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.
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.
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.
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??