Peoples’ Bead 2016 Finallists

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Trollbeads has announced the top 100 submissions to their annual design competition, and the voting has now begun to determine the winning bead in this, their 40th year anniversary!  Once again, we are delighted to note that a couple of our talented local artists have made the cut, and have designs in the top 100.

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According to Rob, this design in silver is torepresent bubbles or balloons indicative of a “celebration”. The “bubbles” only go part way around and taper off on the other half of the bead” I think this would be a strong, but clean and wearable design, and would love to see  it join the collection.

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A Former Peoples’ Bead winner, Kevin says “This bead design depicts a firework going off in celebration of the Trollbeads 40th anniversary. It’s a group of stars coming out from the center to create a sphere. The shape looks a little complex, but It’s actually fairly simple.  Maybe this could be named “Starburst” or “Celebrate”.   This would make a gorgeous focal bead for either Fantasy necklace or dramatic, space themed bracelet…
Please take the time to browse all the inspiring designs in the final 100, and support your favorite emerging designers. The winner will be announced on July 22nd 2016, and the winning design will be available to purchase from August 5th, 2016.


Happy Troll Month!


Happy Troll Month!  We’ve kicked off a busy month of Trollbeads fun by choosing our very first winner in the “Show us some Love” online contest… don’t forget – three happy Trollies each week will be receiving a free bead from Tartooful all through February – and it’s so easy to enter!  Simply “Like” our page on Facebook, and then post on our wall about your dream bracelet.  It could be a photo, a description, a list of beads – whatever you can dream up… The first bead we gave away was a “Fossils” to go on Gitana Leone’s fabulous “Earth” inspired bracelet.  Show us some love, and you could be next!


We’re also super excited about some gorgeous new uniques that we just received.  We photographed them right away, and we’ve started putting them online on our Tartoofultoo online shop.  Take a peek and see how fresh & pretty they are…


We’ll continue to add new Uniques to the online shop as we get them photographed throughout Troll Month, so be sure to check often to scoop the very prettiest ones…

I’m off to Tartooful now: so much to do before our Special Trollbeads Event on Thursday,  so little time!