Trollbeads Inspiration – Bonfire Night

Last week was bonfire night in the UK and I found myself feeling a tad homesick. Today’s Trollbeads blog article brings Trollbeads bracelet inspiration with an ode to the fireworks I missed.

I’ve been in Denmark for quite some time now but I still get terribly homesick. It comes in waves where I’ll be fine for months and then find myself desperately missing home. Last Tuesday, the 5th of November, was bonfire night for the UK. For the benefit of those unfamiliar with the event, it’s the celebration of Guy Fawkes failing to destroy the houses of parliament in 1605. Londoners were encouraged to celebrate the foiled plot with the lighting of bonfires. This ultimately progressed to firework displays. There are usually a plethora of large public displays on the night of the 5th of November.

Given it falls at the start of November and events take place at night, it’s usually bitterly cold. The irony of me missing the occasion being that it involves a couple of hours of feeling terribly cold, sometimes wet, while staring at the sky.

I spent Tuesday night happily tucked up in the warm but decided to experiment with a firework themed bracelet.

Trollbeads Inspiration – Bonfire Night

It was two of the new Trollbeads Christmas 2013 glass beads that gave inspiration for this bracelet.

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They’re reminiscent of the small & beautiful meteor beads. While these two beads are part of limited edition Christmas kits, they still have better availability than the aforementioned unique beads. I used the new Trollbeads Shooting Stars as a focal point.

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It also works as a lovely fantasy necklace. I added the new Trollbeads In Your Heart pendant to frame Shooting Stars.

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Comments
  1. Tina

    Very Beautiful, and Thanks for explaining Bonfire Night. Thanks as always for your posts!!!! Love them!!!

    • endangeredtrolls

      It’s actually a silly occasion in many respects. It’s always bitterly cold.. often wet.. and you all stand outside freezing your ass off staring at the sky saying “oooh” and “aaaw” at the fireworks.

      Hundreds of people are always injured messing about with the fireworks. The poor fire service are always busy with fires that get out of hand too

      Still it’s one of those things that when you’re away from home and denied it, you miss it! 😛 If I was actually IN the UK I would probably have been infront of the television, volume up to drown out the noise and grumbling about the silly people stood outside 😉

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

  2. Denise

    Gunpowder, treason and plot! ^_^

    I’m born in the USA (much like Bruce Springsteen), but I love the idea of Bonfire Night. Mostly because when I was a kid, I read Paddington. The thought of fireworks so close to my birthday, mmmmm!

    Speaking of mmmmm, your fantasy necklace is great – I never thought about pairing the Heart pendant with the shooting stars bead (not that that particular bead is in my budget, but a gal has to dream). It’s like they’re made for each other!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Indeed Denise! It’s great fun for the kids but as you get older (and the bones get creakier,) it’s hard to notice anything aside from the cold!

      The new heart pendant for Christmas is actually a lot of fun because quite a few beads will fit inside. It feels a little bit like.. “today I am loving…” and you can put a representative bead inside. (Right now I should be throwing a coffee cup in there I think.) It’s a really lovely pendant I think 🙂

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

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