Glowing Pansy and Daydream Blossom are my favourites from the batch of limited editions released at the end of 2013. This post offers a review of the Glowing Pansy.
As pretty as the flowers are, they didn’t automatically remind me of a pansy. But when I looked at pansy images, there is indeed one similar …..
Despite its name, this bead does not glow in the same way that ‘Inner Glow’ and ‘Blizzard’ glow. The warm amber / rich honey coloured glass does however have a radiance to it.
The cool colours of the pansy provide a contrast, but in a gentle and subtle way.
I have yet to decide which beads to wear it with. However I am thinking along the lines of creams, golds and browns. I think it would look particularly stunning on a bracelet with Ambers, however I have not indulged in Amber beads myself so I was unable to try it out. Matching it with the beads in my collection, those that are too ‘busy’ or ‘bright’ detract from the Glowing Pansy. However when put on its own or alongside neutral beads, the Glowing Pansy really stands out.
In the picture below, you can see Glowing Pansy on its own on the Trollbeads bangle. I think a Yellow Prism either side would set it off beautifully!
In this side on view, you can really see the lovely amber tone to the bead ….
How would you wear this bead??