Skeleton Spirit was released as part of the Fall Collection in 2013 and I was there on release day to pick up Lenny, my first, and very thoughtful, head inclined to one side, skeleton.
|Trollbeads Skeleton Spirit|
This remains one of my favourite silver beads, and Lenny has been to a lot of places with me over the last 12 months; however it was time for Lenny to have some friends...
|Friends for Lenny|
Recently the US had a 4 for 3 promotion, similar to the old Trunk Shows, and this was the perfect time to buy friends for Lenny, I'd always intended to do this via a Trunk Show, just before they were stopped - so despite my budget concerns I wasn't going to miss out on this promotion, just in case it was a one off!
Really I wanted 8 friends for Lenny, but even I have to draw the line somewhere. Well for now at least; the original version of this bracelet included 9 Skeleton Spirits.
Over the last 18 months I have also been very slowly picking up as many of the Navy Galaxy beads from the Small/Big & Beautiful releases as I can, this has been a long term project for me and I'm still very thankful for the 8 I've found so far, I've also been backfilling my collection with 7 of the now retired blue goldstone beads once I realised I couldn't afford 8 more Skeletons!
My bracelet is almost ready to go... I've only shown a few friends the progress I'd made at each stage over the last year, but I'm sure they will be equally pleased that I've finished it to this "almost" version, as I've never been satisfied enough to wear it (or indeed blog it) until now - although they did say the other 99 versions were fine...
I had just enough beads, or so I thought, but due to a gap on the 17cm bracelet, I also tried this on a 16cm RBF chain, but it was too tight and didn't look right... what to do?
Another reshuffle, back to the 17cm bracelet, 1 blue goldstone out and 2 Elfbeads to the rescue with the inclusion of of a pair of Midnight Flames and I was good to go.
|Spirit in the Sky Bracelet|
Of course, if you know me well, you'll be wondering where my complementary bangle is? Time to pick up that recently discarded blue goldstone and pair it with more Elfbeads, a couple of Stardust Dunes this time and voila!
I still want a few more blue goldstones and navy galaxies (also called navy meteors) to finish this bracelet but I also wanted to wear it now - I shall call this version T minus 1!
Are you searching for any particular beads to finish off a project?
How long would you wait for the perfect bead?