This Trollbeads blog article takes a little inspiration from the world outside with a Trollbeads winter bracelet design and complimentary fantasy style necklace
I’ve made no secret of my absolute hatred for January. I find the month utterly dismal. Denmark is currently entombed in snow and far too much for my liking. This brings practical issues such as the roads being treacherous, my horses being stable bound, sky high heating bills in attempt to keep a two hundred year old house toasty warm and finally, the daily chore of trying to keep my pond from freezing solid. I do find the snow romantic and pretty when nothing actually needs to be achieve but unfortunately for most of us, day to day life can’t cease due to the weather.
While the end of January hails the launch of the Trollbeads spring 2013 collection, I’ve been working on a few winter themed bracelets to showcase here. While my garden is covered in snow, I decided to snap a few pictures and take inspiration directly from nature herself.
Trollbeads Winter Themed Bracelet
The area immediately surrounding our house is littered with evergreen trees currently covered in show laden branches.
While neither myself nor my fiance are gardening enthusiasts, our tulip tree is undoubtedly the pride and joy of our garden. Unfortunately but predictably it’s looking incredibly bare at present but in just a few short months it will be covered in glossy green leaves and perhaps, if we’re lucky, some beautiful pink tulips.
I chose a selection of nature and winter themed silver beads with a colour scheme of dark greens and whites. The Trollbeads retired vine, otherwise known as old vine, takes centre stage.
I switched between two different locks, the Trollbeads tree lock and finally, my cherished tulip lock.
Finally, while the majority of the trees around my house are evergreen, in honour of those that aren’t I decided to make a complimentary fantasy necklace. The Trollbeads troll tree is one of my favourite pieces, despite the fact it appears here very rarely. Unfortunately I only have the one chain and while the amethyst stone doesn’t particularly match the colour scheme, it works for the sake of display purposes.
Trollbeads Winter Themed Bracelet
While winter and specifically snow offers annoying practicalities, it also has a raw, untamed beauty. Snow seems to envelop the world in a certain silence as if all other living things are collectively holding their breath.
As it won’t be long until my blog takes a distinctly spring like theme in celebration of numerous new collections, it seemed appropriate to honour the current season. Green is quite out of my comfort zone. It’s not a colour that I wear much and with this in mind, not a colour I use a great deal in bracelets. I have another winter themed bracelet show case coming up before everything focuses on spring collections, with slightly more predictable colours. With this specific creation however, I wanted to try and capture a little of what my small corner of the world looks like at present.
To those suffering with heavy snow falls, stay warm and most of all, stay safe if you need to travel.
What follows is an index of the beads used to create the bracelet featured in this article.
- 1 – Redbalifrog White Coral
- 2 – Ohm Beads Snowflake
- 3 – Trollbeads limited edition gemstone (2011)
- 4 – Trollbeads anniversary flower (2006)
- 5 – Redbalifrog White Coral
- 6 – Redbalifrog Russian Egg
- 7 – Trollbeads Labrodorite
- 8 – Lovelinks Clear Skies
- 9 – Trollbeads Winter
- 10 – Trollbeads retired Vine
- 11 – Trollbeads anniversary Caterpillar (2006)
- 12 – Trollbeads Winter Snow
- 13 – Trollbeads Milky Quartz
- 14 – Trollbeads unique Amber
- 15 – Ohm Beads Owl
- 16 – Trollbeads limited edition gemstone (2011) – Aqua Terra Jasper
- 17 – Trollbeads limited edition Tulip
- 18 – Trollbeads retired Tulip Lock