We have seen many great individual specials offered by Trollbeads this year and to finish off the year they have created a Bangle offer to save collectors $74.00!! It lasts until Decmber 31st. While I have emailed and posted it on Facebook and Twitter I have not posted it here on my blog. I blame this on it being December and I have 2 stores besides my Trollbeads website so I guess I just forgot! If this is the way you get your Trollbeads information please excuse my oversight!
When you purchase a Silver Trollbeads Bangle you will recieve a free Group 1 Glass bead (a valuie of $34.00) and two free Stoppers. The bead plus the Stoppers equal a combined savings of $74.00. If you haven't purchased a bangle yet you have to!! It is so easy to quickly change the beads with whatever you are wearing and go! I am always 3 steps behind (I blame this on being an older retailer) and when I want to wear my bangle I have a bunch of loose beads in a bowl on my bureau and just pull three to match what I am wearing! Tada! A busy person's dream come true. It's so much quicker than remaking a whole bracelet. So if you haven't tried one yet now is your chance!
A FREE Gift with Purchase!
As many of you know I create dangles to be used on a Trollbeads bracelet. They have a very small bale so they don't take up much room on a chain so I never felt it was in conflict with the Trollbeads brand. It actually started because our local Massachusetts collectors wanted something local to add to their chains as our town Mattapoisett is a waterfront summer community so I created sea glass dangles as I make jewelry from sea glass. This broadened and I expanded to make all sorts of dangles and with the demand I had I created a category on Trollbeads Gallery. As Trollbeads US is making an effort to strengthan its brand it was requested we remove the dangles from the site. I am in agreement with the decision so I have offered them as a free gift with a purchase -all in holiday themes. I did this last year and it was a great success and I am doing it now. So there is no longer a category listed on my site but we are offering them as a gift with purchase. Our supplies are getting down there but we are still offering them. When you purchase $150 of Trollbeads you can choose from the three I have made. The value of the dangles are $38.00. I am still making all my dangles but I have not yet decided where to post them so until them just contact me directly if you have a request!
On an interesting note as I was taking down the category on my website I researched what the most popular dangles were and they were the Bee Charm with yellow sea glass and the Dog Bone charm with blue sea glass! It was fun for me to discover that!! Of course the dangles with the dog breeds were popular too and that must be because Trollbeads only has the one dog bead!
We are looking forward to a very large and wonderful collection to come out with the Spring 2015 collection along with the new Valentine beads so stay tuned!!
Everyone at Trollbeads Gallery, Rogers Gallery and Surroundings wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a Healthy New Year!
I made mention of the fact in the last blog that the Black Friday Specials were, for us anyway, a bit confusing and we had to take inventory and make the decisions on what we can offer you. Trollbeads had presented to us a large number of possibilities but many of the included beads we just don't have. The sale begins on November 28 and continues through December 2.
To keep it simple for you we are offering two specials and one of those include both silver, gold and glass beads. All of these beads were determined by Trollbeads. A group of glass beads chosen by Trollbeads will be up to 44% off. The glass beads will be $19.00 and the selected silver beads will be a variety of prices also offering 44% off or thereabouts. Trollbeads Gallery has the category all listed on the site but we can't show you the beads until Thursday, the 28th.Here is the link to the Black Friday Sale Beads. We have limited stock of some of the retired beads listed so choose quickly!
The second special is a great one! You can purchase 3 unique beads and get the 4th free. You will need to put all 4 beads in your cart but then write the code word FREEUNIQUE. The code will deduct $46.00 from your cart and that is your free bead. With this system if you want to buy a second group of 4 you will need to start a new order and use the code again. I have been busy trying to list a lot of unique beads and will continue as long as they are selling and as long as the sale is on!
