The sun made a short appearance this weekend here in the UK, so I thought it was time for a pretty pastel Trollbeads combo!
I was given ‘Grandma’s Favourite’ for Christmas and this was the perfect time to use it! You’ll have seen the combination of silvers and golds before, but I love how the gold looks against the purples and pinks. I definitely need more in these colours, as I’ve had to sneak in a few artisans to fill it up!
I’ve also used a big pendant bead that I picked up from a craft fair to try and weight it down and stop if from spinning around, but it keeps catching on my clothes. Trollbeads, if you’re reading this, please make something similar that won’t catch!!
Do you change your Trollbeads over when the season changes too? I’d love to see your springtime combos!
Last month a very special person in my life got married and asked if I could provide her ‘something borrowed’ for the big day. Her wedding outfit was red and black and she had made up a Trollbeads necklace with all of her red beads, but she needed a matching bracelet.
I don’t have very many red beads, and in fact there aren’t all that many in the Trollbeads range, so I mixed mine with black and white beads and some silvers that best fit the bill – flowers, faith, hope & charity, mistletoe (they got engaged at Christmas) and a letter G (the groom’s initial). I also added two gold plated hearts, two Pia beads (the skinny silvers) and a couple of artisans (the black and whites on either end):
The bride looked absolutely stunning on the big day and the beads finished off her outfit perfectly!
I didn’t discover Trollbeads until just after I got married so they weren’t around for my wedding. How about you – did you wear, or are you planning to wear Trollbeads on your big day?
It’s that time of year again for a Christmas Trollbeads combo! This year’s festive bracelet combines traditional red and green beads with some Christmas edition Trollbeads. The year before last I was gifted with Snowball and Sparkling Star and last year I received Mistletoe, all of which look great on this bracelet - I think it’s my most Christmassy combo yet!
Nearly all the beads in this combo are original Trollbeads, except for the ones either side of the centre bead (Dichroic Ice) and the stopper, which are from Pia (LOVE that store!) and the red chakra style bead, which is from an artist on Etsy.
The blog’s been a bit Trollbeads heavy in recent posts, but don’t worry my Filofax friends, I have lots of Filofax updates coming in early 2013!
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone – and don’t forget to drop by and tell me which beads you got from Santa!
Here’s another Trollbeads treat – this time a pretty pastel combo. I challenged myself to use some of the OOAKs/Uniques that I find hard to mix in with other beads and I love the result!
This bracelet is quite loose on me, so I was able to get lots of beads on it. I’ve used the wonderful Garden Gnome bead I was gifted for my birthday, alongside some floral beads to make him feel at home! I was also gifted the gorgeous Blooming Sakura, which sits right at home on this combo, lovely!
Has anyone else got the Garden Gnome? Which beads have you mixed him with?
We’ve had such lovely weather lately that I thought it was time for a new Spring Trollbeads combo! I wanted to go for a fairytale theme, with pastel OOAKs and fantasy silvers, which remind me of spring time in the garden.
I’ve used really chunky silvers, such as the Fantasy Elf and Spirit of Freedom, which stand out boldly against the soft colours of the glass – I think it works, what do you think?
(Working clockwise from the clasp, the 1st, 3rd, 8th and 10th glass beads are all OOAKs)
My husband gifted me with a remake of the original Trollbeads tiger bead at Christmas and I’ve used it to make an animal print combo with other animal print beads and animal silvers. All the beads in this combo are original Trollbeads apart from the tiger, stopper and evil eye charm:
Tomorrow I’ll be taking part in a Cancer Research UK ‘Race for Life’ and to mark the occasion, I’ve created a special pink Trollbeads bracelet. Unfortunately I don’t have many pink beads, so there are four artisan (non-Troll) beads, but I hope you’ll forgive me, since this is a charitable occasion! This combo also includes a gorgeous pink and white python from the Cancer Research Empowerment Trollbeads collection.
Spring is here at long last!! With the sun shining, I couldn’t resist creating a new Trollbeads bracelet to brighten up my transitional wardrobe from winter to spring:
You’ll have seen this combination of gold and silvers on the blog before, which all have special meanings to me and are among my most precious beads. To keep it fresh, I often switch out the glass and amber Trollbeads and usually stick to one or two colours. I really did try to use more than two colours in this one (honest), but I just loved how the turquoise beads looked with the ooak ambers!
This bracelet has three artisan beads – the turquoise scales and the two turquoise stones, which were all gifted to me at Christmas. The ambers are all One-Of-A-Kind Trollbeads, as is the white with turquoise daisies, which was in my goody bag at the first UK Trollbeads Convention last year.
I’m enjoying this look as the colours remind me of being at the beach! Are you making a new bracelet to reflect the change in seasons?
With Valentines day just around the corner, it’s time for a girly pink Trollbeads combo…thing is, I’m not really a ‘pink’ kinda gal! But of course I do have a few pink Trollbeads so I thought I’d give it a go. My twist? A leather bracelet instead of a chain to take the edge off the girliness and a multicoloured bead to make it ‘pop.’ I often do this with bracelets that are mainly made up of one colour, so that the eye knows where to settle when looking at it. If you haven’t tried this before, give it a go, I’d love to hear if you like the results!