Please Vote for Melanie!!!


Oh. MY.

Melanie Matthews’ gorgeous “Compass” design is among the finalists of the Peoples Bead contest this year!!!!

OUR Melanie!  From Tartooful!


We are soooo excited.  Please, please take a few moments to take a peek at her design and vote for it!  She’s too modest to ask you to vote for it when you pop by the gallery… but really – isn’t it so exciting?!  It’s designed to spin and rotate,  so you can set the compass in the direction of your dream trip.

“Spinning Compass The collection is missing a compass. A spinning compass to be precise! Dreaming of going somewhere, spin the compass for some direction. This silver bead would have grooved edges like a coin to enable easy spinning. The N, S, E and west would be on the edges and the central axis would spin on the core.”

check out all the finalists… and vote for Melanie Matthews 😉  HERE






Trollbeads News: The Peoples Bead Winners Announced


After what seemed like a HUGE wait, the 2013 Peoples Bead Collection has been announced!  Each year Trollbeads invites its collectors across the globe to submit our most brilliant bead design ideas and then allows us to vote on each others’ designs.  The ones that are most beloved join the collection.


This year the design theme was “Traditional Sayings”, and budding designers were encouraged to create images based on an expression that might be meaningful or culturally relevant to them.  As always, the scope of creativity exhibited was impressive, and it must have been very difficult for Trollbeads to narrow down the thousands of entries to 100 finalists.  The final collection consists of ten beads:  one glass bead, eight silver beads and one fantasy necklace pendant.

61486_silver_lining“Every cloud has a silver lining” – by Rebecca Cresswell

11291_leopard_a“A leopard cannot change his spots” – by Jeannie Sanger

11371_Thoughts_a“Thoughts are free” – by Daniela Troll

11290_Friends“Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen” – by Luisa


11370_Will“If there is a will, there is a way” – by Paul Krans

11369_love_is_blind_a“Love is Blind” – by Valentina Rocchi

11179_Sakura“Sakura:  a cherry tree blooms at a time of good notice” – by Shizue Ishiwata

11180_This_too..._a“This too shall pass” by Iris Heyer

11178__Little_Acorns_a“From little acorns, mighty oaks will grow” – by Rachel Morris


12914_Night_Owl_a_700x700The final design is “Night Owl” by Kevin Powell, a witty little owl that stole the hearts of so many fans of this competition… I know many of us were holding our breaths, hoping that it would make it into the collection!  We’re particularly pleased, as Kevin is a Vancouver area resident, and a regular at Tartooful Well done Kevin!

The Peoples’ Bead collection will be at Tartooful on release day, October 4th… be sure to come by and see all the new designs!





Trollbeads: Share Your Spirituality

People’s Bead 2012


Start date: Monday, January 09, 2012
End date: Friday, August 03, 2012

Three winners


“We start 2012 with one of Trollbeads’ most exciting events: People’s Bead!

For the fourth year in a row, we offer you the unique chance to become a Trollbeads designer. This is your chance to have your bead added to a new Trollbeads Spiritual Collection.


For the first time, we invite you to create your own unique design based on the theme: ‘Share your spirituality’ and this time we will have multiple winners.

Spirituality has multiple meanings in different cultures. We are excited to see what spirituality is to you and even more so see how you translate it into the shape of a bead.

Exclusive collection

We invite you to upload your design directly on Log in and click on ‘Submit your design’ below. Of all submitted designs, 100 beads will be chosen for the final vote and presented here on Trollbeads Universe.

We will nominate 100 finalists. Each of the finalists will receive a special gift. The winning beads will be released in the People’s Bead 2012 Spiritual Collection.

The winning artists will share the same privileges as any other Trollbeads designer – royalties, promotion, and especially for this event – their own bead created in 18 carat gold!

The new Spiritual Collection will be launched three weeks before the release of our Autumn Collection 2012.

We look forward to experience your amazing ideas!”


Important dates for People’s Bead Spiritual Collection 2012