Of course once they were all nice and shiny I couldn't resist a few new combinations!
|X by Trollbeads bracelet play - new (to me) bronze and silver decorative X links!|
I've recently picked up some more bronze single links preloved as well as some silver ones. I mentioned in the comments of my first X blog post that I thought the Forget-me-knot link is one of the single links that would really stand out and not get lost on a bracelet.
|My new (to me) Forget-me-knot X link|
It's taken me many months to test this theory; but I think I was definitely right!
I was not overly keen on the direction X went in during the Valentine's and Spring releases earlier this year, whilst I thought the links were beautifully executed and would be great when I decided to branch down a more floral/nature route with X, it wasn't what I wanted to see for the brand at that stage.
The one link I did like from that period straight away was Love Bugs!
|My new (to me) Love Bugs X link|
We had a wonderful year living in the Welsh countryside a few years back and amongst many favourite memories of that time was the abundance of lady bugs (or ladybirds as we call them in the UK). We did accidentally bring back a breeding colony of them to Yorkshire... but that's a whole other story!!
These 3 X bracelets are using all bar 1 metal link in my collection, although I predict they may be broken down sooner than is usual because I'm expecting yet another preloved X link, which is currently winging it's way across the pond as I type!
So much for saving it all up for the two new X by Trollbeads Releases!
Flower Cloud didn't make the cut this evening in case you were having problems with spotting the missing link!