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Trollbeads Fest! 2010 Why and how did this become a reality?

Posted by Louise Rogers on Wed, Sep 15, 2010 @ 23:09 PM

Unique Trollbeads Gallery Beads for Trollbeads Fest



Trollbeads Fest! 2010 How did this come about?

From my first announcement of Trollbeads Fest! 2010 many people have asked me how this event has come about and how long had I been planning it.  A shadow of an idea came last year when I started plans for the Rogers Gallery/Trollbeads Gallery Trollbeads Museum.  Having the only on-line collection dedicated entirely to retired Trollbeads ,I became aware of a great story not yet told and of a history not yet documented or celebrated. At this point in time there was no comprehensive information or collection anywhere that displayed the history of the individual Trollbeads from the beginning of Trollbeads time.* I began researching and investing in as many of the hard to find retired Trollbeads I could find.  As the collection grew every collector that knew about it wanted to know where and when they could see it and this is when the notion came to be.  We would put on an event that would accomplish everything I have ever dreamed of offering my customers, our Trollbeads Gallery Forum members and serious collectors.  I want to offer something so complete, so educational and so inspirational it would be the event all subsequent U.S. Trollbeads events would want to live up to.

 When I first brought this line into Rogers Gallery it was when most people in the U.S. knew very little about it Trollbeads.  It was a challenge for me to tell the story of Trollbeads and to do so before Facebook or any other form of social marketing.  It was before any national branding or advertising campaign.  I started it by telling one person at a time.  My belief in Trollbeads was and is so strong it was never about me “selling” them and it isn’t about selling the most Trollbeads, it’s about telling the Trollbeads story and it’s about representing a line of beads I believe in for their artistry and for their unsurpassed quality.  Selling isn’t selling when it’s sharing and with Trollbeads I really feel that I am sharing. In sharing something you believe in your energy for that product comes from passion.  The only real absolute truth in marketing is passion. In my peculiarly stubborm but strong way I created my own branding and conducted my own campaign to share the news of Trollbeads and it was all fueled by passion.I went as far as designing the first Trollbeads display table when other retailers has the countertop display racks.   I wasn't trying to be different to problematic, it was just the way I had run my gallery for 30 years and every artist or product I represent would get this kind of energy from me.

Trollbeads is the original interchangeable jewelry/bead line and no other subsequent bead line will ever succeed in surpassing Trollbeads in respect to its quality and its history and this is what I want to share and celebrate with everyone I can so how could I best accomplish this?

Trollbeads Fest! 2010

It had to be an event of magnitude that would surpass any Trollbeads Trunk Show by offering much more to the attendees in way of offering them a weekend long experience that would enrich their  Trollbeads knowledge, their Trollbeads friends, their Trollbeads Collection and most importantly enrich their own relationship with Trollbeads.  Collector member forums like Trollbeads Gallery Forum have become a conduit for Trollbeads friendships between people from all over the world and these resulting relationships and communities have become an intimate part of collector’s lives and they spend a great amount time loving their Trollbeads life.  I feel strongly I would like to offer something back in return and I what I have to offer you is Trollbeads Fest!


Friday: A day at Rogers Gallery!

  • Trunk show day Friday! Enjoy a day in the gallery buying and playing with beads. Lunch will be offered and you can spend time getting to know other Trollbeads friends
  •  4:00-6:00 PM   Wine and Cheese event at Rogers Gallery. Be a part of the unveiling of the only U.S. Trollbeads Museum. Public images will be limited until after the unveiling.
  • Registration 9:00 - ON. (Tickets should be purchased in advance.) $50.00 Entitles you to the event and the gift bag.
  • On Saturday Receive a Trollbeads Gift Bag with Exclusive Trollbeads Fest! 2010 gifts including a glass Trollbeads Unique bead, official Trollbeads Playing Cards, Trollbeads Fest! 2010 Etched Coffee Mug, Trollbeads Gallery 2011 Datebook, Official Trollbeads Polishing Cloth and other Trollbeads Fest! 2010 memorabilia.
  • Trunk Show Offers! Include Balloon Prizes!! Many,many Trolllbeads and Trollbeads prizes will be a part of the Balloon give away. For ever $150 you spend, you will get a Balloon!
  • Stop at any one of our T.E.L.S. and learn more about how to TELL your story through Trollbeads.

