I ignored the new collections generally and decided to go down the preloved route with a 3rd Trollbeads Midnight Brilliance when one popped up for sale.
|No. 3 in the middle, it's a tiny bit bigger than my first 2|
Oops, what do you mean I haven't shown you the first two I bought last November??
When Midnight Brilliance was released by Trollbeads last year as a Limited Edition Black Friday bead - it came with a hefty promotional discount as part of the launch - 25% off if you bought it between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Ergo, it meant I could save quite a bit of cash as I knew straight away I wanted two... part of what I call my "Noah's Ark Bangle Obsession".
|My original 2 Midnight Brilliance beads|
I guess this is another exception of when I did go for it at release date! It wasn't a cheap bead so the 25% off promotional price brought it down to a more acceptable level, but I knew it was going to be popular as well as cheaper and I really didn't want to miss out on a pair!
|...with matching clear overlays|
I asked the retailer to send me two matching ones as I didn't want to end up with another Sahara Night situation...
I have two Sahara Night Facets (below) that have very different amounts of clear and never look quite right if I try to match them on a bangle, nor a bracelet or necklace for that matter; must buy a 3rd in the hope I get eventually get a pair. No wonder I deviate from my budget so often!
|NOT matching clear overlays|
I thought I was done with my January shopping, but I couldn't resist adding this lovely preloved amber to the mix, It has striped ridges with some circles in a pattern that I don't have on any of my other amber beads.
I've just had a sneaky peak in my bead box and think I have enough amber beads to make up a 3rd amber bracelet, hmmm, not had a play with my ambers for a while.
|Enough Amber left over for a 3rd amber bracelet?|
How many multiples do you indulge in - beads, shoes, boots, jewellery?
Do tell! Or are you strictly singles all the way?