In lieu of a beauty post today, I thought it would be nice to share the recent additions to my jewellery collection. The first couple of pieces I want to mention were Christmas presents from my husband. We don't always exchange gifts at Christmas but when he was fishing for ideas, I said that I would love to have a few more beads to add to my leather Trollbead bracelet. Although it was a brief conversation, the idea must have stuck as he sought out a local independent jeweller that stocked a good range of their beads.
The beads he chose were the limited edition Lithuania Flag bead (from the World Tour collection) and a Blue Flower bead. Although I'm not certain I would have picked them out for myself, I love them both very much. I tend to gravitate to the black and white beads so it's nice to have an injection of bright colour. Especially with the weather being so drab at the moment.
I purchased the leather Trollbead bracelet that I wear the beads on a few months ago from www.mememeaccessories.com.
The price included the clasp and leather strap for less than the cost
of the fastening alone and I reasoned that I could put up with not getting my first choice of leather colour for such a bargain price. I may the beige replace with a darker
leather strap at a later date.
The other two beads shown on the bracelet were made by Summersday and purchased from Dawanda (I previous spoke about them here).
It's interesting to note that the artisan beads move freely on the
leather strap whereas the official Trollbead glass beads are very snug
on the leather and hard to move. Although beads that don't move around
allow you to maintain their placement on the bracelet, I actually rather like
the freer movement of the artisan made beads.
My next treasure was a gift to myself from The Fushigi Shop. This is 'The Cageless Bird with Sharp Needles', to give it its full title.
I kept going back and looking at this bracelet on the website for a couple of weeks. I decided to buy it in the end so that I could stop torturing myself and before someone else snapped it up. I'm very pleased I stopped dithering as I love it and know I will get a lot of wear out of it. Miss MB is also very taken with it and as far as she's concerned, I'm wearing it on a loan basis!