Continuing on from yesterday’s blog post, today I have a few more pictures of the Chinese Lucky Coins by Spirit Beads, from Star Bijou. There is one in brass for €29 and one in silver for €39. The Star Bijou team is soon going to be making these as a dangle and incorporate them into stone bracelets, as well.
One side looks like this, with two dragons (and yes, it’s a bit upside down in the above photo). Isn’t the detail beautiful?
I looked through more travel photos and found this one from the Lama Temple in Beijing. Such a fiercesome creature!
Just for fun, here’s one of my favourite travel photos of James having his photo taken yet again in China. He had already gone through this for 2 weeks in South Korea, so he was getting pretty tired of being the center of attention! Oddly, there must be a whole bunch of photos of our whole family floating around China because a bunch of times people would ask to take a picture of the four of us, LOL!
Anyway, here is the other side of the coin. I couldn’t get Google Translate to work with characters this large, so if anyone knows what it says please feel free to share. My guess is the characters mean, peace, health, love and money. 🤔
I really liked the brass one with the Dragon from yesterday’s bangle.
They make good spacers to sit on either side of a bead. When I looked around my bead box the only Chinese themed ones I could find were the awesome Ohm Beads Jiangshi and Chi Chi Sticks. The Jiangshi always makes me giggle, I must say. The glass beads are also Ohm, called Dark Soul, Broken Heart and Royal Blood.
I made up a little bangle also using the Jiangshi and a Trollbeads unique. Of the combos here, this one is my favourite. Nice and simple but interesting to look at, I think.
Lastly, here is a fun red leather combo with some bright colours. The advantage to putting the coins on leather is that it’s easier to see the decorative side. These are the first disc shaped spacers I have and it will be fun to figure out where I like them the best.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this look at these Chinese Lucky Coins. Coming up tomorrow will be the new Pandora Field of Flowers Murano (pink) and then Thursday will be True Beadz.
Disclosure: For this blog I may receive some items as promotional samples.
I would want to wear them so that I could see the design. It does seem to work best on the leather bracelet but did it move around very much? I really like your last bangle especially when you pair it up with your red leather ( I think it’s Pandora?) bracelet. I love the look on James’ face but sometimes you have to deal with the Paparazzi.
Hi Suzanne! I’ve been wearing the coins on leather all morning and in my opinion they don’t move around any more than regular beads. That red leather braided bracelet is an old Pandora one. I’m glad I bought it when I did, as it’s such a great shade of red. Doesn’t James look exasperated? Poor kid! LOL
Really unique and fun combinations, Martha! I am particularly smitten with the dragon bead, so LOVE the combo you made with that! It’s really fun to see how you’ve paired the coins. So wish I had that red leather! ❤
Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Audrey! It’s too bad the red leather is long retired. Did you see the new two toned Pandora leather bracelets that will be coming I think in their Summer Collection? They look really nice!
I had never heard of Spirit Beads! The detail on the coin beads is remarkable and I like how you incorporated them with other bead brands. I always enjoy your travel photos and especially the one of your handsome son, James! I stumbled on the Pandora Chinese New Year charm called Dancing Lion and thought it was adorable. Have you seen it? Not sure we can get it around here though.
Thanks for the kind words, Dawn. The detail really is something and it will make a great dangle! I know the lion you’re talking about and I believe stores in North America are now allowed to order it, so definitely ask at your local store!
Will do. I went to my local Pandora store yesterday to see when they would have the new Spring release (Monday!) and will def ask about the lion. Thanks!
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