Today, Mardi Gras is being celebrated all around the world, and most famously in New Orleans, Louisiana for the US. The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday has been designated as a time to gorge oneself on all the decadent, rich, and fatty foods before the fasting season of Lent. It’s not only for self-indulgent eating, it’s also a time for partying, parades, and costumes. While it began as a French tradition brought with them to the Louisiana Territory, most residents including the non-Creole and Cajun population celebrate this holiday with parades and throwing plastic beads.
For us charms addicts I think we can do a little bit better than just plastic beads! I made this bracelet with various Trollbeads silvers and glass beads from my collection in Mardi Gras’ traditional colors: purple, gold, and of course my favorite, green. Do you celebrate Lent? I’ve thought about trying to “fast” by abstaining from buying beads but I don’t think I’d be able to make it, lol.
Bead index (starting from left): anniversary devil lock (retired), unique green pinwheel, unique yellow swag, rosary, unique purple wave, unique green/purple stripes, anniversary flowers (retired), unique yellow ohm, unique green budded python, decorative birds, unique purple braid, unique yellow longevity, unique green harlequin, endless, unique yellow python, unique purple fishbones, wine, earth, purple dillo, phoenix, unique yellow ornament, artisan green caterpillar.