Happy St Patrick’s Day!

This charm jewellery blog wishes readers a cheerful St Patrick’s Day with an inspirational charm bracelet.

For 2014 Ohm Beads debuted a limited edition version of their Leprechaun. I offered a review of this new version of the Ohm Beads Leprechaun last week in order to show live images for those seeking to order prior to stocks exhausting.

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Today sees a celebration of St Patrick, generally recognised as the Patron Saint of Ireland. It’s commonly associated with elaborate parades and despite falling during Lent, restrictions on the consumption of alcohol are lifted.

While I’m not generally a green person (it doesn’t work with my red hair and pale skin!) If ever there is a day to wear it, it would be today. Here’s my 2014 version of a St Patrick’s Day charm bracelet.

St Patrick’s Day Charm Bracelet

St Patrick’s Day lands at the start of spring and always makes me think of traditional icons of the new season; lambs, flowers and new green growth. I opted to combine all of these into one bracelet. Notable features are both versions of the Ohm Beads Leprechaun, their Pot of Gold charm and a rather lovely pale green Elfbeads Perpetuals.

St Patrick's Day 2014 Charm Bracelet

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St Patrick's Day 2014 Charm Bracelet

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St Patrick's Day 2014 Charm Bracelet

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St Patrick's Day 2014 Charm Bracelet

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St Patrick's Day 2014 Charm Bracelet

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St Patrick's Day 2014 Charm Bracelet

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St Patrick's Day 2014 Charm Bracelet

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St Patrick's Day 2014 Charm Bracelet

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I couldn’t resist adding an X by Trollbeads bracelet featuring the new Lucky link from the Bloom X Bite release.

St Patrick's Day 2014 Charm Bracelet

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As always I love to hear from my readers. Do you celebrate St Patrick’s Day? Have you made a themed bracelet for this year? Hit the comments and let me know!

Bead Index

What follows is an index of the beads and charms used to create the featured bracelet.

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  • 1 – Trollbeads unique / OOaK Green Turtle
  • 2 – Pandora Lucky Clover
  • 3 – Trollbeads unique / OOaK Green Scales
  • 4 – Ohm Bead Gold Bars
  • 5 – Trollbeads universal unique Green Armadillo
  • 6 – Ohm Beads Illustrious
  • 7 – Trollbeads unique / OOaK Green Stripes
  • 8 – Ohm Beads Pot of Gold
  • 9 – Trollbeads limited edition MarillenblΓΌte (Austrian World Tour)
  • 10 – Ohm Beads limited edition Leprechaun (2014)
  • 11 – Elfbeads Perpetuals
  • 12 – Ohm Beads Leprechaun
  • 13 – Ohm Beads Fresh Apple
  • 14 – Trollbeads Lamb
  • 15 – Trollbeads limited edition Anemones (Danish World Tour)
  • 16 – Trollbeads Stories of You Lock (Poppy Lock)
Comments
  1. Mars

    Having married into an Irish family I probably should get more into the spirit although my family doesn’t really mark the day…

    I’ve celebrated it more in the past with an Irish friend of mine when we all lived in the same town, he used to infamously dye his hair green which read quite a feat as it was long and very curly!

    Might have to go dig through my green beads later πŸ˜‰

    Mars xx

    • endangeredtrolls

      Given I have long curls, I can imagine how long that took! There’s no way I can colour my hair alone. For one thing those teeny tiny store bought boxes.. I reckon I’d need 4 at least. For another there’s just too much of it πŸ™ Whenever I go to the hairdressers (which I’m sorely in need of) it takes them hours just to get the colour on. Curls tend to be very porous too so you have to use a lot πŸ™

      I’m not usually a green person (says the person VERY impatiently awaiting the release of the Cherry Blossom Necklace) but hey, it’s St Patrick’s right? πŸ˜‰

      /hugs

  2. Erin

    I love this bracelet! I think it’s time for me to start investing in brands other than pandora, since they don’t have much in the way of Irish themed charms.

    By the way, I’m a redhead and green has always been a good color for me (at least in my opinion πŸ˜‰ ) However, I always felt that warm colors, like yellow, Orange, etc. don’t go well with my hair and complexion. What colors do you feel go well with your hair? (If you don’t mind me asking.)

