This is a simple "reminder" blog!
If your Summer has started anything like mine you have been too busy to read all your emails and too busy to catch up on blog articles but I am taking a moment just to remind you of the Trollbeads Summer Sale. After the City Beads were taken down many emailed me saying they missed the chance as life got in the way! We still have City Beads (but you need to call) and we still have the Summer Sale so this is your reminder!
It is running now and ends July 6th. Do yourself a favor and click on over to our site and see the beads we have on sale! There just may be beads you have been meaning to add to your collection but just haven't had the chance. The time is now! Click on the link below!
I have chosen two of my all time favorite beads that are on sale to share with you!
One of my personal favorite glass beads:
The Blue Green Feather Trollbead
has been retired for 3 years and there just aren't that many left of them. It is a beautiful earthy green that can work well on so many Trollbeads designs.
The Feather design is one I wish they would make more of instead of less of! The Red Feather was a huge favorite but that was retired too and now impossible to find! There is only one more feather design bead in the line!
Green is in the middle of the color wheel and can be used with so many other colors and at $25.00 you should buy it! Even if you have one you should get another one!
One of My Favorite Silver Beads:
The Playing Cards Bead
The Playing Cards bead was a bead we all first saw when Trollbeads International hosted an event for all dealers in Las Vegas. It was a spectacular weekend with small seminars and chances to meet with the Trollbeads family and all other dealers.
We were each gifted one of these beads and Lise Aagaard, the founder of Trollbeads and CEO, as she told us of how she found the molded for this bead amongst her father's things after he passed away. It obviously meant a lot to her to find it and to share it with us.
I think this bead is universal in appeal as we probably all have distant memories of playing cards with our grandparents, our parents and even our own kids, siblings and grandchildren.
Trollbeads tell a story and with this bead I am reminded of my grandmother teaching me solitaire as a child and her great patience. We would play during our Summer visits on rainy days. If you don't have this bead yet now is a good time to get one! What are your memories?
So before you pull your cards out and start shuffling hope on over to Trollbeads Gallery and check out the rest of the sale beads! What kind of stories can you evoke with your beads? Can you find beads you can give as gifts to share memories with a sister or a brother?
Happy Summer to all!
Before I update you on the July 4th Unique bead collection and about the 2015 Summer Trollbeads Sale I wanted to tell you about the NEW Trollbeads Gallery. I have been working on it and it is a work in process but please visit and take a look. The images are larger and more clear and the words are easier to read! More work continues but I am happy to say we have had very positive feedback! Enough about the site!
This will just be a quick update as there are so many things happening in July that I will write about later! I wanted to let everyone know that our July 4th Unique Trollbeads are listed and as usual there is not a great quantity as red, white and blue beads are rare. I do supplement the group with red and blue beads but for the beads that are just red, white and blue...they are rare!
If you look at the bracelet below you will see a smattering of unique beads mixed in with stardard glass beads! There are many red, white and blue beads you may already own that when mixed with a couple unique beads can start your July 4th celebrations on their way! Below are links to the glass Trollbeads you can purchase to mix with your July 4th Unique beads.
Bright Red Prism $34.00 A great bright red!
White Stripes $34.00 Great because it is white but also because it is stripes!
Joyful $72.00 The mood I get in when ever I hear the National Anthem or watch fireworks!
Scarlet Bud $34.00 Another perfect red for this holiday celebration!
Shooting Stars $315.00 Diamonds and silver good for any celebration!
White Diamonds $63.00 White with the glitter of inset cz's!
The News about Trollbeads is that there is a SALE coming up!! Woohoo! I will be writing a blog about the sale but it includes all items released before 2015!
A reminder: The Trollbeads City Collection is only going to be offered until 6-22-2015...4 more days only! So jump on it if you have not yet purchased them!
As you can gather from the photo above we definitely got into the swing of things on Trollbeads Day 2015. From left to right there is me, Louise, Penni (our brilliant shipping manager) and collector Liz Palmer on Trollbeads Day at Rogers Gallery. We served up muffins and sandwiches and many, many Trollbeads! The Troll ears were a big hit and we are saving the pairs we have for Trollbeads Fest 2015, October 2nd and 3rd. Save the date!
