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Trollbeads Skeleton Necklace Review

Today brings a review of Trollbeads most limited and eclectic release  to date …. the Skeleton Necklace. Whilst this was released back in 2010, I have only just managed to become the lucky owner of one, with many thanks to a lovely lady called Sharon!

Trollbeads Skeleton Necklace

In the UK, the release was limited to 25 pieces, and each skeleton came with its own coffin-style black presentation box. Limited numbers were also released in other parts of Europe and the US, though from what I understand, the presentation case was UK only.

Trollbeads Skeleton Necklace

The necklace comes with a 50cm silver chain and plain lock.

The Skeleton is comprised of the following parts:

The Head

The head features a skull on one side, and a human-like face on the the other.

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The Trollbead stamp (925S LAA) is on the underside of the chin.

Trollbeads Skeleton NecklaceThe Neck

The neck comprises of two parts, the silver bones and an 18ct gold neck decoration, a small sun circle , which slots into the neck.

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The Rib Cage and Arms

The ribs cage and arms come in one piece. The arms are jointed at the shoulder, elbow and wrist.

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The Spinal Column

The spinal column consists of five individual vertebrae, which have each been numbered 1-5.

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The Pelvis and Legs

The pelvis and legs come in one piece, and as with the arms, the legs are jointed at the hip, knee  and ankle.

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This is a truly exceptional piece,  and the attention to detail is amazing. Despite the eeriness of a skeleton, this one is actually very endearing. The way it hangs and dangles seems to bring it to life and give it a character of its own.

The Skeleton is a focal piece and beautiful in its own right, however there is the option to add beads along the spinal  column in between the vertebrae. Whilst just a couple of beads can add a lovely splash of colour, too many detract from the beauty of the piece itself.

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Trollbeads Christmas 2010 collection

The Christmas 2010 release saw the introduction of two limited edition glass kits, a diamond bead, four silver beads (including People’s Bead winner), one gold bead and 3 pairs of silver earrings.

All images are Trollbeads stock images – please do not reproduce without crediting.

The glass kits ……

Christmas in Australia
Christmas in Australia
Christmas in Hawaii
Christmas in Hawaii

 

The diamond bead ……

The Diamond Bead Pink
The Diamond Bead Pink

 

The silver beads ……

Sparkling Star
Sparkling Star
Snowball
Snowball
Love Within (no engraving)
Love Within (no engraving)
Ice Bear - People's Bead 2010 by Kristi Denning
Ice Bear – People’s Bead 2010 by Kristi Denning

 

The gold bead ……

Little Precious
Little Precious

 

The earrings ……

Snowflake earrings
Snowflake earrings
Snow Star earrings
Snow Star earrings
Snow Flower earrings
Snow Flower earrings

 

 

 

Trollbeads Limited Edition Picasso Jasper 2010

22nd October 2010 saw the release of Trollbeads Picasso Jasper.

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Trollbeads stock image – please do not reproduce without crediting.

 

“A gemstone that embodies all the rustic colours of autumn – red, yellow, brown and green. Each bead has slowly developed its own unique pattern over thousands of years spent silently witnessing the evolution of the earth’s crust” – Trollbeads.com

These beads vary immensely. The colour range includes creams, browns, greens, oranges and reds, all in varying shades, patterning and marbling. Some beads were quite striking whereas others were relatively plain, however even the plainer versions work well as neutral bead in many a combination.

Trollbeads Limited Edition Skeleton Necklace 2010

1st October 2010 saw the release of a very special limited edition.

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Trollbeads stock image – please do not reproduce without crediting.

Designed by Søren Nielsen, the Skeleton is 14.5 cm / 5.7 inch in length.  The Skeleton Necklace includes a 50 cm / 19.7 inch sterling silver necklace with Plain Lock, and comes in a luxury presentation box.

The Skeleton is sterling silver with 18 carat gold decoration around its throat.

The head is two sided, displaying a skull on one side and a face on the other. The head itself can be worn separately as a bead on its own.

The torso and arms are one piece, and the shoulders, elbow and wrists are all jointed.

The vertebrae are represented by five numbered silver discs.

The pelvis and legs are then also in one piece, again with fully jointed hips, knees and ankles.

Glass beads can be worn where the vertebrae are to add a splash of colour if wanted.

This release was very limited, with a price tag that made it out of the reach of many a collector. Due to the nature and size of the design, it will appeal to some collectors but not to others. That said, nothing can detract from the exquisiteness of this piece.

Trollbeads Autumn 2010 collection

The Trollbeads 2010 Autumn collection brought the release of two new glass kits, three gemstones and sixteen silver beads (of which twelve were zodiac beads).

The glass kits ……

Lakeside Forest Kit
Lakeside Forest Kit
Contemporary Kit
Contemporary Kit

 

The gemstones ……

Golden Quartz
Golden Quartz
Chalcedony
Chalcedony
Tigers Eye
Tigers Eye

 

The silver zodiac beads ……

Aries
Aries
Taurus
Taurus
Gemini
Gemini
Cancer
Cancer
Leo
Leo
Virgo
Virgo
Libra
Libra
Scorpio
Scorpio
Sagittarius
Sagittarius
Capricorn
Capricorn
Aquarius
Aquarius
Pisces
Pisces

 

And the four remaining silvers ……

Big Earth - reintroduced to collection in celebration of the launch of the Trollbeads museum.
Big Earth – reintroduced to collection in celebration of the launch of the Trollbeads museum.
Water
Water
Two Sides to Everything
Two Sides to Everything
Trefoil Knot
Trefoil Knot

 

 

 

Trollbeads Limited Edition Crazy Lace Agates – Valentines 2010

Valentines 2010 saw the release of beautiful Crazy Lace Agate beads.

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Trollbeads stock image – please do not reproduce without crediting.

Displaying a range of shades from vibrant pink to purple, these stones have a beautiful marbled and veined effect, which also varies in intensity. The European release saw smooth cabochon style beads, whereas the US saw faceted versions being released.

**Whilst this was a limited edition, the Spring 2011 release saw the introduction of Pink Agates and Pink Striped Agates, both of which compliment these beads beautifully and provide a similar substitute for those who missed out on this release. **

Trollbeads Spring 2010 collection

Here is a glimpse of some of the pieces that made their debut in the Trollbeads Spring 2010 collection.

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New Black & White Kit
New Black & White Kit
Amazonite
Amazonite
Baby Boy
Baby Boy
Baby Girl
Baby Girl
Black Spinel Tassel
Black Spinel Tassel
Chick
Chick
Golden Wreath
Golden Wreath
Green Jade
Green Jade
Heart Ball
Heart Ball
Hope
Hope
Hugging Heart
Hugging Heart
Mini Heart Gold
Mini Heart Gold
Paradise Birds
Paradise Birds
Pearl Tassel
Pearl Tassel
Soccer Ball
Soccer Ball
Swan Lock
Swan Lock
Yellow Jade
Yellow Jade
Zucchini Flower
Zucchini Flower