Thank You!


Thank you so much to everyone who came out on a wet and blustery Tuesday to help make our day with Tomas Cenius a warm, wonderful and memorable Event!

cenius-event3How inspiring to have Tomas create original artworks for so many of us, right before our eyes.  The moment one walked in the door, it was clear that something special was happening.  One could hear beautiful, Danish music… see our glass work table laid with a vast array of papers and art supplies… and join the happy, chattering crowd, carrying glasses of champagne and little clutches of glass and silver treasures.  Finally, making one’s way to the front of the group one could see Tomas at work, dancing, smiling and humming as he created yet another original piece of art for one of our lovely Trollies.


cenius-event10It was so interesting to hear more about Tomas’ experiences as an artist, and some of the influences that helped to create the familiar and beloved silver beads that he has designed for Trollbeads over the past two decades.  A great many of his beads went home with ladies who had new depths of appreciation for the art and the congenial, talented artist behind their tiny and intricate designs.

cenius-event11I myself was delighted to add a “Scarab” and World Tour “Van Gogh” to my collection.  They are both beads I always meant to pick up, but somehow there was always a glass or a stone that was more urgent at the time.  Finally at the event, with a procession of amazing Scarab images being created before my eyes, I knew there was no better time to add these iconic Cenius designs to my personal collection!


cenius-event6So… thank you again to Tomas Cenius, for making the long journey to Canada, just to see us.  (Next time perhaps you will see sunshine and mountains and snow… sorry about the deluge this time ’round…) Thank you to Trollbeads for organizing such an amazing opportunity for us… and of course, a huge thank you to all of you who came out and supported us, you are all so very dear to us.



Tomas Cenius at Tartooful TODAY!

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IMG_7517We are thrilled to welcome Trollbeads designer, Tomas Cenius to Tartooful in North Vancouver Canada, today from 1-7pm!  Tomas will be sketching, painting and sculpting wax models while at the gallery.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to peek into the creative process of one of Trollbeads’ most accomplished and celebrated designers.


To celebrate we are throwing a hum-dinger of a Trunk Show – with oodles of juicy new stock, great price promotions, gift with purchase, prizes and even a collectors’ “trading post”.  (So Canadiana…)

  • Purchase three items and receive your fourth item of equal or lesser value as our gift to you OR
  • Purchase a decorative lock and receive the bracelet chain as our gift
  • Purchase a gold bead and receive the silver lock and chain of your choice
  • in store purchases of $100 receive a Trollbeads silk travel pouch as our gift
  • In store purchases of $200 receive a Trollbeads white enamel jewel box as our gift


There’s so much more in the gallery for you today… so do take a little time out of your day to drop by, have a glass of champagne and enjoy this fabulous party.  We’re open a little late – until 7 – so you can even pop by at the end of the day.


IMG_7516Not in Vancouver?  Not to worry.  You can email us at, ring us at 604-924-0122 or browse our Tartoofultoo Online Shop.  Simply select the pieces you would like to purchase, and then drop us a line to let us know what you would like to select as your gift from us.

Hope to see all of you there!


Spotlight on Tomas Cenius

Here’s a tantalizing sample of the Trollbeads silver designer that will be joining us at Tartooful in North Vancouver on the 21st of October – 1-7pm.  Cenius, and beads, and bubbles and treats and prizes and trades and freebies, OH MY.  Six sleeps, but who’s counting?

See you there!




Tartooful Welcomes Tomas Cenius to Canada – 21 October 2014

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We are delighted and honoured to welcome silver designer, Tomas Cenius to Tartooful in North Vancouver, Canada, on 21 October 2014, from 1-7pm.  Come meet the designer, and enjoy an extraordinary Trollbeads event!

dancingThis artist is known to all of us as the creator of some of Trollbeads’ most beloved silvers, including the venerable “Scarab”, the cheeky “High Heel” and my own personal dream bead – gold “Four Seasons”.  Three beads in particular that celebrate stages of family life have charmed so many of us:  “Dancing”, “Marry Me” and  “Family” beautifully capture life’s most tender moments.

love-locksIn addition, he caught our attention as the designer of a great many of the World Tour silvers… “Love Locks”, “Kilt”, “Beetle”, “Viennese Walz”, “Sunflowers”, “Clogs”, “St Bernard Dog” and so many more showcased  with flair the wide range of this artist’s interests, styles and skills.


Dream Bead:  Four Seasons Gold by Tomas Cenius

Tomas Cenius began his journey as a silver designer as a self taught artist.  He began his career modelling comic book figures in clay before learning the art of wax modelling from Soren Nielsen.  Under Soren’s tuition Tomas became a master of the craft and created jewelry for Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, but prefers designing jewelry that anyone can afford and enjoy.  Now an acclaimed artist, he describes his style as clean, Nordic design combined with figurative forms.


“Essentially my goal is to make beautiful jewelry that touches people. I give the same attention to every piece, whether it is for the Royal couple or the lady next door.”

“When I work with Trollbeads I like the fact that I design something that defines human emotions.”

“My role model was Kaj Nielsen, a great modeller. He taught me the most important tool when you are making sculptures: To work with the shadow boundary!”

To celebrate this memorable occasion, Tartooful is throwing a Trollbeads event to remember…

  • Special Event selection with tons of uniques to choose from
  • Gifts with minimum Purchase:  $100 – travel pouch, $200 – jewel box, first 10 to purchase $300 receive an original sketch by Tomas
  • Purchase three items and receive the fourth as our gift,  OR purchase a decorative lock and receive a bracelet chain as our gift
  • Bring your “odd beads out” to exchange with other collectors – it’s a wonderful way to get to know your fellow Trollies
  • Sweet indulgences and bubbly
  • Enter to win one of our grand prizes – we will be giving away a Trollbeads white jewel box and… (drumroll please…)  one of Tomas’ original sketches!

So… mark your calendar… deck yourself in all your best Trollbeads… grab a girlfriend and make your way to Tartooful on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 from 1-7pm.  We can’t wait to see all of you there!