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.

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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.

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