The most special post today brings live photos of the much awaited Trollbeads ‘Ageless Beauty’ bead, representing Japan. This bead is the second ‘country specific’ bead to be release this year, following ‘Wings of Freedom’ representing the US.
A few days ago, Trollbeads Japan released this lovely image on their Facebook page, confirming to everyone just how beautiful this bead really is.
When ‘Ageless Beauty’ arrived in the post yesterday, I was immediately in awe of just how beautiful and intricate this bead is. It totally brightened my day! Here are some live photos …
When you look deep into the bead, it looks like millefiori cane work, but how this is incorporated into a glass bead amazes me. The level of intricacy within this bead is outstanding. Great credit must be given to Nozomi Kaji who designed this beautiful bead, and also to those who actually made it.
I am so in love with this bead, I am hoping to get another. Then I plan to do an inspirational bracelet based on this beautiful bead, along with a Fantasy Necklace combination – it certainly deserves more than one blog post to be dedicated to it to showcase its full beauty.
Following pre-order images appearing publicly on UK retail websites and elsewhere on the web, here is an early look at the much anticipated ‘Ageless Beauty‘ glass bead (JP62301).
This beautiful and intricate Limited Edition bead is designed by Nozomi Kaji, who previously designed the Limited Edition ‘Kimono Kit‘ and ‘Blooming Sakura‘ from the World Tour Japan collection.
This bead is the second bead to follow in a recent ‘country specific’ theme (the other being ‘Wings of Freedom‘ for the US) and represents Japan. We have seen a similar theme before back in 2012 when Trollbeads released the Bavaria bead to celebrate the German tradition of Oktoberfest followed by Asian Hearts which represented Asian culture.
From what I understand, this bead will be available globally, however the release date may vary between regions in the same way that Wings of Freedom has seen a US debut before being available in Europe. October 18th is rumored as its first appearance, though I have no further details as to which region this will be in at this time. The price of the bead is suggested as £45 / €51 / $56.
Looking at the image, I can picture this bead looking stunning in combination with silvers and the retired Trollbeads Goldstoneand Blue Goldstone, as they would not detract from the intricate detailing of this bead. It would work well as a single focal bead either on a bangle or a bracelet of silvers. Multiples of this bead would be lovely, but with the recent Fall release and upcoming Christmas release, the price of this bead may be a point of contention for some, especially as traditionally Limited Edition beads have been marketed at the £32, the same price point as Uniques.