This is a bit of a mishmash post today. I still have some Trollbeads from the Spirit of Life Autumn Collection that I want to feature, so I started out making combos with them but then morphed into taking photos of the Redbalifrog Art Nouveau. Starting with the two Trollbeads, these are slender silvers that look great in between glass beads. There must be thousands of ways to use them! Here they are on a Fantasy Necklace.
Only One You has the words ‘There is Only One You’ inscribed around the outer part. This was a photo I made for Earth Day and I should have turned it so we could see the words ‘Only One’ as in we only have one Earth. Oh well! It’s above the green Malachite on the necklace. Here is a macro shot of the flat side. I like how it’s swirly looking.
Vision of Light is smaller and above the Black Onyx on the necklace. Here’s a macro shot of the flat side. It’s sort of like a baby Lotus Top!
Next I made a combo using my copper bangles and a bunch of spacers. I seriously love the Bumble Bee!
In our front garden we have a bit of periwinkle which is such a lovely shade of purple. I took a macro shot of one flower.
This is the bangle I made to go with the flowers. (I took the flower picture in the backyard, so the colour looks different.)
But I also had this one on the go.
I’ve always wanted the Redbalifrog Art Nouveau bead, which is so elegant! It’s only available at one store, called Heidi’s Trollbeads and More and it’s in Austria. However it was very easy to order and it came quite quickly. It was €39 plus shipping and I consider it to be a really good deal. I imagine it will also look nice on my leather necklace. Art Nouveau was made for the artist Gustav Klimt’s 150th birthday. There are other Redbalifrog beads exclusive to Heidi’s and here’s a link if you want to see them.
The Trollbeads Lavender Prisms are also newish to me and are super pretty!
The final two bangles together look like this. I don’t know how Sarah (@sarinak23) gets her wrist shots so straight! My wrist is actually a tad askew from an old hockey injury (I broke it!).
I see Only One You on Instagram a fair amount. Some people like the inscription, I imagine. Pandora certainly puts a lot of inscriptions on beads, but I don’t think Trollbeads has in the past. I really like the shape of it, I must say.
My apologies for this being kind of an unfocused blog post but is there anything here for ‘the list’? Or anything you have already? What I’m putting on ‘the list’ is prisms as I’m finding them really useful and they are so pretty! That 10% off purchases of $50+ at Trollbeads.com (affiliate link) is still good for Americans and the code is TB10OFF, if anyone wants to use it. Coming up later this week will be some Melanie Moertel glass beads.
Disclosure: For this blog I may receive some items as promotional samples.
The combination with the Art Nouveau, prisms and pearls is beyond pretty! I cannot say I have seen this Art Nouveau bead before – so thank you and wow, so lovely! She reminds me of Frank Lloyd Wright’s sprites.
My pleasure, Elise. The bead has been out for a few years, so maybe there haven’t been many pictures floating around for a while, but @pandoraaddict73 has one and shows it occasionally. As for the pearls and prisms, one could just make bracelets only using those and be quite happy, I think!
Hi Martha, When I saw the Art Nouveau on your Instagram yesterday my first thought…after I caught my breath…was what is this? And where do I get it? I love it! Also I have really been wanting prisms for quite awhile now. And the bumblebee. My wish list has become “THE LIST.”
Too funny, Suzanne! I was hoping you’d like all these beads. Prisms have jumped to the top of my list as I really like the shape and how they shine!
I LOVE the prisms and managed to pick up a few pre-loved ones on EBay for a good price around Christmas. I hope to collect more of the colors and the lavender is beautiful! I did not know the RBF Art-Nouveau Bead was a retailer specific bead, good to know. I agree it is especially lovely and that price is very attractive. So pretty with the pearls and lavender prisms! I also love those purple waters! Beautiful post 😍
Thanks Tanya! I’m obsessing over Prisms a bit these days and need to check out what the other colours are. Nice that you got some at a good price!
Hi Martha 🙂
Great little mishmash of beads today. I love the only you charms and wish bead brands would do more like this where the writing is more subtle and not such a massive in your face type of dangle. Pandora does these inscriptions quite a bit and are also subtle and I like them very much ( I like to think of them as inspirational).
I must admit I’m not a huge fan of pearls and dislike them even more on my charm bracelets so I would personally pass on this 1 however she does have a very beautiful artsy face 😍
Hi Alex! That’s what I like about beads, is that there is something for everyone. I agree that this Trollbead has a subtle engraving and you can enjoy the shape of it, the saying or both!
Great post, Martha! I really love the mishmash of beads you showcased today, and am always incredibly inspired by your combinations! You truly have a knack for showcasing the beauty in every bead. I still only have my same five beads 😂….. So you tend to add a lot to my wish list. I am particularly drawn to the bee spacers, and every time you use them, I think yep…gotta have them!
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Audrey, I just love that you only have five beads! I follow a lot of makeup companies even though I don’t wear much at all. Sometimes it’s just nice to look at pretty pictures!
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Love this post!
I love mixing my beads and I tend to gravitate towards beads that play nice with others.
I didn’t know the RBF Art Nouveau bead was made in honor of Gustav Klimt. (I’m a huge fan of his and went to see his work in Austria! Really sad that he died so young.)
Oh, how wonderful that you saw his work in Austria! I also love beads that mix well. Have a good one, April!
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Yes, he was a master at such a young age and absolutely worth it to see his paintings in person. Have a good one too!
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I’ve only known the existence of the Art Nouveau. This post was really helped!
I didn’t know the bead is exclusive.
Thank you for sharing this information.
And I love the teal /purple combo bangle!
Hi Kyungjin! I’m happy I could be of help! And glad you like the teal and purple!
All of your posts are so inspirational to me.
Your taste and choice of beads, plus the way you style them are so stunning.
I purchased two Metallic Collection Blush Beads (Ballerina Pink) in the recent Chamilia Sale based on one of your previous blog posts. I am actually wearing them today and I love them.
… Now today based on this blog, I have just ordered the Redbalifrog Art Nouveau! The way you presented it here was so beautiful.
Thanks for all your efforts with your wonderful blog.
Gayle, thank you so much for letting me know you enjoy the blog. That really means a lot to me! Enjoy your new beads! 💕