Category Archives: X by Trollbeads 2014

X by Trollbeads ‘Glow X Amaze’ Christmas 2014 Collection

X by Trollbeads Christmas 2014 collection ‘Glow  X Amaze’  will make its debut on 5th November 2014.

This collection sees the release of X by Trollbeads second set of limited edition rubber links, this time in a very festive red! Not only will these red links serve well for the Christmas season, I can envisage them working well with any Valentines themed links too.

X by Trollbeads Christmas 2014
X by Trollbeads Christmas 2014

 

The release also see another two single silver links, two double silver links, a single bronze link, a larger link for necklaces and a complementing red asian cord.

Below are details of the new links:

All images are Trollbeads stock images – please do not reproduce without crediting. 

X by Trollbeads Limited Edition Red Link
X by Trollbeads Limited Edition Red Link

 

X by Trollbeads Lots of Love
X by Trollbeads Lots of Love

 

X by Trollbeads Flash of Light
X by Trollbeads Flash of Light

 

X by Trollbeads Slide Ride
X by Trollbeads Slide Ride

 

X by Trollbeads Now
X by Trollbeads Now

 

X by Trollbeads My Star
X by Trollbeads My Star

 

X by Trollbeads Visible Path
X by Trollbeads Visible Path

 

X by Trollbeads Red Asian Cord
X by Trollbeads Red Asian Cord available in 35, 40 or 45cm lengths.

 

X by Trollbeads Glow X Amaze

 

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X by Trollbeads ‘Stormy X Alive’ Halloween Collection 2014

X by Trollbeads Halloween 2014 collection ‘Stormy X Alive’ made its debut on 26th September 2014.

‘Stormy X Alive’ is a small release, consisting of just four new links, however these perfectly complement the Halloween themed links in the debut collection last year.

Below are details of the new links:

All images are Trollbeads stock images – please do not reproduce without crediting. 

X by Trollbeads Royalty
X by Trollbeads Royalty

 

X by Trollbeads Royalty
X by Trollbeads Royalty

 

X by Trollbeads Hanging Around
X by Trollbeads Hanging Around

 

X by Trollbeads Hanging Around
X by Trollbeads Hanging Around

 

X by Trollbeads Skull Me
X by Trollbeads Skull Me

 

X by Trollbeads Skull Me
X by Trollbeads Skull Me

 

X by Trollbeads Protect
X by Trollbeads Protect

 

X by Trollbeads ‘Strong & Free’ Fall 2014 Collection

X by Trollbeads Fall 2014 collection ‘Strong & Free’ made its debut on 20th August 2014.

The collection sees the introduction of some new bronze double links and has a very modern edge to it.

Below are details of the new links:

All images are Trollbeads stock images – please do not reproduce without crediting. 

X by Trollbeads Focus
X by Trollbeads Focus

 

X by Trollbeads Courage
X by Trollbeads Courage

 

X by Trollbeads Beginning
X by Trollbeads Beginning

 

X by Trollbeads Bronze Lovers Bond
X by Trollbeads Bronze Lovers Bond

 

X by Trollbeads Bronze Flow
X by Trollbeads Bronze Flow

 

X by Trollbeads Bronze DNA
X by Trollbeads Bronze DNA

 

X by Trollbeads You
X by Trollbeads You

 

X by Trollbeads And
X by Trollbeads And

 

X by Trollbeads Me
X by Trollbeads Me

 

X by Trollbeads Unbreakable
X by Trollbeads Unbreakable

 

X by Trollbeads Zip Me
X by Trollbeads Zip Me

 

X by Trollbeads Inseparable
X by Trollbeads Inseparable

 

X by Trollbeads Lightness
X by Trollbeads Lightness

 

X by Trollbeads Summer 2014 Necklace Collection

X by Trollbeads Summer 2014 collection, also referred to as the ‘Necklace Collection’,  made its debut on 23rd May 2014.

The collection has a very fresh and youthful feel to it, and sees X by Trollbeads introduce it’s first Limited Edition piece, the Ocean Blue Rubber X link.

X by Trollbeads Summer 2014
X by Trollbeads Summer 2014

 

Below are details of the individual pieces in this collection:

All images are Trollbeads stock images – please do not reproduce without crediting. 

