St Patrick’s Day 2015 Charm Bracelet & Necklace Inspiration

This charm jewellery blog brings a little St Patrick’s Day 2015 charm bracelet & necklace inspiration. It features Trollbeads, Elfbeads, Ohm Beads and Pandora in hopefully a less predictable combination.

Happy St Patrick’s Day ladies and gents! I first started blogging at Endangered Trolls in 2010 so that’s now five years of bracelet inspiration. For the past two years I’ve showcased green themed bracelets featuring the Ohm Beads Leprechaun. For reference you can find my St Patrick’s Day 2013 bracelet and St Patrick’s Day 2014 bracelets at the links (and a preview below.)

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When I started pondering these bracelets I groaned at the idea of more green. I know it’s traditional but it’s also super predictable. For the last couple of holidays I’ve been attempting to move away from what I’ve done every other year. When I think St Patrick’s Day, I see green. I also see beer and quite specifically, Guiness. Here we go!

St Patrick’s Day 2015 Charm Bracelet Inspiration

With a theme of Guiness established I experimented with both necklaces and bracelets. I initially had an idea of an ombre bracelet ranging from black to cream. That didn’t work so well on a a bracelet though I had a little success with it on a fantasy necklace. I did ultimately throw in a splash of green. My initial plan had been to use two emerald coloured glass but actually lacked the right shade. Rather I threw in a Trollbeads Emerald instead. It looks a little odd but actually I quite liked it! I think it would have been an improvement to use two for the symmetry however.

The silver beads are a mix of symbols of good luck and fortune with a few other designs that just felt right (such as the new Elfbeads Happy.)

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St Patrick’s Day 2015 Necklace Inspiration

As mentioned I also experimented with an ombre necklace. I love ombre colours but sadly it’s not easy to recreate in glass as you don’t get the blended gradients that you can in dyes or nail varnish. Nevertheless, here it is!

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St Patrick’s Day 2015 Charm Bracelet & Necklace Inspiration Summary

For those who were hoping to see a more typical green bracelet, you have my apologies but I do love the colours of these combinations. It also gave me the perfect excuse to revisit the Ohm Beads Ohmtoberfest glass which I absolutely adore.

As always I love to hear from my readers. Have you made your own St Patrick’s Day 2015 charm bracelet? Will you be out celebrating? What do you think of this colour scheme? 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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Comments
  1. Faye

    Very different! What do all the black beads represent? I like the Ohm Bar Brawl & TB’s new 4-leaf clover but you’ve lost me lassie on the rest. 😉

    • endangeredtrolls

      The black is for the Guiness 🙂 Strictly speaking it should probably have been black and cream since you only see brown when it’s first poured but still, I had to squeeze in my Ohmtoberfest glass 🙂

      As for the silvers.. Elfbeads Happy for the obvious relation to alcohol, Leprechauns for Ireland, Pandora’s Four Leaf Clover for Luck (lots of good luck motifs on here for “the luck of the Irish”,) Trollbeads Coin as a “lucky penny”, Pandora’s Hong Bao as it features 福 (good fortune,) the Trollbeads Good Luck bead for luck again, Year of the Ram charm for 2015 and the Wild Cherry Lock just for spring 🙂

      xxx

      • Faye

        Got it! Were you in your cups already when you made the bracelet, hee hee!
        It’s very “you” to wear actually, the colors are quite versatile.

        • endangeredtrolls

          I love the colours which is kinda funny since I rarely ever drink and most especially not beer. Can’t stand the stuff!

          xxx

          • Faye

            Even Guinness? With a name like Victoria, and your Old English pre 7th Century surname?!
            Did you know low-alcohol (<4.1%) beers are very hydrating and beer, especially ale, is loaded with B vitamins? It's practically a healthfood. 😀

          • endangeredtrolls

            Yup hate the stuff. I usually drink once a year at Christmas and then it tends to be the inlaws homemade Schnapps 😀 I do indeed know that though as when I was in my teens and prior to all the new fancy horsey supplements around these days, my horses used to share Guiness in their feeds every Sunday (and then have Monday as a rest day.) It was deemed a good dose of iron for them and they *loved* it! I suspect a lot of horses still get it in fact!

            xxx

          • Faye

            Yes they always gave Guinness to nursing/lactating horses, dogs & cats on the farms here in US too. It apparently has good iron & all the B vitamins except B12.
            Nowadays I think they use oatmeal & brown rice bran.

