This post bring a review of Trollbeads Fall 2015 collection.
Named the ‘Mythic Nature’ Collection, this release features mythical creatures, woodland flora & fauna, and the night sky. Encapsulated in intricate silvers and stunning rainbow coloured glass, the addition of copper glitter to the glass gives a magical touch.
This article is very pic heavy, but hopefully gives my readers a feel of this beautiful collection.
Please do not reproduce pictures without crediting.
First up is the Balance of Nature Kit. The first picture is of one single kit, the next photos are two of each bead side by side.
I think this kit is absolutely stunning, and due to the range of colours has the versatility to work in a number of bracelets.
Below is the Phoenix, from the initial stock images I wasn’t overly impressed with the design … but then once I realised that it was meant to encapsulate two beads my impression changed dramatically. The attention to detail is beautiful, particularly to the tail feathers on the back. Here is is nestled between two Feldspar Moonstones. The Moonstones are amazing, close up they have a lovely iridescent sheen to them.
Here is the Love Dragon. This is a nice bead however I was slightly disappointed that it was hard to make out the dragon’s face, though this was compensated by the attention to detail on its back. At some point I think a dragon with open wings (in the style of the silver US ‘Wings of Freedom’ bead ) would be nice addition to the collection.
Next is the Merman of Wisdom and Mushrooms ….
This photo gives an good idea of the Smile of Starsand Dragonfly Beauty beads. The Dragonfly Beauty is quite a contemporary design and Smile of Stars seems appropriate as we near the darker nights as summer draws to an end.
Trollbeads Unicorn is absolutely lovely, and here are some photos from different angles for you …
What follows now is a bracelet that I have put together using the new collection and also some older beads …
I couldn’t resist just including a couple of photos of the Fantasy Necklace with Amethyst from the Animale Fantastico Collection, as it goes so well with the glass from this release and it really is stunning. Mine is a beautiful rich shade of purple.
This post brings full details of Trollbeads Fall 2015 collection, ‘Mythic Nature’.
Making it’s debut on this Friday, September 4th, this is a large release including 2 glass kits, 1 stone kit, 2 individual faceted stones, 16 silver beads, 3 different sets of complementary jewellery pieces (including earrings, studs and rings), 2 new locks, a new style of Fantasy Necklace with 3 new pendants, and 2 new leather bracelets.
Here we go!
Two glass kits are included in this release. One kit it in a similar style to the Sparkle Kit from Spring 2014, but in deeper shades more apt for the autumn. Those who love the variation in the Blue Desert bead will love this kit! I adore rainbow colours and having being hoping Trollbeads would desin a kit like this for some time. The second kit is designed by Gail Crossman, who designed the Native Elements Kitand continues her style of brighter colours and includes another triangular bead. Both kits retail at £125/ € 155 / $170 or beads are available individually for £25 / €31 / $34.
Two new locks are introduced. They are very ‘simple’ in design in contrast to the heavily detailed locks we have seen of late. Personally I like the more intricate detailed locks but I can see the appeal of these to those who prefer the the more simplistic style of the plain lock or also as another lock option for a mans bracelet.
Soft Wind of Change Lock £45 / €52 / $59
Lock of Wisdom £40 / €48 / $56
Complementary Jewellery Pieces
Complementing the silver ‘Dragonfly Beauty‘ bead we have …
Dragonfly Beauty Earrings £65 / €85 / $92
Dragonfly Beauty Studs £35 / €41 / $45
Dragonfly Beauty Ring £60 / €69 / $76
Complementing the silver ‘Blueberries of Youth’ bead we have …
Blueberries of Youth Earrings £45 / €52 / $57
Blueberries of Youth Studs £45 / €52 / $57
Blueberries of Youth Ring £60 / €69 / $76
Complementing the silver ‘Neverending’ bead from the Spring 2015 release we have ….
Neverending Earrings £60 / €74 / $82
Neverending Studs £45 / €52 / $57
Neverending Silver Ring £50 / €56 / $62
Neverending Silver / Gold Ring £170 / €214 / $238
New Fantasy Necklaces
New style Fantasy Chain £70 – £90 / €90 – €115 / $100 – $127
Beauty Berries Pendant £65 / €78 / $87
Feel The Rain Pendant £65 / €78 / $87
Leaves Of Hope Pendant £65 / €78 / $87
Two new two -tone leather bracelets are introduced for the fall collection. They will retail at £25 / €30 / $33 …
Pumpkin & Grape
Cherry & Sage
Being a ‘pink person’ I lean towards the ‘Cherry & Sage’ version, but the ‘Pumpkin & Grape’ will look great with Halloween beads!
So much to choose from! Whilst I like the glass within the Beauty Berries’ Pendant, unfortunately it is one of the more expensive pieces if you include the new style chain, and personally I would definitely have to take preference with the Amethyst Fantasy Necklace from the ‘Animale Fantastico’ Collection. That being said, I appreciate the versatility of the new fantasy necklace concept and see that it has great potential. Pre-orders are now being accept ready for the release on Friday.