Unique Trollbeads Christmas Unique Trollbeads
For nine years now Trollbeads Gallery has been offering holiday uniques with a great collection of unique Trollbeads we have saved for the entire year. Our collectors look forward with anticipation for this time very year and this year we have REAL holiday unique beads! For the first time ever Trollbeads has created a variety of unique beads explicitly for the holidays! We have all enjoyed the limited edition kits for the last 5 years but these are actual uniques and they are fabulous! The red holly bead above is just one of them along with the three below so rush on over to our site and see the rest!
We have specials on tap for next weekend including discounts on some retired beads and a few others I am still hearing about so if you are interested in finding out more sign up for our emails (I'll send one when I get the full story) or check on our site where we will have a Black Friday Weekend Special category! It is 5 days long so don't let the word weekend throw you off! Sorry I don't have all the information for you but besides my website, forum and blog to keep up with -I also have two stores and at holiday time you can imagine how busy it can be. Tonight we are hosting a charity benefit at Rogers Gallery for a great local organization called Gifts to Give which helps 30,000+ children living in poverty in SE Massachusetts and when this is over I will dedicate myself to working out which specials we can offer you! I have provided the website for the organization as it is a remarkable place where everyone partakes in charity and in providing educational outreach, clothing, support and it teaches local children how to give of themselves to help other children. As you can see I am committed!!
I know a lot of you have been kind to comment on the loss of my dangles on Trollbeads Gallery. I understand the request of Trollbeads to take them off and I will continue to make them so when I find a way to show and sell them again...I will let you know!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!
October was a record breaking month for Trollbeads Gallery with the very special release of the 2014 Holiday Trollbeads which introduced the best glass Holiday Trollbeads Kits ever! We also had some new Halloween beads, earrings and a lock to spook you with! In addition to 4 glorious brand new gold beads which also added excitement as they are the only gold beads released in 2014. Check out the Gold Love Art Collection. There is also a special when you buy a gold bead so check that out too! Trollbeads Fest! 2014 was a very successful event and it coincided with the "Buy 3 get 1 free" special and so many took advantage of this. Followed by the offering of our Special Event Beads on our website and we have continued to offer our customers great unique beads so the month was a great one!!! In case you missed the Event Beads, which will not be offered again and were only available to retailers that held special events click on this link and see what we have! The photo below is only one of the beads we have for you!! What a month!!
Special Event Trollbeads
So let's see what November has in store! Beginning November 1st and ending on November 15th when you spend $100 on any Trollbeads order you are eligible for a free Trollbeads silver chain and simple lock and together that is a savings of $73.00!!! If you don't like the Double Lock, at Trollbeads Gallery we are offering a "switch out" if you prefer! You can take the $27.00 off an upgraded lock (includes all other locks) or if you would prefer another chain you can take the $27.00 off the $46.00 chain. So anyway you look at it -it is a great special. Who can't use another chain? I know most people like to keep a favorite bracelet "as is" and want to create more and not change a design so here is your way to get a free chain!
New Releases in November:
The Ageless Beauty will start shipping on November 7th and although we ordered a huge amount of them we are pre-selling them at a pace I had not even imagined so order yours today! It is a country specific release celebrating the beautiful flowers of Japan.
Earlier this year Trollbeads released the Wings of Freedom and it too was a country specific bead... for the USA! Do you have yours yet? If not buy it on November 1st along with the Ageless Beauty Trollbead and you will reach over $100 and you'll qualify for a free chain and lock! Save $73.00!!!
New Releases for "X by Trollbeads":
The 2014 Holiday "X by Trollbeads" While we already have the NEW 2014 Holiday X items listed the ship date is November 5th. Along with these new releases we have 3 great finished bracelets at a good savings for you. Many people have enjoyed "getting to know" the X line by purchasing a finished bracelet first and then once they get the concept they continue by adding a variety of links and changing out the rubber links with special links of their choice!
This is the new Bronze Red Star Bracelet now available to purchase on Trollbeads Gallery for only $75!! There are some very cool new links including the red rubber link ($2.00 each) and the new Red Asian Cord. The Asian cords work well with the pendant style X links such as Infinity and the brand new Visible Path.
