So I have been trying to be really good and not buy so many beads. In January a Facebook Group I am part of decided we should all set Resolutions for the New Year. My main resolution was to not buy any beads unless they were half price or better. This led the very lovely Alison to add me to some Facebook groups which allow other collectors to sell beads they don’t want any more or maybe got at a bargain price. Of course I went a bit mad (but more of that in another post). I managed to get a really good deal on a couple of beads from America and after a few weeks and a slight customs hiccup I was the proud owner of the Inner Glow Bead. This bead is from the Halloween 2012 release and I have been admiring it since I first saw pictures on Endangered Trolls in September. It doesn’t glow as much as I expected, at least you can’t really tell in daylight, but I still love it and Nic is Jealous! :P
|Inner Glow is the bead of your interior light and when brought into the dark it glows bright green - showing you its magic.|
The next bead I want to tell you about travelled even further - all the way from Australia. Another lovely lady (from my favourite Facebook page) Jenny became a partially lovely Troll Fairy and sent me the Retired Blue/White Armadillo, it is the first Dillo I have added to my collection and it was the inspiration for the bracelet below (which also features Inner Glow). This bead was released in 2006 and retired in 2008 which is before I started to collect so I was really lucky to be able to add this bead to my collection.
|The armadillo is a charming but slightly clumsy nocturnal animal from the American continent that rolls up into a ball, when it gets scared. Here in an orange form.|
I would also love to add the Orange Dillo to my collection (if you see a nice one, let me know!) She also sent me a really lovely coaster and some Twinnings Australian Tea (I love tea nearly as much as I love Trollbeads so this was a big surprise, the tea is exclusive to Oz so I am trying to save it)
I was looking on My Trollbeads Facebook page and I noticed that Karen their stylist makes up combinations where the beads aren't symmetrical or grouped in even numbers and thought I would try it out. Usually I have everything really balanced but I think this works really well and will try the look again.