Trollbeads Summer 2016 Collection

Today sees the release of Trollbeads Summer 2016 collection.

This is a nice small release and includes 3 new silver beads, a new lock and the eagerly awaited ‘Deep Ocean’ glass bead.

Trollbeads Deep Ocean          (£60 / €75 / $82)

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Trollbeads Fish Lock         (£45 / €48 / $56)

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Trollbeads Flip Flops        (£25 / €28 / $31)

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Trollbeads Swim Fins             (£25 / €28 / $31)

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Trollbeads Power Runners               (£35 / €42 / $46)

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The next Trollbeads release will be 2nd July, which will mark Trollbeads Day 2016 and also Trollbeads 40th Anniversary … certainly something worth celebrating!

Trollbeads Spacers Collection

Trollbeads launched the ‘Spacers Collection’ on May 13th. For readers familiar with Trollbeads, these are in fact stoppers as they have the same rubber core. Trollbeads are renaming ‘stoppers’ as ‘spacers’.

Stoppers / spacers are so useful. They can be put on the end of a bracelet to stop the beads falling off, used on each end of a bangle to secure the beads, and used on Trollbeads fantasy necklaces, foxtail chains or bracelets to ‘space’ and ‘position’ the beads.

Until now, stoppers were only available in plain silver, gold, copper and oxidised silver. For the first time, Trollbeads have introduced decorative spacers. This is a beautiful collection of seven new designs and is something that has been long awaited by a lot of collectors.

Here are the new designs …..

‘Bumblebee Spacer’     (£50  / €58 / $63)

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‘Beehive Spacer’     (£35  / €42 / $46)

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‘Dot’n’dot Spacer’     (£25  / €28 / $31)

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‘Sweet Berries Spacer’     (£35  / €42 / $46)

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‘Sunbeam Spacer’     (£25  / €28 / $31)

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‘Hearts Spacer’     (£45  / €58 / $63)

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‘Connected Love’ Spacer     (£50  / €58 / $63)

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X Jewellery Spring 2016 Collection

X Jewellery launched its Spring collection for 2016 on April 18th.

The collection includes two new shades of rubber X links, two new single silver links and one new bronze single link.

‘Pastel Violet’ Rubber X     (£1.00 / €1.50 / $2)

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‘Graphite Grey’ Rubber X     (£1.00 / €1.50 / $2)

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‘Be Real’ Silver Link     (£32 / €42 / $56)

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‘Risk It’ Silver Link     (£32 / €42 / $56)

“Take the risk or lose the chance”

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‘Flow’ Bronze Link      (£15 / €20 / $31)

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In addition to the links being sold separately, X Jewellery are also offering pre-styled bracelets which are composed of new and existing links from the X range. These are perfect as a starter bracelet for someone new to X Jewellery.

 

Trollbeads Mother’s Day 2016 Collection Review

Following the release of Trollbeads Mother’s Day collection for 2016 yesterday, I promised my readers a post to show some live images of the collection and the variation available.

The Rosa Pearl Fantasy Necklace appears to come in two shades, a peach pink and a pink/purple pink.  Whilst the peach pink is a beautiful shade, I did find it blends better with cream beads from the collection as opposed to beads that are a true pink, so that may be something worth bearing in mind when making a choice over the shade of pearl.The Rosa Pearl Fantasy Necklace is also a perfect compliment to the Rosa Pearl Ring from the Spring collection.

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As you can see, the Apple Blossom pendant is of a good size and can also fit on bracelets and bangles. Two of these on a bangle either side of the Pink Delight Facet look very pretty.

The amount of variation in the Pink Delight Facet is tremendous. Some show the ombre shading, others do not. The range of shades include pale pink, rose pink, cerise, lilac, purple and even a pink with a purple haze reminiscent of the aurora style beads (visible slightly on the far left bead and spectacularly on the far right bead).

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This is another stunning release from Trollbeads and the variation available in the glass offers shades of pink / purple that match a range of glass beads already in the collection.

Trollbeads Mother’s Day 2016 Preview

Tomorrow, 15th February 2016,  sees the release of Trollbeads Mother’s Day collection for 2016.

This beautiful collection of three pieces comprises of a new fantasy necklace, a new silver pendant and a new faceted glass bead.

 

Here are the individual pieces ….

Rosa Pearl   Fantasy Necklace                                                                                     £105 – £140 / €127 – €169 / $139 – $186

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Apple Blossom Pendant / Bead    £50  / €58 / $63

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Pink Delight Facet    (Limited Edition)      £45 / €51 / $56

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The Rosa Pearl necklace appears to come in two shades of pink, one more peach-pink and one more purple-pink. The Pink Delight Facet ranges in colour from a pale pink to a strong pink which is reminiscent of the Pink Desert bead shade, some appear self coloured whereas others display the ombre shading. All are stunning though.