My new favorite link is the Flash of Light! (Above) It reminds me of the Trollbeads Berry beads which always add a great eye catching texture to every bracelet I use it on. The little beads are shiny and just as eye catching as the Berry! Let us know what your favorite new link is!!
So go and look through all we have to offer you and just in case you are new to Trollbeads and to Trollbeads Gallery click on the link for a great experience with shopping for Trollbeads. If you are new you may also want to check out the largest on-line forum for Trollbeads...
Trollbeads Gallery Forum = a whole lot of Trollbeads inspiration and information!!
Now that Trollbeads Fest! 2014 is behind us we are collecting our thoughts and connecting with our eager and growing Trollbeads collectors group! First I would like to report that our Fest was a huge success and we had some of the best unique beads we have seen. Trollbeads supplied us with great beads and our collectors who traveled far and wide were rewarded with many great beads. Thank you to everyone that attended and thank you to Trollbeads for gracing us with beautiful beads!! It was a remarkable time for everyone and it has now evolved into a great group of like minded Trollies enjoying each other and enjoying the experience. It was wonderful!! We have just listed the remainder of our Special Event Beads. See them now! SPECIAL EVENT TROLLBEADS There are only a limited quantity of each of the beads left so see them first for the best selection.
News: As many of you know the 2014 People's Bead Winner (in photo above) was released last week. Purchase it now and buy it in your group of three to get another Trollbeads FREE...(until the 16th!) It is a beauty as you can see and as we all know who can't use more balance in their life?
As I write this I want to make a quick mention of the "Buy 3 Get 1 Free" Special...it ends on October 16th! It is such a great money saving event for all collectors. I have been thrilled with the amount of people who have purchased 3 of the new Gold Trollbeads and have received one free and saving hundreds of dollars AND still receiving a free silver chain and lock! Now that is saving!!! To see the newest release of Gold beads click here:
Love gold Art Collection
Halloween Unique Trollbeads
Our yearly tradition of offering you Orange and Black Trollbeads for your Halloween creations has continued this year and we are still adding beads as they have been selling. We were graced with so many great unique beads for Trollbeads Fest this year that we had beads to offer on our Halloween page! Order now so you can wear them as your trick or treat!
Hoilday Trollbeads 2014 Are Listed! This collection is easily the best group of glass holiday glass beads. Such a festive array of holiday spirit! Treat yourself to these beauties and get in the holiday mood early! While we have had the entire collection listed we have just listed the individual glass beads from the two kits.
We are just upon Trollbeads Fest! 2014 and the excitement is building! We are very excited to have been receiving some of the most beautiful Unique beads we have ever seen! New and exciting and I want to thank Trollbeads for taking such great care of my customers and collectors. Gail Crosman Moore will be present and making beads on both days!!
This is the Fifth Trollbeads Fest! and we are thrilled to be a major part of the history of Trollbeads in the U.S. Each of the past Trollbeads Fests were memorable for a variety of reasons and I am sure this one will be too.
The most important bit of information to share with you, the collector is the special we will be offering to you both here in our gallery during the Fest but also on-line on our website. We are offering to classic and much beloved "Buy 3 Trollbeads and get the 4th Trollbead free" special. This was the classic Trollbeads Trunk Show Special and when Trunk Shows went away almost a year ago many collectors were very sad. But it's back! What is great is that it is even offered past the Fest until October 16th. The occasion of this special is always the perfect time to stretch your Trollbeads dollar and get more for the holiday as gifts to yourself or to loved ones. If you are new to Trollbeads I want to explain that the free Trollbead or the 4th of the deal must be equal to or less than the lowest price bead of the 3 you are paying for. So group your beads accordingly to make the most of the deal. If you buy 3 $31.00 Trollbeads you are entitled to a free $31.00 bead or a $28.00 bead. Another example would be if you purchase 2 Trollbeads at $63 and 1 at $31 you can only receive another $31 bead or a $28 bead free. Plan your purchases now and plan them wisely. We have new 2014 Catalogs available so if you are coming to the Fest you can get one or if you request one we can mail it to you! This new catalog has everything as of this date and is a great book to have!!
