Trollbeads: pretty young things….

Box of joy

We’ve been busy as happy little bees at tartooful the last couple of days, with lots of exciting boxes full of Trollbeads have been arriving.  Our regular restock of Trollbeads arrived, and the massive Trunk show stock is beginning to come in too!

New arrivals now on display

With every order there are always a few surprises… beads that we haven’t seen in a while, or that are extraordinary expressions of their design.  This time we found several outstanding items, including this stunning “Autumn” dangle:

Isn’t it a beauty?!  I compared it with stock photos (see left) and there’s no question that this example is far prettier than average… very light and translucent, with hardly any brown and tons of turquoise, teal, green, and even a red.  The delicate swirl is spiderweb-fine and gently arrayed in the ball.

We also received all of the “desert” series of beads, including several “Pink Desert”.  It’s a treat to see so many of the same bead together, particularly one that is so very changeable from one example to another.  No two pink deserts are even remotely alive, and it’s fun to compare.  Hmm imagine a whole bracelet of “deserts”…. wouldn’t it be gorgeous!

Here’s a little teaser of some of the trunk show stock that is trickling in… Cruel, I know. 😉


See you at the Troll…

It’s going to be so much fun….

See you there:  2 til 8, Today at Tartooful

3183 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver.  604.924.0122


8 days… til the Little Troll

(but who’s counting?!)

Cristi & have been struck by how many extraordinary beads are arriving for the upcoming Trunk Show… really amazing examples of each bead.  Troll just keeps improving its product, and continues to astonish us.  Every one of this set of six is spectacular… I don’t know if I’ve ever seen such a blue “Khaki Stripe”, and the “Black Silk” is an exciting return to the very first examples I saw when it was first released – so bronze and iridescent.


Amazing Amber

Trollbeads recently posted on Facebook about their beautiful Amber beads… for those of you who may not have seen it, it said:

“Amber tells a fantastic story. Between 30 and 50 million years ago, resin flowed from prehistoric coniferous trees. The resin dropped to the forest floor, where it lay for several millions of years, hardening to amber. Later rivers and ice flows spread the amber far and wide. And what a story they can tell. Here it is the bead Honey Dew.”

“Honeydew” is one of four types of Amber beads that are part of the regular Trollbeads collection; the others are “Alabaster”, “Maple Syrup”, and “Caramel Sunset”…

Come see them at our upcoming Trollbeads Trunk Show – 26th May, 2011 from 2 til 8, at Tartooful:  3183 Edgemont Blvd 604.924.0122



9 days… ’til the Little Troll

This warm & lovely design group includes some of my favorites:  “Wildcat”, with its soft sand swirls with gorgeous blue undertone… “Chocolate Parrot” features a deep bubble with a hint of the same insane blue… and this particular “Brown Desert” boasts a tortoiseshell texture that is most unusual.


11 days… til the Little Troll


For those of you looking to add a little sparkle to your bracelet, prisms like these are a good choice.  They come in amazing colours and really catch the light!  They’re particularly effective as a way to “finish” a bracelet, on either end, as their roundness adds a neat punctuation mark…