Castle Stone, the Nicest Taupe

I think the Castle Stone shade by True Beadz is so unusual in a glass bead and I just love it. For one day I wore the three finishes, Blossom, Taste and Touch on a bangle with the Redbalifrog Frangipanis Forever, plus added in a Pandora bracelet and Ohm Beads Twisted Bangle. 


But then I noticed the Castle Stone colour matches perfectly with one of my old Pandora beads, so I tried out a full bracelet. 

This is a truly mixed brand bracelet. 


The silver beads are the Trollbeads Smile of Stars and Neverending. The glass beads are a mix of Pandora and Trollbeads, along with the three True Beadz. 


I added in my X Links with the black rubber links. 


And met up with @mcctrish for beads n’ coffee. Check out her fabulous bracelets!

Here is a better comparison photo of the True Beadz in the Touch finish. 

Top row, L-R, Marmor, Castle Stone, Blue Mist, Linen, Siberia, Baby Pink, Lilac

Bottom row, L-R, Purple Dream, Royal Viola, Blue Sky, Pumpkin, Sunflower, Sunlight Spot

Disclosure: For this blog I may receive some items as promotional samples. 

12 Comments

  1. You really make the Tru Beads look great with everything. I really can’t start with another line of lovely beads, not now anyway. They have such a clean, strong look. If I could afford to, I would order some right away because of your photos, particularly of the close up ones. the bottom row is wonderful and , I also see the beauty of Marmor and love the Purple Dream.

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    1. Sarah, I totally understand. When the True Beadz first came out I bought two Touch Lilac ones and used them all the time. And you know the slippery slope that well loved beads can cause…oh, I’ll just get a couple more! This is a big reason why I’m not going to get into more brands, like Elf. It becomes a never ending desire for more and more. And the boys keep growing and needing new clothes and food, you know, things that are actual needs, ha ha! (Not nearly as fun as beads, though!)

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      1. Yes I really do! Beads have always had this crazy effect on me. One day I will post o photo of my other beads! I am happy with my Elf beads and may buy a few more, but lucky for me, I don’t care for their new collection , for now 😰

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      2. I was wondering why there were no Elf on your blog, good reason!! I wish I hadn’t gone down the slope!

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      3. Yes, there are many pretty beads out there! And I feel bad for the beads I already have but don’t use enough, like they are being neglected. πŸ˜€

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  2. These are really lovely combinations!

    Do Trollbeads fit on the Ohm Beads bracelets?

    (I agree with Sarah, your pictures make me want to buy True Beadz but I don’t want to go down the slippery slope.)

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  3. I love this colour and your bangle combo is stunning πŸ™‚

    I have stopped buying Troll glass and am focusing on Elfbeads and I want to start collecting Truebeadz. Two reasons: I gave quite a few Trollbeads and the Ohm bangles are my favourites and troll glass won’t fit 😦

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    1. Oh, yes, that’s unfortunate about the Troll glass not fitting the Ohm bangle. The Ohm bangles are super comfortable, in my opinion. While we are all so lucky to have so many beautiful beads ready to come home with us, our money can only stretch so far. I think that’s also why a lot of people didn’t start an X Links collection when it first came out.

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  4. Hi Martha!

    I really like the way that you incorporate Trollbeads “Smile of Stars” into many of your designs. I have admired the versatility of this bead for quite some time. The abstract design makes it appropriate for most bracelets and it’s fairly priced as well! During the Troll “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” Promo, I picked up Smile of Stars, Whitecap, (another bead that I have been coveting since discovering your blog!), and the LE Italian “Party Time” bead. I was thrilled to find the Party Time bead here in the US. Now, I’m just waiting for the 2015 Mother’s Rose to be reintroduced. I have heard rumors that Trollbeads will be releasing it again….:D

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  5. Oh, that’s awesome that you bought a Whitecap! And the Party Time one, how lovely! I’ve often looked at that one too. I would love to see the Mother’s Rose available again. I always look at people’s photos of it and regret not buying it! It’s hard, because long time collectors can get irritated with re-releases, but newbies like me are happy to have a chance to purchase popular pieces.

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