Trollbeads Inspiration: Lilac Desert


Of course, dedicated Trollies know that there’s no such thing as a “Lilac desert”… but really doesn’t it look like somehow that’s what arrived at Tartooful today?


IMG_6230I can imagine the scene now, back at at the Trollbeads factory, some slightly grizzled glass artist (who never quite recovered from the loss of the “Brown Desert”) throws his arms up in the air and says with a charming Danish accent, “that’s it – I don’t care what they say, today I’m going with Lilac!”… and so this amazing bead appears.


IMG_6234My little scenario is born purely from my imagination… the reality us that this bead is just another lovely little reminder that every single Trollbeads really is made by hand by a real person, and so each one has its own quirks and personality.  These slight differences can be created by something as clear as a different artist’s touch, or it

IMG_6231could be something as hard to predict as a change in ambient temperature or humidity that day.  Lampwork glassmaking is chemistry, after all, and the most subtle of variables can make dramatic changes to the end product.  It’s no coincidence that all my favorite regular collection patterns exhibit huge ranges of expression…


A pretty pair of blushing new Uniques frame “Inner Glow”…


Clockwise from clasp:  “Small Flower Clasp”, “Lavender Prism”, “Blue Desert”, “Three Flowers”, “Pastel Flower”, “Desert Rose”, “Florence”, “Waterlily of July”, “Unique”, “Inner Glow”, “Waterlily of July”, “Purple Flower Mosaic”, “White petals”,  “Magical Lamp”, “Chrysanthemum of October”, “moon light Bubbles”, “Grey Prism”.




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