Trollbeads Inspiration: Joyful Frogs

We recently made up this necklace for display at the shop, shown here placed in front of a photo in the Trollbeads Coffee Table Book… It’s a sterling foxtail chain necklace, with three Denmark World Tour “Frog Princes” grouped together.

At first I thought that the frogs were joyful, then I realized that actually they look quite serious.  It’s simply that they make me feel silly and happy every time I look at them!

C.

Trollbeads Inspiration: MS’s refreshed and refreshing “Spring Meadow”

Remember MS’s “Spring Meadow” bracelet?  With the recent acquisition of some unique and unusual beads, MS has recreated her composition with a deeper, richer and more carefully detailed feel.

Like all of MS’s creations, this bracelet features many unique and outstanding beads, including some that she has customized to make them even more personal.  She also favours multiples of certain beads, both for emphasis, and for the interest of displaying unusual examples of the design.

You’ll notice that there are two examples of a “Green Armadillo” – one is a nice, large example of the regular collection version, shaded with black.  The other is a “Universal Unique” that is beautifully clear and bright, without a trace of grey or black. I love the way the light plays through this bead, it simply glows in natural light.

A number of other Universal Uniques provide the texture, and impression of wildflowers scattered about the meadow.  The deeper tones of green offer the idea of a meandering stream or pond… The silvers are carefully chosen to further the theme, and to reflect the occupants of the meadow:  flowers, butterflies, a hedgehog and a frog.

The frog is smiling because he has a secret:  Turn him over and you’ll see that he is actually a prince!  MS had the brilliant idea of engraving the plain polished bottom with a crown.

Thank you for sharing your update with the Blog, MS!

C.