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Trollbeads Day Bead 2015 Review

This post brings live photos and a review of this year’s Trollbeads Day bead.  I was hoping to get this out yesterday, but due to things being hectic at home at the minute it was midnight before I got all my photos done.  Most of my readers will already have seen stock images at least of the bead, and no doubt many of you already own one (or more!). Nevertheless, it is always nice to see live photos!

Trollbeads Day Bead 2015
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This year the bead is a faceted glass bead, with swirls of light green, darker green, lavender, blue and white. This eclectic colour mix lends itself to a multitude of bracelet themes and colour palettes. It fits in perfectly with the current bohemian trends. From the beads that I have seen so far, there is a good degree of variation in the colours, in terms of how much of each colour is visible, and all are equally as attractive.

Trollbeads Day Bead 2015
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I love how in the above photo the patterning in the two beads appears to join in to one and flow between the beads.

Trollbeads Day Bead 2015
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Trollbeads Day Bead 2015
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Some people were apprehensive as to the bead being engraved with the year, and how visible this would be. The year is engraved on the core, the same side as the hallmarks LAA and 925S, and not on the glass as some initially thought (this would have been hard to achieve with the bead being faceted).  I did try to take a side photo of the bead, but it didn’t come out as I hoped, s I will get another one done but this gives an idea of where the engraving is.

Trollbeads Day Bead 2015
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I have a blouse with a design of peacock feathers but in pastel colours, and this bead matches perfectly. It really is such a pretty bead. It will work equally well with mythical or more contemporary designs and I think it looks great with the Trollbeads Day 2014 silver bead! The bead looks great on both the silver and copper bangles … a great focal bead!

Trollbeads Day Bead 2015
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Last year’s Trollbeads Day bead was met with a mixed reaction, the design was very much reminiscent of earlier Trollbeads style and was well received by long term collectors. However I appreciate it was not to everyone’s taste. This year’s bead is just so pretty though and I cannot see anything not to like about it.

I love to hear what my readers think of this year’s bead. Is it different from what you were expecting? Did you succumb to buying one … or two … or more?! Do you think the Snapchat teaser images were good clues??

 

Trollbeads Day 2015

Today’s post brings the first details of Trollbeads Day 2015.

August 1st 2014 saw the first event of this kind, and to commemorate the day a limited edition bead was produced, which was a truly ‘trollish’ design.

Trollbeads Day 2014 LE bead

 

This year, Trollbeads Day is to be held on June 6th (a Saturday), and another commemorative bead will be produced.

Here are the details circulating at present, which apparently are the only details that have  been given to retailers for pre-orders:

‘Let your spirit feel the break of dawn. Seek a moment of harmony and find inner peace. The forest quietly comes to life and the soft light breaks in the tree tops. The rays find their way to the forest floor which is slowly getting warmer. Life begins to trickle. Now it is dawn in the forest where all the trolls live. Trollbeads Day 2015 is a faceted glass bead with an engraving of the year. The bead is designed by the founder of Trollbeads, Lise Aagaard’

The bead is set to retail at £45 / €51 / $55, the same price point as the faceted glass beads from the ‘Eastern Facet Kit’ of Fall 2014.

Last year saw the actual bead being shrouded in secrecy until images appeared the day before the release. The only hints that were given to collectors were teasers via the social media platform ‘Snapchat’. Many enthusiasts were left bemused by the choice of media platform, and whether Trollbeads do the same again this year remains to be seen. No images are available at present.

Did you like last year’s bead? Will you be placing a pre-order for this bead or waiting until it is released?