I have completed this bracelet for a few months and could hardly wait to show it off! I thought since Game of Thrones will be back on HBO tomorrow night for its 3rd season, this was the perfect time to unveil it. Ever since I watched the first season and devoured the books within weeks, I have been obsessed with this series titled “A Song of Fire and Ice”. The following will probably only make sense if you’ve read or watched Game of Thrones, so pardon me for my indulgence.
The story takes place in a land that resembles the middle ages plus a bit of magic named Westeros. Winters do not last months, but years, and the longer the summer, the worse the winter. The first book opens upon the autumn in this world as the brutal cold is about to set in. The king rules Westeros from King’s Landing but there are 7 kingdoms headed by different Houses: Starks of the North, Greyjoys of the Iron Islands, Aryns of the Veil, Lannisters of the Westerlands, Tyrells of the Reach, Baratheon of the Stormlands, and the Martells of Dorne. House Baratheon currently hold the Iron Throne but occurring before the start of the plot, the Targaryens were overthrown as the ruling house and cast into exile. A large part of the plot involves the last surviving Targaryen fighting her way back to Westeros.
These books and show include plenty of violence, sex, and intrigue to keep my notoriously short attention span. I picked Trollbeads to represent the characters and symbols from the story because they had the most to charms that fit and also for their gothic styling. This is one of my few Trollbeads bracelets that actually has a theme and meaning to me. I choose to use the LE Christmas 2012 Decoration Kit because the colors are so regal and represents the shade between autumn and winter. The rest of the silvers are listed here:
1. *redbalifrog* dragon lock = Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon
2. Trollbeads Tower (retired) = the Wall
3. Trollbeads WT Baltic States Iron Wolf = House Stark
4. Trollbeads Zanzibar = resembles a dragon egg
5. Trollbeads Happy dragon = Daenerys’ other two dragons
6. Trollbeads King and Queen (retired) = King Robert Baratheon and Queen Cersei
7. Trollbeads Horses = Dathraki
8. Trollbeads Three Siblings = the Lannisters, Cersei, Jamie, and Tyrion
9. Trollbeads Castle (retired) = King’s Landing
I couldn’t be happier with how this bracelet turned out. I’m so glad I found enough charms to represent the various major plot points of the series. Are you a fan of this grandiose story? Will you be watching the season premiere tomorrow night?
Bead index (starting from left): *redbalifrog* dragon lock, tower (retired), unique black clover, WT Baltic States iron wolf, LE flower shadow, LE golden petals, zanzibar, LE tourmaline, happy dragon, unique black petals, labradorite, king & queen (retired), LE festive feather, LE Hartwell House unique, horses, LE fireside glow, LE night blossom, three siblings, unique grey scallop, unique grey dot, castle (retired), smokey quartz.