Into the Black – and beyond!

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It’s that epic season once again… when we all scramble to put ticks on shopping lists, fill stockings, and just generally make wishes come true.  In the midst of what becomes a dizzyingly busy time, Tartooful is a calm little eye of the hurricane, where we still enjoy pampering each and every customer… so it makes us particularly happy when Black Friday comes and we can offer a wonderful treat, at a sweet little price!

IMG_1387This year we’re delighted to present the latest “Black Friday” creation from Trollbeads, the “Shimmer Royal”.  For those of you who don’t recall, past years have also featured faceted glass, in shades of black and grey with rich goldstone accents.  This bead is destined to become their companion on many of our ladies most glittering bracelets.  It’s absolutely stunning, in a deep, indigo shade of blue that is inky and sparkling… it’s a perfect match to the retired “Blue Goldstone”, so if you have one of those it’s time to dust it off and get ready to play together a brand new design with it at its heart.  Of course, it’s perfectly suited to the many space themed bracelets that are currently on so many play trays!

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This bead is priced at CAD$74, the same price level as most other faceted glass beads… and ladies… It. Is. Worth. It.  However, there are lots of other sweet treats to be had this Black Friday Weekend:

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free-braceletPhew!  It’s a lot to take in, I know.  All this, and wait – there’s more.  These items may be ordered between now and Monday noon… and if these aren’t the items on your personal lust list – we’d be happy to craft your own personal “Black Friday” grouping of buy three, get the fourth free , and buy a decorative lock, get a bracelet chain or leather free.  With tiered gifts, huge selection in store – including Christmas glitter uniques – and not to forget that stunning “Shimmer Royal”… you’ll find everything on your wish list this Black Friday Weekend.

How to purchase?  Email us at tartooful@gmail.com, phone us at 604-924-0122 or message us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter… (we’re *everywhere*!). Better yet – if you are in our neck of the woods, drop by for a visit and see all our glittering goodies in person… we’d love to help you find everything on your personal “list”.

See you in the Village!

C

 

 

 

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Autumn Trollbeads Event Now On!

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It’s time once again for the Fabulous Fall Trollbeads Event!

This hotly anticipated Sale arrives every year, just in time to snaffle up some of the gorgeous Autumn release designs, sample a few choice Uniques, maybe add an amber or two to your Autumnal bracelets… or even think ahead to Holiday gifting?  We have a fantastic selection in the gallery, ready to tempt you – and we’re happy to special order whatever your heart desires.

  • Buy three items and receive the fourth item of equal or lesser value as our gift to you
  • purchase a decorative lock and receive the sterling foxtail chain at no charge

Do drop by for a visit, and be sure to bring your bracelets with you for a refreshing polish.  We’re always happy to revisit your designs and see what possible updates may be made to create seasonally fresh pieces of jewellery for you to enjoy.

No time to visit in person?  No worries!  We are listing individually photographed uniques daily in our online shop, and are also posting bead rods in our Facebook page.  If you’d like more personal attention we’d love to hear from you either by email at tartooful@gmail.com or call us at the gallery at 604-924-0122.  Our Sale goodies may be enjoyed from the comfort of your sofa!

See you in the village!

C

 

Kolton Babych at Tartooful

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You will not want to miss this.  Local artist and jewelery designer Kolton Babych will join us at Tartooful on the evening of October 26th 2016!

He’s going to share with us the final release of unique pieces from his gorgeous “Heroes & Thieves” collection, and will offer a sneak preview of some of his upcoming ultra luxe collection, featuring rich gold and precious stones.  It promises to be an inspiring evening, and is a great opportunity to not only treat yourself, but also think ahead to holiday gifting and even custom projects that you may have been mulling!  Kolton is a favorite designer among Tartooful insiders, and is a rising local star whose works will be showcased at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards in their collection of gifts to their nominees.  This is your personal invitation to come meet him so you can say “I knew him when…”!

Put it in your calendar, grab your best shopping partners in crime and come out to meet the artist and have a glass of bubbly.. See you in the Village!

C.

 

What’s New at Tartooful?

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“Forest” Body and Bath Treats by Margot Elena

What’s new at Tartooful, you may ask?  It’s true, it’s been far too long since I’ve posted on here (and I promise good Trollbeads things are coming next post)…

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Recycled Cashmere Scarves by Vancouver’s own Winterluxe

imageToday I just wanted to show you a few of the treats that we’ve been busily bringing in for the upcoming holiday season at Tartooful.  We’ve found so many lovely treasures to delight everyone on your list…

From cuddly cashmere, to darling mice, fragrant body treats, sparking artisan jewellery and of course Marvis toothpaste from Italy…. there are so many treats in store now at Tartooful!