The introduction of the Trollbeads Day Bead was wonderful as everyone who saw it bought it! What a glorious bead. It's brilliant of Lise Aagaard to design a bead that is so alike yet so unique to each bead because it makes you want more than one! You can see what I am referring to by the photo above! By the end of the day we were close to having sold out our first order if dozens and by the end of Sunday, which was the first day we sold it on Trollbeads Gallery, we were sold out. Trollbeads were very quick in sending us the next order so by Tuesday we were fully stocked. We have made a few bracelets trying different effects and below is one I made using the Seabed Bead, Whirling Adventure, White Petals and other white beads.
The link to the 2015 Trollbeads Day Bead also includes the 2014 Trollbeads Day bead because if you want your collection complete you will want it as well. It is a silver bead and we don't have a lot left but I wanted to include it to let all new collectors to know about it. Read the description because it really reflects the Trollbeads designs of the earlier years where the 2015 Bead celebrates the present designs.
There are many ways to use the "The 2015 Trollbeads Day Bead" and if you have joined our Trollbeads Gallery Forum no doubt you have seen what other Trollbeads collectors have done with it with the beads from their bead box. It is fun to see the creativity. A favorite one of mine is on a bangle where the collector used two of her retired Lilac Pearls! If you haven't joined the Forum please do-there is so many inspiring ideas and great people with the like minded passion of Trollbeads. I created the Forum 5 years ago this Spring and at this point we have 4800 members from around the globe and they shared 29,600 Trollbeads photos! I had decided to create a place where Trollbeads fans could meet and share their passion and that has happened over and over again. Lifetime friendships have been formed and as the creator I am so thrilled to see this all happen. So please visit the Forum if you haven't in a while and join if you aren't already there! There are so many discussions and groups to go through!
Oh, news on Trollbeads Gallery! Our platform has changed and we are sporting a new look with larger photos so you no longer have to click on each bead to see the larger version. I know many people don't like change but this is a change to the better, I promise. We are even more secure...even though I couldn't imagine anything more secure (we don't get to see any of your payment information when you purchase) but we moved on and paid for another upgrade and received an SSL certification. Please visit it and let us know what you think!
Just a reminder on The City Beads!! We have been given the right to sell the City Beads only until June 22nd so if you haven't purchased the ones you want yet...just know you have until then to do so. Link: The City Bead Collection
Well the next chore for me to do on my website is to photograph and list all of my red, white and blue unique Trollbeads for your July 4th celebratory bracelet! As you may know I always save certain colors for certain holidays and this is a big one for Trollbeads Gallery. I will send out an email when I get them finished so stay tuned.
After our successful celebration on Trollbeads Day and after all the orders that came in on-line following it...I want to give you my heartfelt thanks for being loyal customers and loyal Trollies. Thank you so much.
The excitement is rising as Trollbeads Day 2015 gets closer! This is the second year that Trollbeads has been celebrating Trollbeads Day and we hope all of you can visit a Trollbeads store and join in the celebration! Below is a quote from Trollbeads:
"To commemorate their passion and engagement, we dedicate Trollbeads Day on June 6th in gratitude to them. On this day we invite our fans to a celebration in store - revealing our special Trollbeads Day 2015 bead, launching our limited edition ‘Sun Beam Kit’ as well as having an extraordinary shopping experience with competition and local activities."
Trollbeads dealers will be debuting the 2015 Trollbeads Day official bead and I am so excited to be sharing this bead with all my collectors. Last year they debuted a silver bead and while it clearly defined the Troll like designs that brought Trollbeads to an artistic level during it's almost 4 decades of bead creations... it wasn't the average OMG Trollbead. This year's celebratory bead will make even the toughest to please...ecstatic!
The day of celebration is to be shared by Trollbead collectors and enthusiasts the world over and our store in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts will be offering our own celebration this coming Saturday. Everyone who purchases a 2015 Trollbeads Day Bead will have their name entered into a drawing to be pulled at 4:00 PM, the day of the event and the drawing is for one of the fun new Trollbeads Jewelry Boxes shown below. It has 3 levels of the same configuration and is quite special! (I must clarify that it comes without the beads shown in the photo!)
