Holiday Roundup at Tartooful….

Well, here we are at the end of another sparkling Christmas season at Tartooful….


It’s been so very busy in the gallery, with bustling shoppers looking for just the right thing for their loved ones.  It’s always a pleasure for us to see our favorite customers’ families this time of year… all the ever-taller children lined up in front of the beads, picking one each for Mother… so sweet.


We have enjoyed having our usual quirky crew of Maileg pixies and mice ranging 1476008_10151805394313030_1483811128_nabout the place, especially all over the glowing Christmas Tree!  The little cotton mice, dressed in their Christmas best,  popped up in the most unexpected spots!  My old dollhouse from childhood has been in the window, delighting the lines of preschoolers as they went for their walk each morning… (“Where are the mice today?  Oop, they’re in the bedroom now, playing with their train set..”)

Avoca of Ireland’s blankets and scarves dot the gallery with brilliant flashes of colour, and the soft scents of local body luxury company, Pink Door fil the air.

Drive-by-6The original art of Tracy McMenemy has been a true pleasure to experience in the gallery through all of December… In her “Drive-By” series her technique of combining photography and painting produces such an ethereal and peaceful feel, it has been wonderful to have her images on the walls.  It feels like having a window that peeks through to the forest!  Many of these lovely pieces of art have gone home with happy clients, but a few remain in the gallery and are well worth viewing, either in person or online, if you have not already had a chance.


coral2…And then, of course, there are the Trollbeads!   Through December we have created so many holiday combinations for our collectors, and enjoyed catching up with so many of you.  At the gallery it was a “Very Trollbeads Christmas”, with special treats to the staff from Tartooful and to and from so many of our ladies… Truly we felt treasured and appreciated, but we know that we are the lucky ones to know all of you.  What would we do without all your constant support and love?!

coral6It’s been a phenomenal year for collectors of Trollbeads, with so many gorgeous collections and special editions from which to choose.  It promises to be another year filled with the unique beauty of Trollbeads designs, with the very first release of 2013 already being previewed online, with advance sales now being accepted!  More details to follow in my next post….



Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this an extraordinary year at Tartooful… full of beauty, inspiration and joy.



Trollbeads Limited Edition Christmas Ornaments

We have fallen in love with the perfectly charming little Christmas Ornaments that Trollbeads has introduced this year… whimsical and sweet, they are a return to the magical Christmases of childhood.

They are composed of a round droplet of murano glass, suspended from a universal sized sterling silver ring in a burnished, satisfyingly heavy gauge.  With dots, flowers, swirls, glitter and abstracts, there’s something for every bracelet.

The whimsical final touch is the scalloped silver detailing at the top of the ornament.  It perfectly evokes the traditional ornaments that we hang on the tree every year.

Just looking at them turns me into a child again, wanting to play with these little treasures.  In fact, I couldn’t resist hanging them on a tiny tree for our Maileg Mice…. Enjoy a few pictures of shameless mouse cuteness!




You can find all these ornaments today in our Tartoofultoo Online Shop