Can it really be? After weeks of anticipation, we are thrilled to present the Autumn Collection of Trollbeads at Tartooful! If you are imagining us hanging out in Vancouver, giggling in fits of glee as we unpack the boxes, and rolling the beads through our fingers in delight… well, you are not far off the mark. (blush) …
Today let’s take a little peek at a couple of the most exciting new pieces: “Lapis Lazuli” is a rich new addition to the stones collection, and “Moonbeam Facet” will be the jewel on many of our ladies’ most beloved compositions.
There was so much buzz in advance of the release of the Lapis Lazuli – we were very eager to unwrap the stone and see if it really was as rich, saturated and downright gorgeous as the photos. I’m so happy to confirm that this one is every bit as beautiful as the stock photos suggested. We received a number of these lovelies and every single one is a stunner.
With a deep, clean blue and subtle dots of sparkling gold, these stones are classic examples of Lapis Lazuli. In this composition we have placed it with other light, warm blues and lots of hits of intense sapphire blue. It creates a bracelet that celebrates this colour saturated blue, while softening the overall look enough for everyday wear. I fond the deep, cobalt blues of Trollbeads’ glass to be mesmerizing, and so very attractive, but simply too intense for me to wear an entire bracelet. By adding compatible, but slightly more subtle blues such as “Moon Ocean”, “The Eye”, and “Wave of Dreams” my eyes have a chance to catch their breath!
In this particular bracelet we have chosen crisp blacks and neutral greys to complete the palette. This makes for a cool, classic look that could be worn year round, with everything from dressy to very casual clothing. Another approach could have been to take our cue from the little hints of gold in the Lapis Lazuli… follow the lead of the warm, sandy “Milan” and “Black Flower Mosaic”, and introduce lots of warm khakis and golden ambers. Honey or cognac amber would make a beautiful complement to the rich blues in this composition, and would create a completely different look. I love to blend ambers, as well as glass such as “Dewdrops” and stones such as “Golden Quartz” with almost any shade of blue. The new “Brown yellow chalcedony” will surely be a welcome addition to that arsenal…
Clockwise from clasp: “Fish Lock”, “Unique”, “Unique”, “Wave of Dreams”, “Labyrinth”, “Unique”, “Snowflake Obsidian”, “Moonbeam Facet”, “Soft Heart”, “Milan”, “Unique”, “Lapis Lazuli”, “Love Within”, “Black Flower Mosaic”, “Dendritic Agate”, “Moon Ocean”, “Transformation”, “Fountain of Life”, “Eye Bead” (retired), “Moonbeam Facet”, “Water”, “The Eye”, “Faceted Chalcedony”, “Unique”.