We are delighted to unveil the much anticipated Spring 2014 collection from Trollbeads… and it is every bit as original and beautiful as the early images promised! Trollbeads describes it as…
“..a collection that takes you to exotic places and gives you a taste of mystery. Explore Arabian Nights and Hanging Gardens..
The dromedary elegantly placed on a shimmering pink glass bead. The snake is also present as a powerful symbol in many cultures. Above all, flies the falcon. One is flying in sterling silver, sending a message of love. The other, with beautiful eyes that see things that humans cannot, also in sterling silver and placed on a deep purple ruby.”
Inspired by the hot wind Scirocco that blows from Northern Africa carrying sand from the Sahara, these sparkling glass beads came to life. A little magic by nature.
The Hanging gardens of Babylon are considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and are surrounded by mystery and legends. A luxuriant inspiration for our Spring Collection.
Sparkles in delicate turquoise in the ancient palace, glitter in royal blue in the fountain of life, and shimmer in elusive, fresh green in the Oasis. The new lock “Sun Moon Stars” reminds you that life goes on as a glimpse of time under the great elements of the universe.”
The dromedary elegantly placed on a shimmering pink glass bead. The snake is also present as a powerful symbol in many cultures. Above all, flies the Falcon. One is flying in Sterling Silver, sending a message of love. The other with beautiful eyes that see things humans cannot, also in Sterling Silver and placed on a deep purple ruby. – See more at: http://www.trollbeads.com/united-states/en-us/news/spring-2014#sthash.hZP9aD0p.dpuf
The Spring collection has only one set of soft and subtle glass, rather than the usual two, but in this case every single one of the glass is drop dead gorgeous! With fascinating shimmers of rose gold that are reminiscent of our beloved Desert series beads, these designs are instant stars… The examples of “Desert Rose” that we have thus far received are very similar to the existing “Pink Desert”, but with just a little more interest in the texture. We look forward to seeing how this bead varies…
The blue and teal elements in the series will be beautiful additions to so many of our ladies bracelets… Over the past few days we have been playing with various colour combinations for these designs, and have found that they are spectacular in combination with the Aurora series of glass – the periwinkle just sings!
It takes time to appreciate all the nuances of a new series, but two of my personal early favorites are “Magical Lamp”, the olive green toned glass, and the “Drops of Delight”, which looks wonderfully middle eastern and ancient. It feels like a fairytale element
The new silver designs are truly “Trollbeads”, with lots of fascinating detail that takes time to see, savour, and fully appreciate. The expression on the face of the patient yet wry Tortoise… the little heart hidden beneath the Swan, the tattered texture of the Nomad’s textiles…
These are the kinds of details that only the master silversmiths of Trollbeads could imagine, design and create. The “Kaleidoscope” shown at left will be an excellent choice to balance a “Trollcoin” or “Dreamcatcher” in a composition.. it reminds me of the flat, whirling spools used by nomads as they spun their nubbly wool…
We look forward to sharing more images and inspiration from the new collection over the next few days… be sure to stop by Tartooful in the Village to play with all the new designs, or drop by Tartoofultoo Online Shop to see them all individually with descriptions and pricing.
Now.. must run up to the gallery and have a bit of a play myself!