So far, this year is completely sneaking by me. How can January be over already? I thought I had tons of time to get ready for Valentine’s Day. Then, suddenly, I realized that it was next week. And I had put almost no thought into my bracelet!
I had the idea a while ago that I wanted to try my purples this Valentine’s day. To be honest, I don’t have too many choices for typical Valentine’s colours. I intended to get some red X by Trollbeads links, but other things took my December and January bead money. Although I have quite a few red glass beads, I use them frequently so I wanted to go with something different. And I have no pinks. So, by deduction, purples were my logical choice!
Even then, I only have two, so it was clear from the start that this was going to be a bangle.
Next, I picked the Cherub. See, I do have some traditional Valentine’s beads! It usually sits on a necklace since I’m not as fond of beads that sit sideways on bracelets. But, I have been loosening my “rules” over the past year, and the Cherub makes sense on a bracelet devoted to love.
I struggled a bit with what to pick next. I have the heart-heavy Pandora Lotsa Love bead but it didn’t feel right. I have the I Luv U bead, but it’s tiny compared to the others.
And so I reached for Love Hurts. But I was hesitant to put it on my bracelet. While it’s a beautiful bead, it also has a sad element to it. On top of that, as soon as I put it with the purple beads, they immediately made me think of bruises! Lovely Valentine’s thoughts, eh? Yet, somehow, it still seemed like the right choice. It’s about giving your love without worrying about what it will do to your heart. And isn’t that what Valentine’s is about? So to erase the association of bruises, I added Cold Milk. The purity of the white helps balance the darkness of the purples.
And now I just have to hope that my husband’s gift arrives on time. I knew what I wanted to get him weeks ago, but put off ordering it. When I finally submitted the order, it gave a delivery date of February 13th. Eek!