            I will give my old girl a special Sunday dinner on occasion 2 TBS Guinness in her Sunday dinner, 1 TBS black strap molasses, psyllium powder, omega 3 oil, knox plain gelatin, and bone meal.

        • Diane

          Interesting about the Guiness for the horses and the dogs and cats! Just wondering if that is just Guinness, or all stouts? And is it only good for nursing/lactating animals? Just wondering if it might help my neutered 80 pound male dog at all?? In moderation (a tablespoon or two?), of course!

          • endangeredtrolls

            It’s all stouts but I should also say I haven’t done this for a good 15 years now and all of my horses were fed it once per week. I don’t do it any longer. You’d really need to speak to your vet I think 🙂

            xxx

          • Faye

            I wouldn’t give anything like that w/out checking with your veterinarian, and it depends on what you are looking for it to help with. As Victoria mentioned, there are so many modern superb supplements out there targeted to specific issues.
            We don’t check with our vet because our old girl dog has been drinking small amounts of ale/guinness for 15 yrs – since she was a puppy, and she is a Finn & was sipping cognac out of snifters on the coffee table when she was 11 weeks old….unusual for a dog to like that taste.

            When our last elderly dog was terminally ill, dying of kidney failure, the vet agreed with us giving her anything she’ll eat. That turned out to be chef boyardee spaghettios & meatballs!

          • endangeredtrolls

            Yeah as Faye is saying, I was doing this years ago and now there is such a huge selection of modern supplements that I think are better options. Certainly with horses you need to be incredibly careful what you feed as tummy upsets can be fatal so these days my pony has the same thing day in and day out and I’m loathe to give him anything unusual at all.

            There’s a company called Farnham that produce a product by the name of Red Cell. They manufacture a version for both doggies and horses and that’s aimed at boosting iron levels specifically but also has a lot of vitamins and minerals in it. Something like that might be better but I would still chat with your vet before adding anything.

            Faye you need to be quiet about your old lady’s diet. If the stray doggies of the world read that they’ll all be turning up on your doorstep 😉 I’ve been there though. I lost one of my feral cats a few weeks ago and I was going with the same philosophy. He was obviously very poorly and unwell and it was a case of whatever he’d eat at that stage.

            xxx

  2. Diane

    Cool idea about the ombre fantasy necklace, Victoria! 😀 I have a newly acquired black onyx fantasy necklace (love it!!!) and will have to see what else might work for a stout beer ombre effect. The Chai buds are perfect, but I don’t have any. 🙁 Started collecting too late. I have a couple Elfbeads black net fractals that could start things off at least.

    xxx

  3. Liz

    That necklace idea is brilliant 🙂

    • endangeredtrolls

      I’m so pleased you like it Liz! It’s not perfect but it’s hard to do with glass 🙁

      xxx

  4. Debbie

    Love, love, love the Guinness theme Victoria 🙂

    At first I thought the single green bead looked wrong, but the more I look the more it feels absolutely right to have a touch of green 🙂

    Love the FN as well, and whilst I find Guinness a bit meh, looking at it is making me thirsty 😉 Reminds me of my Granny and her milk stout with a drop of brandy in it – strictly for medicinal purposes (so she told us) 😉

    /hugs

    • endangeredtrolls

      I really like it! I know it’s a bit odd seeing one blob of green in there but I don’t know, I still like it 😛 Maybe if I’d used a pair? I just tire of doing the same bracelets for each holiday and wanted something different 😉

      I hate Guiness too! Vile stuff!

      xxx

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