Last week, I showed the two beads my husband gave me for Christmas. We’d chosen to keep the presents we gave each other small.
A few days after Christmas, we were doing some errands downtown, when he ducked into a mall, saying ‘we have to go here!’ Turns out we were in Dragon City Mall in Chinatown, and he wanted coconut buns. Who am I to refuse a bun? And who am I to refuse to go into this mall, because I knew there was a jewelry shop that carries Trollbeads! They actually had some on display in their front window, so in we went.
I’ve been coveting a fantasy necklace for a while now, but it was a bigger purchase than we’d been planning to make, so I just kept it on the list for ‘sometime later’. It was also relegated to that list because I knew that if I got one of the necklaces, I would need the Night Owl.
This shop had necklaces and Night Owls, so I tried some on for fun, and to find out what length of necklace I’d eventually want to buy. Both people in the shop were very helpful, and when the time came to totaling the price, they must’ve seen the
apprehension cheapness on our faces, because they gave us a deal! The deal was so good we couldn’t refuse!
Here’s my first creation with the Trollbeads Fantasy necklace (I ended up with the 100cm one), Night Owl, my two Christmas beads, and an Amazonite stone bead that my parents bought for my birthday last year.
FNs are really long necklaces with no clasp, just a big (100cm!) loop of chain, and a finial (I got the pearl, as you can see). There’s lots of ways to wear them – for this one I strung the beads on the chain (doubled, of course, because you can’t open the chain), then laid the chain out in a Y-shape on the table. I used a stopper bead high on each ‘arm’ of the Y, leaving about an inch of loop in front of each bead. Now I have two loops to hook together with my bracelet clasp! My husband actually liked this option best in the store, he said he liked how it looked like I’d layered two necklaces together.
I can’t wait to have more fun with this purchase! On days when I’m typing a lot, a bracelet can get in the way. Handwriting is fine, as I wear it on my left, and I’m right-handed.