1.       Learn to use the Trollbeads Fantasy Necklace in many different ways!

2.       Learn to use the Trollbeads Leather bracelet to best show off your beads!

3.       Learn how to use the new Trollbeads interchangeable earrings!

4.       Ginger, a Trollbeads Gallery member will show how to photograph your beads, even if you just have a point and shoot camera.

  • Choose from our VAST collection of Unique Trollbeads, 1400+ BEAUTIES!!
  • Shine up your silver Trollbeads. We will have a station set up with a Tumbler and assistant
  • We will have our Retired Trollbeads Gallery inventory on hand to view and purchase.
  • We will have our Unique Amber collection on view and to purchase.
  • We will have all of new and old Unique Trollstones on view and to purchase.
  • Suzanne Hopping from Australia, the 2009 People’s Bead Award Winner, will be signing the Trollbeads Coffee Table Book.
  • Kristi Denning from Maryland, the 2010 People’s Bead Award Winner will be showing her bead prototype.
  • Bead Swap!  In the Trollbeads Café we will have a special table set up just for swapping!
  • Harbor Cruise!  The 5:00 Cruise has sold out. We have now added a 3:00 cruise.
  • Dinner at 7:00 at the Waterfront Grille. $38.00 per person

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Trollbeads Gallery's "Trollbeads Fest! 2010" Updates

Posted by Louise Rogers on Sat, Sep 11, 2010 @ 09:09 AM

Trollbeads Gallery Unique Trollbeads Fest

Trollbeads Gallery and Rogers Gallery on the SouthCoast of Massachusetts is hosting the first of it's kind in the U.S. Festival, Trollbeads Fest! 2010.  October 15th & 16th!

When each new person signs up for the TrollbeadsFest! 2010 I get that much more excited and then I start adding more things to make everyone's experience that much more special. Check out the Fest's exciting schedule of events.

As many of you know we have a special website just for Trollbeads Fest! 2010 and there you can discover all the great events we have planned along with offering super Unique Trollbeads and T.E.L.S.!   T.E.L.S. is a new acronym for Trollbeads Experiential Learning Stations! Yes, it's obvious I just made it up, but it works. These stations will be hosted by the New England Rep Group of Kim Wahlberg. Some of you have met Kim and her group at a variety of Trollbeads functions from New Jersey to Maine. Kim and her team are very adept at showing how to use the Fantasy Necklace in more ways that you can imagine, how to use the leather bracelets and how to use the new Trollbeads Earrings in all 83 different combinations. I think Greg, the Trollbead rep for Maine, would be a good one to work this station! We have just added one more group to the TrollbeadsFest! 2010 and that will be a table for retired Trollbeads. Our Retired Trollbeads Gallery website has a great collection of retired Trollbeads and these will be interesting and educational for so many of you new collectors to see.We will have quick and easy directions to and from each destination.

While this event is going on in New Bedford at the brand new Fairmont Inn and Convention Center, our store, Rogers Gallery, in nearby Mattapoisett will be showing our Trollbeads Museum. The museum is a collection of retired Trollbeads from 30 years ago to the recently retired. Please feel free to visit and enjoy seeing the evolution of Trollbeads designs.

The first Harbor Cruise has SOLD OUT but I have just learned that we can schedule another one so PLEASE let us know if you are interested and we can set it up. Also, if there is something I haven't covered that you would like to see us offer or do, let us know. We are always open to new ideas!