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Maileg mice in Matchboxes from Denmark

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Vincent Massey Ceramics

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Pixies by Maileg of Denmark

There are so many other sweet treats in store, do drop by to enjoy all the holiday goodies… See more at tartooful.com

C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trollbeads News: Surprise, It’s a SALE!

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It’s cold and grey out there… but here, sitting at the work table at Tartooful it’s bright, warm and cosy… If that’s not reason enough for you to drop by and have a play, Trollbeads has just announced a Surprise Sale!

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All in stock rings, earrings and beads that are no longer in production are now 25% off

IMG_7913There are so many gorgeous treats just waiting to be snapped up… and after all, you’ve treated everyone else for the last month – maybe it’s time to indulge yourself just a little!  At these reduced prices, you can’t afford not to splurge.  These lovelies will work so beautifully going into the fresh new season – playing perfectly with the Spring

IMG_7911Series which will be shipping soon, as well as the upcoming limited Edition Valentine’s collection!

For those ladies who are sadly too far away to drop by and play – or for those of you who like to shop from the comfort of home… You’ll find all the newest designs, as well as our generously stocked SALE section in our online shop, Tartoofultoo.  Shop early for best selection!

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Clockwise from clasp:  “Lace Lock”, “Unique”, “Rose”, “Unique”, “Forget-me-not”, “Unique”, “Chrysanthemum of November”, “Unique”, “Grandma’s Favorite”, “Unique”, “Narcissus of December”, “Unique”, “Snowdrop of January”, “Unique”, “Mom’s Bouquet”, “Unique”.

Hope to see you in the Village soon!

C.

 

The Oddlings: Recent works by Andrea Klann

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Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 8.41.13 PMPlease join us on Wednesday, the 3rd of December here at Tartooful in Edgemont Village as we toast the newest series of stunning original artworks by Andrea Klann.  We’ll be popping the cork on proseco starting at five, and will be at the gallery until at least nine.  As always, her rich and mysterious works delight and beguile as they hint at otherwordly matters.  Executed in oils on canvas this series offers a fascinating range of subject matters from landscapes to portrait.

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Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 8.43.31 PMHere at the gallery we have “decked the halls” with all our favorite treats – warm woollies from Avoca of Ireland, Sweet toys by Maileg of Denmark, bath luxuries by Tokyomilk and Marvis, lots of local artisan goods and of course, the latest glittering treasures by Trollbeads of Copenhagen.  We hope to see you and share of glass of holiday cheer at Tartooful from five until nine on Wednesday!

C.

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Thank You!

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Thank you so much to everyone who came out on a wet and blustery Tuesday to help make our day with Tomas Cenius a warm, wonderful and memorable Event!

cenius-event3How inspiring to have Tomas create original artworks for so many of us, right before our eyes.  The moment one walked in the door, it was clear that something special was happening.  One could hear beautiful, Danish music… see our glass work table laid with a vast array of papers and art supplies… and join the happy, chattering crowd, carrying glasses of champagne and little clutches of glass and silver treasures.  Finally, making one’s way to the front of the group one could see Tomas at work, dancing, smiling and humming as he created yet another original piece of art for one of our lovely Trollies.

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cenius-event10It was so interesting to hear more about Tomas’ experiences as an artist, and some of the influences that helped to create the familiar and beloved silver beads that he has designed for Trollbeads over the past two decades.  A great many of his beads went home with ladies who had new depths of appreciation for the art and the congenial, talented artist behind their tiny and intricate designs.

cenius-event11I myself was delighted to add a “Scarab” and World Tour “Van Gogh” to my collection.  They are both beads I always meant to pick up, but somehow there was always a glass or a stone that was more urgent at the time.  Finally at the event, with a procession of amazing Scarab images being created before my eyes, I knew there was no better time to add these iconic Cenius designs to my personal collection!

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cenius-event6So… thank you again to Tomas Cenius, for making the long journey to Canada, just to see us.  (Next time perhaps you will see sunshine and mountains and snow… sorry about the deluge this time ’round…) Thank you to Trollbeads for organizing such an amazing opportunity for us… and of course, a huge thank you to all of you who came out and supported us, you are all so very dear to us.

C.

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Tomas Cenius at Tartooful TODAY!

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IMG_7517We are thrilled to welcome Trollbeads designer, Tomas Cenius to Tartooful in North Vancouver Canada, today from 1-7pm!  Tomas will be sketching, painting and sculpting wax models while at the gallery.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to peek into the creative process of one of Trollbeads’ most accomplished and celebrated designers.