The company's founder, bead designer and CEO Lise Aagaard designed the bead and the following quote is from Trollbeads referring to this year's design.
"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 will only be available through Trollbeads stores until after June 6th. After June 6th you will be able to purchase the bead on-line at Trollbeads Gallery. At this point in time we do not have information on the quantity of Trollbeads Day Jewelry Boxes. Dealers were supplied the boxes when they purchased so many Trollbeads Day beads so no dealer has a large quantity at this point. It is my hope that more will be available to purchase at a later date but as with the Trollbeads Day candlesticks of last year, more were never available.
While you are busy celebrating the day make sure you check out all the new releases of 2015! There is a remarkable selection of beads to look through and to purchase! Never before have we seen such great new releases from the Spring Collection, the Mother's day beads (which have sold out in the U.S. twice and had to be reordered), the new Easter beads, the Good Luck Starter Bracelet, the new Copper Collection (another total sell out but now back in stock!), the new single leather bracelets, the City Beads Collection (which has also had sell outs!), the NEW Sunbeam Stone kits (above) and now the 2015 Trollbeads Day Bead! You have to admit with only 5 months of 2015 behind us it really has been a remarkable year and you have to congratulate yourself on collecting the most artistic bead brand available.
If you don't live any where near a Trollbeads Dealer spend a little part of June 6th celebrating on-line at Trollbeads Gallery! If you do we will honor your purchases by giving you one of the beautiful purple satin Trollbeads Travel Pouch! After retail hours we will be listing the 2015 Trollbeads Day Trollbead on Trollbeads Gallery. So if you can't join us at Rogers Gallery and if you don't have a local dealer celebrate by treating yourself to beads and party on! We have a limited quantity of the Purple Pouches but hope to make you all happy!!
We are excited to be a part of the Trollbeads City Beads Collection as we get ready to ship all of our City Bead orders this Thursday! This is a very special collection that will be part of a ground breaking way to sell these specific beads. Every Trollbeads dealer around the world has the chance to sell these beads from May 2nd- June 22nd and then after June 22nd the beads will be available only from dealers in the cities they represent. I find this very interesting because I believe Trollbeads dealers, like Trollbeads Gallery, will not purchase large quantities of these beads because if we can't sell them on-line after June 22nd we won't want to have beads we can't sell. We have been able to pre-sell the beads which has helped us to inventory what we need but if you haven't purchased yet and intend to you might want to do so now! We are dedicated to have the beads our collectors want but we will also be sure to run out! You can tell when a collection is popular when each and every bead has been selling equally well and it really is great to see the enthusiasm.
Thank you to all of you who took part of the Gift with Purchase on Mother's Day. The Umbrellas were totally sold out but we intend to purchase more for a future event as we loved the quality and the look of it!
The Sunbeam Stone Kit is being released June 4th and we are looking forward to seeing it in person! So many of our collectors love the natural stones and the features each stone has. Below is a great chart supplied by Trollbeads to learn more about the kit.
After the Sunbeam Stone Kit we have Saturday, June 6th to look forward to Trollbeads Day, 2015!! A beautiful faceted glass bead will be issued to commemorate this day. These beads will be available in-store only on June 6th and then on June 7th we will be selling them on-line on Trollbeads Gallery. The suspense is mounting to the unveiling of this bead and I can hardly wait to see it!
So get your City Beads ordered before they are gone and look forward to June 6th Trollbeads Day 2015!!
This is seriously the best gift with purchase Trollbeads has ever produced and I hope you don't miss out! All you have to do is spend $150 on our Trollbeads Gallery site! The umbrella is great quality and the colorful Trollbead fabric underneath will have you smiling even on the rainiest of days! Here is a close up with more of the inner fabric showing! Note to Trollbeads...PLEASE make scarves out of the inner fabric!!With so many wonderful new Trollbeads out for Spring 2015 and so many great Bangles (3 different ones now!!) and the new Copper bead and stopper you will easily find your way to $150 and to a new collectible Trollbeads Umbrella in no time!
