Roses for Mom and Opposites Attract are launching on Trollbeads.com (affiliate link) March, 3, 2017 and will cost $56 USD/ $64 CAN and $46 USD/ $53 CAN respectively. The glass bead is a limited edition release for Mother’s Day. It’s designed by Nozomi Kaji who also designed Deep Ocean. The silver bead is designed by Louise Rimpler who also designed the Mexican Sugar Skull Bead. I think it’s great how Trollbeads lets us know who designed their beads! This bangle shows them the best, I think and I so love the Roses for Mom with copper and the Love & Laughter bead.
Pretty much all my photos today are variations on a theme. I tried the Roses for Mom with a couple of black beads but it didn’t work for me. What I’ve enjoyed putting together are fairly simple combos using pinks and peaches. I think this is my favourite below because I really like how the White Pearl looks with the copper.
Since the Rose for Mom has a lot going on in terms of colour I thought I’d try it with some beads that have fairly solid colours. Left to right below are Blossom Shade, Feldspar Moonstone, Pink Delight Facet (which was last year’s Mother’s Day glass bead) and Daylight Brilliance.
Another trio of bangles has the Roses for Mom with two Pink Prisms. Then, the Opposites Attract goes nicely with Rise Together and Symphony of Hearts. They are also in the open work style but more oxidized, so I threw on some oxidized spacers (stoppers) and the Feldspar Moonstone and Blossom Shade.
Next, here is a full bracelet using some of my Pink Agate Striped beads.
Below left to right after Love & Laughter are Moonlight Dancing, Pink Striped Agate, Roses for Mom, Pink Striped Agate, Opposites Attract and Sweetness.
Below left to right after Sweetness are Blossom Shade, another Pink Striped Agate, Social Circle, Pink Prism and Hourglass.
And just because I want to have all my Roses for Mom photos in one place, here is the macro shot and the one on the leather bracelet with all the Water Lily Spacers on a bangle.
I had considered buying another Roses for Mom, but decided to keep it at one. I love pink beads, so would rather have a variety of pink/peach beads to choose from to go with the Roses for Mom. I have seen bracelets on Instagram though using multiples and they look lovely! I think the Opposites Attract bead is very graceful and lovely. If anyone wants to order a Roses for Mom and is having trouble finding one in stock, let me know and I’ll see if I can help track one down. It looks like Perlen is already on back order, but it seems like Trollbeads USA and Canada have them and Blooming Boutique Beads is getting more today, I heard.
Coming up next week will likely be Spirit Beads and True Beadz and then the week after will be some new Fenton Beads. Have a great weekend and do let me know if these beads are going on ‘the list’!
Disclosure: For this blog I may receive some items as promotional samples.