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Inspiration – ‘Blue Basics’

This Trollbeads inspiration blog post brings together Trollbeads and X by Trollbeads with some simple combinations based on a colour palette of matte blues and creams.

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Sometimes, less can be more. Only a few beads are used here but I feel that the simplicity of these pieces draws attention to the individual beads and the Ocean Blue X by Trollbeads links unite the pieces with a matte blue colour theme.

I have been teaming these pieces today with stonewash skinny jeans and a cream jumper and they finish off the outfit perfectly. Here are some more close up shots of the individual pieces …

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Trollbeads used: ‘Big Butterfly’, ‘Milky Quartz’ and ‘Ivory Violets’ on a ‘Fantasy Necklace with Pearl’.  

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Trollbeads used (left to right): ‘Shibori bead’, ‘Paradise Birds’ and ‘Mon bead’ (Shibori and Mon beads are from the Limited Edition Kimono Kit from 2011).

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X by Trollbeads used:  Ocean Blue X links, silver ‘My Heart’ and silver lock (available to buy as a starter bracelet).

Trollbeads Spring 2013 collection.

The Trollbeads Spring 2013 collection brings three underlying themes -beach and sea, summer flora and home and interaction amongst people.

The collection comprises of two glass kits (Rocky Beach and Happy Summer), a gemstone (Agate Dendritic) and sterling silver and gold.

The first glass is the Rocky Beach kit, inspired by nature and natural minerals found in the earth.  (Kits  £115 / £23 single bead).Trollbeads stock images - please do not reproduce without crediting.

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Sandstone
Sandstone
Pebbles
Pebbles
Cliffs
Cliffs
Sand Beach
Sand Beach
Fossils
Fossils
Stone Flower
Stone Flower

The second kit is the Happy Summer kit, evoking thoughts of a bright, fun and happy summertime.Trollbeads stock images - please do not reproduce without crediting.

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Beach Ball
Beach Ball
Beige Moonstone
Beige Moonstone
Pink Fantasy Bead
Pink Fantasy Bead
Strawberry Stripes
Strawberry Stripes
Blue Fantasy Bead
Blue Fantasy Bead
Coral Opal
Coral Opal

Discovered more than 2300 years ago, Agate Dendritic is said to create a peaceful environment.  (£47)

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The statement piece of this collection has to be the Big Butterfly pendant. This delicate silver piece makes a stunning focal point on any necklace or bracelet. (£67)

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Two new locks also make their debut in this collection. The Dolphins Lock and Seahorses Lock both continue with the beach and sea theme. The Seahorses Lock is also complimented by way of the Seahorse Couple earrings. (Locks £40 each, earrings £48).

Dolphins Lock Seahorses Lock

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The rest of the collection brings silver and gold beads and pendants as follows:

Swarm of Butterflies
Swarm of Butterflies
Swarm of Butterlies Gold
Swarm of Butterlies Gold
Blossom Bead
Blossom Bead
Elderflowers
Elderflowers
Elderflower pendant
Elderflower pendant
Playing Dolphins
Playing Dolphins
Dolphins Pendant
Dolphins Pendant
Seahorses
Seahorses
Silver Sea Urchin
Silver Sea Urchin
Starfish
Starfish
Coral Branch Gold
Coral Branch Gold
Sunglasses
Sunglasses
Breakfast
Breakfast
Holding on to Love
Holding on to Love
Mermaid and Seaman
Mermaid and Seaman
House
House