Trollbeads News: Animale Fantastico August 14th, 2015!


fantasy-frog-pendantWe are pleased to announce that the the Trollbeads Animale Fantastico Collection will launch August 14th, 2015!

This new collection offers an exciting assortment of new Fantasy Necklaces and Pendants.  The Animale Fantastico series includes new pendants in themes of animals: frog, cat, fish, elephant and mouse.  Collectors may choose to wear the pendants as they are, or they can be mixed and matched for something entirely new – like a “Frouse”, or maybe a “Frelephant”.


In addition, two new Fantasy Necklaces are being introduced, one featuring a beautiful and very coveted Amethyst stone, and the other with a stunning Malachite stone. Both Fantasy Necklaces are going to be part of the permanent collection and available in seven lengths.


Do visit our online shop to view the entire, gorgeous collection… we are now accepting pre orders there, as well as in shop, via email – – or over the phone:  604-924-0122.


Trollbeads Inspiration: Singapore Sling


IMG_2048Anyone who knows me well is familiar with my weakness for a palette that I like to call “Singapore Sling” colours.  It’s the name of an old fashioned, girly cocktail that’s packed with gin and unabashedly pretty.  I have to confess that I like the name of it, and the way it looks, much better than the way it tastes… but just in case you’re feeling brave:


1/2 oz grenadine syrup

1 oz gin

sweet and sour mix
club soda
1/2 oz cherry brandy

Pour grenadine into the bottom of a collins glass, and fill with ice. Add gin, and almost-fill with equal parts of sweet and sour and chilled soda. Top with cherry brandy, and serve unstirred, garnished with a cherry.


There’s just something about the combination of pink, apricot, buttery yellow and tangerine that just melts me.


Clockwise from clasp:  “Small Flower Clasp”, “Classic Core Unique”, “Classic Core Unique”, “Ladybug”, “Pink Desert”, “Classic Core Unique”, “Universal Unique”, “Rose”, “Classic Core Unique”, “Dendritic Agate”, “Classic Core Unique”, “Wine Harvest”, “Rose Quartz”, “Classic Core Unique”, “Rose Quartz, round”, “Flowers”, “Crown Chakra”, “Classic Core Unique”.

IMG_2051Whether you’re partial to gin cocktails or not, this sweet yet slightly spicy palette is a good way to enjoy some of the new classic core uniques with playful animal motifs this Summer…