Speaking of the new Copper items...they have been received with great accolades from our customers! See the image below!
So much of the current trends include mixing metals and Trollbeads has allowed us to join in this trend by offering us the very affordable Copper!
As many of you know the very popular "Mother's Day Rose" glass bead was out of stock for over a month and I wanted to update you and tell you Trollbeads Gallery did get more in! If you haven't ordered one you should! It will be one of those limited edition that is definitely gone!
If you still need ideas on how to spend your dollars to get a free Trollbeads Umbrella consider the following!
Party Time Bead (limited edition)
Good Luck Starter Bracelet Kit (limited edition & a great deal!)
A Polished Fantasy Necklace (new this year)
Trollbeads With A Twist (See the bead you get if you order it! No guessing!
Wings of Freedom (The beautiful Eagle created for the U.S.)
Trollbeads Unique Twins & Trios Where we match beads for you in a trio or offer you 2 of the same bead - both of which are very handy to wear on a bangle bracelet!
TROLLBEADS DAY 2015
As you can see it has been a very busy year for Trollbeads! Coming up soon will be a crowning event that you'll want to get in line for now! Trollbeads has announced that the 2015 Trollbeads Day will be on a Saturday, June 6!! Get ready for a beautiful faceted glass bead at $56.00. The design will remain under wraps to keep the excitement growing but we do know the the year 2015 will be engraved on each bead. I am very excited to see what Lise Aagaard had designed for us. As we know the bead will be a limited edition so add it into your budget it now and mark June 6th on your calendar!! Every collector that comes to our gallery on that day will be promised THE bead! If you are new collector and want to make sure you have all "Trollbeads Day" beads in your collection we still have beads from 2014! 2014 Trollbeads Day Bead.
"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 Event we have all been waiting for begins this Friday, April 10th! This is an event that only occurs twice a year so get your bead list ready and let us help you save money! The 2015 Spring Trollbeads Collection has so many beads that will help you create your list! We all know that the first months of the year can be tight and if you have been on a Trollbeads hiatus now is the time to catch up! Or if you are new collector it may be the time to catch up on oldies but goodies! There are some beads all collections should have so take a look around our site and see what we have for you. There is no limit on the number of beads you want to purchase so if you have a dozen beads on your list you will get 4 FREE!
How Does Buy 3 Beads and get 1 free actually mean? If you are new to Trollbeads...great, I will tell you. I have noticed a lot of new Trollbeads collectors in the last 6 months and where we haven't had this Bead Event since last October let me explain. You can purchase any 3 beads and the 4th free bead has to be equal to the lowest price one in the group of what you are buying. If you plan purchasing a few groups of beads then plan it so you group like priced beads together giving you the best deal. For example if you bought 3 $72 beads and 1 $31 bead, the free one would only be $31. So if you are wanting to purchase 3 high priced beads make sure the free or 4th bead is priced equally so you get a better deal. I get asked often "can I buy 3 gold beads and get a 4th free?". Yes you can but give us notice as we only inventory a few of each gold bead and may need to purchase more!
How does it work on your website? That is an excellent question! We will be updating our website in the next few months but for now the easiest may be to order the beads you want and write your free beads in the comments section as you are checking out. Or you may email us or call us and tell is what you would like and we can handle it that way.
Are any beads off limits? No bead is off limits. While that being said it means any non-bead product is not on sale. You can't purchase 3 Bangles and get the 4th free.
If you click on the link above for the 2015 Spring Collection you will see a variety of beads that are $31, $34, $46 and $56. My favorite new silver bead is the "Path of Life" bead shown above on the chain. It is $46 and you can find many other Trollbeads that price so you could get this one free! But don't misunderstand me you can buy any group of 3 beads at all different price levels but just keep in mind it is the one equal to or lower than the lowest purchased bead that will qualify as free! Below are 4 suggestions in the $46 group! The Path of Life, Guardian of the Sea, Heart Conch and the Compass.
