Some spectacular Trollbeads amber uniques arrived at Tartooful this week, and I couldn’t wait to sit down and play together a delicious golden concoction purely of these beautiful beads. With such a wide array of colours, sizes, shapes, textures and finishes, these beads offer a complete palette with which it is a pleasure to design.
As it says in the book: “The Trollbeads with amber, hardened tree resin, tell a fantastic story. Between 30 and 50 million years ago,
resin flowed from prehistoric coniferous trees across an area ranging from the Ural mountains in the East to the massive Swedish forests in the West. The resin dropped to the forest floor, where it lay for several millions of years, hardening to amber, often with an insect or a tiny plant fragment inside it.
Later, rivers and ice flows spread the amber far and wide. Today amber washes up on beaches all over the globe. Thousands of pieces of amber jewellery have been found in Denmark’s heaths and moorlands. Danish Iron Age tombs have revealed that beads of amber and glass were often combined to make elegant necklaces for prominent women of the period.”
I can’t sign off without mentioning that these ambers *feel* fantastic to wear… they are so light and warm, even though they are generously sized. They click together in a satisfying way, and shimmer and glitter in the sunshine!
All beads in today’s post currently in stock at Tartooful.