The other morning when pottering in the back garden I came across this big, beautiful oriental lily in full bloom! I had completely forgotten that I planted these bulbs… so it was a wonderful surprise. It is a showstopping plant that has the most intoxicating fragrance, and glistens in the sunshine. What a treat, especially in the late Summer garden, when so many other plants are now past their very best and looking just a bit tattered.
Of course, I couldn’t resist the urge to create a “Late Summer Blooms” inspired bracelet. The arrival of this beautiful, retired Tibetan Series glass bead provided the starting point. “Kyang” features a delicate shell pink base with a whimsical black and white overlay, and mandarin dots that nestle into the wave of black and white.
I chose a handful of delicate pink beads to accompany this venerable design… a “Rose Quartz”, “Engraved Romance” and this glittering heart unique. All the pinks glow with a warm hue.
There is no mistaking this pink composition for a Spring bracelet – it feels like pinks that have been toasting in the hot Summer Sun for months and are on the brink of turning for Autumn. To gently transition these pinks to late Summer and hint at the Fall season to come, I added lots of warm espressos and hits of chocolate.
I love the way that the espresso uniques chat nicely with the hint of black in the centerpiece “Kyang” bead. I didn’t want to add too much orange to this composition, but alluded to and echoed the mandarin dots in the Tibetan bead with the amber tones of the small and beautiful uniques that help to give a finishing flourish to this bracelet.
Clockwise from clasp: “Golden Flower Lock”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Glass”, “Art Deco” (retired), “Pink Petals”, “Unique Glass”, “Desert Rose”, “Royal”, “Limited Edition Summer 2014 Flourish”, “Engraved Romance”, “Kyang” (retired), “Rose Quartz”, “Unique Glass”, “Etruscan” (retired), “Unique Glass”, “Limited Edition Christmas 2010”, “Summer Dot”, “Art Deco”, “Unique Glass”, “Rosa Pearl”.
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