Continuing the discussion on Trollbeads 2010 we move on to the Spring Collection. In February 2010 Trollbeads released a beautiful collection of new bead designs. For collectors it was a very welcomed release because it offered a series of black beads and we know how black can be both stylishly modern and pin-stripe suit conservative. Black Armadillo, Black Bubbles, Fashion Flower, Chess, and the new Zebra (not to be confused with the old retired Zebra) are staples in every collection. You can take a bracelet of black and white Trollbeads and add only one other color and it changes the look entirely. The colors that look the best with the black and white beads are red, hot pink and lime green.
The “Aventurine” bead was introduced and like many of the natural “Precious Stone” beads it comes in a variety of tones and lends itself to many applications. See accompanying photo below.
Don’t be afraid to use green in any design as it is in the middle of the color wheel and looks good with many complimentary and contrasting colors. This release saw the two new tassel beads (shown in photo above) in white pearl and black spinel. The earlier drop pearls had just been discontinued and the tassel beads have a more up to date, cleaner look. Filling the gap for” baby” beads, the” Little Boy” and the” Little Girl” beads were introduced alongside the “Hope” bead. Soft blue, soft pink and soft mint green pearlescent/opaque glass with one cz in each bead. The silver “Zucchini Flower” bead is big and can be used on standard necklaces, Fantasy Necklaces and on bracelets. I use mine on a bracelet. The “Soccer Ball” was happily welcomed by all the soccer moms we sell to and this is one of only 3 beads with any hint toward sports so it fills void. There are other beads that deserve mention but will only name two more I use a lot. The “Paradise Birds” and the “Carved Flowers” both have the heavier feel and width of the “Limited Edition China” (from 2009) and the “Jugend” bead. The height and width of these beads allows them to be positioned next to glass beads and they are level with the glass so they don’t get lost. Finishing up the release was the addition of the “Swan Lock”. I don’t know any Trollbeads Collector who isn’t always wishing for a new lock and The “Swan Lock” is regal and beautiful and has been very popular.
As far as the versitality of your use of Trollbeads goes the Spring Collection also introduced the double stand leather bracelets. These are youthful but can also be sophisticated depending on how you dress them up or down. The leather cord is square and just large enough to effectively hold each bead in place so there is no need to fill the bracelet.
Offered in red, beige, brown and black leather there is such variety it ends up a challenge to come up with the best look. A nice surprice for me was these bracelets when purchased in the larger size makes a dynamite necklace!
Ok Trollbeads we are all ready for the 2011 Spring release so bring it on!