That is just one group of possible suggestions and there are so many more but do look through all the new glass beads too! With the beads below (and some of the new silver) you can create a great summer themed or water themed bracelet.
Another great bead you should consider in the $34 glass group would be the Limited Edition "Party Time" featured below! The harlequin design has spirit and glitter!
One category never to be missed for an event like this is our Standard Trollbeads With A Twist This is where we photograph beads one at a time and sell them one at a time so you can see the actual bead you will receive. I only do this when the particular bead differs from bead to bead but it helps when you can't visit a dealer in person! Through out the Event week I will be re-shooting and re-stocking when I can so check back! A labor of love I love to labor over! Below is a Red Tiger Eye With A Twist! Just added today! What a beauty! If you buy it before the Event starts we will add it to your Event purchases.
Now go make your list!!
Anyone who has lost their local retailer recently and is worried about the future of Trollbeads...WORRY NO LONGER! We have been inundated with new collectors and new customers at Trollbeads Gallery and have had conversations with Trollbeads that they are finding similar success. So much so that the worldwide demand for the Mother's Day Rose and the Good Luck Bracelet has been out of stock! As much as Trollbeads International planned and as much as they created they could not keep up with the worldwide demand. If you know me you know I can be like a Mother Lion if my customers can't get what they want so I had my dander up...much to the chagrin of the wonderful people at Trollbeads US. After I was told the situation I was a bit more understanding. Then I sat back and realized what this all means and am so thrilled for Trollbeads that the action continues to the point of being sold out! For those of you who have waited, fear not the beads and bracelets are on their way!
The NEW 2015 Easter Trollbeads will be shipping on this Friday and they are now on Trollbeads Gallery so go take a peek! I was thrilled to see no new Bunnies and happy to see Dragon goodies! How great is the Trollbeads imagination?? A Dragon Egg so darn cute it has scales! To me Trollbeads has always had an element of the fantastical -meaning fantasy, fairy tales and magic all rolled into beads and these new Dragon beads and lock do it for me! I for one will be sporting them as I have a very sweet and meaningful Dragon thing with my grandson Asher. When he was 4 I told him all about a little boy who discovered a Dragon Egg on our beach after a hurricane had blown all the sand out to sea. The story would continue each time I saw him and it still brings a smile to my face. Asher is now 13 so I don't know if he still feels the same way but I will tell you the first Trollbead he ever wanted was the Lucky Dragon and he wore him on a leather necklace! Now you might be wondering how long can a dragon story go on but consider the issue of that child trying to bring a baby dragon home to Colorado on a plane. Asher's eyes got so big at this point I can still see him as he wondered if what I was telling him actually happened. He suggested he could sneak him on board in his back pack. I asked him "what would happen if he sneezed? It could start a fire!" I know I have gone on a little long on our baby dragon but that is what Trollbeads is all about. Creating a collection of beads that keeps your life's little stories as close to your heart as the big ones.
Don't forget you only have until March 19th to get a FREE Trollbeads bracelet when you order a clasp!! Order your clasps here and save $46.00!! We have had outstanding response so please do not miss out on this opportunity!
Last but not least a large image of Asher's Egg! Otherwize known as the Dragon Egg!
And once the egg was hatched....a baby Dinosaur!
Get your pencils out and start designing your "People's Bead"! The contest has begun and the details are below!
As discussed in my last blog the brand new Starter Bracelet "Good Luck" will start shipping March 6th and it proves to be a very popular item! We started offering them on Trollbeads Gallery on February 17th and the sales have been overwhelming! With "Starter Bracelets" Trollbeads likes to offer a complete kit with chain, lock and both a silver bead and a glass bead at an enticing entry level price of $119.00. I think we all know many Trollbeads collectors love Ladybugs (judging from the demand of unique Ladybug beads!!) and one side of the "Good Luck" lock boasts a Ladybug! With a starter bracelet the direction it takes is totally up to you!
