Shanghai Dragon on single leather

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Shanghai Dragon on single leather

Post by polarchick on Sun May 24, 2015 3:48 pm

Hello all!

It's a long time since I've posted, and indeed a while since I've bought any beads as my Troll-mojo has been somewhat lacking Embarassed

However, on Friday I paid a visit to my favourite Troll retailer and came away with a Shanghai Dragon (confession - I've never been to China but I love the look of the bead!) and a new single leather bracelet.

Here they are with a Christmas LE bead:



I love the standard bracelets, but find them uncomfortable at times to wear. The new leather, though spectacularly overpriced in my opinion, is so light that it's hardly noticeable and is a great way to show off one or two beads.

The Shanghai Dragon is a knobbly, tactile, almost abstract bead and when I got it home I realised that due to multiple holes it can be worn vertically as well as horizontally, so would be great on a fantasy necklace. It could also be used as a fantasy splitter, with care.

Well it is nice to be back with you all, I can't promise I'll be posting very often as I am quite a patchy poster, but I am loving the beads on here! sunny
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Re: Shanghai Dragon on single leather

Post by Trollperle on Sun May 24, 2015 4:03 pm

Welcome back, dear Polarchick Hug I absolutely love the look of this - I have not yet ordered the single leather but now I am sure, I will Smile TFS! It looks beautiful and fantastic about the holes and the versatility of the wearing possibilities of this bead (a cousin of yours is on his way to me and I, too, have not been to  China (yet), but it is a dragon and a dragon is a dragon no matter from where Smile ).
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Re: Shanghai Dragon on single leather

Post by cshynkaruk on Sun May 24, 2015 4:09 pm

Love this look. Gonna have to have a peak at the leather. Like that it's comfortable to wear.
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Post by plumbun on Sun May 24, 2015 5:30 pm

thanks polarchick! so good to see a post from you too Wink i have this one on the way w/the korean bead and you've made me quite excited (and not second guessing). love w/the LE christmas bead too seems very dragony--wouldn't've thought to use it that way. really cool!
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Re: Shanghai Dragon on single leather

Post by hefring on Sun May 24, 2015 8:06 pm

Oooh, so beautiful! Looks much better than in the stock pictures. Now I might need a dragon.
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Re: Shanghai Dragon on single leather

Post by Amanda Mac (Dot) on Sun May 24, 2015 9:39 pm

I saw Shanghai today IRL and was blown away! He is now my fave City Bead. I don't have him yet but did buy the white leather for the summer.

I love your combo, and the Christmas bead too which a friend calls the "Christmas Cosy"!

Good to see you back!
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Post by ceruleanbluebird on Mon May 25, 2015 3:12 am

I do like his bumpies! Still on the fence about purchasing any City Beads.
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Re: Shanghai Dragon on single leather

Post by Fuzzyfeet on Mon May 25, 2015 10:47 am

Lovely to have you back !  Very Happy

The Shanghai Dragon was on my wish list, but now has jumped to the top !
I like the look of the new leathers, but no lock does worry me a bit, I might just buy a bit of leather and tie it in a knot  Laughing
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Re: Shanghai Dragon on single leather

Post by Mayaa on Wed May 27, 2015 7:24 am

I'm not sure if I am going to buy something from the city beads collection, but when I do it will be the dragon. He looks wonderfull. And I really like the simplicity of the leather bracelet with just two beads, great choices
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Re: Shanghai Dragon on single leather

Post by PansyCat on Wed May 27, 2015 2:24 pm

Yes Please! Love this. So sophisticated.
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