How to order on line during the event? On October 3rd - October 16th you will be able to take advantage of this offer by purchasing the first 3 beads and in the notes section at check out write the free bead(s) of your choice.
One of the most exciting things about Trollbeads Fest! (besides all the glorious beads) is the comarderie between the collectors. We have a number of attendees that have been to every one of the Fests and can't wait to renew their friendships each year. Last year we were not able to commit to the large function hall we started at so we did a small scale Fest in our own gallery and everyone loved it!! Less craziness but also less cost as I don't have to charge admission as I did when we held it at the event center. Of course we don't have the large gift bag anymore but we do have free gifts for everyone that attends!!
Special Event Trollbeads This year we have been sent a beautiful group of glass Trollbeads that are called "event Trollbeads". They are with a vine design or flower designs and we will be offering them on-line after Trollbeads Fest! Below are the photos and we have mulitples of most of them. This is the first year where we have been offered so many beauties. Year's past we had one bead as an event bead!
Schedule for Trollbeads Fest! 2014
Friday: October 3rd 9:30 - 7:00 With a Wine and Cheese Event from 5:00 to 7:00.
2:00-6:00 Gail Crosman Moore glass bead making demonstration. She returns for a full day on Saturday.
Lunch is offered between 12:00- 1:00.
The Wine and Cheese events are fun because we donate great beads to a charity raffle and have fun watching the winners announced at the end.
Saturday October 4th 9:30-5:00
Gail Crosman Moore will be here demonstrating her glass bead making. Come see the flame work in process and see the finished beads. You will also have a chance to buy some of her great beads that have a wild side to them!
Lunch is offered from 12:00-1:00
Here is this year's free gift along your purchases!! A mug filled with local cranberries covered in chocolate!!
What is your excuse for not attending? We are on the South Coast of Massachusetts which is an hour south of Boston and 45 minuted East of Providence. There are plenty of hotels around and where we have people coming from Europe and from all over the U.S. you can tell it is worth the trip! New England in the Autumn is the most beautiful place...come for a visit!
Call for hotel suggestions! 888-758-3641
As one of the longest active Trollbeads dealers in the United States I have been doing a lot of soul searching and a lot of thought processing over the changes that have occurred with Trollbeads over the last couple of years here in the US. We have all seen quite a few US dealers give up their dealerships and it's a very sad turn of events for the US collector and this is what I want to address.
The U.S. jewelry market is constantly changing due to the average consumer's need for "new" and styles are constantly evolving from this need. It is not the fault of anyone other than living in the 21st Century. How often do you turn on your computer and get bombarded with product images and ads? Between banner ads, television, billboards, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram we have become a society with a very short attention span and unfortunately our buying habits have become just as short. The "new" and the "latest" never last long in this society and the quality of these products don't tend to last either. You've heard of the term "throwaway society" and that is literally what constantly evolving trends promotes. Let me tell you one thing...this is exactly why Trollbeads is still the ultimate brand.
How many jewelry lines do you know where you can change your look with a simple redesign of your bracelet? Even with competing brands like Pandora the look is always the same and that is why Pandora sales have dropped. One undeniable fact about Pandora is that the average Pandora wearer only has one bracelet and goes no further. Active Trollbeads collectors never stop at one and many have over a dozen. Trollbeads offers new looks with each new collection and the quality of their designs and the variety of looks and materials assures that no matter the trends you too can change your look with Trollbeads. Look at the variety of sizes of the beads too! If you like a chunky large bead look you can do it with the barrel style beads of the Gecko, Opposites and Flying Geese. Or if you like a petite look there are many silver and glass beads that are small. That is not even addressing the most recent "X by Trollbeads" line with its cutting edge approach to creating your own look. Well I guess I have expressed how much I am still enthralled with Trollbeads and I trust you are too. Why else would you be reading this?
