Saturday 28 June 2014

Back from holiday & new adventures!

Hello everyone, it feels like such a long time since I last sat down to write a post; given that my Post Card #Flashback series had to be finished before I went away, I guess it technically has been quite a while!

So how is everyone?

Unlike my previous holiday the weather this time was glorious, if you follow my Twitter or Facebook Page you would have seen the lovely blue skies and scenery I posted whilst I was away, I came back so relaxed I could barely remember my name.

I love to stop and stare at scenery and was often late meeting friends and family because I was lost in the glory of such lovely light!  As usual these were all taken on my phone, so I can only begin to imagine how they would have turned out had I taken a camera!

What did I take with me to wear in such a lovely place?  Well as regular readers will know I tend to travel quite light jewellery wise when I'm away.

Two necklaces, Trollbeads Naughty Dragon on a Trollbeads silver chain and a Green Amber pendant on a Trollbeads black leather necklace.  Neither of which had much wear after Day 2 as even with Factor 30 and shade, I was still tinged a pale pink in my neck area!

Bracelet wise I took 2 Trollbeads bangles, one red themed and one Onyx & Labradorite, my Rebeligion Skulls Bracelet and my Links of London Skulls Bracelet.

Ever one to mix and match I moved Naughty Dragon onto my bangle one night!  Excuse the different tones on the photos, although as you can see I'm sporting my new favourite polka dot dress in both pics!

I'm curious, what jewellery do you take away on holiday with you?
A few favourite pieces? Something for every outfit? Nothing at all?
Hit the comments and share all!

I'm back home now and whereas I would usually be suffering from post holiday/back to work blues... I am already planning my next adventure... I've bought a bus!

Friday 20 June 2014

Post Card #flashback - Winter Beach Bracelet (finally)

To finish this particular Post Card #flashback Series I will end on the finale of my Winter Beach Bracelet journey, 6 months from initial idea to final bracelet.

This was the point where I finally cracked the design... and if you think it looks a bit familiar, it's because it's the one I would save out of all others.  

Extra points for knowing where I wrote about that!

Thanks for popping by to read my Post Card Series - I'll see you all next week!

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Post Card #flashback - Festival Jewellery 2013

Wearing beads at a (muddy) festival is a bit of a no no for me.  The nice green fields you are seeing were the golf course on the opposite side of the river, this is taken from the bridge.  The other side looked a bit less tranquil!

How to wear great jewellery in a field!

For once there are no beads in this post!

Monday 16 June 2014

Post Card #flashback - Winter Walks (continued)

This was a continuation of the previous post, although a couple of months after the original...

Prototype Bracelet

I couldn't get that original bracelet idea out of my head!

Friday 13 June 2014

Post Card #Flashback - Winter Walks 2013

This was a post I wrote for a Jewellers Blogger Competition.

Valentine's Day

This is the first and only blogging competition I've ever entered and I really enjoyed the challenge - it actually led (eventually) to a pretty spectacular bracelet - after several remakes and modifications!

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Post Card #Flashback - Greece 2012

The first trip abroad with my trollbeads; but I couldn't decide what to take...

Trollbeads on Holiday

Always one to write things down I blogged about my dilemma!

Monday 9 June 2014

Post Card #Flashback - Holiday in Wales 2012

Well first up is a very early post from August 2012, I'd only been blogging a month when I headed off to Wales...

I didn't have many Trollbeads back then but I did have a specific idea of what I wanted to do with them.

Friday 6 June 2014

Post Card from Curling Stones for Lego People

Hope the weather is lovely where you are, as the post title might have given you a clue I'm currently away on holiday (I hope the weather looks something like this!) so enjoy your break from me, and I'll see you when I get back!

P.S. - If you can't stay away, then stay tuned for two weeks worth of
Post Card #Flashback Posts!  
No idea what they are?  Find out on Monday!

Monday 2 June 2014

Fantasy Necklace Designs

I've written about Fantasy Necklaces before, specifically in this introductory post and again at Christmas when I designed this necklace (Pearl, 120cm) to go with my Christmas Bracelet...

Since I bought my black onyx Fantasy Necklace it's become one of my regular necklaces.  Being shorter (80cm) I'm finding it's a lot more versatile for throwing combinations together and wearing everyday.  Here's  a quick reminder of what I've been doing with it.

My last incarnation of my Onyx Necklace, before I lost myself in the Carved Ambers, saw me swapping a few beads around ready for a brief trip to the Lake District.

View from my bedroom window, wet, wild and wonderful Windermere!

I kept the Silver "In Your Heart" pendant in the design again.  This pendant has been really good value for me, it's only come off my FN recently to make way for my carved ambers!

I've used the triangles silver at the bottom with a prism bead on top, and I sat the Heart pendant on the Two Sides to Everything silver charm, popped the snake back on, but inside the Heart this time, and changed the zodiac star on top from onyx to garnet and voila!

I teamed this necklace with a red and black bangle and my Rebeligion See No, Hear No, Speak No Evil skulls bracelet.

Here is how my Onyx FN necklace looks today, unsurprisingly it's still made up with my carved ambers!

How I'm wearing my Fantasy Neckalce this week!

I used to swap and change general necklace lengths frequently, but up until recently I'd only been wearing shorter necklaces (45cm) with a pendant; my 2 Trollbeads Fantasy Necklaces have ignited that passion for wearing longer necklaces again.

Speaking of which I really must revisit my Pearl FN as that's not been worn since Christmas... but I have a new idea for that so I shall save it for another post!

How do you wear your necklaces, short, long, inbetween or not at all?
Hit the comments and tell all...