Sales - I love them, especially when there's a bargain to be had! I love Labradorite so I was delighted to find a lone Trollbeads Labradorite listed in a sale; order duly placed and a package arrived the next day... great service!
Here it is next to my other three... can you spot the difference?
Yep they'd sent me a Smoky Quartz instead!
Smoky Quartz has never been on my radar, it's not a bead I've ever gone "Ooh I must have one of those!" but given it's rather marvellous sale price I thought it was worth trying on some bracelets to see what happened.
Armed with my trusty mobile camera and some other beads new and unused (or old and not used as much) along with a sprinkling of silvers I made a start.
Firstly I ignored the silvers completely and tried a glass, stone and leather bracelet. I thought the leather would pick up the colour in the Quartz and I chose the other beads for their blue/grey and brown tones.
Not forgetting my original order - if anyone does see any Trollbeads Labradorite beads in the sales - do let me know; I'm always looking for more of these!