Trollbeads Inspiration:Lemon Tart & Earl Grey Tea

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IMG_1961This afternoon I’m sitting in a ray of sunshine at my desk at Tartooful… and I am craving a cup of classic Earl Grey Tea and a traditional lemon tart…. Do you know the kind I mean?  It would have a home made butter crust, with little fork marks around the slightly imperfect edge.  It would be made with free range, happy-chicken eggs with deep, rich eggs yolks… and the lemon curd would be that same, ridiculously beautiful shade of yellow.

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IMG_1953…Not too much sugar, but just enough to take the edge off the tart, citrus flavour of the fruit.  That kind of lemon tart is so satisfying.  It scratches every sort of snacking itch… buttery, flaked, baked, sweet and sour pure afternoon sugar fix.  No matter how delicious, I could only ever eat one of these decadent treasures.

The Earl Grey tea, with its subtle hint of Bergamot, is an essential element, necessary to bring a little balance to the afternoon treat.  The tea cuts the tart, firmly forbidding it from becoming cloying.  Sipping from the hot cup demands that one slowly savour the whole experience.

Sigh…. are you there with me?  It’s time for afternoon tea.

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Clockwise from clasp:  “Golden Flower Lock”, “Unique Amber”, “Silver MOuntain”, “Water”, “Unique Glass”, “Labradorite”, “Unique Amber”, “Smile of Stars”, “Unique Glass”, “Neptune’s Promise”, “Unique Amber”, “Neptune’s Promise”, “Unique Glass”, “Smile of Stars”, “Unique Amber”, “Labradorite”, “Unique Glass”, “Neverending”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Amber”.

C.

 

Trollbeads Limited Edition Cherry Blossoms & Emerald Series

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By now you will likely have heard that there is a very exciting Limited Edition Series coming soon from Trollbeads….

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The Fantasy Necklace is one of the most useful tools in the jewel box of many Trollbeads collectors, so a limited edition featuring the gorgeous new Emerald is naturally very exciting.  The milky green tone of the Trollbeads emerald is perfectly suited to so many palettes, complementing pinks, purples, blues, as well as the organic tones of amber and other natural stones.  Add to that the special silver design work at the top of the stone – the iconic Cherry Blossom by Mette Saabye – and one can see that this will be a stunning and versatile piece of jewelry.  This sterling necklace will be available in two lengths:  80cm or 31.5″ CAD$345.00 and 90cm or 34.5″ CAD $365.00.

86201_Emerald_copy__48995.1394505487.1280.1280To complement the new necklace two additional designs will be introduced… a pair of earring Emerald stones to fit the existing Trollbeads modular earrings will be available at CAD$89.  Also, a new Mette Saabye designed Cherry Blossom silver splitter bead, with three holes will be offered at CAD$66.00.  The Cherry blossom splitter will join the regular Trollbeads collection, but the emerald earrings and necklace will be strictly limited edition, so are sure to quickly become very desirable and coveted!

12307_Cherry_Blossom_Pendant_aThe entire collection will be available in the gallery on April 11th – just in time for our “Trollplay” event!  However, it is sure to disappear in no time… so be sure to pre-order your rare treat by emailing us at tartooful@gmail.com or ringing us at the gallery at 604.924.0122.

 

C.