 

X by Trollbeads Ocean Blue Rubber X Link
X by Trollbeads Ocean Blue Rubber X Link

 

X by Trollbeads Asian Cords
X by Trollbeads Asian Cords

 

X by Trollbeads Bird Skull
X by Trollbeads Bird Skull

 

X by Trollbeads Flower Clouds
X by Trollbeads Flower Clouds

 

X by Trollbeads Flower Cloud
X by Trollbeads Flower Cloud

 

X by Trollbeads Infinity
X by Trollbeads Infinity

 

 

X by Trollbeads Flower Clouds Necklace
X by Trollbeads Flower Clouds Necklace

 

X by Trollbeads Infinity Necklace
X by Trollbeads Infinity Necklace

 

X by Trollbeads Bird Skull Necklace
X by Trollbeads Bird Skull Necklace

 

X by Trollbeads Bloom X Bite Inspiration

Whilst from the start I have appreciated the design and craftsmanship of X by Trollbeads, the slightly edgier and more urban style  was not something that appealed to my personal taste. The Bloom X Bite release brings out a new, more delicate and more feminine side to X by Trollbeads, one that does appeal to me much more.

My favourite links from this release are ‘Poppy Decadence’, ‘Hummingbird’ and ‘Bloom’, and all three are beautifully detailed. I adore the little Hummingbird, and would love to see a similar silver appear in the original Trollbeads collection.

Below are some images that show how the new links can be used together on a bracelet. I have tried to show examples of just silver and bronze bracelets, and then also bracelets including the rubber links, as I feel the rubber links give quite a different look, even using the same decorative links. As a guide for sizing, these bracelets each have 18 links (a mixture of singles and doubles, a double counting as two links), my wrists are 16cm and the bracelet designs below fit / hang just right.

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Please do not reproduce without crediting – X by Trollbeads Poppy Decadence
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Please do not reproduce without crediting –  X by Trollbeads Poppy Decadence
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Please do not reproduce without crediting – X by Trollbeads Hummingbird
Please do not reproduce without crediting
Please do not reproduce without crediting – X by Trollbeads Hummingbird
Please do not reproduce without crediting
Please do not reproduce without crediting – X by Trollbeads Bloom
Please do not reproduce without crediting
Please do not reproduce without crediting – X by Trollbeads Bloom
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Please do not reproduce without crediting – X by Trollbeads Bug Me

X by Trollbeads ‘Bloom X Bite’ Spring 2014 collection

X by Trollbeads Spring 2014 collection ‘Bloom X Bite’ made its debut on 26th February 2014.

The collection has a very elegant, timeless and feminine feel to it, somewhat different to the generally more urban and edgy pieces  currently in the collection. This is in a good way though, and goes to demonstrate the versatility of the X by Trollbeads brand.

For those of you who have not yet been tempted with X by Trollbeads, this release may well be the one to turn your head!

Ten new silver double links make their debut in this release. The central theme is one of flora and fauna – very fitting for a Spring release – and this is reflected in the name of the collection, ‘Bloom X Bite’ .

Below are details of the new links:

All images are Trollbeads stock images – please do not reproduce without crediting. 

Bug Me   £44
Bug Me   £44
Lucky   £50
Lucky   £50
Silly Dolphins   £50
Silly Dolphins   £50
Poppy Decadence   £50
Poppy Decadence   £50
Flow   £50
Flow   £50
Hummingbird   £58
Hummingbird   £58
Slow Down   £58
Slow Down   £58
Loving Flamingos   £58
Loving Flamingos   £58
Bloom   £62
Bloom   £62
Nesting   £62
Nesting   £62

Although there were a few floral themed links in the launch collection (Flower, Leaves and Bunch of Flowers), they were not as intricately detailed as these new links. Poppy Decadence has to be my favourite link from this release, and that is down to the beautiful detailing on the flower.

Below are some of X by Trollbeads campaign images, showing the links being used in various bracelet compositions. These give a good idea of the aesthetically pleasing style that can be achieved.

BloomXBite_01_Shadow copy BloomXBite_bracelet_02_Shadow copy BloomXBite_Bracelet_03_shadow copy

I would love to hear what people think of this new release. Do you prefer the timeless and elegant feel to the new pieces or do you lean more toward the contemporary and urban pieces??

X by Trollbeads Valentines Collection 2014

Valentines 2014 sees the release of three new links for X by Trollbeads.

All images are X by Trollbeads stock images – please do not reproduce without crediting. 

Love Bubble   £37
Love Bubble £37

‘Love Bubble’ provides a modern take on the language of love. A simple link but one that definitely gets the message across. What better way to say ‘I love you’!

Love Bugs   £37
Love Bugs £37

‘Love Bugs’ has to be one of my favourite X by Trollbeads links so far. It is so sweet, albeit a little bit naughty 😉

 

Struck by Love   £37
Struck by Love £37

‘Struck by Love’ offers a more classic Valentines design, depicting an arrow head and a heart.

 

Below is a campaign image from Trollbeads showing all three links on a bracelet.

 X by Trollbeads Valentines 2014
X by Trollbeads Valentines 2014

 

Which is your favourite??