I was at odds with what to make and a kind Instagram bead friend helped me put this necklace together. Living in a house of boys it’s not like any of them would help. If I ever ask bead questions I usually get grunts and eye rolls, ha!

I started with the Redbalifrog Aladdin’s Lamp. It’s one of the first RBF beads I bought, due to the amazing details and how it reminded me of our travels in the Middle East. 

The Ohm Beads Merkaba and the Trollbeads Smile of Stars came to mind and my friend suggested a touch of gold, so I used the Pandora Disney Belle Muranos. 

The inlay box we bought in Damascus, Syria. We were there for a couple of days in advance of a tour starting and a young couple from the USA was staying at the same hotel. We started chatting and they offered to take us out shopping and for dinner as they had been to Damascus many times already. The bottle of sand is from Egypt purchased on another trip. 

I thought this Trollbeads bangle would pair well with the necklace. 

I’d love to hear about what beads you’ve purchased to remind you of travels!