Trollbeads Boxing Week Sale!


News flash:  a select array of beads and starter bracelets are now on sale at Tartooful for Boxing week!

IMG_0882All in-stock starter bracelets, regularly priced CAD$86 to $129 are now 25% off, and now range from CAD$64.50 to CAD$96.75.  These bracelets include Trollbeads’ iconic, sterling silver foxtail chain, a variety of locks, and one of several sparkling group one glass beads.

IMG_0883In addition, all in-stock retired beads are also priced at 25% off.

2016 will see a new group of our beloved beads join the Trollbeads Museum as retired designs, and those beads are also included in this sale.  Time to snap up those bead designs you’ve been meaning to acquire –  quickly,  before they become elusive treasures.

Hurry in for a visit at the gallery, give us a call at 604-924-0122, or drop us a line at or on tartooful on facebook so you can indulge in a little holiday treat for yourself… (you’ve been SO good!)  The sale is on now until January 3rd, 2016.

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Tartooful News: Black Friday Fun…


As any Tartooful regular can say, we never miss a chance to throw a party!

IMG_0836With the notorious Black Friday shopping specials only a few days away, we’ve decided to join the fun and throw our very own Trollbeads event.  This Friday and Saturday we will be proud to present a very special selection of *SALE* priced beads and premade bracelets, as well as a *TOP SECRET* bead designed by Trollbeads just for Black Friday 2015.  (This is one bead that you will absolutely need.)


The Gorgeous new Diamond Bead, Emerald Green

IMG_0837With so many beads still tempting us from the Autumn collection, lots of yummy new uniques and stones in stock and a whole new group of beauties for Christmas there are more reasons than ever to come by and pay us a little visit… Oh, and UM you might want to think about gifts for the holidays…. for other people as well as yourself. (one for you, two for me…)


So.  The nitty gritty.  We’ll be offering selected items on special, Black Friday pricing that we can’t announce until the day, but in addition we will also be presenting traditional, holiday trunk show specials with all the trimmings.  Choose three beads and we will be pleased to gift to you a fourth one of equal or lesser value.  Pick your favorite lock and receive a bracelet chain as our gift.


Clockwise from clasp:  “Freya Lock”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Glass”, “Positive Change”, Unique Glass”, “Malachite”, “Black Flower Mosaic”, “String of Lights”, “Unique Glass”, “Diamond Bead, Emerald Green”, “Unique Glass”, “Fireworks”, “Unique Glass”, “Malachite”, “Unique Glass”, “Snow” (retired), “Unique Glass”, “Unique Glass”.

You can expect bubbly, treats, a wonderful selection of Trollbeads, and of course Tartooful’s  warm hospitality and caring service.  Please send us your special requests so we can do our very best to make your wishes come true… and come decked in your favorite holiday compositions!  We look forward to seeing (or messaging with) all of you….



Happy Trollbeads Day 2015


Happy Trollbeads Day! 

IMG_9964Today marks the launch of the much anticipated Trollbeads Day Limited edition Glass Bead for 2015.  There has been much speculation about this bead, even after initial images were released on social media… there are so many colours and such soft, organic patterns in this bead, many collectors wondered if the beads would show large variations from one example to another?  Would the bead that they ordered be as lovely as the photos?


IMG_9969The answer to both questions is a resounding yes!  This is a bead that includes swaths of white, grey, lilac, bird’s egg blue and two shades of green.  The colours blend effortlessly from one to another, making a soft and lovely palette with subtle

IMG_9970differences from one example to another.  In some cases the swirl patterns make nearly geometrically perfect lines, and in others they blur and twist in a fascinating way.  In some examples there is a little more of one colour, and in others a little more of

IMG_9971another.  All of this adds up to a bead where every single one truly is unique… and every single one is *Gorgeous*!  The question this year is not “Did you buy the bead”, but rather… “What kind of bead did you get?”.  Every single one is a treasure.


IMG_9966I do hope that many of you will join us at Tartooful to help celebrate Trollbeads Day… we’ll be playing with beads all day, from 10 am to 6pm, so do drop by for our Trunk Show selection, special pricing, prizes, trades, bubbly, treats and so much more.  If you can’t join us in person, drop us a line at, or ring us at 604.924.0122 and we’d be happy to help find just the right thing for your collection.


Happy Trollbeads Day!



Don’t Forget… Trollbeads Day at Tartooful 6th June 2015


Don’t forget… Tomorrow is Trollbeads Day!

We have been busy as bees, creating a wonderful event just for you…


blog2with tempting price specials, prize drawings, amazing bead selection – including all the newest stars in the collection – bubbly… treats… and even an opportunity to trade with fellow collectors!  Bring a friend, and we’ll give each of you an extra entry for one of our fabulous Troll prizes.


Our specials this year are simply fabulous:

  • Buy three beads and receive the fourth bead as our gift to you.
  • Buy a decorative lock and receive the sterling foxtail bracelet chain as our gift to you.


We hope that as many of you as possible come out and enjoy all the celebrations with us in person – but if you are far away and simply cannot join us… you can still enjoy all the benefits of being a Tartooful Trollie.  Drop us a line at, or ring us at the gallery at 604-924-0122 and let us help you find just the right additions to your collection to make your Trollbeads Day 2015 a memorable one.

