Trollbeads don't have that many true red beads in the collection so when I picked up a second scarlet bud, two white stripes, another red stripe and a Heart Lock in a sale (one of the infamous liquidation sales earlier this year), I knew I wanted to have a go at making a more traditional Valentine's Day bracelet, and I had just the right heart unique to build the bracelet around.
Only I didn't stop at just the bracelet, I got a bit carried away and made a necklace and 2 bangles as well.
I tend to only dabble with themed jewellery when the mood takes me, or I've been inspired by a particular bead or set of beads; yet I know that this seems to be one of the most popular ways of putting together bracelets for some.
My everyday method is a bit more functional, I tend to match jewellery to my outfit (or in some cases choosing an outfit to go with a ready made bracelet) but I've played around with a few themes recently, just for fun like the set above, and quite enjoyed myself!
Now I'm curious! Do you make / wear themed jewellery at certain times of year?
What do you wear / make and what themes are your favourites?
Hit the comments and tell me more...
Oh by the way, you also need to "forget" ever seeing this post so I can reuse it come next February ;)