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Post by Trollperle on Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:26 am

With time come beads and with beads come so many wonderful possibilities Smile

Ever since I have had enough green beads I have had a garden bracelet. It changed and evolved, got darker in fall, lighter in spring. Then more beads came and with what FB call „Jormungand“ and I call „Lindwurm“ the darker one became a forest one and was not dismantled in spring but became a representation of a forest and place that is very personal and special to me.



These Caves are called „Drakenhöhlen“ - Dragon´s Caves, "Draken“ being  a rather old word for „dragon“. They used to be open when I was young, now they have a fence and when I took the photo were supposed to be off-limits due to falling rock, but I went anyway (not inside but outside). The stones remind me of the basalt stones of the giant´s causeway, so that bead was a must.



And then last week I finally splurged and got the TB tower bead to represent the „Buttenturm“ the last remaining tower from the 16th century town walls.



Obermarsberg now is more like a little village on top of a hill but it used to be a town even before the 700s controlling the trade at a cross point of two very importang trading routes north-south and east-west. As „Eresburg“ it was a hillfort taken by Charlemagne and his frankish army from the old-saxons in 772 and it was said to have hosted the „Irminsul“, the saxon´s holy pillar holding the earth in Germanic mythology. Many other places also claim to have been the place of the Irminsul, but this one for me is the most plausible of them all Smile That is also why my book „Hagalaz“ takes place there http://www.amazon.de/Hagalaz-Wandler-der-Irminsul-ebook/dp/B00900PGJ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1371990159&sr=1-1&keywords=hrabana.

Now I can take a bead-representation of the forest with me wherever I go Smile

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Re: Drakenwald

Post by stacecase on Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:21 am

Oh Trollperle that looks like a truly magical place and you have represented it PERFECTLY with your gorgeous bracelet and thoughtful bead selection. Thank you for sharing all the information about it too, would really like to take a stroll through there sometime.

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Re: Drakenwald

Post by Cloverbead on Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:30 pm

Love the History behind the bracelet. Very Happy

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Re: Drakenwald

Post by Beady-Eyed on Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:17 pm

When TB says "Every story has a bead" they don't realize how interesting & elaborate some people's stories might be!  So glad you shared this fabulous backstory with us!


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Post by Mabel on Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:18 pm

@Cloverbead wrote:Love the History behind the bracelet. Very Happy

Agree Love Rose

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Post by Blairkj on Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:27 pm

You always have the neatest bracelets and wonderful inspiration behind them.

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Post by ceruleanbluebird on Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:52 am

Fascinating history! Love the extra photographs. Thank you for sharing!

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Post by kyhalfpt on Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:12 pm

Love the bracelet and the story!

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Post by strike on Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:51 pm

That is gorgeous and what a great memory Smile

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Re: Drakenwald

Post by Loeca on Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:17 am

I love it :-D I can really see the forest in the bracelet ! Wonderful.

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Re: Drakenwald

Post by Puschkin63 on Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:54 am

I admire you for the stories that you have always behind your bracelet designs... (and by the way it looks great). I cannot tell that much about mine...

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Post by niceday on Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:14 pm

I love hearing you stories Very Happy its nice that you take so much time to post them.

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Post by Loeca on Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:24 pm

@niceday wrote:I love hearing you stories Very Happy its nice that you take so much time to post them.

I agree :-D
Thank you

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Re: Drakenwald

Post by Fuzzyfeet on Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:38 pm

You wrote a book ? No wonder your bracelet stories are so good Very Happy

The tower bead is perfect for you !

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Post by KimboPL on Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:02 pm

@stacecase wrote:Oh Trollperle that looks like a truly magical place and you have represented it PERFECTLY with your gorgeous bracelet and thoughtful bead selection. Thank you for sharing all the information about it too, would really like to take a stroll through there sometime.

Agree Completely agree with Stacecase! Beautiful combo inspired by a beautiful location!

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Re: Drakenwald

Post by Trollperle on Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:29 pm

Thank you all, my dears, for your lovely comments Love Hug This is a very special place for me and I am super happy with the bracelet Smile

Yes, Fuzzyfeet, I actually wrote two books Smile Hagalaz is Urban Fantasy (three more yet to come - might take a while as I usually need several years Wink ) and then there is a Historical Romance, too Smile

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Re: Drakenwald

Post by Amanda Mac (Dot) on Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:04 pm

Wonderful bracelet!! Are your books in English by any lucky chance?

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Post by Amanda Mac (Dot) on Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:06 pm

PS the tower bead will be perfect!

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Re: Drakenwald

Post by Trollperle on Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:09 pm

@Amanda Mac (Dot) wrote:PS the tower bead will be perfect!

The tower is already on there (third bead from the right) Smile

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Post by Trollperle on Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:12 pm

@Amanda Mac (Dot) wrote:Wonderful bracelet!! Are your books in English by any lucky chance?

Thank you Smile

Unfortunately they are only in German, both under a pseudonym (Samantha West for the historical fiction and Hrabana for the Urban Fantasy).

http://www.amazon.de/Wolfsblut-historischer-Liebesroman-Samantha-West-ebook/dp/B0035RPHB2?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.de/Hagalaz-Wandler-der-Irminsul-ebook/dp/B00900PGJ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1371990159&sr=1-1&keywords=hrabana

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Re: Drakenwald

Post by LindaJo on Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:31 pm

Fantastic! Drakenwald sounds like my kind of place.

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