Friday, 21 June 2013
I'm not sure if I have been all that interesting... but I have come back from a week camping and I'm so happy to say that we have broken the 10,000 page views. You, dear lovely reader, have made a very smiley Michael, and for that I thank you very very much!
Now... What do I buy to celebrate? :D
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
It was a lovely sunny day in Birmingham and with my newly packed out Trollbead Stacking Case (more on that to follow) Grace, my younger sister, and Joe, my younger brother were let loose with my whole collection! With only one brief moment of panic when some beads fell off the end of a bracelet it was really interesting to see what kind of things they would create.
I was intending to blog over a number of days about 3 or 4 beads that they had chosen and then show the bracelet they created with them. So here are the beads Grace chose:
Here is how she put them together:
This is a glass heavy bead, which I was expecting as Grace loves all things colourful! but I think the eclectic mix was a bit of a surprise. I really like it though!
|A better view of the precious stones on the end.|
Joe struggled to just choose 4 beads so he just made up a bracelet!
It seems that Grace had enough time to make up another quick combo. And this I adore!! It's really rich without colour without being over the top. It also has a lot of Precious stones in it, which I love!
(L-R) Red Tigers Eye, Tormulated Quartz, Agate Dendritic, Amazonite, Limited Edition Chinese Zodiac Horse, Feather, Angles Tip, Cool Dusk, Silver Trace - Gold, Inner Glow, Milky Way, Christmas Tinsel (2011)
I hope you have enjoyed this very special 50th Blog Post!
Sunday, 9 June 2013
Nic and I are currently on the way to celebrate his mum's Birthday with a tea party (I'm hoping for Pimms) and I have made up a bracelet to match my outfit! I've tried this in the past and its not worked out quite as well as this one. I was so happy with the result I thought I should have an impromptu blog post!
I like the lopsidedness of the silvers on opposite sides, they were chosen on a whim, but the glass beads where chosen for their colour.
The Brown beads are a Red Jasper from 2011 Limited Edition Gemstones. A convention Jasper from the first UK Trollbead convention and a Red Tigers Eye. I only realised they were all gemstones once they were on, but I love the organic Brown colour they give.
The green beads are all glass. Christmas in Australia has browns in it too, so that works well. Kimono bead is the exact shade of my polo shirt and has a bird on it (my shirt has flying geese) and turquoise feather finishes this bracelet.
After a discussion with Mars, over at Curling Stones, expect a few on posts on the fly, like this!
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
But I'm really happy with the result (with Nic's very valuable help) I hope you all agree its worth the wait. Here is *Drum Roll* ...
Seaside Themed Bracelet!
It was pretty obvious the way I should go with Treasures being the only silver bead chosen. The Blue Agate are the perfect colour to be sea or sky and Light Blue Shadow, well, that goes really well with beach :P
Here is the combo!
I loved the way the light shone through one of my few remaining ambers and thought I would use it as a centre bead to signify the sun! The silver beads were co-selected with Nic. From Left to right we have Sandi (for a sandy Beach) Rolling Waves, Treasures, Unity (which looks like a beach ball) Tower (for sandcastles) and Viking Ship.
I wanted it to not be completely evenly spaced, but I couldn't leave it, so it's almost, not quite, even.
The glass beads were picked to the blue sea theme. Along side the Agates and Light Blue Shadow we have (L-R) Kimono, Blue/Yellow Unique, Blue/White Unique for the sky and clouds, Silver Mountain to balance with LB Shadow, Wave of Dreams for Waves on the beach, Beach, Blue Unique
Here's a few close ups:
Saturday, 4 May 2013
So last week Jools @JoolsJewellery posted a picture of their delivery of Royal Orange beads and after a quick conversation the very lovely Denise reserved their most sparkly bead for me and sent it from Bridgewater to Bristol for me to have :D It is very sparkly especially in natural light due to its 'Micro-Facets' (Thanks Jonathan for enlightening me to that expert term!)
The only issue I have with this bead is that its very bright and I don't have any other beads that are that orange, it's very bright. This doesn't matter when it is housed on my World Tour Bracelet, but I wanted to wear it to work and show it off. So I teamed it with some dark blue beads and wore it to work for a few days.
Then this week the lovely Zef alerted me to a sale happening at SWAG via the medium of Facebook. This gave me the chance to pick up the Chinese Zodiac Horse to go with my Limited Edition version, I didn't think I could get this bead much cheaper second hand, and I was being very good at stopping one bead!
This bead gave me the inspiration to pool all my Far Eastern themed silver beads into one combo. I put Limited Edition Chinese Zodiac Horse, Chinese Zodiac Horse, World Tour Sacred House and World Tour Chinese Auspicious with Royal Orange, Orange Armadillo and Christmas 2011 Blue Tinsel and Throat Chakra. Add a few twists and were away!
Friday, 3 May 2013
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
|Treasures Compared in Size to Porcupine and Stay Positive|
|Treasures Compared in Size to Porcupine and Stay Positive|
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
For a colour comparison I have put it next to a few other blue beads. Seeing them together makes the LB Shadow look more white than blue, which put a spanner in the works beacuse I did the text for this blog before the pictures!
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
I've had a bit of a case of writers block, so have decided to try a quick little post on my phone to see if that will help! Here's how I took to wearing my new beads from the Trollbead Crawl. They don't really match in a theme, the Tormulated Quartz and Agate Dentric were bought to mirror each other, but I then found the 'Black Braid' that I thought I had sold and had to wear it as I love it!
Silver Mountain goes amazingly with the Quartz and that's where the idea to pair my beads came from!
I had an excuse to wear my new Coral Stripe bead too!
Let me know what you think and if you have anything you'd like me to blog (cheeky hope for inspiration! :P)
Monday, 8 April 2013
|My Days Purchases|