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Good Luck starter bracelets - beads to go with

Post by LindaJo on Wed May 06, 2015 8:42 pm

It seems that many people have had a hard time using the flowered lavender/blue bead that comes with the Good Luck starter bracelet. It's an unusual blue not echoed in many other beads.
The question came up again recently (in a facebook group), what will match that bead? My suggestion is: don't match! Go for contrasts, neutrals, sparkles. Some suggestions, all production: Oasis, Desert Rose, Scirocco, Golden Cave, Maple Syrup Amber, Crown Chakra, Earth, White Bubbles, Black Silk. Those were just the production beads I picked out as I went through my bead box.
Then I made up some sample mini combos.









Any other production beads you have used with the Good Luck starter glass bead?
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Re: Good Luck starter bracelets - beads to go with

Post by SilverBells on Wed May 06, 2015 10:56 pm

A lovely friend of mine sent me this beautiful bead for my birthday just recently and this is the combo I made with it sunny It's such a beautiful colour I love you

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Re: Good Luck starter bracelets - beads to go with

Post by kyhalfpt on Thu May 07, 2015 3:16 am

I think I posted these before:
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Post by Trollperle on Thu May 07, 2015 8:04 pm

It is a lovely bead and indeed a bit different from any others. Your combos are very wild, LindaJo Smile

I like it with aurora style beads but only with them it looks odd (like a spring dawn bead in the middle of autumn dusk beads), so I added my bluish turtle and the lavender bead from last (?) year and for me this is wonderful - dusk and dawn  or how I call it: My purple berry/twilight faery bracelet:



I love the angel, SilverBells, and your angelic bracelet I love you  And the touch of green is super beautiful, too, Kyhalpft I love you
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Post by Cloverbead on Thu May 07, 2015 8:19 pm

It makes a great contrast bead. I keep meaning to try it with the Double Flower retired bead, as I think that is a similar colour Smile
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Re: Good Luck starter bracelets - beads to go with

Post by SilverBells on Thu May 07, 2015 10:02 pm

@Trollperle wrote:It is a lovely bead and indeed a bit different from any others. Your combos are very wild, LindaJo Smile

I like it with aurora style beads but only with them it looks odd (like a spring dawn bead in the middle of autumn dusk beads), so I added my bluish turtle and the lavender bead from last (?) year and for me this is wonderful - dusk and dawn  or how I call it: My purple berry/twilight faery bracelet:



I love the angel, SilverBells, and your angelic bracelet I love you  And the touch of green is super beautiful, too, Kyhalpft I love you


Thanks so much Trollperle, I adore angels Daisy white I love your bracelet too and all the other beautiful combos on here. I particularly like the butterfly on your bracelet as the centrepiece too sunny
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Post by Gail201 on Fri May 08, 2015 6:06 am

@kyhalfpt wrote:I think I posted these before:


Both of these are really pretty.  You have other periwinkle beads on the first bracelet...which might be a stumbling block for those who don't have that color.  But the second bracelet is a good example of bringing in a citrus color for contrast. 
I am fascinated  by the concept of the color wheel and always thought it would be fun to use our bead combos as examples of the principles of color.   However, I don't know if that would interest anyone here.
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Re: Good Luck starter bracelets - beads to go with

Post by Gail201 on Fri May 08, 2015 6:12 am

@Trollperle wrote:It is a lovely bead and indeed a bit different from any others. Your combos are very wild, LindaJo Smile

I like it with aurora style beads but only with them it looks odd (like a spring dawn bead in the middle of autumn dusk beads), so I added my bluish turtle and the lavender bead from last (?) year and for me this is wonderful - dusk and dawn  or how I call it: My purple berry/twilight faery bracelet:



I love the angel, SilverBells, and your angelic bracelet I love you  And the touch of green is super beautiful, too, Kyhalpft I love you
The periwinkle color is definitely in the auroras but, you are right Troleperle, you needed to add those non-aurora beads to compliment the Good Luck Flower (or whatever they are calling it.) 
I love the bead and I am hoping I'll find one that needs to be rehomed.
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Post by Fuzzyfeet on Fri May 08, 2015 10:01 am

I need a Good Luck bracelet !  Neutral
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Re: Good Luck starter bracelets - beads to go with

Post by Trollperle on Fri May 08, 2015 4:17 pm

@Gail201 wrote:
I am fascinated  by the concept of the color wheel and always thought it would be fun to use our bead combos as examples of the principles of color.   However, I don't know if that would interest anyone here.


I would love a thread like that Smile . Maybe you could teach us!
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Re: Good Luck starter bracelets - beads to go with

Post by stacecase on Sat May 09, 2015 8:48 pm

I went with coordinating beads, but I love it when used with contrasting beads as well. Your mini combos are quite stunning, LindaJo!

I agree, Cloverbead, I bet the Double Flower would go great too!

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Post by Catsworld on Sat May 09, 2015 9:20 pm

I have it on my good-luck bracelet

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Post by martha87 on Sun May 10, 2015 4:34 am

I love the lock on the good luck starter bracelet. I ordered a ladybug dangle from Louise at Trollbeads Gallery to go along with it.

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Re: Good Luck starter bracelets - beads to go with

Post by LindaJo on Mon May 18, 2015 5:48 pm

Cloverbead and Stacecase, you're right!  With retired Double Flower beads, and an artisan focal:

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Re: Good Luck starter bracelets - beads to go with

Post by vonnewe on Mon May 18, 2015 11:29 pm

Oehhhh...very nice the last combo....didn't get me a starterbracelet...was beeing a good girl...tough because i'm a sucker for blue....
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Re: Good Luck starter bracelets - beads to go with

Post by reltan on Tue May 19, 2015 10:59 am

Seems to go wel with lots of stuff!!!
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Re: Good Luck starter bracelets - beads to go with

Post by Svetlanica on Sun May 24, 2015 8:48 am

Hello everyone!)
My version!) Maybe someone uses!)
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Post by Pebbles on Sun May 24, 2015 12:11 pm

And this is mine Wink

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Re: Good Luck starter bracelets - beads to go with

Post by Kalerie17 on Sun May 24, 2015 4:10 pm

I love the combination of bright beads on the bracelet. It looks very elegant and you can pick up a combo with this bead for every day wearing. All bracelets are beautiful.
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Re: Good Luck starter bracelets - beads to go with

Post by Mabel on Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:41 pm

... a little late...
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