Tartooful on facebook…We’re inspired!


Thank you to all of you who have already shared your “Dream Bracelet” designs with us on our Tartooful Facebook wall… we are truly humbled by the response, and by the high level of design that we have seen.  Tartoofulers are so talented!

397413_421148974626030_1780287195_nThis is making it very hard to pick just a few designs… Fortunately we have lots more beads to give away this month!  Today’s winning design idea was submitted by Jo Lee, who proposed a bracelet made up entirely of budded beads… an idea that we’ve been playing with at Tartooful lately and that we’d love to see.


inspired-5Another design that recently caught our eye was suggested by Alexandra Mitchnik.  It had an unusual combination of light and dark blue, with rich stones and complex silvers.  The jewel toned blues are always total scene stealers – hard to blend on a bracelet with lots inspired-3of other colours… but the addition of a couple of other strong, light blues, as well as a couple of touches of gold… somehow it works!  Alexandra mentioned that she wasn’t able to try assembling her dream bracelet because she didn’t inspired-6have a dealer nearby – so we thought we’d try to compose a bracelet that was close, just to see how it all pulled together.   We had to make a couple of substitutions, but tried to stay true to the proposed palette… and we’re very impressed with the result.  It’s an original inspired-2set of bead combinations that we haven’t tried before.  That “Beach” blue really adds an interesting twist, giving the palette a fresh pop of colour.  What fun to find a new way to play with our showstopping but tricky cobalt blues!


…So keep sharing your ideas with us – we are thrilled every time we see a new “Like” or a fresh design posted!


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn other news, we are busy busy busy at Tartooful, preparing for our epic event that is being held this Thursday, from noon til eight at the gallery… Irina of Trollbeads Canada will be joining us to demonstrate glass bead making from 4-8pm, so be sure to come by to meet Irina,  and see this fascinating process!  It’s always fun to exchange design ideas over a glass champagne with other Trollies.  While you’re there you may as well take a peek at the extraordinary stock that we are bringing in for the evening.  With the tempting Spring collection and price specials, there’s simply no better time to splurge…

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Oh – and one other thing… we popped a few more yummy beads into our Tartoofultoo Online Shop today…

See you in the village on Thursday!