This is a beautiful collection and is likely to appeal to those of you who liked the Limited Edition Emerald Cherry Blossom fantasy necklace collection. I hope to get some live photos up within the next day or two so please keep your eye out for the next post.

 

 

Trollbeads Spring 2016 Review

Following last Friday’s debut of Trollbeads Spring 2016 collection, this post brings live images and initial thoughts on the release.

Named the ‘Uplifting Collection’, it features a range of themes including floral, mystical, nature and abstract.  The glass beads are nothing short of stunning and aptly demonstrate the high standard of glass that Trollbeads are renowned for.  Sparkling zirconas, glittering copper and airy pastel colours dominate. The silver pieces show beautiful attention to detail and will complement past releases, as will the glass.

For those of you viewing this article on mobile devices, please note that there are a lot of photos included.

Without further ado, here are some live shots to showcase the collection ….

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Fragile Purity‘ and ‘Ornamental Flower‘ …

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Floral Wishes‘, ‘Heavens Crane‘ and ‘Fragile Purity‘ …

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Birds of a Feather Small‘, ‘Floral Wishes‘ and ‘Heaven’s Crane‘ …

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Lovers Faith‘ and ‘Blossom Shade‘. For those readers who are familiar with the X Jewllery (formerly X by Trollbeads) collection, ‘Lovers Faith’ is very similar to the ‘Poppy Decadence’ link …

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Whale Spirit‘, ‘Honest Love‘, ‘Freedom Feather‘ and ‘Violet Stripe‘ …

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Wild Flowers‘, ‘Whale Spirit‘ and ‘Honest Love‘ …

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Rainbow Bridge, ‘Soul Artichoke‘ and ‘Healing Heart‘ …

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Healing Heart‘, ‘Yin Yang‘ and ‘Rainbow Bridge‘.  This Rainbow Bridge bead is a lovely example with lots of colour, but I have also seen darker less colourful examples as in the previous photo. This will be a bead that varies quite a lot …

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The back of the Yin Yang bead …

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Rainbow Bridge‘, ‘Spiritual Dragon‘ and ‘Wise Bamboo‘ …

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Below are a couple of photos of Spiritual Dragon from other angles …

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Wise Bamboo‘,’Soft Wind of Change Oval‘ and ‘Meditation‘ ….

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Meditation‘, ‘Fan of Kindness‘ and ‘Graceful Sky‘ …

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Two new locks feature in the collection.  Here we have the ‘Heaven’s Crane Lock‘ ….

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The photograph below shows the new Heaven’s Crane lock next to the existing Swan lock.

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The other new lock is the ‘Turn Around Lock’

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The Freedom Feather Pendant is a lovely design with a bohemian feel to it. Here it is featured with Trollbeads Fantasy Necklace with Pearl …

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The two faceted glass beads have been reproduced in rings, firstly is the ‘Meditation Ring‘ ….

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…. and secondly the ‘Blossom Shade Ring‘ …

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In summary, this is another beautiful release by Trollbeads. it is a well thought out release and the glass kit is a perfect complement to the ‘Balance of Nature’ kit from the Fall collection last year. The silvers also complement previous release, particularly Spring and Fall 2014.  The colours are light and airy and the zirconias and copper dust give subtle hints of sparkle to glisten in the Spring sun.  The range of designs in this release offers something to suit most tastes and is a credit to Trollbeads designers.

Trollbeads Valentines Day 2016

The first Trollbeads release of 2016 is Trollbeads Valentines collection. Released on January 18th, this is a nice small collection of just three pieces … a glass bead, a silver bead, and a new style of ring.

The glass bead ‘Blooming Hearts’ is very similar to the designs we saw in the glass kit released for Valentines 2015. The bead is a pink core with red, purple and gold glitter hearts on the surface. This bead is limited edition and will retail at £35 / €42 / $46.

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The silver bead ‘Heart Rhythm’ is a disc shaped bead and features an edge design similar to a heart rate monitor trace, with heart shapes cut out on the face of the bead. Again, this bead is limited edition and will retail at £25 / €28 / $31.

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The final piece in the collection is a new style of ring that allows you to add a glass bead of your choice. ‘Ring of Change’ is not limited edition and will retail at €69.

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Pre-orders are now being taken at some retailers.

Trollbeads Retirement 2016

It has been two years since the last Trollbeads retirement list in January 2014.  Once again, Trollbeads have announced that a number of pieces have ceased production and will be retiring from the collection this year.

For a while, these beads will still be relatively easy to get hold of, but once current stocks are depleted, there will be no more available. If there are any of the beads that you would like in your collection, now is the time to look out for any reductions.

Glass Beads

Trollbeads Chocolate & Cream Kit: White Paper Fold, Chocolate Dot, Chocolate Stripe, Nougat Flower, Cappuccino Flower, Cream Armadillo.

Trollbeads Folklore Kit: Whirling Adventure, Flower Clouds, Lake Eye, Lucky Clover, Dew Drops, Fireflies. 

