The Carolina Jessamine Lock and Studs will be part of the Trollbeads Autumn collection (available Sept. 9 from Trollbeads.com) and are $59 USD/$68 CDN and $57 USD/$66 CDN respectively. The Carolina Jessamine yellow flower/vine itself is native to subtropical climates, so that rules out it growing in Canada! So, instead I picked a tiny yellow flower from some clover plants for these photos.
I think the lock will be very popular as it’s really chunky and solid. Here are all the locks I have so far, for a size comparison. You can see on the bottom right that it’s quite a bit chunkier than the Flower Lock just above it. That’s the Plain Lock on the top right and then in the left column are the 40th Anniversary Lock, Fish Lock and the Stories of You starter bracelet lock from a few years ago.
Sometimes I like to wear a lock as a focal point, on the top of a bracelet.
To put it together, build it like this, with beads on either end. On the top are Vision of Light, Nature Friendship, Amber Violets, Pink Conch and Dot to Dot Spacer. On the bottom row are Sunbeam Spacer, Moonlight Bubbles, Gold Silver Trace, Soul of Waves (and yes, I’m still looking up these names 😀) and the Sweet Berries Spacer.
Then just add the lock!
I wore a different configuration on our road trip. Here’s the waterfront of Pittsburgh in the background.
And just the waterfront by itself. We had fun riding the incline! So, is anyone tempted by this lock? I will definitely wear it as a centrepiece quite a bit this fall as I really love it!