Trollbeads Autumn 2013 collection

The Trollbeads Autumn 2013 collection brings three underlying themes: Birth Flowers, Love and Family, and Nature.  In my opinion, this is one of the strongest releases to date. Below will follow a brief look at the release, with detailed reviews to follow in the future.

Two glass kits feature under the theme of nature. The first is the Purple Heaven kit, representing the “distinct feeling of constant movement reminiscent of orbits in the universe”. This kit follows on the theme from the immensely popular Limited Edition Aurora bead, released earlier in the year.  This kit works beautifully with the floral silvers from this release. (Kits  £115 / £23 single bead).

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Ivory Violets
Ivory Violets
Purple Rippling Bubbles
Purple Rippling Bubbles
Moonlight Bubbles
Moonlight Bubbles
Aurora Stripe
Aurora Stripe
Aurora Flower
Aurora Flower
Amber Violets
Amber Violets

The second glass kit is the Native Elements kit, “with its calming pistachio green, jasmine orange touch and aqua blue edges this kit catches the essence of sprouting nature”

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Red Pod
Red Pod
Orange Pod
Orange Pod
Green Pod
Green Pod
Aqua Edge Triangle
Aqua Edge Triangle
Aqua Edge Pumpkin
Aqua Edge Pumpkin
Aqua Edge Petals
Aqua Edge Petals

There are also two beautiful engraved glass beads and two faceted glass beads. (£32 each).

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Engraved Fushia
Engraved Fushia
Engraved Azure
Engraved Azure
Saffron Facet
Saffron Facet
Masala Facet
Masala Facet

A highlight of this collection may undoubtedly be the introduction of a new precious gemstone – Sapphire (silver core).  As with all natural gemstones, there is quite a bit of variation in these, with differing amounts of blue / grey and a range of shades from pale to dark.  (£115)

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Sapphire 2

Sapphire 3

Each month has an associated Birth Month Flower, and these have been intricately sculpted in silver, inset with a beautiful pearl. (£45 for February / March /June / December, £41 for other months).

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Snowdrop of January
Snowdrop of January
Violet of February
Violet of February
Daffodil of March
Daffodil of March
Daisy of April
Daisy of April
Buckthorn of May
Buckthorn of May
Rose of June
Rose of June
Water lilies of July
Water lilies of July
Poppies of August
Poppies of August
Bindweed of September
Bindweed of September
Calendula of October
Calendula of October
Chrysanthemum of November
Chrysanthemum of November
Narcissus of December
Narcissus of December

Finally, the remaining silvers of the collection represent the theme of Love and Family.  However, the Skeleton Spirit, and Ghost Fighters definitely have a ‘Halloween’ feel to them, particularly when teamed with the faceted glass from this release.  (Grandma / Grandpa / Skeleton Spirit £56 each, Diamond in the Rough £48, Baby Buggy £35, Prince & Princess / I Luv U / Ghost fighters £23 each, Water lock £43). 

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Grandma
Grandma
Grandpa
Grandpa
Diamond in the Rough
Diamond in the Rough
Baby Buggy
Baby Buggy
Ghost Fighter
Ghost Fighter
Ms Ghost Fighter
Ms Ghost Fighter
Prince & Princess
Prince & Princess
I Luv U
I Luv U
I Luv U
I Luv U
I Luv U
I Luv U
Skeleton Spirit
Skeleton Spirit
Skeleton Spirit
Skeleton Spirit
Skeleton Spirit
Skeleton Spirit
Water lock
Water lock
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