Trollbeads Inspiration: KISS (Keep It Simple, Silly)

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kiss2It’s not often that I build compositions with brilliant, clear colour, but the arrival of a shipment of two tone, Limited Edition Armadillos inspired me to play!  Colour this saturated needs other strong colours that can match their intensity.  I love the rhythm that is created by repeating the armadillo pattern in an array of colours – think classic

kiss3“candyland” lollipops!  The striped patterning is whimsical and playful, and a perfect match for the exuberant colour palette.  I was reluctant to add too much in contrast to the Armadillos, so I kept the silvers very bold, very clean, very simple.  Two pythons in brilliant tones help to break up all the stripes and give the eye a little break, without being too complicated.  A caramel coloured amber and “Turquoise Stripe help to integrate the colours of the pythons, and keep the composition balanced.  Finally, I selected a “Plain Lock” to keep the overall effect as simple as possible.

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clockwise from clasp:  “Plain Lock”, “Turquoise Ribbon”, “Orange Lavender Armadillo”, “Love Within”, “Red Lavender Armadillo”, “Unique”, “Mint Lavender Armadillo”, “Smiling Cylinder”, “Red Lavender Armadillo”, “Turquoise Armadillo”, “Red Lavender Armadillo”, “Three Siblings”, “Orange Lavender Armadillo”, “Unique”, “Mint Lavender Armadillo”, “Soft Heart”, “Red Lavender Armadillo”, “Unique Amber”.

(All beads on Tartoofultoo Online Shop)

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