The title of this blog was meant to attract new Trollbeads collectors to Trollbeads Gallery and this is for 2 purposes. The first being I would love to offer more people my services but the second one being I want everyone to know how hard I work to offer you our excellent small store service through a website. This is for all of you who have lost your local dealer or have lost a website you were comfortable with. It's up to all of us to keep our collections valuable and our interest strong and I want to help you do this so if you don't know me or Trollbeads Gallery read on!
What does Trollbeads Gallery offer a Trollbeads Collector?
1.The best photos offered of Unique beads on any website!
2.We list new Unique beads daily on our site (no fighting over beads on Facebook)
3.We have a bead wish list I keep so if you are looking for a particular bead let me know and I will find it for you and contact you directly...I love the thrill of the hunt!
4.We have "Trollbeads With A Twist" which offers you photos of actual beads within the Trollbeads line so if you like to see the bead you are buying first...you can! If you haven't seen what we offer take a look! It is so fun to see how different beads can be from one to the other. Especially the Faceted stone beads.
5.We have many Retired Trollbeads in stock and we're proud to be able to offer you the selection we have!
6.Our excellent customer service is a huge benefit so please let us know if you need anything. We don't charge for shipping unless it is out of the country or expedited.
7.Our shipping manager, Penni is the most efficient person I have ever had the joy to work with and she will answer any questions for you about shipments.
8.We host the largest Forum for Trollbeads collectors around the world! If you have ever ventured on to our Trollbeads Gallery Forum you know how much inspiration can be found and how many Trollbeads friendships have been made there! Join us if you haven't! We have almost 4500 members from around the world and 27,000+ Trollbeads photos!
9.We host Trollbeads Fest! each year with our 5th one coming up on October 3 & 4th. This is where many Trollbeads friends come together to see each other in person and get to choose from hundreds of fresh unique beads and dozens of fresh ideas. We have a glass artist demonstrating glass bead making and offer you so much more. Our attendees come from all over the US and from Europe too! We will have "Buy 3 get 1 Free" at the event and on-line that weekend! Photo below was from the 2011 Trollbeads with Trollbeads founder and designer Soren Nielsen.
10.No other Trollbeads dealer has dedicated themselves to Trollbeads as I have. I am not bragging but I am saying my life has been centered on Trollbeads and not many dealers can do this but I have great employees to carry my stores forward (without me) most of the time! Going on a decade now I have been shouting out with enthusiasm the Trollbeads word and I will never stop! I have been thinking about dealers that have given up the line and for whatever the reason I know they regret having to do so. How many brands can you put your heart and soul into and know the reasons are more than making money. They are for the joy of working with people and products you truly love. How much better can it get? I've watched the past dealers try to create a post-Trollbeads life for themselves and it saddens me. There are even past dealers offering to have copies of Trollbead made and that is the most flagrent act against Trollbeads, a brand they once supported. If I was a collector I would think how can a person who sold Trollbeads to me do something so harmful to a brand I once bought from them. I think issues crop up between dealers and distributors at the local level and they forget about the reasons they represent the brand to begin with.
I have meandered on here and I should conclude by just reassuring my collectors that my heart is still strong for Trollbeads and I will do everything in my power to continue to spread the Trollbeads word keeping our collections valuable. So if you haven't purchased from us yet-try us out! It will be worth it!
The photo above is a favorite of mine and it was taken at a Trollbeads event with the Trollbeads family. From left to right: Peter Aagaard, Isobel Aagaard, Lise Aagaard, Krista Rogers (my daughter in law) in front, me in back,Robin Aagaard, Alex Rogers (my son) and Nick Aagaard.
Here are my two faithful Trollbeads employees, Carole and Penni with Lise and Peter after winning my Trollbeads Hero Award. What an amazing night for everyone!
