Autumn Trollbeads Event Now On!


It’s time once again for the Fabulous Fall Trollbeads Event!

This hotly anticipated Sale arrives every year, just in time to snaffle up some of the gorgeous Autumn release designs, sample a few choice Uniques, maybe add an amber or two to your Autumnal bracelets… or even think ahead to Holiday gifting?  We have a fantastic selection in the gallery, ready to tempt you – and we’re happy to special order whatever your heart desires.

  • Buy three items and receive the fourth item of equal or lesser value as our gift to you
  • purchase a decorative lock and receive the sterling foxtail chain at no charge

Do drop by for a visit, and be sure to bring your bracelets with you for a refreshing polish.  We’re always happy to revisit your designs and see what possible updates may be made to create seasonally fresh pieces of jewellery for you to enjoy.

No time to visit in person?  No worries!  We are listing individually photographed uniques daily in our online shop, and are also posting bead rods in our Facebook page.  If you’d like more personal attention we’d love to hear from you either by email at or call us at the gallery at 604-924-0122.  Our Sale goodies may be enjoyed from the comfort of your sofa!

See you in the village!



Trollbeads Event At Tartooful!


At Tartooful, there’s nothing that we love better than throwing a party…

…and there’s no better excuse than a big, beautiful shipment of unique glass beads and the most exciting carved amber designs that we have ever been privileged to see.

These are some absolutely drop-dead beautiful beads, and any one of them would instantly be the jewel of most collections.  We are thrilled to be able to present them to you!  This alone would be cause for celebration, but add to that a menu of classic trunk-show specials, and it becomes spectacular.

The fine print:

  • Purchase one item, get the fourth item of equal or lesser value as our gift


  • Purchase a decorative lock and receive the sterling bracelet chain as our gift


  • Every purchaser is entered into a draw to win a coveted 40th anniversary jewellery box.

Our event kicks off Oct 17th and runs until Oct 23rd, so we are looking forward to catching up with all of you in the Village!  Not in our neck of the woods?  No worries.  We will be posting our unique  beads on our Facebook page, where they may be easily browsed, even if you don’t have a Facebook account.  For regular collection orders, be sure to check into our online shop, and simply let us know in a note what item you’d like for your fourth item free.  We are also happy to work with you via email at, or give us a ring at 604-924-0122 for a friendly consultation by phone.

So… dust off those wishlists, bring us your partly completed projects and get ready to be inspired!



Trollbeads News: Collectors’ Amber Event at Tartooful!


Back by popular demand!

Trollbeads Amber Event:  17-21 September 2016

amberscurveWe’re delighted to present a very special Event for Collectors of Trollbeads Amber… kicking off this Saturday, the 17th of September, until Wednesday the 21st.  Come enjoy an extraordinary selection of these unique Baltic jewels, and be amazed and the endless variations in colour, tone, cut and texture.


To view examples of these amber beauties online during the event, be sure to check our facebook page, or ask for images in you email by contacting us at

See you there!




Trollbeads Kit Event Now On!

Troll dreams are coming true at Tartooful at the moment, with a huge array of luscious glass unique kits now in stock – but only for one more day and then back they go to Denmark!  

If you haven’t yet had a chance to see these beauties do drop in.  We’ll be open on Monday the 11th of July for special hours:  Noon to Five pm pacific time.  Too tricky to schedule a visit in person?  No problem you can browse the photos that we posted on our Facebook page and pick your favourites  there…


Trollbeads Day 2015 at Tartooful


Is it just me, or does it feel like it’s time for a party?

Yep.  Definitely time for a party.  It’s time to have a big, classic “Trunk Show” Event to celebrate everything about the Trollbeads we love!  We’ve got lots of plans afoot for a memorable day, and we hope that you will all be able to come out and join us for a beautiful day.  Put it on your calendar in ink:

June 6th, 2015 10 to 6 at Tartooful!

You can look forward to…

*Release of the Limited Edition Trollbeads Day 2015 Glass Bead!

*Extraordinary selection and customer care

* Buy Three, Get the Fourth Bead at no charge

*Buy a decorative lock & receive the bracelet chain at no charge

*Buy a sterling bangle and receive two stoppers and a group 1 glass at no charge

*Trade beads with other collectors in attendance

*Complimentary design consultation

*prizes, bubbly and treats!


See you there!


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.



Trollbeads News: Trollbeads Day 2014 at Tartooful


Well.  Where have we been and what have we been doing, you may be asking yourself….

