By now our Trollies will have unwrapped their holiday gifts from their families… and under many trees this year were Trollbeads, carefully picked by husbands and wives, mothers and fathers and of course, little clusters of excited children. We always love to see the little ones come in, either with a parent or sometimes all on their own, ready to pick just the right thing for Mom.
Perhaps you’re one of those fortunate ladies, who received new Troll toys for Christmas? Have you started to play with the new pieces yet, and see what works with your collection, and how it will all fit in? Your new beads bear a Christmas story of love.
Take your time and try lots of different combinations before you settle on an arrangement…. I always find that the addition of even one or two new beads requires rethinking the whole bracelet to ensure a nicely balanced composition.
The gorgeous bracelet that we are enjoying today belongs to one of our lovely, local Trollies, N.O.. It’s a stunning composition… rich, dramatic, beautiful, and totally luxe with lots of gold and hard-to-find raspberry uniques.
It feels as though it was painstakingly designed to look precisely like this… carefully planned from the beginning with this amazing design in mind. However, the truth is that N.O. chooses her beads purely on whether she loves each bead.
The result is a fluid collection that has seen many different compositions, depending on the mood of the designer. It’s a wonderful approach, as it keeps the process of acquiring new beads light and fun – and each bracelet is an inspired delight.
N.O.’s bracelets always feel fresh, as they only stay in the same arrangement for a few months at most… by that time she will have found a few more treasures and will be inspired to try something new, and create something beautiful using the newest arrivals in her jewellery box.
It’s a great reminder to the rest of us to actively enjoy our collections, redesign often and only pick beads that we love, knowing that if we do, they’ll all fit in beautifully.
Clockwise from clasp: “Pearl Flower” clasp, “Gold Spacer” (retired), “Red-Pink Prism” (retired), “18k Lotus”, “Christmas Limited Edition”, “Heart Spacer” (retired), “Diamond Bead, Gold”, “Ruby with gold core”, “Stars, 18k and diamonds”, “Universal Unique”, “18k and diamonds Bougainvillea”, “Pink Bud”, “Unique Raspberry Armadillo”, “2+2 18k”, “Universal Unique Fern”, “18k Endless”, “Diamond Bead, Pink”, “Mountain Crystal” (world tour Switzerland), non-troll, “Christmas Limited Edition”, “18k initial N”, “Red-Pink Prism” (retired), “18k spacer” (retired).