A number of years ago we did a camping trip out to Newfoundland. It’s an incredible place and I highly recommend it, but not for tenting as we spent so many miserable nights freezing in the rain! Gros Morne National Park is very scenic though, with a wide variety of landscapes.
We saw some moose. Actually Wayne are some moose pie, too.
Another highlight for us was a trip up to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of L’Anse aux Meadows, an archeological site of a Viking Settlement. It dates back to around the year 1000 and there is a recreated Viking base camp.
James was 6 at the time and enjoyed being a Viking in the sod building. Plus it was welcome relief to be out of the cold, wind and rain.
I was reminded of this trip when Perlen sent me some beads from their Beauty Beads Viking Collection. Below left is Kåre, the man who fights for his family and home. In the middle are the children, twins Tjalfe and Røskva. On the right is Freya, the lady who according to the website, ‘partook in fighting while also taking care of her children’. The beads are about $32 USD each. I say about, because the currency rate of exchange fluctuates. If you are unfamiliar with Perlen and are checking out the website for the first time, you have to make an account and log in to see the prices without the VAT, if you live outside the EU. Then, just change the currency to your county on the top of the page.
Check out the detail of his cloak and sword. In his other hand he’s holding a hatchet.
The beads have a large core so they will fit on most bracelet systems, but here I’ve used Perlen’s own leather bracelet called Beauty String that I did a blog on here. I like the boots that they are wearing!
Thinking of the Vikings in Canada made me want to use the Ohm Beads Fireball and Waterfall. The water is what brought them here and fire helped to keep them alive! I added in the Ohm Beads Spacers Chained and Mech Tech.
Here I went with the warm tones of Bar Brawl and Mulled Cider. I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the wilds of Newfoundland and the Viking family! If you are a Game of Thrones fan they might be fun to wear. We hope to go to Iceland next summer so I’ll be sure to take one of the clan with me!
Disclosure: For this blog I may receive some items as promotional samples.