|Wisdom photographed by Pauline|
I'm really glad that it was my Grandma that helped me buy this bead, I enjoy having beads that remind me of experiences, friends, families and stories. It was my Grandma who taught me to read before I went to school which started my lifelong love of reading, she did the same with her children before they started school, and with all her grandchildren and she's now making a start with her great grandchildren! So for me, Wisdom, is a very apt bead to have come from my Grandma!
Here are the different sides of my wisdom bead, showing all the stones.
As soon as I got it I started playing around with combinations to see what it would look like with different beads, as it has several colours and some very different stones there is quite a lot you can do with it, here are some snapshots of what I tried...
However whilst I had fun playing with mostly glass beads, what I really intended was to make something with my zodiac birthstone stars.
Here is my Wisdom & Stars bracelet, I opted to include a lot of colour in this one and I think it will remain a keeper for quite some time, unlike my usual make, wear and unmake approach to finished bracelets.
Wisdom as worn by my Trollbead friends!
Wisdom is such a versatile bead that I asked a few friends if they would allow me to show you some of their bracelets and necklaces using Wisdom. They kindly photographed their creations for your viewing pleasure!
(Warning - you may experience some pleasurable bead envy looking at these photos as they have some fabulous beads in their collections, I just love looking at these and including them has been my pleasure!)
|Bracelet featuring Gold Wisdom, photo and bracelet by a Trollbead friend|
|Wisdom Bracelet "Perfect Purples" and photo by Anne|
|Bracelet featuring Silver and Gold Daisy and Wisdom, bracelet and photo by a Trollbead friend|
|Wisdom, photo and bracelet by Jules|
|Wisdom Bracelet and photo by Pauline|
|Wisdom Bracelet and photo by Jules|
|Wisdom Bracelet "Ferns" and photo by Anne|
|Wisdom bracelet and photo by a Trollbead friend|
|Wisdom necklace and photo by Jenny|
|Gold Wisdom bracelet and photo by a Trollbead friend|
|Wisdom bracelet "Teals" and photo by Anne|
I love all of these combinations; the bracelet immediately above also contains beads from one of my favourite artisan bead makers, Christa Keizer at Luccicare, Christa makes some lovely beads so it's not a surprise to see other trollies making such good use of them!