Hope to see you in the village…



30 Day Challenge: Finale


IMG_9818Day 30.  Can you believe it?  The month has passed in a flash.  I have so many more ideas now than a few weeks ago… my collection will likely stay in a state of flux for some time, before my bracelets settle into new semi permanent arrangements again.

IMG_9817As expected, I haven’t gone back to my “before” photos even once, and have no interest in trying to recreate old designs.  I have too many things I want to try!  Of course, the 30 day challenge is an extreme situation… daily pressures and timetables prevent most of us from creating an entirely new composition each day.

IMG_9821Even if we did have the time, some beads simply sing too beautifully together to take them apart!  The distilled wisdom to take away at the end of this month long exercise is to go play and have *fun*.  There’s absolutely no wrong way to do this!


IMG_9820Finally, a heartfelt thank you to all the ladies who have played along with me over the course of the past month.  (If you haven’t been to our facebook page to see their gorgeous designs, be sure to take a peek at the album… ) Ladies, your encouragement, support and beautiful designs have inspired me more than I can say.  Thank you to each one of you for all your time and energy!

I hope to seem lots of you in person at our upcoming Trunk Show – if you are in our area on Trollbeads Day – Saturday June 6th – be sure to come by the shop from 10-2 and say hello!




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!


Trollbeads News: Surprise, It’s a SALE!


It’s cold and grey out there… but here, sitting at the work table at Tartooful it’s bright, warm and cosy… If that’s not reason enough for you to drop by and have a play, Trollbeads has just announced a Surprise Sale!


All in stock rings, earrings and beads that are no longer in production are now 25% off

IMG_7913There are so many gorgeous treats just waiting to be snapped up… and after all, you’ve treated everyone else for the last month – maybe it’s time to indulge yourself just a little!  At these reduced prices, you can’t afford not to splurge.  These lovelies will work so beautifully going into the fresh new season – playing perfectly with the Spring

IMG_7911Series which will be shipping soon, as well as the upcoming limited Edition Valentine’s collection!

For those ladies who are sadly too far away to drop by and play – or for those of you who like to shop from the comfort of home… You’ll find all the newest designs, as well as our generously stocked SALE section in our online shop, Tartoofultoo.  Shop early for best selection!


Clockwise from clasp:  “Lace Lock”, “Unique”, “Rose”, “Unique”, “Forget-me-not”, “Unique”, “Chrysanthemum of November”, “Unique”, “Grandma’s Favorite”, “Unique”, “Narcissus of December”, “Unique”, “Snowdrop of January”, “Unique”, “Mom’s Bouquet”, “Unique”.

Hope to see you in the Village soon!



Trollbeads News: Omigosh Black Friday at Tartooful

flower-kit-braceletFlower Kit Bracelet Set – Regular Price CAD$286 SALE CAD$109.00

fantasy-with-pearlBlack Friday is a legendary shopping day in the US… and it’s slowly making its way around the world, as more and more of us enjoy browsing and shopping online in the comfort of our jammies!

This year, Trollbeads has graciously allowed us to present an array of “Black Friday” goodies.

Shadow Flower Fantasy Necklace Set Regular Price CAD$321 SALE CAD$179

diamond-bangleWe are bustling away, working hard to upload them all to our online shop, Tartoofultoo.  Be sure to check back often as we add treasures throughout this week – the prices are too hot to publish!  This is the “Sale of the Season”, and is the ideal time to stock up on gifts for your special ladies for the fast-approaching holidays.

Pink Diamond Bangle Set Regular Price CAD$248 SALE $179

(One for me, one for you… two for me, one for you…) With these amazing prices, there’s never going to be a better time to stock up…


Tomas Cenius at Tartooful TODAY!

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IMG_7517We are thrilled to welcome Trollbeads designer, Tomas Cenius to Tartooful in North Vancouver Canada, today from 1-7pm!  Tomas will be sketching, painting and sculpting wax models while at the gallery.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to peek into the creative process of one of Trollbeads’ most accomplished and celebrated designers.


To celebrate we are throwing a hum-dinger of a Trunk Show – with oodles of juicy new stock, great price promotions, gift with purchase, prizes and even a collectors’ “trading post”.  (So Canadiana…)

  • Purchase three items and receive your fourth item of equal or lesser value as our gift to you OR
  • Purchase a decorative lock and receive the bracelet chain as our gift
  • Purchase a gold bead and receive the silver lock and chain of your choice
  • in store purchases of $100 receive a Trollbeads silk travel pouch as our gift
  • In store purchases of $200 receive a Trollbeads white enamel jewel box as our gift


There’s so much more in the gallery for you today… so do take a little time out of your day to drop by, have a glass of champagne and enjoy this fabulous party.  We’re open a little late – until 7 – so you can even pop by at the end of the day.


IMG_7516Not in Vancouver?  Not to worry.  You can email us at, ring us at 604-924-0122 or browse our Tartoofultoo Online Shop.  Simply select the pieces you would like to purchase, and then drop us a line to let us know what you would like to select as your gift from us.

Hope to see all of you there!


Spotlight on Tomas Cenius

Here’s a tantalizing sample of the Trollbeads silver designer that will be joining us at Tartooful in North Vancouver on the 21st of October – 1-7pm.  Cenius, and beads, and bubbles and treats and prizes and trades and freebies, OH MY.  Six sleeps, but who’s counting?

See you there!