This Trollbeads blog post brings a review of the ‘Missing Bead’ from Trollbeads Peoples Bead contest 2014.
The winner was ‘Perfect Balance‘, designed by Mirjam Seling.
Below are some live pictures of the bead ….
I tried to put this bead with other black and white beads, however I think this detracts from the beauty and simplicity of the bead. In my opinion this bead looks at its best on its own on a bangle.
There was some concern initially on how neat the lines would be between black and white. The black side of my bead is perfect, and the white side has just one slight area of imperfection, though this is not really noticeable when wearing it.
The cubic zirconias are set in what I can only describe as a bubble within the glass. This is not really noticeable at all on the black side, but you can see it slightly on the white side, as in the photos above.
The only criticism I have of the bead that I have received is that the cubic zirconia in the white half is set slightly higher than the cubic zirconia in the black half. Being a perfectionist I think this is something that may bug me over time. Having said that though, it is a lovely bead that would finish off any black or white outfit, and is ideal for the upcoming party season!
Today sees the unveiling of ‘Perfect Balance‘ for the bead voted as ‘The Missing Bead‘ for Trollbeads People’s Bead 2014 contest.
This stunning bead featuring the Yin Yang symbol with two zirconias, is said to have really challenged Trollbeads glass bead makers as this symbol has never before been created in glass this way. Perfect Balance will be officially released on 10th October with a retail price of £35 / €42 / $46.
Designed by Mirjam Selling, she has quoted “The inspiration for my contribution to People’s Bead 2014, Perfect Balance, was to create a bead with basic colors that fits with various combinations.
The reason I like Yin & Yang so much is the story and meaning behind it.
According to traditional Chinese philosophy, the interaction of these two opposite but complementary forces makes up all aspects and phenomena of life: night and day, man and woman, life and death, hot and cold, and so on. Their balance maintains the harmony within the universe. “
The classic colours and contemporary yet striking design of this bead make it a collection must-have for me. The design is striking enough to be worn on a bracelet or bangle on its own, however its design and colours make it super versatile among any other black or white bead combinations. I think it would look fabulous on a simple bracelet with perhaps just the White Diamond Bead, Black Onyx and a few silvers.
Here are a few more images for you:
No one can deny that this is definitely a well deserved winner of the contest!