Falling in Love with Henhousebeads

This charm bracelet blog brings a little inspiration with my latest Henhousebeads creation.

One of the (many) things people don’t know about me is that it takes me a long time to develop a connection or fondness for a new line. There’s the confusion of learning new names and designs and then just trying to get to grips with what the designer is trying to achieve. A second thing people don’t know is that I love colour. Specifically I love the tiny nuances that distinguish one shade from another. Beads shouldn’t just be blue, they should explore all those tiny differences that can completely change the vibe of a bead and here begins my romance with Henhousebeads.

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With Henhousebeads Cindy wanted to produce beautiful seasonal glass. Trollbeads tend to release collections with their own theme and a colour scheme that works into that. Ohm have never really dabbled with seasonal releases as they have their own quirky identity. With Henhousebeads there’s the New England collection for the fall colour lovers with it’s cinders and pumpkins.

Henhousebeads New England

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The Provincial France collection has some paler pastels for the warmer months.

Henhousebeads Provincial France

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The Italian collection explores some deeper more gothic shades.

Henhousebeads Italy

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While the Aboriginal Autumn collection is mostly about patterns and quite bold contrasting colours.

Henhousebeads Aboriginal Autumn

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The winter 2018 release then delivered wonderful icy colours and textures

Henhousebeads Winter 2018

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Outside of these colours we’ve then had Scrambled Eggs which are uniuqes. These have predominantly been test beads so far or in some instances, a colour that was experimented with but deemed too close to another shade.

Before Christmas I wanted a really warm bangle combination for myself and specifically wanted to use reds against the Trollbeads gold bangle. What follow is a bracelet version to try and show some of the beautiful nuances found in the Henhousebeads collection.

Pictured below are the beads I chose and I hope it shows the scope of shades within Henhousebeads. To the far left is a Scrambled Egg. It’s red but leaning towards hints of chocolate and was a test colour. One in from that is Romanesque, a very gothic burgundy. Next is the new shade of Aspen which I think may become one of my favourite colours. It’s a cinder colour but it’s quite creamy. The far right is another Scrambled Egg and was a test for Aspen that came out just a shade paler.

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Here’s the result of the actual bracelet. It uses Palace of Amber Enchanted Lotus barrels (which you can find here,) my Trollbeads Celestial and Wishing Stars both of which are part of the winter sale and can be found here and then the Redbalifrog Pine Cone and Palace of Amber Hibiscus Stopper (available here.)

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Henhousebeads Summary

We’ve actually been faced with somewhat of a dilemma with Henhousebeads in that Cindy has produced some amazing shades but at the same time comes the question “how many purples can we have in a collection?” A perfect example is from the Scrambled Eggs (find them here) listing on Christmas Eve where this purple was included.

Henhousebeads Scrambled Eggs

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It’s a paler, brighter, creamier shade compared to Madonna (pictured below) and is amazing in person but was deemed perhaps just too close to Madonna to be a collection bead. (Especially when there’s then Duomo, Lavender and Toulouse!)

Henhousebeads Madonna

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Just for reference there will be a Scrambled Eggs party either this evening or tomorrow (EST time.) This will feature some new designs plus some variations of the retired Aspen and a variation of Toulouse. I’ll also be sharing my first complete Henhousebeads bracelet here on the blog in the next day or so. It’s completely not seasonal but colours I fell in love with.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on this bracelet and Henhousebeads in general? Hit the comments and let me know!

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