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Trollbeads Rocky Beach Kit Review

Today brings a review of a lovely example of the Rocky Beach Kit, which was released in Spring 2013.

Trollbeads Rocky Beach Kit
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I love this kit, from a distance it appears to be quite subtle and neutral, but then closer up, you really get to appreciate the shimmering colours and textures.

Here are some close ups of each of the beads:

Sandstone

Trollbeads Sandstone
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Pebbles

Trollbeads Pebbles
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Cliffs

Trollbeads Cliffs
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Stone Flower

Trollbeads Stone Flower
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Fossils

Trollbeads Fossils
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Sand Beach

Trollbeads Sand Beach
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Trollbeads Sand Beach
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Pebbles and Sand Beach  have to be my favourites, and this down to the amazing colours within them.  This kit looks absolutely stunning with the Birth Month Flowers from Autumn 2013. I find myself using these silvers a lot in my bracelet compositions as they are just so beautiful.

Here are some more shots of the bracelet …

Trollbeads Rocky Beach Kit
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Trollbeads Rocky Beach Kit
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Trollbeads Rocky Beach Kit
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Trollbeads Rocky Beach Kit
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This was one of those kits that I initially overlooked, until I saw the amount of variation in the beads. These beads are far more beautiful in real life than in the stock photos. Definitely another of my favourite kits!

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Trollbeads Spring 2013 collection.

The Trollbeads Spring 2013 collection brings three underlying themes -beach and sea, summer flora and home and interaction amongst people.

The collection comprises of two glass kits (Rocky Beach and Happy Summer), a gemstone (Agate Dendritic) and sterling silver and gold.

The first glass is the Rocky Beach kit, inspired by nature and natural minerals found in the earth.  (Kits  £115 / £23 single bead).Trollbeads stock images - please do not reproduce without crediting.

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Sandstone
Sandstone
Pebbles
Pebbles
Cliffs
Cliffs
Sand Beach
Sand Beach
Fossils
Fossils
Stone Flower
Stone Flower

The second kit is the Happy Summer kit, evoking thoughts of a bright, fun and happy summertime.Trollbeads stock images - please do not reproduce without crediting.

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Beach Ball
Beach Ball
Beige Moonstone
Beige Moonstone
Pink Fantasy Bead
Pink Fantasy Bead
Strawberry Stripes
Strawberry Stripes
Blue Fantasy Bead
Blue Fantasy Bead
Coral Opal
Coral Opal

Discovered more than 2300 years ago, Agate Dendritic is said to create a peaceful environment.  (£47)

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Trollbeads stock images – please do not reproduce without creditingAgate Dendritic 2

 

The statement piece of this collection has to be the Big Butterfly pendant. This delicate silver piece makes a stunning focal point on any necklace or bracelet. (£67)

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Two new locks also make their debut in this collection. The Dolphins Lock and Seahorses Lock both continue with the beach and sea theme. The Seahorses Lock is also complimented by way of the Seahorse Couple earrings. (Locks £40 each, earrings £48).

Dolphins Lock Seahorses Lock

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The rest of the collection brings silver and gold beads and pendants as follows:

Swarm of Butterflies
Swarm of Butterflies
Swarm of Butterlies Gold
Swarm of Butterlies Gold
Blossom Bead
Blossom Bead
Elderflowers
Elderflowers
Elderflower pendant
Elderflower pendant
Playing Dolphins
Playing Dolphins
Dolphins Pendant
Dolphins Pendant
Seahorses
Seahorses
Silver Sea Urchin
Silver Sea Urchin
Starfish
Starfish
Coral Branch Gold
Coral Branch Gold
Sunglasses
Sunglasses
Breakfast
Breakfast
Holding on to Love
Holding on to Love
Mermaid and Seaman
Mermaid and Seaman
House
House