This was the first version, however, I had to change it, because it wasn’t DARK enough. :-/ The silver beads did bother me, as well as the much white in the armadillo … The Turn Around Lock was also wrong for today …
Big Tupilak (I so love all the different faces & expressions!)
Letter R, retired
Letter T, retired, need 2
Letter U, retired, “just one” 😉
1 Ruby with gold core – from what I saw in pics, they are the best – but yet to see one irl.
1 very pale Aventurine
1 very dark Aventurine
1 black Smiley with a white face, to wear with my black & white bracelet.
1 red Smiley with a yellow face, to wear with the Circus glass and the South African Glass.
1 pink smiley with a light green face, to wear with hope, light green stripes and many pink ribbons…
The Stones and the Smileys would be “nice to have”, but the retired letters are really important to me. I can not wait to wear “TRUTH” with Endless & Om (7 silvers), along with 8 white Bubbles. Or the Chakras … Or Stones … ***sigh***
Yes, adding R, T, T & U to my collection means a lot to me.
But don’t get me wrong: I am well aware that since December 6, 2012, I have collected a huge amount of Trollbeads, and I enjoy and cherish most of them a lot. The ones I don’t wear, I sell. Other collectors may enjoy them more than I do and I can use the cash to buy Trollbeads which bring more joy to my collection.
So, here and now, today, November 12, 2017, my Trollbeads collection consists of 713 Trollbeads, I’d say 3/4 glass and stones, 1/4 silver. And even though there is a current wish list, the direction is also quite clear: I’m downsizing! Quite right.
My long-term goal is to have 399 Trollbeads or even less. amen.
I think, if some more months pass without finding the lock, I will replace it – thank God it is not superhard to find and most Dealers sell it individually (don’t like neiter the glass nor the silver from the Feel Good Kit). However, I’d rather find “mine” instead of having to replace it …