The long awaited Spring Collection from Trollbeads is finally here! They’re once again created truly fresh, original designs, with so many palettes for us to play with…
There are two delicious glass kits, with dramatically different moods. The first, the “Rocky Beach Kit” is destined to become a favorite for our West Coast collectors, as it features all the soft greyed blues, warm and subtle browns and delicate ivories that are so avidly sought after. designs such as “Sandstone”, “Stone Flower” and “Sand Beach” are reminiscent of Northern waters and sun bleached driftwood. “Pebbles”, “Fossils” and “Cliffs” are fascinating, with irridescent layers of silver peeking out from slates, rusts and warm greys.
The designs are totally fresh, with patterns, shapes and forms that nobody has been able to create before. This impressive, technical approach continues in the other new glass kit, the “Happy Summer Kit”.
Deceptively simple in its appearance, a close inspection of this unabashedly pretty kit reveals the prowess of Trollbeads’ glass artisans. Note that each of the delicate blossoms floating in the two flower designs has three different coloured petals. The two budded beads are mesmerizing, with so many possible colour combinations… “Beige Moonstone” ranges from lightest ivory and a wisp of blue, to a warm golden tone with violet punctuation marks. “Coral Opal” might be a blushing peach, or a punchy blood orange with carnelian dots. The two striped beads, “Strawberry stripe” and “Beach Ball” do a wonderful job of pulling together all the various shades and providing a cohesive palette.
Amazing. We are going to have so much fun with these little lovelies!
But wait, there’s more! Silver beads with images of spring flowers, home, love, and fun in the sun. Not one, but two new clasps with playful dolphins and seahorses… and a new decoration for our earring collectors, with a graceful curl of a seahorse. Most dramatically, there is a new butterfly pendant that is going to be a must have for so many necklaces – and even bracelets – this Spring.
Of course, they wouldn’t leave us without a new stone, as well… and this one is stunning: “Dendritic Agate”. I had never heard of it either, but I am very glad to make it’s acquaintance. A little research reveals that it is a challenging stone for a lapidary to cut, as the fern-like inclusions form at unpredictable spots in the stone, and thus can be hard to beautifully reveal. Famed Russian jeweller, Faberge favored setting this subtle stone with the contrasting sparkle of diamonds… Perhaps we will have to learn from his expertise and try a composition that does just that? Dendritic Agate is believed to help one to better relate to, and appreciate the natural world, and is associated with protecting & restoring the earth, rain, abundance, healing, and creativity. It is further said to enhance emotional balance… all truly worthy and remarkable qualities… and a beautiful stone that will add a lovely, subtle note to so many of our bracelets.
Be sure to enjoy all the individual designs at Tartoofultoo Online, and if you’re close to the village come see them in person, and let’s play! Stay tuned as we take the new bead designs out for a spin, and try them out in compositions with some of our favorite Trollbeads…