Generally I go for a very minimal festive look at home and on my wrist during Christmas... as for me, much like Skulls are not just for Halloween; fairy lights are not just for Christmas either. There is always a set of lights somewhere in the house and all I need to do for Christmas is just turn them on... as normal, and with some Christmas Cards on the mantel piece, my normal all year round fairy lights suddenly look Christmassy!
The other part of Christmas I quite enjoy decoration wise that a lot of people seem to dread is wrapping presents, but as we go for a pared down festive break I don't get to do as much of that as I'd like, perhaps I should hire myself out at this time of year and offer to wrap other people's presents??
Anyhoo, first post of the year and I'm already rambling, but I decided to make a really Christmassy bracelet, not one that I would particularly wear but something a bit different to my usual fare.
Inspired by a lovely set of beads I'd bought from Luccicare (for another project) I set to work to make a Wrapping Paper Bracelet.
I teamed my red and gold Luccicare set with a beautiful green glitter Trollbeads mini-set that I've acquired over the last couple of months... the beads have all found me one-by-one but I was so delighted to find a match for my first unique and when I got the opportunity to buy the middle one (in a draw on facebook) I was over the moon... expect to see these on a bangle soon!
|Trollbeads green glitter uniques I've been collecting|
For my wrapping paper bracelet I decided to go with a busy red, green and gold theme teamed with actual silver and gold. I incorporated some stars and planets to add to the sparkly effect - the Mexican lock was a perfect match and my silver and gold planet matched the gold bumpy beads perfectly; wish I had two of these! Throw in an Elfbead on the end as I needed another gold bead and taa-daa! My Christmas Wrapping Paper Bracelet was conceived!
Sadly I only wore it once to decide that although I liked it as a bracelet, I didn't have a need for such a sparkly busy bracelet during the festive period... the beads have now gone back into the box waiting for their next projects to happen... I may be some time!!
What strange inspiration in the past have you taken for decoration or jewellery?