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To celebrate we are throwing a hum-dinger of a Trunk Show – with oodles of juicy new stock, great price promotions, gift with purchase, prizes and even a collectors’ “trading post”.  (So Canadiana…)

  • Purchase three items and receive your fourth item of equal or lesser value as our gift to you OR
  • Purchase a decorative lock and receive the bracelet chain as our gift
  • Purchase a gold bead and receive the silver lock and chain of your choice
  • in store purchases of $100 receive a Trollbeads silk travel pouch as our gift
  • In store purchases of $200 receive a Trollbeads white enamel jewel box as our gift

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There’s so much more in the gallery for you today… so do take a little time out of your day to drop by, have a glass of champagne and enjoy this fabulous party.  We’re open a little late – until 7 – so you can even pop by at the end of the day.

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IMG_7516Not in Vancouver?  Not to worry.  You can email us at tartooful@gmail.com, ring us at 604-924-0122 or browse our Tartoofultoo Online Shop.  Simply select the pieces you would like to purchase, and then drop us a line to let us know what you would like to select as your gift from us.

Hope to see all of you there!

C

Tartooful Welcomes Tomas Cenius to Canada – 21 October 2014

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We are delighted and honoured to welcome silver designer, Tomas Cenius to Tartooful in North Vancouver, Canada, on 21 October 2014, from 1-7pm.  Come meet the designer, and enjoy an extraordinary Trollbeads event!

dancingThis artist is known to all of us as the creator of some of Trollbeads’ most beloved silvers, including the venerable “Scarab”, the cheeky “High Heel” and my own personal dream bead – gold “Four Seasons”.  Three beads in particular that celebrate stages of family life have charmed so many of us:  “Dancing”, “Marry Me” and  “Family” beautifully capture life’s most tender moments.

love-locksIn addition, he caught our attention as the designer of a great many of the World Tour silvers… “Love Locks”, “Kilt”, “Beetle”, “Viennese Walz”, “Sunflowers”, “Clogs”, “St Bernard Dog” and so many more showcased  with flair the wide range of this artist’s interests, styles and skills.

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Dream Bead:  Four Seasons Gold by Tomas Cenius

Tomas Cenius began his journey as a silver designer as a self taught artist.  He began his career modelling comic book figures in clay before learning the art of wax modelling from Soren Nielsen.  Under Soren’s tuition Tomas became a master of the craft and created jewelry for Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, but prefers designing jewelry that anyone can afford and enjoy.  Now an acclaimed artist, he describes his style as clean, Nordic design combined with figurative forms.

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“Essentially my goal is to make beautiful jewelry that touches people. I give the same attention to every piece, whether it is for the Royal couple or the lady next door.”

“When I work with Trollbeads I like the fact that I design something that defines human emotions.”

“My role model was Kaj Nielsen, a great modeller. He taught me the most important tool when you are making sculptures: To work with the shadow boundary!”

To celebrate this memorable occasion, Tartooful is throwing a Trollbeads event to remember…

  • Special Event selection with tons of uniques to choose from
  • Gifts with minimum Purchase:  $100 – travel pouch, $200 – jewel box, first 10 to purchase $300 receive an original sketch by Tomas
  • Purchase three items and receive the fourth as our gift,  OR purchase a decorative lock and receive a bracelet chain as our gift
  • Bring your “odd beads out” to exchange with other collectors – it’s a wonderful way to get to know your fellow Trollies
  • Sweet indulgences and bubbly
  • Enter to win one of our grand prizes – we will be giving away a Trollbeads white jewel box and… (drumroll please…)  one of Tomas’ original sketches!

So… mark your calendar… deck yourself in all your best Trollbeads… grab a girlfriend and make your way to Tartooful on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 from 1-7pm.  We can’t wait to see all of you there!

C.

 

 

Trollbeads News: Buy Three, Receive Four!

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Ladies, start your play trays…. it is time for the long awaited, Trollbeads “Buy Three, Get Four” event!

Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 11.45.26 AMIt’s a beautiful thing.  Between now and October 16th, purchase any three beads and receive a fourth bead of equal or lesser value as our gift to you.  Shop in person at our gallery in Edgemont Village, North Vancouver, or if you simply can’t make it in person,  we offer various ways to shop with us from afar.

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IMG_7327To browse, please visit our online shop, Tartoofultoo.  To indulge in a free treat, simply select the beads you would like and purchase them online.  Then drop us a note at tartooful@gmail.com to let us know what you would like as your special gift bead.  We are busily adding individually photographed beads to show you the specifics of in-stock beads.  However, if you don’t see what you seek, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We love to help people find those special beads.  Our email address is tartooful@gmail.com and our phone number is 604-924-0122.

Happy bead browsing, and hope to see you soon,

C.