Today’s bracelet was inspired by a couple of fun uniques in a distinctive palette of lilac, buttercream and coral.
They’re not unusual patterns, but today their cheerful colour combination caught my eye. Perhaps it’s because now we’re starting to look forward to Spring, and those pretty colours are just the tonic for the dark months of the year… (don’t they make you think of purple crocus?) Perhaps it’s because I’m a little sad to see “Coral Bubbles” out of the collection, and these two lovelies are such perfect companions for that design… or perhaps it’s just because I was in a purple mood. Troll is so easy to toss together on a whim!
This bracelet really was so simple to tease together. Funny, isn’t it – some bracelets are a struggle from beginning to end, and others practically design themselves. This one was very cooperative, with beads just jumping out at me from the racks, begging to be added. I was particularly delighted with the addition of the unique flower shown above, as it included both the oxblood and the lilac found in the “Small & Beautiful” unique at left. The clear glass overlay in the above unique is lilac, making it a good companion for “Golden Cave” as well.
How serendipitous that the Aurora Flowers that we have in stock at the moment have such a strong garnet colour in the base! I just love how these look in the light, particularly with the very light, lemon-y “Golden Quartz”…. Just perfect for this spiced lilac combination. The thing I like best about this palette is how simple it is to create with a wide variety of bead designs…. Most of us have collected some golden hued beads and some aurora glass. Perhaps your purples were in play with other jewel tones through the Autumn and Winter, but they can be rearranged into this palette for early Spring in a snap.
Clockwise from Clasp: “Stories of You” limited edition clasp, “Unique Glass”, “Etruscan” (retired), “Coral Bubbles” (retired), “Unique Glass”, “Unique Glass”, “Cherry Blossom”, “Goldstone” (retired), “Spiritual Ornament”, “Aurora Flower”, “Golden Quartz”, “Aurora Flower”, “Swarm of Butterflies”, “Limited Edition Carnelian”, “Zanzibar” (retired), “Unique Amber”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Glass”, “Starry Night”, “Unique Glass”.