As you know we are thrilled to have Suzanne Hopping come all the way from Australia to sign the Trollbeads coffee table book for us."An Icon in Jewelry Design, Trollbeads". If you have already purchased one you can bring it (if you are strong enough!) she can sign the copy you own. We will also be offering the book for sale at the event. If you will want to purchase one please let us know so we can be sure to have enough copies in stock. Suzanne was the winner of the 2009 People’s Bead Award for her “Pax” bead. Suzanne and her husband just made it on the first Harbor Cruise before it sold out!

It has just been confirmed that Kristi Denning from Maryland, the 2010 People's Bead Award winner, will be coming to the Trollbeads Fest also.  The only two winners of the People's Bead award will be together at our Trollbeads Fest!

If you haven't purchased your tickets you may want to do so now as they are limited. Trollbeads Fest! 2010

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Trollbeads Gallery Announces Trollbeads Fest 2010!

Posted by Louise Rogers on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 @ 14:08 PM


(Photograph of New Bedford Whaling Museum)

Troll beads Fest New Bedford, Whaling Museum,TrollTrollbeads Fest 2010, hosted by Trollbeads Gallery/Rogers Gallery will he held in Mattapoisett and NewBedford, Massachusetts on October 15 and 16th.  Many instructive events are planned and no collector would want to miss. We will update you on a special Trollbeads Fest Website which is being launched very soon.

All events have a finite capacity so go to the Trollbeads Gallery Forum and make your reservations now! Look for the Eventbright App onthe Main page.

 Friday, October 15th Friday is greeting and meeting day. The gallery will be offering lunch from 12-2. Come introduce yourself, play with Trollbeads or just hang out! Friday Evening (5:00 PM-7:00 PM) Come for a glass a wine and toast to Trollbeads Fest! Our New Trollbeads Museum will be on view in the gallery on Friday. Gold Wine Harvest Bead Raffle with proceeds to benefit a local children's charity. (TBA) Complimentary transportation to and from Official Trollbeads Fest 2010 hotel will be offered. Limited availability / first reserved, first served. Saturday, October 16th Saturday (9:00 - 10:00 AM) Registration and light breakfast

Saturday (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM) Trollbeads Fest 2010 @ Fairfield Inn & Suites, New Bedford, MA. (see reservation note below) We will have a variety of different “stations” to keep you entertained: * Fantasy Necklace

* Leather bracelet

* Retired Beads

* Special Assorted/Unique Trollbeads (Large selection with new beads being introduced through-out the day, so no one misses out) Charity Raffles!! (Including a large and beautiful Aqua and Yellow Smiley Bead)

Other events and activities to be announced.

Saurday (Noon - 2:00 PM) Lunch in the Trollbeads Cafe. Saturday Afternoon (5:00 PM) Anyone interested in a Harbor Cruise of Historic New Bedford’s working waterfront? The Whaling City Expedition boat will leave from the pier just across from our recommended Trollfest hotel and the evening's restaurant. Separate ticket required: $10 per person. Limited capacity.

Saturday Dinner (7:00 PM) Buffet dinner at the Waterfront Grille, one of the area's finest restaurants, which is also conveniently located across from the Trollbeads Fest hotel. Separate ticket required: $38.00 per person (Not including Alcohol). Limited seating.

Official Trollbeads Fest 2010 Hotel: If you are traveling from afar, we highly encourage you to stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, New Bedford, MA. The hotel is in the waterfront area convienant to many sites. When making your reservations, please make sure you advise that you will be attending Trollbeads Fest 2010 so that you can get the special discounted hotel room rate. You can also book online at using the following Trollbeads Fest 2010 discount codes:

* Standard double: TRFTRFA $99.00

* Standard King: TRFTRFB $ 99.00 * Standard Suite: TRFTRFC $ 119.00

* Double Harbor View: TRFTRFD $ 119.00

* King Harbor View: TRFTRFE $ 119.00

* Harbor View Suite: TRFTRFF $139.00 This is a brand new hotel located steps away from the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park in downtown New Bedford.

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