Saturday, July 14, 2012

Bead Wish List: Pina Colada

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!

Pineapple Jasper Pear Drop Beads

Pineapple Jasper Pear Drops

Coconut Wood Stick Bead Daggers

Coconut Wood Stick Beads from Happy Mango Beads

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

Swarovski Elements Bermuda Blue Cosmic Square

Swarovski Elements Bermuda Blue Cosmic Square

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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  1. Great picks for summer! The coconut beads are really fun.

  2. Delicious picks, fresh and summery, jummy... I like drinking mohito sorry to say I will try to imagine the colour combo- lime, icy blue, white, green.

  3. Oh! A mojito palette sounds fantastic! Do you mind if I borrow that for another post?


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