a one-stop solution, with unique items for everyone on our customers’ lists that even come in under budget!  It makes being at the shop so much fun…

Inspired by the happy mood of the season I decided to design my bracelet into a sparkling and blatantly pretty look.  Its icy palette is a fresh take on a holiday theme, but it feels right for me, especially after the beautiful clear, cold and sunshine filled days that we have had this week.

“Silver mountain” and “Rose Quartz, round” feel shimmery and snowy… “Silver Mountain” was the very first bead I chose for myself, and it’s still my very favorite.  This “Rose Quartz” I chose at the Autumn Trunk Show simply because it was so beautiful!  Lately they’ve been exceptionally pretty, with lots of character and a sweet pink color.

In this redesign I didn’t acquire a single new bead – this is a totally fresh look that I composed using beads from my “copper & pomegranate” bracelet, as well as my grey-blue bracelet.  (In another post I’ll show you how that bracelet looks now…)  To me, this is the very best part:  the genius of Trolls allow us to create a yummy new piece of jewelry on a whim, in a matter of minutes.

What have you imagined for your holiday bracelet?

C.

Trollbeads inspiration: Sweet Memories

Remember the happy anticipation of opening the freezer at a corner store as a child, and leaning in through the cloud of chilly, sweetly scented condensation to track down the perfect popsicle?  The colours of this composition take me right back, and I can practically taste it now…

clockwise from clasp:  “Large Flower Lock”, “Light Green Flower”, “Unique Amber – honeydew/alabaster”, “Heart”, “Light Blue Bud”, “Baby Girl”, “Dichroic Flowers”, “Universal Unique – lavender with blue/green flowers”, “Hope”, “Flowers”, “Rose Quartz, round”, “Light Blue Gold”, “Chick”, “Universal Unique – Yellow and Ivory”, “Light Green Stripe”.

C.