We have been busy as happy little troll bees, playing with Trollies and their beads over the course of the fabulous, two week sales event that just wound up… and then we threw ourselves directly into preparing for the next BIG thing!


Trollbeads Day 2014 is coming… August 1st, 2014 is the inaugural celebration, and we cannot wait to share the transformed gallery with you, along with all thr treats that we have planned for the day.  Please join us for the official kick off to the event at 3pm on July 31st when we host a pre-reception as the clock ticks past midnight in Copenhagen!  We will be serving pink champagne, sweet treats, a fresh selection of Trollbeads and offering prizes throughout the 31st and 1st!


Dress for drama, wear all your Troll, and bring any beads that you’d like to re-home as we would love to see you get to know your fellow Trollies a bit better by trading some beads!


… oh – and of course there will be a certain “Mystery Bead” to discover as well.

Can’t wait to see all of you there,



Trollbeads Winter Event Begins Today!


Please join us today in the Village as we host what is sure to be an exciting event… we have gorgeous stones, uniques and ambers, just waiting for you!  Of course, all of our favorite production beads are here too – some of them in very unusual and lovely expressions.  Bring a friend, make a night of it, and enjoy our festive atmosphere, with bubbly, sweet treats and so many pretties!

  • Pendant Gift with purchase of Fantasy Necklace

  • Bracelet Gift with purchase of decorative clasp

  • Group I Gift with purchase of three beads

Can’t make it to the village?  You’ll be missed, but you can still get in on the Troll Treats.

Use coupon code “snowtrollie” to receive a group 1 credit on a minimum three bead order.

To participate in the Fantasy necklace or Bracelet Promotions simply email us at or phone us at 604.924.0122.  Special Pricing Promotions continue online until the end of Sunday the 10th of November – but we’re closed Sundays so if you’d like to chat about your order please ring us by end of day Saturday.


See you in the village…



Tartooful Trollbeads Event! 7 November 2013


There is nothing that we love more at Tartooful… than a great Trollbeads Party!

2013_Christmas_Close_Up_02The gorgeous new Winter Trollbeads have given us just the reason we needed to pull out all the stops and celebrate.  We’re bringing in a huge selection of carefully hand picked beads… so you expect to find the extraordinary examples of each design that you’ve been seeking…

slider-3Come and play with all the new designs, explore the range of natural stones, and be amazed by the beautiful patterns dreamed up by Trollbeads artisans for their uniques.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to relax with friends, enjoy a glass of bubbly and be inspired by the designs of the other collectors in our midst.


To add to the fun, we will be offering your choice of …

Gift of selected Fantasy Pendant with purchase of Fantasy Necklace


Gift of sterling foxtail chain with purchase of decorative clasp


Gift of Group I Glass or Silver with purchase of three beads

It all happens on the 7th of November, from noon ’til 8pm

at Tartooful, of course! 

To arrange for telephone purchases please contact us at the gallery at 604.924.0122, or email us at

See you in the Village…




Creating Trollbeads before our eyes…


We were so honoured to have Irina from Trollbeads Canada join us at our recent Trollbeads event. Her glass bead making demonstration gave us a fascinating peek inside the creative process that brings us our Troll treasures… and gave us an even greater appreciation for the gifted craftsmen of Trollbeads!

glass2Irina patiently explained to us the materials and equipment in her custom made, portable glass making studio.  The durable metal table surface and protective shield reminded us that she was literally playing with fire!

glass8How amazing to see the hard rod of glass begin to glow red in the flame, and then magically become liquid and pliable.  It appears a completely different colour while molten, so the artist can’t see how each bead will look until it cools.

glass3Each bead design, whether a “wave”, “armadillo”, “dot”, or “stripe” has a different sequence of application, and different technique.  Irina left some beads partially completed, so that we could see how they looked as they were made.

glass4It’s amazing that some beads actually appear bigger partway through the process, than when completed.  This is because the beads are turned and thus rounded in the flame to finish them.  The surface tension created by turning them creates an extraordinarily tough outside coating, and makes them almost impossible to break.  Indeed, over the years of selling Trollbeads, I have only ever seen one or two that were damaged!  Finally, she cooled the hot beads, first on metal rods, and then in a protective, heat shielded pocket.


In this short video, Lisa Aagaard explains and demonstrates the process…

Thank you to all of you who joined us for this very special event, we had so much fun with all of you!