Recently, I bought the starter X Links set from Perlen. It was a really good deal, as you could choose the colour of links and I thought turquoise might be nice for summer. I think I have all the other colours now except for yellow. I wasn’t too sure about the colour when the links arrived, but on Instagram some fellow bead friends helped to crowdsource some ideas!
Here are the Turquoise links with Black links and I quite like them together.
Dot from England suggested the Cyan/Key Leather Bracelet. Very striking!
Nicole from Germany suggested adding in the pale blue Pandora leather.
Samantha from America said she had seen the Turquoise links with some Bronze links. This has a retro vibe to me. Might be great for the middle of summer!
Alexandra from France thought the Turquoise/Plum Leather Bracelet would work well, but I don’t have it. So I put the X Links with the bracelet I was wearing that day as there was some purple in it.
Here’s that bracelet on its own. Everything is from Ohm Beads here.
The Trollbeads Daydream Blossom has a turquoise/bluish base so let’s try that out, too.
Finally, even though the colours in last summer’s Limited Edition Deep Ocean don’t match exactly with the Turquoise Links, I thought that the overall effect was one of warm, ocean water. I really like this combo.
Now for the Beads n’ Flowers part! So many plants are blooming right now that I made several photos for Instagram this week.
My neighbour’s driveway was a mass of pink petals so I made up a hot pink combo.
This is the lilac tree I can see from our kitchen window!
I had a red carnation and used this Trollbeads Unique for a photo.
My brother has a white lilac tree! I love all white and silver bracelets!
Lastly, here are some green Trollbeads with some Sweet Woodruff. I only have a few Uniques and this one on the left with the blue is one of my favourites.
In the next few days I’m going to have some more things blossom, so might take a few photos on the weekend. I hope you liked this blog post of crowdsourced ideas! I love how helpful the Instagram bead community is, as I wouldn’t have thought of some of these ideas on my own. Have a great weekend!
All of these suggestions turned out splendidly! I really adore your flower matching bracelets and bangles as well.
People have such great ideas, don’t they, April? It’s what I most love about Instagram-getting to see all the combos that people make. Sometimes a colour palette will jump out at me or a physical way of stringing things together. Have a good Friday! I think you have a long weekend like we do? We get Monday off to celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday, which when my husband tried to explain it to his ESL class, sounded absolutely ridiculous. LOL!!
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Have a wonderful long weekend! Yes, I agree! I love seeing everyone’s combinations. (No, we don’t have one here but we will celebrate Memorial Day on May 29 which will give us a long weekend then.)
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I absolutely LOVE the purple bracelet with the lilacs! It is just so beautiful. I haven’t started getting any of the X links yet but the turquoise is one of my favorite colors. I really like the combination you did with the cyan leather bracelet.
Suzanne, I think the purple one was most popular on Instagram, too. Not many people have X Links, it seems, so you are not alone. I do love the lightness of the bracelets, though. I think I’ll wear one for gardening this afternoon as I just bought my annuals and herbs for the summer! 🎉
I think the crowd-sourcing idea worked really well! My favourite is your Deep Ocean combo, but I also love your flower and bead photos 😀 🌸. That favourite Unique of yours is TDF 💚. Good thing I am the other side of the Pond!!!
LOL! Thanks Dot, and thanks always for your bead ideas and knowledge!