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hi Erin πŸ™‚

      Are you a natural redhead? Mine isn’t natural I’m afraid so it’s quite a bright shocking red and I don’t know, green just doesn’t seem to work for me. Maybe it’s because, while my skin is very pale, it doesn’t have quite the same undertones as natural redheads? I think natural redheads tend to have lovely pinky undertones to their skin where as mine is more porcelain or Casper the Ghost like πŸ˜‰ You’re right, I can’t wear yellow or orange either but I tend to suit darker berry shades quite well. Purples work particularly for me I think.

      I’ve actually debated trying to have my hair a more natural looking red (thinking more Debra Messing or Felecia Day) but my poor hairdressers looked scared at the prospect πŸ˜‰

      xxx

    • endangeredtrolls

      Oh and sorry! I’m glad you like the bracelet (I always get distracted talking hair). I’m quite fond of the Pandora Four Leaf Clover glass. I think I might try and get a couple of those one day.

      xxx

      • Erin

        Yes, I’m a natural redhead, although it’s a lighter red and not a true ginger. As I’ve gotten older it’s lightened up and faded some, too. I have to admit, I’ve started coloring it to keep it the color it used to be. My hairdresser has done a fantastic job matching my younger hair color. So much so, that my friends had no idea I’d started coloring until I mentioned it.

        I do have some pinky undertones to my skin, which is why I don’t like warm colors on me. I feel like they accent those undertones and make me look red. I like purple on me too, and blue.

        I have the Pandora four leaf clover glass and love it. I’ve actually been considering buying another one. πŸ™‚

        • endangeredtrolls

          Oh Erin I’m so jealous! Mine has been red now for a number of years but there’s no way it would pass as being natural. I am really tempted to change it to a more natural shade though. The upkeep terrifies me though!

          Isn’t ageing just wonderful πŸ™ I have a friend with natural red hair and hers is also getting paler with age. She’s gone from being a very vivid darker ginger colour to a strawberry blonde.

          xxx

          • Erin

            I started out as a dark strawberry blonde and its slowly going over to a dull medium blonde (with a few grays starting to sneak in.) I keep trying to tell myself that I’m not really getting old (35 isn’t old, right?) But I think the proof is in the hair! πŸ˜‰ I’ve had some (minor) health issues in the last couple years and am hoping that now that they are sorted, maybe my color will revive at least a little.

            I think red needs more upkeep than other colors, but I would think that the brighter and deeper reds would need more upkeep than the more natural shades of red. You might find its less work.

          • endangeredtrolls

            I’m 33 and I found my first grey hair at 22! πŸ™ I was mortified! πŸ™ So don’t take that as ANY sign I think! I don’t know about you though, I feel no different really than when I was 21 – at least not psychologically – I admittedly have a few aches and pains πŸ˜‰

            The red takes a lot of upkeep. I’m naturally very dark, almost black but I have very curly hair so root regrowth is thankfully not as noticeable. It fades so easily though. It’s very depressing to spend a lot of money having it professionally coloured and then see red water vanish down the plughole the first time I wash it! I use a colour treatment on mine between colourings which helps loads as it deposits colour onto the hair. It’s a temporary fix but hey, we all need a bit of help, right? πŸ˜‰

            I really hope that your hair returns to “normal” now you’re feeling better. Skin and hair is always the first things to show when something is a little wrong πŸ™

            /hugs

  3. Faye

    Lovely bracelet! I love that you used different tones of green in your bead choices. I have that same green turtle unique and I just love how it looks on bracelets.

    May the luck of the Irish be with you! Have a Guiness to celebrate!

    What I’m wearing today -7C brrrrr – very old dark green wool Irish cable sweater from Blarney Woolen mills , and TB bangle with Retired TB Green Flower, a Novobeads green crystal & a gorgeous artisan green stripe focal that sparkles like a Leprechaun with a pot of gold!

    • endangeredtrolls

      We’re sat at 10 degrees C so quite mild really! Unfortunately we’ve been having storms for days and the wind is so cold! I’m sat working this afternoon wrapped in a blanket!

      Your mini combination sounds absolutely lovely and I hope you’re managing to stay warm πŸ™ Novobeads crystals tend to have a lovely glow around them so aptly chosen I think!

      /hugs

  4. Kim7

    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, Victoria! Love your pretty green bracelet. That little Ohm leprechaun is so adorable; too bad he’s a limited edition. He’ll most likely be gone before I can get this version. Oh well – the original is cute too.

    Take care…(getting any pinches in?!)
    Kim7

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hi Kim πŸ™‚

      I know he’s sold out at Ohm Beads though some retailers still have stocks. They are both cute though – the original included πŸ™‚

      Sadly I’ve been tied to my desk absolutely all day πŸ™

      /hugs

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