Category Archives: Country Specific Beads 2015

Trollbeads LE ‘Party Time’ Review

This post brings a review of the Limited Edition Trollbead, ‘Party Time’ (known as the ‘Festeggiamo’ bead in Italy).

Initially it seemed that the ‘Festeggiamo’  bead would only be available in store at selected Italian retailers. This was shortly followed by news that the bead would also see wider release on 2nd March, but referred to as the ‘Party Time’ bead, and available to US and Danish retailers.

This bead appears to continue the run of ‘country specific beads’ from last year, particularly as it has a product code of IT6114.

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The bead features a vibrant blue harlequin surface pattern on a white core  covered in coppery glitter.  Either side of the blue harlequin pattern  there are shaded areas of turquoise, green, yellow and also a subtle a hint of lilac. When I first saw images of this bead, I presumed these colours were on the core of the bead, but they are in fact at the surface of the glass.

When I tried to design a bracelet around the bead, I was unsure whether to include lilac to bring out the subtle colour within the bead, but in the end I decided to just focus on the other more prominent shades.

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Because of the multitude of colours within this bead, there are so many ways that a bracelet could be created, either by picking out one main colour, using all the colours or even by creating a neutral bracelet with this bead as a focal point.

Here are some more close up shots of the beads used on this bracelet …

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I generally tend to gravitate to pastel colours but something about this bead instantly caught my attention. Adding ouches of glitter and gold to the bracelet creates a rather opulent look. It is a bracelet that I can see myself wearing a lot in the summer with either a plain white or black dress, where the bracelet would give an instant ‘pop’ of colour.

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Trollbeads featured (left to right): ‘Scirocco’, ‘Nomad’, ‘Seabed’, ‘Lapis Lazuli’, ‘The Trinity’, ‘Gold Silver Trace’, ‘Troll Coin’, ‘Diamond Bead Ice Blue’, ‘Path of Life’, ‘Party Time’, ‘Sun Bead’, ‘Yellow Prism’, ‘Light Green Stripe’, ‘Trollbeads Day 2014 bead’, ‘Blue Hematite’. 

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Trollbeads LE Festeggiamo ‘Party Time’

Today’s post brings details of a new Limited Edition Trollbead, ‘Festeggiamo’.

Limited to Italian retailers at present, this bead currently appears to be available in store only, and not online. It has been confirmed that this bead will be available in other regions from March onwards by the name of Trollbeads ‘Party Time’ bead.

Currently, the only release date available is for the US on March 2nd. The bead will retail at $34 which puts it in the standard glass price bracket (€31 / £25).

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The bead features a vibrant blue harlequin surface pattern on a copper glittered core  featuring white, yellow, turquoise and green.

I normally prefer pastel colour schemes, however there is something that draws me to this bead.

This bead works well with Aqua kit beads from this year’s spring collection, and I also envisage it looking great with the Scirocco bead from last years spring collection and the Northern Forest Kit beads from last years fall collection.

At present, I am unclear whether this bead follows the line of the  Armadillos and Daydream Blossom from the US at the end of 2013, or the Limited Edition Country Specific beads from last year (Ageless Beauty, Wings of Freedom).  UPDATE: This bead has a product code of IT61114, which would suggest it is indeed the next bead in the country specific line.

Either way, it is likely that this lively bead will be available in most regions in the near future.