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!
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.
The necklace comes with a 50cm silver chain and plain lock.
The Skeleton is comprised of the following parts:
The head features a skull on one side, and a human-like face on the the other.
The Trollbead stamp (925S LAA) is on the underside of the chin.
The neck comprises of two parts, the silver bones and an 18ct gold neck decoration, a small sun circle , which slots into the neck.
The Rib Cage and Arms
The ribs cage and arms come in one piece. The arms are jointed at the shoulder, elbow and wrist.
The Spinal Column
The spinal column consists of five individual vertebrae, which have each been numbered 1-5.
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.
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.