Trollbeads Organic Kit: Purple Wave, Purple Armadillo, Organic Stripe, Organic Bubbles, Coral Stripe, Coral Flower.

Trollbeads Native Elements Kit: Aqua Edge Petals, Green Pod, Orange Pod, Aqua Edge Pumpkin, Red Pod, Aqua Edge Triangle.

Trollbeads Prism Kit: Turquoise Prism, Green Prism, Grey Prism, Pink Prism, Red Prism and Purple Prism. 

Trollbeads Spring Prism Kit: Bright Red Prism, Yellow Prism, Lavender Prism, Lime Prism, Light Turquoise and Denim Prism.

NB. whilst the two prism kits will no longer be available to purchase as a full set, the only prism bead that will no longer be available is the Turquoise Prism. Some of the remaining prisms have been merged into a new kit, the Bright Prism Kit which includes : Lavender Prism, Red Prism, Light Turquoise Prism, Pink Prism, Lime Prism, Purple Prism. 

Silver Beads

Trollbeads Chicken
Trollbeads Planet Small
Trollbeads Brew of the Moor
Trollbeads I Luv U
Trollbeads Yin Yang
Trollbeads Crystal Triangles Pendant

Gold Beads

Trollbeads Ocean
Trollbeads Wine Harvest
Trollbeads Little Scroll

Earrings

Trollbeads Secret Heart Earrings
Trollbeads Secret Orb Earrings
Trollbeads Triangle Earrings
Trollbeads Ravens of Odin Earrings

Locks

Trollbeads Catching Hearts Lock

This isn’t a huge retirement but includes some surprises, particularly the Native Elements Kit from Fall 2014. If you haven’t yet purchased this kit and you would like to then now is the time.

Trollbeads Spring 2016 Preview

Trollbeads Spring Collection 2016 makes its debut today, 22nd January.

This is quite a big release, as is usual for Trollbeads Spring and Fall collections.

Glass

Mysterious Ways Kit       £125 / €155 / $170  (£25 / €31 / $34 each)

Violet Stripe, Graceful Sky, Rainbow Bridge, Floral Wishes, Wise Bamboo, Wild Flowers.

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Fragile Purity (pink with green zirconias)  £50 / €58 / $63

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Honest Love (blue with pink zirconias)    £50 / €58 / $63

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Healing Heart (mint with lavender zirconias)    £50 / €58 / $63

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Meditation  (faceted glass, mint core, sparkle) £45 / €51 / $56

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Blossom Shade (faceted glass, pink core, sparkle) £45 / €51 / $56

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Silver Beads

Birds of a Feather Small      £25 / €28 / $31

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Birds of a Feather Large      £35 / €42 / $46

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Freedom Feather        £25 / €28 / $31

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Ornamental Flower        £35 / €42 / $46

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Heaven’s Crane          £35 / €42 / $46

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Whale Spirit        £35 / €42 / $46

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Spiritual Dragon        £45 / €51 / $56

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Fan of Kindness        £25 / €28 / $31

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Yin Yang Floating       £35 / €42 / $46

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Soul Artichoke       £35 / €42 / $46

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Lovers Faith         £35 / €42 / $46

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Soft Wind of Change Orb         £35 / €42 / $46

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Soft Wind of Change Oval       £ 45 / €51 / $56

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Locks

Turn Around Lock    £40 / €48 / $56

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Heaven’s Crane Lock    £45 / €52 /  $59

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Stoppers

Oxidised Silver Stopper   £15 / €18 / $20

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Earrings

Troll Anemone Earrings     £50 / €58 / $65

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Flower Freedom Earrings    £70 / €84 / $92

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Rings

Rosa Pearl Ring      £70 / €83 / $91

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Meditation Ring    £70 / €83 / $91

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Blossom Shade Ring    £70 /  €83 / $91

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Pendants

Soft Wind of Change Pendant    £70 / €80 / $87

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Freedom Feather Pendant     £50 / €58 / $63

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Troll Anemone Pendant      £50 / €58 / $63

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The new pieces have also been marketed as ready made items, such as the ‘Green Faith of Lovers’ bracelet, pictured below (£240 / $310)

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This is an amazing collection with something to suit most tastes and colour preferences. I will be posting some live images of the collection over the next few days for those of you interested t see the glass in real life.

Trollbeads Midnight Brilliance – Black Friday 2015

This year Trollbeads have specifically launched a global ‘Black Friday’ bead. Released on November 27th, this bead is a limited edition and has proved highly popular.

Designed by Lise Aagaard, this is a faceted glass bead with random patches of copper sparkle. From a distance the core appears black, however when the bead catches the light it does have a slight burgundy hint to it.

Midnight Brilliance 2015

This bead is a perfect complement to the copper bangle and is a lovely bead to add a bit of sophisticated sparkle to a Christmas outfit.

The bead retails at £45 / €51 / $56, though between Black Friday and Cyber Monday the bead was on promotion with 25% discount.

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