This bracelet was inspired by both the new blues of Spring 2015’s Trollbeads Collection… and also by the arrival of a pair of extraordinary uniques.
When designing a new bracelet, I love to blend two or three colours together to form a palette that delights the eye. there is no better way to “gel” the entire feel of a composition than to find a few beads that include all the colours of the design. Often, I find a gorgeous individual bead, and let the entire bracelet follow it’s lead!
In this case I was delighted by the two uniques that frame the “Jewel of the Sea” fish at the heart of the bracelet. Their rich palette, crisp detailing and complementary patterns just begged to be showcased together on a bracelet. I think these two little beads have huge potential for a collector who likes to play… they could find all sorts of
different applications, over all seasons. Imagine them paired with cobalt blue and gold over the holidays, royal blue, green and white for summer, or even with some of the softer blues, such as glittering “Beach”, “Seabed” and “Fountain of Life”. The possibilities are endless…. However, with an entire new collection to play with, and so many gorgeous new
ocean themed blues therein, I decided to play together a cerulean blue and aqua blend. The luscious new blue glass, “Silver Trace, Turquoise” (shown above) is so luscious – doesn’t it seem such a natural addition to the collection that it already feels as though it must have been there all along?!
“Seabed” is a welcome addition as well, for those ladies who love golden murano sparkle, and long for those slightly softer tones…. “Gentle Wave” is a silver in the classic Trollbeads approach. It feels satisfyingly heavy, and is a lovely oval shape that will balance well with “Zanzibar” or the “Cherry Blossom Bead”.
Clockwise from clasp: “Water Lock”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Glass”, “Neverending, Sterling”, “Sea Glow”, “Heart Conch”, “Spring Wave”, “Silver Trace, Turquoise”, “Guardian of Treasures”, “Unique Glass”, “Jewel of Sea – part A”, “Amazonite”, “Jewel of Sea – Part B”, “Unique Glass”, “Mermaid Companion”, “Silver Trace, Turquoise”, “Seabed”, “Gentle Wave”, “Seabed Stripe”, “New Horizons”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Glass”.