I always get excited when a new release comes out but this one has me beyond excited. This is an outstanding reminder of why we all collect the ultimate bead brand in the world and it is why I am so proud to be a dealer of such a fine brand. Trollbeads has an authentic spirituality and this is unseen in any other brand and there is beauty to the artistic philosophy that dictates its bead releases. The 2014 Autumn Trollbeads release has everything from great new silver beads to outstanding glass including a whole kit of faceted glass beads.* There is a new lock and are two new leather bracelet colors. There are also two new Precious Stone beads adding to their already deep offerings of incredible natural stone beads on offer. They have even offered us two new Fantasy Chain pendants. The chain below has all new beads on it and the new lock,the Spiritual Temples Lock.
The entire collection is based on the Eastern meets Nordic themes. Through out the collection you will find wonders of Eastern Spirituality and Northern Woodland delights. Encompassing the Nordic woodlands are two new animal beads the Fawn Trollbead and the Little Bear Trollbead. Two great new members to the Trollbeads animal family.
The Eastern Facet Kit, shown here has a wealth of new looks for us with hidden treasures deep inside each glass bead. The facets highlight the designs and show them to us through many tiny fractured surfaces. As with all the glass Trollbeads kits when you purchase glass beads in kit form you get a free bead. So when you buy this kit of 6 beads the price is $280. You will save $56.00 and all of these beads will be excellent additions to your collection! The other glass kit that has come out with this collection is the Northern Forest Kit. If you purchase this kit you will save $34.00. The colors are rich and vibrant and will be fun to work with in so many Trollbeads designs.
The two new Precious Stone beads are definitely worth seeing and I can't decide now which one I will like better! The Brown/Yellow Chalcedony Faceted stone is organic and warm and each one will be totally unique. This will be a great addition to my "Trollbeads With A Twist" category where I photograph and list each bead so you can see what you are buying! The Lapis Lazuli Faceted stone bead is a rich blue and so many of us Trollbeads collectors love blue! Definitely click on the link and see them!
Along the Eastern Spirituality theme the Trollbeads designers have given us two new Fantasy pendants and one that can be worn in two directions, up or down! As shown below! Look at the Giant Lotus Pendant and make sure it is on your "must have" list. Look how creative you can get with this new Trollbeads Fantasy Necklace Pendant! I am looking forward to experimenting with one when they come in!
Once again we have our special custom designed Trollbeads case in a high grade leather in stock. It measures 4" x 1 1/2" and is just 3/4" high. This handy size makes it fit in any purse of brief case so you have your beads handy. We like to use it for the beads we need mates for or the beads you haven't yet placed on a bracelet and as you happen to visit your Trollbeads dealer you will have them handy! A few years ago we had them as a gift at Trollbeads Fest and so many people have requested them that we arranged to have more made.
I chose to release them now before the price increase so you can purchase beads at the lower prices and earn one of our lovely leather boxes! A great gift for a fellow Trollbeads collector, a great keepsake and a handy way to travel with your beads. To cover the cost of the cases we are asking for a $150 purchase for you to receive one free. Trollbeads does not offer sales all the time so this way you are receiving a gift instead of a discount! They will be available only as long as supplies last!
The images below are sneak peeks at the new Trollbeads release due out on September 5th! We are so excited by all of the beautiful glass beads and there are new clasps and silver beads with an Eastern theme. Trollbeads continues to design and offer beads that have rich spiritual meaning and also beads that are just plain fun! There will be two new animal beads a fawn and a squirrel bead! We are also being offered 2 new stone beads and the great news about the stone beads is their price will remain at $63.00. The new Lapis Lazuli bead is a rich blue bead and the Brown Yellow Calcedony is just as it sounds a rich yellow toned brown.There are many more beads to talk about but we need to keep something a surprise!
Here is the Lapis Lasuli bead!
"Lapis Lazuli brings matters more clearly to the mind. The stone is found in both eastern and western parts of the world."
