Sunday 20 October 2013

Normal Service...

...will be resumed in November (or thereabouts).

I've had a lovely holiday and break (away from my cranky and misbehaving heating), the holiday started very sunny although we did suffer pretty rubbish weather thereafter.  I was lucky to have the opportunity to catch up with some friends whilst I was out there and since coming back I've decided to extend my break from blogging for another week or so and give myself some proper time out.

I've been busy with the beads, if not the writing - my Halloween Bracelet has been finished with the help of the rest of my Fall Collection beads and my final stragglers from that order did eventually arrive, the same day I left for my holiday, very good timing - especially as I took them away with me; but more on that next month!

Lenny (or Skeleton Spirit) takes centre stage, pumpkin and lilac edge have been dug out of the bead box, inner glow for some spooky lighting, I'm making good use of those multiples of Saffron and Marsala Facet beads and bringing up the rear are Mr and Ms Ghost Fighter flanked by the Pods.

I've been also been enjoying X by Trollbeads and I've been pairing it a lot with bangles and my new black lambskin Story Starter Bracelet...

What I hadn't realised until I was away on holiday; I think it was the white bed sheets that gave me the clue, was that I had peeling X too!

You can see even on this early photo below that it was happening right from the start, there's a good article on Endangered Trolls covering this in much more detail, if you're having this problem you can exchange your links for the new ones.

For the record I'm not overly concerned about the issue and will get mine sorted out when I can grab 5 mins to contact the dealer I bought them from.

My other new big treat has been a second Story Bracelet, from the very top of one of my wish lists and now (currently) on my wrist... garnet triple wrap!

Now I just need to finalise my (unusually) small order for the Christmas Collection...  Have I found new willpower?  Do I dislike the new collection?  An emphatic NO to both those questions... I just have a holiday to pay for ;)

More about Story, X and Trollbeads to come I promise dear readers,
for now though may I wish you a very spooky Halloween &
a happy shopping experience with all the exciting new collections.