This blog post brings a review of the second glass kit from Trollbeads Christmas 2014 ‘The Wishes Collection’ – the ‘Classic Christmas Kit’.
This glass kit features a palette of festive reds and greens and incorporates Christmas themed designs including a christmas tree, holly and poinsettia. The vibrancy and festivity of this kit make it hard to resist!
Below are some close up shots of the individual beads …
As with the Magic Winter kit, I have combined the beads with new and existing festive silvers. In the first two individual shots you can see two of the new silvers ‘Holly Bushes‘ and silver ‘Eternal Love‘.
I have to admit that some of the other silvers from this release, such as mouse, cat and parrot faces, were not to my personal taste. However, I can see that they have a certain whimsical feel to them that will appeal to others.
I was very tempted by the Bow Lock, but would have only really worn it with this bracelet so decided to leave it.
I also adore the Lucky Love gold and silver bead but the higher price tag due to the gold was a stumbler at this time of year. ‘Live, Love & Forgive’and ‘Wishing Star’ from the recent ‘Gold – Love Art’ release are still high up on my wish list but I never seem to get round to getting the gold due to all the other beautiful releases that keep coming throughout the year!
Today sees the release of Trollbeads Christmas 2014 collection, named ‘The Wishes Collection’. This Trollbeads blog post brings a review and live photos of the ‘Magic Winter Kit‘.
This kit features a palette of crispy, icy and midnight blues and snowy whites. It also features two of the very popular Christmas Tree glass beads.
Below are some shots focused on the individual beads …
These beads work perfectly with both new and exisiting Christmas and wintry silvers. Below are some more shots …
This has to be my favourite of the two kits, as I just love the colours. My favourite two beads are those with the pale blue raised flowers and the copper inclusions. Both look equally as stunning on he Fanatasy Necklace with Pearl, and I can see me wearing the pale blue raised flowers within spring and summer themed bracelets too.
The quality of the Christmas glass this year is exceptional and the the designs within this kit are exquisite. As you can probably tell, I am totally in love with this kit!
Today saw the unveiling of the first preview images of Trollbeads Christmas 2014 collection. I never know whether to call these releases ‘Winter’ or ‘Christmas’ collections, but with all the festive themed beads within this release, I have opted for Christmas!
This release will debut on 17th October 2014, but what follows is a full preview (except for individual glass bead names and photos – I will update with these as soon as they become available).
Firstly, the two glass kits, which for me are always the highlight of this seasonal collection.
Magic Winter Kit(€252 / £210 per kit)
Classic Christmas Kit (€252 / £210 per kit)
Next up are the silver (and gold) beads :
Holly Bushes (€28 / £25)
Crystal Heart (€67 / £60)
Snowballs (€42 / £35)
Heart Bow (€42 / £35)
Heart 4 You (€42 / £35)
Wilful Cat (£42 / £35)
Impulsive Mouse (€42 / £35)
Lucky Parrot(€42 / £35)
Eternal Love (€42 / £35)
Trollbeads Eternal Love Gold ( €615 /£492)
Lucky Love (€315 / £252)
And even some diamonds ….
Moonlight Cat (€395.98 / £312)
A beautiful new lock which compliments the other beads in the release perfectly…..
Bow Lock (€52 / £45)
Two gorgeous rings …..
Crystal Bubble (€83 / £70)
Blushing Bubble (€83 / £70)
And finally, some more earrings …..
Rouge Romance (€41 / £35)
Fancy Drops (€52 / £45 available in 1cm / 3.5cm / 5cm drop)
Fancy Facet Drops (€67 / £55 available in 1cm / 3.5cm / 5cm drop)
The highlights for me are definitely the Magic Winter Kit, and I also like Holly Bushes and Eternal Love. The Magic Winter bead with the copper-gold inclusions appears to be one which will show quite a degree of variation in the shades of blue … if this is the case then it will be one that I will certainly try to acquire multiples of.
For many, the Christmas Tree glass beads will undoubtedly be must-haves, and are likely to be sought after to the same degree as Elegant Sparkle and Love Sparkle from the Christmas release last year.
The glass kits in this release not only compliment last years Christmas release which included a red kit and a blue kit, but also the recent fall release which includes some stunning red, green and blue beads. Plenty of opportunity to mix and match – after all, that is the beauty of Trollbeads!
And lastly, just to round this all off, here are some inspirational images to keep you going until 17th October: