I recently treated myself to some tropical blue coconut shell daggers that I can’t wait to use. The texture, shape, and color is incredible! The best thing about natural materials like coconut shell (after their organic charm), is how lightweight they are. You can have huge, chunky beads and still do a lot with them.
I’m still waiting for the mailman to bring the new daggers, but the combination of coconut and blue really got me thinking about piña coladas. Delicious, refreshing piña coladas. Although the traditional coconut and pineapple recipe is perfect on its own, the Blue Curaçao version is even more refreshing with its tropical color, and that's the one that comes to mind when I'm thinking of cool drinks.
In the spirit of beating the summer heat, I went on a hunt for some equally refreshing beads in creamy coconut and juicy pineapple colors, tropical blues, and natural coconut shell. Here are just a few of my favorite finds!
Tiny Ceramic Coconut Beads from The Crafty Bead
Yellow Trapezoid Resin Beads from Happy Mango Beads
Pale Coconut Shell Rondelles from Beadaholique
Antique Yellow Agate Faceted Rounds from Auntie’s Beads
Lillypilly Ornamental Pineapple Pendant from Fusion Beads
Pineapple Silver Lampwork Rounds by Radiant Mind
Chunky Etched Czech Glass Rectangles from Cascadia Beads
Tiny Chocolate Coconut Shell Heishi from Mia Bella Collection
Czech Glass Milky Yellow Picasso Rectangles from Lima Beads
T-Beads Transparent Aquamarine Lampwork Spacer from Fusion Beads
Vintage Italian Acrylic Pineapple Beads from Meegie’s Bead Corner
Pineapple Sparkle Lampwork Spacers by Amy of Two Glassy Ladies
What’s your favorite drink for cooling down in summer? Has it ever inspired you to create a bead color combo?
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