Ever since I first started collecting Trollbeads I'd lusted after the silver and gold Daisy bead, I'd always imagined making a Daisy and Amber bracelet, but I've never quite managed it; the closest I came previously was my Amber & Blue Daisy Bracelet but I've never cracked the all amber one no matter how many times I've tried as I've never been totally happy with the end result.
When I was sat bead playing the other day my eyes strayed to my carved ambers in one box, and some of my faceted ambers from my recently dismantled Trollbeads Amber and Amethyst Bracelet in another; noting the similar colours and sizes an idea began to form.
|Trollbeads Carved Amber beads are my all time favourite ambers,|
paired here with one of my all time favourite silver and gold beads.
|Carved Ambers L-R: Fish, Scarab, Turtle, Rose, Fish, Ladybugs|
|My special 3 Ladybug bead (normally there are 4 smaller ones carved)|
It required some tweaking but I'm really pleased with the end result, and as you can see there is a mix'n'match element to both bracelets.
|Double stacked Amber & Halloween Bracelets|
I'm always curious about how the design process works for other people, so...
Has there been a design you've had in your imagination that's eluded you in practice?
Do you keep trying, give up completely or wait for inspiration to strike?