Just a quick mention to say that I am blessed to be a dealer for Trollbeads, the best bead brand in the world. I am also so lucky to have the customers I have and the friendships I have made in the Trollbeads World. I have life-long friends I have met through my connection to Trollbeads and I am so grateful. I am also grateful because we have so many great beads to look forward to and also a great new release coming from "X by Trollbeads" soon! I am mentioning this because with another website closing I want to assure you I am going strong as are Trollbeads and I look forward to a great future with the brand and the people!
Thank you for your support and for your friendship.
Our first Trollbeads Day is now a day behind us but the spirit of the day and the spirit of Trollbeads activities continues. We had such a positive day celebrating the premier of all bead brands and cheered in the knowledge the future of Trollbeads looks exciting! Kicking off Trollbeads Day was the unveiling of a long awaited bead, The Trollbeads Day Bead!
I have been surfing through the internet looking at photos of the day and wish I has been able to photograph some of the activities but I am afraid we were short handed and I was one of the front sales people during the event and never got my camera out! As I mention on our Forum, Trollbeads Gallery Forum, I really regret not getting a photo of Penni as she was leaving for the Post Office with two bags full of orders! We sold through well over 100 of the Trollbeads Day Bead and just hope we are getting more than the 25 I have one order! TrollbeadsUS is apparently out of them. I am so happy for all the collectors that was able to claim one. It will be a historic bead and one that should be in everyone's collection.
The Initial Controversy:
When the beads first arrived I was tentative at best not knowing what the bead's meaning was. If you don't know the story behind it and its wealth of tradition in the Trollbeads way it may seem a bit off-putting. The description I received is below. When I was sent the description and the story I grew to love it as I love so many other of the "Troll"beads...(beads with Trolls). Soren Nielsen who made the actual first Trollbead over 3 decades ago designed this bead to best reflect the spririt of Trollbeads and that he did! The collectors that are particularly fond of this bead are what I call core-trollies. The collectors that love the funky, the fantasy and the spirit of Trollbeads. At first I was thinking that this bead will separate the men from the boys in the Trollbeads world and by this I mean the true Trollies versus the people who love only pretty beads but I am thinking this doesn't give enough credit to the collectors that chose not to buy the bead. We all have different styles, different perceptions and different ways to express ourselves and as with any Trollbeads either you love it or you don't! It is that simple. We only had a couple of cancellations after the pre-orders and for the quantity of orders we has that was very low.
I am interested in hearing about how it's been accepted in other countries and I hope that it has done as well around the globe! Any feedback please let me know.
When I set out to photograph the bead for this blog my initial thought was to feature them on a Bangle but had to find a bead that would be as unique as the the Trollbeads Day bead and I chose a very special bead Lise Aaggarrd sent to me as a gift. She knows I love sea glass and created a bead with a frosted surface, similar to sea glass. Just a brief explanation of what the top photo is.
Now the photo below has a connection for me but it does look a little silly but every Trollbeads has meanings to each of us individually! Two years ago Soren came to our Trollbeads Fest and at the time came to my house. We showed him my jewelry studio where I make sea glass jewelry and in my studio he saw my Antique Doll House and he got a kick out of it. The tiny details must have spoken to his sense of miniature as he carves in miniature wax when he created a bead. So I have the Trollbeads Day Bead sitting in a miniature antique Limoges bowl! What a perfect blend of perfection...Limoges and Trollbeads. I hope Soren will see this funny photo and enjoy the juxtaposition. It almost borders on bizarre as it looks like I am about to serve Troll stew but I kind of like it. Trolls love to have mischievous fun as I do!
"This is SO Trollbeads! It has trolls. It is from the very first designer of a Trollbead, Søren Nielsen. It has the emotions of Trollbeads. Intensity. Friendship. Joy. You choose which troll is which word. For this is what Trollbeads is all about: individuality, creativity and wonderful imagination."