Friday was an amazing beadmail day. Some things came from Trollbeads and then this adorable package from the German store, Star Bijou. Gabi is known for her clever and creative packaging and I love to see other people’s packages on Instagram and Facebook, as each one seems to be different. She knows I love the term ‘beadmail’, so how cute is this?
Today I’ve got some photos of the amazing Dragon and tomorrow will be the Chinese Lucky Coins. The Dragon comes in a traditional silver finish or a matte finish and is €68. You can get it with a core for Trollbeads bracelets or for Pandora and Ohm bracelets! I think the detail is gorgeous and that the dragon looks very elegant, yet fierce.
These two fit on Pandora bracelets, so I made up a combo using the Frosty Mint Shimmer Murano.
I really love them on leather!
In China we saw lots of dragons on buildings. This was in Shanghai. Coolest wall ever! (Other than the Great Wall, ha ha.)
I actually think the only souvenir I brought back was this Starbucks mug–which happens to be perfect!
The red bead is a Trollbeads unique and at the Dragon’s mouth is a Faceted Citrine, also from Spirit Beads. In addition I used the Brass Chinese Lucky Coin.
Also in the beadmail was the hard to find Trollbeads Kimono Kit!! For those readers new to Trollbeads, the Kimono Kit left the collection in 2011 and was designed by Nozomi Kaji, who also designed the Roses for Mom and Deep Ocean beads. The glass is made from Japanese glass and has a lovely matte finish.
For the final combo I wanted to combine the new Chinese inspired Spirit Beads with the older Japanese inspired Spirit Beads and then I put the bracelet on some Korean celadon. I did a blog post on the Daruma here and the Maneki-Neko here. Hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the Dragons! Do let me know if you already have one or if it’s going on the list!
Disclosure: For this blog I may receive some items as promotional samples.