Thursday, 14 February 2013

Blog Competition! Wish me Luck!

So I heard about this competition through Victoria at Endangered Trolls (who was telling Mars at Curling Stones for Lego People via Twitter!)

The Lovely people at John Greed are giving away £250 in lovely jewellery in their Valentines Blogger Challenge. Here's my entry :D

Unsurprisingly my entry consists of mainly Trollbeads and lots from the new Spring Collection, but I have also added possibly the best Swatch Watch I have ever seen! There is something mesmerising about seeing the inner workings of a watch working, team that with the bright contrasting colours that I am famed for being drawn to and I think this may be the perfect item for me (Also it's an amazingly bargainous price!)


Now back to the important stuff - Beads! :P


Silver Trace Turquoise/Green was the Trollbead that started off my fascination with Trollbeads and as of yet I still don't own it! Funny how that happens. Unfortunately it has been retired this year so I need to add it to my collection before it is too late!

I was given a Tigers Eye stone by my eldest sister Michelle while I was at school (during exam season) as it is believed to promote self worth and assist in achieving goals, I think that we can all do with a bit of help with that from time to time. I should also add that I have already bought Coral Stripe and Coral bubbles with the intention of wearing it with my tiger’s eye. Ooops! 

The Beach Ball was an obvious choice for me. It contains most of the colours of my collection so I could wear it lots and it also matches my new watch perfectly! Leading on from this is Strawberry Stripe the red counterpart reminds me of picking Strawberries at a Pick your Own farm (and eating far too many while doing so!) I also have a vision of a blue and red bracelet with Beach Ball and Strawberry Stripe as my focal point.

Fossils is from the Rocky Beach Kit, I love the shape of this bead and all the colours in it. I’m a bit of a sucker for the bobbly beads. It also brings back memories of looking for Fossils in Lyme Regis while away for summer breaks with my Boys Brigade Group as a teen.

Rounding out my spring wish list (for now) is Starfish if you know me then you know I am a bit obsessed with the shape of stars. Ever since I studied Graphics I have loved the simple geometric shape, I know I sound a bit weird, but this new starfish bead has that shape, but with lovely natural soft lines. It also reminds me of holding a starfish at Weymouth Sea life Centre which was a birthday treat (quite a long time ago now!) – Maybe all these beads need to make it onto a childhood memories bracelet, which was completely unintentional when I started choosing beads

Endless is the last, but not least, bead on my dream board I love the way this bead sits on the bracelet and that it has no end, sometimes the simplest ideas have the best outcomes.

I know my choices don’t really reflect Valentine’s Day, but they all have a really special meaning to me, and isn’t that the beauty of Trollbeads? 

Wish me luck in the competition and head over to John Greed to ogle their vast selection of Brands and non Branded Jewellery – they also have an outlet, if like me you love a bargain!


  1. Great blog Michael, nicely written and clear pictures. Good luck in the competition. xx

    1. Thanks Alison. I tried to play with the pictures to make it look a bit more interesting

  2. Love your blog, Michael! Your photos were terrific..they make me want to go put a bracelet together! After all...every bead tells a story, doesn't it? And you have told some lovely stories here! Best of luck to you, Michael!

    1. Thank you Frede! I tend to ramble on about the 'good old days!'

  3. Great choices! Can see that these are really you :)

  4. That damn new release has got me! I want it all!! :D