Today brings a review focusing solely on the beads from the Sparkle Kit, part of Trollbeads 2014 Spring release.
Beads from left to right: Magical Lamp, Ancient Palace, Scirocco, Fountain of Life, Desert Rose and Oasis.
‘Magical Lamp’ has a chocolate brown base colour, though in areas this does appear to be coated slightly thinner and more beige coloured undertones poke through. It is beautifully patterned with splashes that vary in colour from beige through to khaki, a hint of duck egg blue and also a slight hint of pink. The coppery inclusions add a very complementary sparkle. The patterning of this bead and also the amount of glitter do vary between beads, as with the rest of the kit.
‘Ancient Palace’ is beautiful turquoise colour, accentuated with splashes of ranging from cream to a hint of sandy yellow and traces of a rust colour. Again, this is very much complemented by the coppery sparkle.
Scirocco has to be my favourite of the set. It has a natural ‘off white’ base colour, with beautiful splashes ranging from sandy coloured to a rust colour. It is a very versatile bead that would work nicely in many colour schemes and compositions. The coppery glitter matches the splashes of colour and are indeed reminiscent of particles of sand being blown by the wind, as per its namesake.
‘Fountain of Life’ is a stunning mid blue, conjuring up images of a tropical sea. Again, the base colour is decorated with splashes of a sandy, rusty colour; and, of course, the coppery glitter. This would work beautifully on any marine / oceanic themed bracelet.
‘Desert Rose’ is a lovely soft pink base colour, with creamy, yellow splashes and again a sprinkling of coppery glitter. This bead is a perfect match for the Dromedary bead also from the Spring 2014 collection. In the pictures below, you can see how similar Desert Rose is to the existing Pink Desert bead, the new bead being slightly paler and with patterning. (Pink Desert is the bead on the left of the joint photo).
Lastly, we have ‘Oasis’. A mid green base with splashes of cream and sandy colours, scattered with a coppery glitter.
Which is your favourite?