Trollbeads Event At Tartooful!

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At Tartooful, there’s nothing that we love better than throwing a party…

…and there’s no better excuse than a big, beautiful shipment of unique glass beads and the most exciting carved amber designs that we have ever been privileged to see.

These are some absolutely drop-dead beautiful beads, and any one of them would instantly be the jewel of most collections.  We are thrilled to be able to present them to you!  This alone would be cause for celebration, but add to that a menu of classic trunk-show specials, and it becomes spectacular.

The fine print:

  • Purchase one item, get the fourth item of equal or lesser value as our gift

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  • Purchase a decorative lock and receive the sterling bracelet chain as our gift

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  • Every purchaser is entered into a draw to win a coveted 40th anniversary jewellery box.

Our event kicks off Oct 17th and runs until Oct 23rd, so we are looking forward to catching up with all of you in the Village!  Not in our neck of the woods?  No worries.  We will be posting our unique  beads on our Facebook page, where they may be easily browsed, even if you don’t have a Facebook account.  For regular collection orders, be sure to check into our online shop, and simply let us know in a note what item you’d like for your fourth item free.  We are also happy to work with you via email at tartooful@gmail.com, or give us a ring at 604-924-0122 for a friendly consultation by phone.

So… dust off those wishlists, bring us your partly completed projects and get ready to be inspired!

C.

 

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Tartooful News: Black Friday Fun…

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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.)

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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…)

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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.

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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….

C.

 

Trollbeads Autumn 2015 Event at Tartooful 10-12 September, 2015!

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We are excited to share with you the gorgeous new Trollbeads Autumn 2015 collection – and we’re throwing a party to celebrate!

Please Join us at Tartooful
10-12 September, 2015 from 10 – 6pm…

For a very special Trollbeads event, featuring the fabulous new Collection… as well as our extraordinary service, design consultations, trading with other collectors and tempting event pricing.

We look forward to seeing all of you there!  Can’t make it in person?  We’d love to offer you personal service by email tartooful@gmail.com or by telephone 604-924-0122 – or look up the collection in our online shop!

C

Happy Trollbeads Day 2015

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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?

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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.

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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 tartooful@gmail.com, or ring us at 604.924.0122 and we’d be happy to help find just the right thing for your collection.

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Happy Trollbeads Day!

xo

C

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

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Don’t forget… Tomorrow is Trollbeads Day!

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

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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.

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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.

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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 tartooful@gmail.com, 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…

xo

C

30 Day Challenge: Finale

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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!

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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!

C.

 

 

Trollbeads Day 2015 at Tartooful

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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!

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See you there!

C.

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!

C.

 

 

Tartooful Welcomes Tomas Cenius to Canada – 21 October 2014

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We are delighted and honoured to welcome silver designer, Tomas Cenius to Tartooful in North Vancouver, Canada, on 21 October 2014, from 1-7pm.  Come meet the designer, and enjoy an extraordinary Trollbeads event!

dancingThis artist is known to all of us as the creator of some of Trollbeads’ most beloved silvers, including the venerable “Scarab”, the cheeky “High Heel” and my own personal dream bead – gold “Four Seasons”.  Three beads in particular that celebrate stages of family life have charmed so many of us:  “Dancing”, “Marry Me” and  “Family” beautifully capture life’s most tender moments.

love-locksIn addition, he caught our attention as the designer of a great many of the World Tour silvers… “Love Locks”, “Kilt”, “Beetle”, “Viennese Walz”, “Sunflowers”, “Clogs”, “St Bernard Dog” and so many more showcased  with flair the wide range of this artist’s interests, styles and skills.

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Dream Bead:  Four Seasons Gold by Tomas Cenius

Tomas Cenius began his journey as a silver designer as a self taught artist.  He began his career modelling comic book figures in clay before learning the art of wax modelling from Soren Nielsen.  Under Soren’s tuition Tomas became a master of the craft and created jewelry for Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, but prefers designing jewelry that anyone can afford and enjoy.  Now an acclaimed artist, he describes his style as clean, Nordic design combined with figurative forms.

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“Essentially my goal is to make beautiful jewelry that touches people. I give the same attention to every piece, whether it is for the Royal couple or the lady next door.”

“When I work with Trollbeads I like the fact that I design something that defines human emotions.”

“My role model was Kaj Nielsen, a great modeller. He taught me the most important tool when you are making sculptures: To work with the shadow boundary!”

To celebrate this memorable occasion, Tartooful is throwing a Trollbeads event to remember…

  • Special Event selection with tons of uniques to choose from
  • Gifts with minimum Purchase:  $100 – travel pouch, $200 – jewel box, first 10 to purchase $300 receive an original sketch by Tomas
  • Purchase three items and receive the fourth as our gift,  OR purchase a decorative lock and receive a bracelet chain as our gift
  • Bring your “odd beads out” to exchange with other collectors – it’s a wonderful way to get to know your fellow Trollies
  • Sweet indulgences and bubbly
  • Enter to win one of our grand prizes – we will be giving away a Trollbeads white jewel box and… (drumroll please…)  one of Tomas’ original sketches!

So… mark your calendar… deck yourself in all your best Trollbeads… grab a girlfriend and make your way to Tartooful on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 from 1-7pm.  We can’t wait to see all of you there!

C.

 

 

Trollbeads Challenge: Day 6

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Today I felt like a feminine, pretty composition, and happily played together a rose and gold design.

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IMG_5306A large part of this bracelet’s inspiration comes from the “Golden Quartz” above… It was one of those beads that I had admired for ages but never quite got round to acquiring.  I had promised to add a few more golden yellows to my collection after the last challenge, so I finally chose one for myself a couple of months ago.

IMG_5309“Pink Desert”, with its rose pink and rich gold sparkle, makes it easy to pull together a pink and gold design.  My example is a little paler, but the Pink Deserts that have been coming though our stock this Spring have been spectacular.  If this is a bead that you’ve been mulling it’s a good time to go looking!  I love this little combination

IMG_5308of the apricot and butter yellow unique, “Pink Desert” and a limited edition, Russian Pink, mini amber at the end…  I like it opposite the “Rosa Pearl” as they are both so warm and golden, and well matched in shape as well.  The matte, Japanese glass of the apricot toned “Kimono Bead” nicely echoes the warm Rosa Pearl.

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“Basic Double Lobster Clasp”, “Bee on Hive” (retired), “Unique Amber”, “Pink Desert”, “Unique”, “Etruscan” (retired), “Custom Made Unique”, “Unique Amber”, “Rosa Quartz”, “Heart”, “Golden Quartz”, “Unique”, “Golden Cave”, “Pentanque” (retired), “Limited Edition Kimono Series”, “Unique Amber”, “Rosa Pearl”, “Bee on Hive” (retired).

IMG_5311Finally, a closer peek at the unique armadillo created for me at last Autumn’s Custom bead event at Tartooful by Georgina Black of Trollbeads Canada.  For the ladies who participated in the Spring event, we are expecting your custom treasures this week!  Stay tuned and we’ll let you know as soon as we see them… (We can’t wait!)

C.