Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

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Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by LindaJo on Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:42 am

This bracelet is flat out fantasy. It's got the necessary elements for many a story---the fate of the planet rests in the crown of the prince or princess, the crown jewels, too; there's earth, water and sky; a beautiful swan, and a mischievous gargoyle.







It took me several tries to get this bracelet right, though, so that it looked good on my wrist. That's not so much of a problem with symmetric or color-themed bracelets, but with an assymetric storyline bracelet?
For me, anyway, I want to get it so that it looks good at any angle even though part of the bracelet is hidden behind my wrist. I particularly want it to be an interesting view for me, which means the view across the back of the wrist



and at the inside of the wrist at the base of the thumb. That's what I see when driving!


Beads that sit sideways on a bracelet actually work rather well for that angle.





Trollbeads Dichroic Flower Lock and TB chain; Personality/Tedora Sideways Heart Stopper, retired; Blue Sodalite bead from pixiebeadcharms; "Moonstone" large-core inexpensive bead from ebay; TB Art Deco; TB Winter jewels; plain ball from Belk's department store; TB Planet; TB Little Princess two-part bead (but he looks like a prince to me); in the crown, smooth Labradorite large-core inexpensive bead from ebay; TB Purple Flower; Personality/Tedora ribbed stopper; Opalite stone bead from pixiebeadcharms; TB Spacer; Personality/Tedora Swan; TB Spacer; Blue sodalite bead from pixiebeadcharms; Green Opal bead from pixiebeadcharms; Zable Gargoyle, discontinued.

I need to go look up moonstone, opalite, and chalcedony----maybe it's just different names for the same stone, or related stones?

Edit: Nope, they're different things. But I'm not the only one who gets confused! Names for minerals and glass simulants often overlap, and there are so many stones coming out of China and India now that it's sometimes a translation problem. Plus so many stones are artifically enhanced.

Opalite is manmade glass. [There is a natural gemstone called opalite, but it's purple; also called
Tiffany stone.]

Moonstone comes in various colours, but the classic, most desirable moonstones are blue. I would not be surprised if this "moonstone" bead is actually opalite glass, my two beads look so much alike.

Chalcedony has a glow to it, but not the fire.


Last edited by LindaJo on Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:03 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : stone clarification)
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Re: Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by Artemis on Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:39 am

Great beads together! I do like the princess/prince!! Smile
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Post by Merlyn on Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:55 pm

A lot of thought went into your bracelet and such a great mix of beads too Very Happy
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Post by kionee on Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:09 pm

Would love for trollbeads to come out with a gargoyle
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Re: Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by kitsunegrl on Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:42 pm

A TB gargoyle would rock my world!

I like all fantasy themed bracelets!
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Re: Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by LindaJo on Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:06 pm

I'd love a TB gargoyle, too. I looked a long time for a gargoyle bead, and barely found this Zable one in time.
Fiery Mask makes a gargoyle bead, too. I did get that one, but haven't used it yet. It looks more like an alien creature than a gargoyle from medieval Europe.
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Re: Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by rollypoly troll on Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:57 pm

A great way to wear your planet in the crown.
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Re: Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by hayseed on Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:32 pm

Terrific story bracelet! sunny What a cool idea.
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Re: Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by Trollheim on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:03 pm

flower that's what jewelry is meant to be (at least for me)... expressing someones creativity. Great bracelet!!
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Post by LoopyLou on Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:51 pm

What a beautiful story bracelet
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Re: Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by cymemont on Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:45 pm

Opalite beads are the best for me! And the story bracelet is very very nice! Very Happy
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Re: Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by LindaJo on Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:07 pm

Thanks, y'all.
It's one of the things that attracted me to Trollbeads over other brands, the chance to play with characters and symbols.
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Re: Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by Carla on Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:18 pm

I agree with RPT, Princess/Prince looks great with the planet on her crown. Great combo and story. TFS>
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Re: Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by bijouxbabz on Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:00 am

I love when the beads tell a story. You give us the elements but it's somewhat open-ended so that we can add to the story if we so desire. A bead bracelet could be a great story starter in a classroom.
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Re: Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by Kirstin on Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:42 pm

Wow! Thanks for linking me to this!! I love it!!!!
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Re: Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by DblJJ on Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:01 pm

@kitsunegrl wrote:A TB gargoyle would rock my world!

I like all fantasy themed bracelets!

Totally agree a TB gargoyle would be a bead TDF
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Re: Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by Carla on Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:07 pm

LJ, Looking at the combo again. I need that swan. Have you added anything to the combo??
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Re: Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by Catsworld on Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:32 pm

Stunning, omg, this is really perfect, and the swan.... serious troll envy here... sunny well done!
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Re: Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by LindaJo on Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:29 pm

@Carla wrote:LJ, Looking at the combo again. I need that swan. Have you added anything to the combo??

No, Carla, I've not added anything to it. It's a fairly snug fit as is.
The swan charm is by Personality (the US name for Tedora). I figure I may never find the TB swan. You're in the US now, maybe there's a Personality dealer near you:
http://www.personalityjewelry.com/index.php/find.a.retailer.html
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Re: Flat out fantasy! (and on the wrist, too)

Post by Nancy on Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:58 pm

Really really beautiful.
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