My bangle resolution seemed easy. Get a second bangle. Get two stoppers. Enjoy.
The first step went better than expected. I snagged a bangle at a reduced price in a store closing sale. But the unexpected timing meant I didn’t have stoppers for it, so it sat unused for almost two weeks. No enjoyment there.
Part of the delay was due to my indecision about which stoppers to get. I already had a set of plain no-name stoppers, so I was contemplating getting a textured set. But couldn’t decide which ones. I also wasn’t sure if the texture would limit their use. I didn’t want to be swapping out my stoppers as often as I was swapping out my beads! I finally went with another set of plain stoppers just so the bangle wouldn’t be naked any longer. But, I’ve kept the textured options on my wishlist so I can take another look at some point. I still think it would be nice to be able to change the look sometimes.
I assumed having two bangles would cut down on the bead swapping, but with my quickie combos this year, I still end up switching beads around at least once a week. The lingering grasp of winter has been driving most of my bead fiddling – right now making new bead combinations keeps me distracted from thinking about the cold as much – so I think as spring starts to take hold I’ll make more lasting combinations again.
Despite the number of times I swap the beads, I don’t think I’d shell out for a third bangle. I may change my mind if a really amazing limited edition bead came along that was only available as part of a bangle. But, even then, I would probably hesitate because … I don’t really like the Trollbeads stoppers. More specifically, the price of the Trollbeads stoppers. If Trollbeads came out with decorative stoppers I suppose I might be convinced otherwise. And that could also solve my problem about which decorative stoppers to get!
One of the things I thought I might do once I had two bangles was stack them. The Trollbeads social media accounts have shown a few stacked bangle combinations that really intrigued me, but so far I’ve only worn them singly. I’m not much of a stacker anyway, so I shouldn’t be surprised. But I’ll never say never. ;)
It’s funny that the smallest part of the resolution – the stoppers – kept me from enjoying my resolution. Trust me to take something simple and make it complicated!