If you are a new collector (and we have noticed there are lot of newbies lately) you may be thinking "But I already have a chain and lock." Well I am here to tell you that almost all the collectors I know NEVER stop at one bracelet and having a chain waiting to be filled is like having a box of chocolates waiting to be eaten!! On our very popular forum for collectors, Trollbeads Gallery Forum, many people have upwards of 10 bracelets and climbing so you know they have all taken advantage of the bracelet specials! Speaking of bracelet specials...there is a "Bracelet Special Event" coming up soon!!
On March 12-19 you can receive a free chain (a $46 value) when you purchase a lock of $56 or higher. This is a favorite event of many collectors so get ready to indulge yourself!! See information below!
Another March release that we are already enjoying is the "Party Time" bead. The bead was created to honor Italy and was originally called "Festeggiamo" but in the U.S. it is the Party Time bead. As you can see from our necklace design below it goes so well with many of the glass Trollbeads. It had a harlequin design in blue and the other tones are soft pastel colors with minimal glitter. Created as a limited edition is retails for $34.00.
Another small introduction!! The Trollbeads Easter Release comes on March 20th!!! An Easter Collection that is traditional and mystical all at the same time! There is a fun new Dragon Lock, a new Tassel bead, an Easter Dragon bead and a Dragon Egg bead! When it is closer to release I will write another blog with more details! It's always fun to see the world through the imagination of Trollbeads.
Trollbeads next big special to start thinking about comes in April. Many collectors look forward to this event and it is a great chance to catch up on new releases. From April 10-16 you can purchase 3 beads and get a 4th free! Make your list and get ready!!
PS: News on the "Mother's Day Rose"! We have sold out twice now and TrollbeadsUS was out and had to re-order also but fear not we have them back in stock!! I am intriqued as many people who purchased one have come back to buy more! It is a remarkable bead with deep red by the core and pink petals showing incredible visual depth. I think it is one of those glass Trollbeads you have to see and hold before you realize its beauty.
Happy Trolling for now!!
The 2015 Trollbeads Mother's Day Collection is now available and will start shipping on Friday, February 20th. It has 3 new beads starting off with the stunning "Mother's Rose" a glass bead with delicate roses within the bead. It shows the depth originally seen in the "Ageless Beauty" bead but in a light to medium pink and filled with soft petaled roses. Roses are such a great flower to present on Mother's Day and why not do it with roses that will last forever? The second bead "First Signs Bead" was released earlier as a gold bead but now we have it as a silver bead. The detail in this bead is typical of all most all silver and gold Trollbeads. The third bead in this Mother's Day Trio is the "Mother's Garden" a bead yet also a Fantasy Pendant that can be worn on either the Fantasy Necklaces or a bracelet as a bead fits within the "Mother's Garden". The photo below shows how the "Mother's Garden" can be used on a Trollbeads Fantasy Necklace with the "Mother's Rose" threaded inside the pendant. The look is soft and feminine. The "Mother's Day Trollbeads Release" is always a bit early for Mother's Day in the U.S. but it is celebrated earlier in Europe!
The next release due out from Trollbeads is to be released on March 6th and is The Trollbeads Good Luck Starter Bracelet Kit. Just think of all the people you could give this great kit to! Anyone starting on a new endeavor-a new job, a new baby, a new marriage and most appropriate would be as a graduation gift! At this date the starter bracelet is only available as a kit and includes a Trollbeads bracelet chain, a lavender glassflower bead, a silver bead and a GREAT new lock that has a Ladybug and a leaf on one site and flowers on the other!The details are indicative of all the designs we have enjoyed from Trollbeads for over 36 years. Just look at the great designs below.
Because the silver bead and the lock both have intricate details I have provided more images to show the details!!
You have to admit that 2015 is off to an awesome start! It is only February as I write this and think of all the beads we have been blessed with in 2015! The Valentine's Day Release, the "Trollbeads by X" Valentine's Release, the Polished Fantasy Necklaces, the 2015 Spring New Horizons Collection and the Mother's Day Release , the Good Luck Starter Bracelet Kit and this isn't even mentioning all the great new Unique Trollbeads we have seen since the beginning of 2015! Swans, Musical Notes and so many more!
2015 also happens to be my 10th Year selling and collecting Trollbeads and I have to admit it has been a wild and wonderful decade!! More to follow!