Trollbeads Challenge Day 9


IMG_1794Today I hankered for a soft, simple composition that felt calm and meditative.  I decided to start with a whispery soft Purple Jade for the very middle of the bracelet, and framed it with a pair of Labradorites.  That felt so perfect that I decided to carry on with only natural stones in the softest tones that could find in my collection.  IMG_1800

I wanted the silvers to have a similarly calm mood, so I used “Shortcut”, “Spot”, “Heart” and “Smiling Cylinder”, whose clean lines and smooth surfaces felt just right.





Trollbeads Update: Troll’s Treasure by MS

A few new beads have found their way onto the “Troll’s Treasure” bracelet by MS, and she was kind enough to allow us to share pictures!

Just look how gorgeous the new “Goldstone” is with the “Golden Cave”… both of them have a wonderfully warm glow.  The Trinity has the perfect complementary shade of blue, making the auburn feel even more distinct.  MS delves into the full range of jewel tones, and I particularly like the repeated use of teal green.

Looking carefully at this composition you will notice that there are very few actual glass beads in the group; most of the beads are amber, jade and semiprecious stone.  She has included a couple of references to royal treasure, including the crown dangle of her own making at the top, and of course the retired “King & Queen”, with it’s beautiful teal dot.  MS has utilized all three of the “Flower Mosaic” bead, with it’s jewel-like dichroic glass dots.  It’s interesting to see how she very ingeniously threaded the heart dangle through “Endless”, and it makes me mull what other dangles would work similarly… imagine a pearl or black spinel dangle by troll threaded through!

Like all of MS’ compositions,  the true strength of the design lies in the individual quality of each bead…she selects truly extraordinary examples of each and every one.  This “Amethyst” is outstanding in both its colour & clarity.

Thank you, MS for allowing us to share this update with our readers….