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Post by polarchick on Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:50 pm

We've recently returned from 3 weeks in a campervan travelling round (mainly) Denmark. We had a brilliant time and I would really recommend Denmark as somewhere to visit!

Unbelievably, I only came away having bought one trollbead during our trip. Shocked Embarassed Shocked
This was a strange kind of OOAK, I've not seen one like it before. It is sort of purple and green and cream swirls with some primitive flower type dots on top.

Here is is:

Danish Roadtrip DanishOOAK1

Danish Roadtrip DanishOOAK2

And here it is in a Denmark bracelet I made after we got home:

Danish Roadtrip DenmarkBracelet

Danish Roadtrip DanishTrio

From the elephant lock and stopper: rough amber, seals, small red amber, green lilac dillo, tupilak, glitter amber, castle, Danish OOAK, silver bead with garnets, runes, turquoise prism, Bead of the Vikings, red and white OOAK (to represent the Danish flag), red cylindrical amber, Eske Storm Sea Stallion, blue green feather, royal, carved amber, tupilak mouth. All Troll other than the Eske ship.

Here are a couple of photos from our trip which show why I have used some of the silvers...

Seals - there was a seal on the beach at Grenen, at the tip of Jutland where the Skaggerak and Kattegat seas meet:

Danish Roadtrip Seal-Grenen

This is also where you can find amber washed up on the beach, hence a lot of amber in the bracelet.

Tupilak - to represent the bog bodies, ancient bodies preserved by the peat which are thought to have been ritual sacrifices. Here is Tollund Man:

Danish Roadtrip Tollund-Man

Castle - we went to Egeskov Slot:

Danish Roadtrip Egeskov-Slot

Sea Stallion - at the Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde we saw the remains of an ancient Viking ship of which a replica has been built and named Sea Stallion, unfortunately I didn't take a photo of the replica but this is a photo of the remains of another viking ship found in the same place in the fjord at Roskilde:

Danish Roadtrip Viking-ship

Royal - Roskilde Domkirke (Cathedral) is the main burial site for Danish royalty, and has been so since the 15th century:

Danish Roadtrip Roskilde-Domkirke

And a couple of cool designs I saw - a church door knocker at the Hjerl Hede open air museum and a 10th century silver arm ring in the Nationalmuseet in Kopenhagen:

Danish Roadtrip Knocker-Hjerl-Hede

Danish Roadtrip 10th-C-silver-arm-ring

Now I may have only bought one trollbead, but I did get myself a Max Andersen Urnes bracelet: sunny

Danish Roadtrip UrnesBracelet

And I made sure I visited Eske Storm's shop/workshop in Copenhagen. Eske was lovely to talk to and it was really interesting to see his workshop (now pretty much back to normal after the flood). Here is the obligatory Eske photo, with hammers! Laughing (it wasn't really cold, but I was having a bad hair day, hence the hat!)

Danish Roadtrip Me-with-Eske

The good news: I came away with two fabulous Eske pendants. The bad news: they have been squirrelled away by my husband as they are presents for Christmas etc, so I can't show them to you yet!

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Post by Mini Gnome on Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:19 pm

What great pictures! It looks like you had a fabulous time and saw some really neat things- and all your new treasures are great- you may have only gotten one bead, but it's a really special one!

And it must be nice to know that you have some treasures still to come at Christmas!
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Post by Mabel on Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:31 pm

What a great trip - many thanks for sharing your pictures!! I´ve been to Denmark this year too and your pictures gave me a flow of good memories.... Very Happy
You really found yourself a great OOAK - a perfect match for your wonderful Denmark Combo!! sunny
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Post by AmongGumTrees on Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:48 pm

Very interesting photos of your trip - thanks for sharing them. Nice bracelet to represent the trip too Smile
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Post by Trollperle on Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:29 pm

Great pictures - sounds like you had a blast of a time Smile
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Post by cottinghamgirl on Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:57 pm

We had some good holidays in Denmark when our children were small(Legoland) but we also visited the museum where the Bog bodies are displayed. The photos bring back some good memories, it is a good country to tour around. It was in the days before Troll for me, now I would like to go again for some Trollshopping at Tivoli. DH wants to drive over the bridge which links Denmark and Sweden so perhaps I will be able to persuade him to go. Just need the time!
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Post by mermaidspurse on Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:09 pm

Super dooper trip and awesome pics! Thanks for showing! You'll love the Urnes bracelet, I just got mine in August and have been wearing it daily with my TBs since then! I especially love your close-up of the door knocker and the bracelet! Gorgeous cyclops !
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Post by Michelle on Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:22 pm

It is you have a good time. It is good to see all your photo and your bead is very ooak.

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Post by chestersnickers on Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:52 pm

Great pictures , thank you for sharing them! Love
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Post by Fuzzyfeet on Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:19 pm

Wonderful pictures ! I would love to visit Denmark. Love your bracelet, that is the most amazing Ooak ! and you got to meet Eske !
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Post by jt56 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:35 pm

Thanks for all these wonderful photos and stories about your trip. Brilliant. The Trollbead ooak is very special. And the Urnes bracelet is outstanding:heart:

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Post by bubbagump on Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:43 pm

I loved reading this post and soaking in all of these fantastic photos you shared with us. Your ooak is fabulous, and so is the entire bracelet. I very nice, creative mix of colors and textures.
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Post by Reive on Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:19 pm

Now I want to go to Denmark. Great OOAk too!
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Post by trollfinder on Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:56 pm

ooooh Eske Drool your ooak and bracelet are very cool also cyclops Love all your pictures, TFS!
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Post by Carla on Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:24 am

What a great combo and a great story. I am sure you will keep that combo together for a while. Which pendants did you buy? I have been to the shop but it was closed. Maybe some day.
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Post by troll2011 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:42 am

Sounds like an awesome vacation Wink .

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Post by rollypoly troll on Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:49 am

Nice thread


Looks like a fantastic trip, been watch a BBC The Vikings., you have seen the vikings ship so cool.

Love the bead.
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Post by Bluesybeads on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:09 pm

Really nice trip to all the important Danish sights, including Eske Wink Laughing

Thank you for sharing the photos Cool
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Post by twinklebeads on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:15 pm

Fantastic photos & thank you for sharing your adventure with us, it really does look like you had a great time Smile
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Post by Beadgirl on Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:41 pm

What a wonderful trip. We visited Denmark in a campervan a few years ago and visited the Roskilde museum. Smile

I love your unusual ooak and fab viking bracelet Very Happy and the Urnes bracelet of course Smile
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Post by DblJJ on Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:41 pm

Amazing trip would love to visit Demark sometime.
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Post by stacecase on Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:29 pm

WOW!!! That OOAK is AMAZING. I've also never seen one like that, but it is REALLY special.

Thanks for sharing all the great photos of your trip too. Looks like you had a wonderful time, great memories created!
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Post by Sunny01 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:24 am

stunning ooak sunny and beautiful pictures from your trip I love you
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Post by trollmoll on Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:13 pm

Fabulous pictures and that OOAK is stunning!
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Post by polarchick on Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:06 pm

Thanks everyone sunny

I've been wearing the Urnes bracelet nearly every day - I can wear it to work without worrying about beads falling off!

I will show you the Eske pendants when I get them...
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