Trollbeads Inspiration: Citrus


It’s the orange time of year…

7The time of year when we all dust off our best pumpkin, citrus and cinnamon coloured beads and create combinations to honour Thanksgiving, Fall Equinox, Back to School, Harvest Moon, Halloween and the warm low light of Autumn.  Every season has its colour mood, and no question that no matter how you like to celebrate Autumn, with subtle earthy browns or stark ghostly black and white – orange is the queen of the Fall palette.


5The arrival of a group of spectacular yellow glitter uniques, as well as a punchy new olive glass colour had me eagerly anticipating this annual ritual even more than usual.  Olive has traditionally been a bit of a tricky colour to find in the Trollbeads collection… there have been a few beads with cool, blue-olives, but very few with a true, acid soaked sort of an olive green.  I was delighted when we received a few precious uniques with this very fresh colour and immediately resolved to combine them with rich golden yellows and tangy oranges for a fantastic, citrus take on Autumnal orange.

6A bracelet with this much texture, rich colour and visual energy needs a few places designed for the weary eye to rest, so I showed restraint, and kept silvers minimal and calm.  The silvers in this combination create colour groupings that are meant to be viewed as a whole… then suggest a pause to the eye before moving on to the next group.  For that reason I selected simple, abstract silvers of a similar size and shape that would quietly fulfill their role and not demand too much of one’s attention when viewing the bracelet.


Clockwise from clasp:  “Troll tree lock”, “Green Prism”, “Summer Ltd Edition”, “River of Life Facet”, “Glass Unique”, “Nomad”, “Glass Unique”, “Glass Unique”, “Glass Unique”, “Soul Artichoke”, “Glass Unique”, “Masala Facet”, “Glass Unique”, “Moroccan Cushion”, Glass Unique”, “Glass Unique”, “Glass Unique”, “Etruscan” (retired), “Glass Unique”, “Glass Unique”, “Luminous Facet”, “Glass Unique”.

All beads shown currently in stock at Tartooful.




New Uniques at Tartooful!

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Today in BC we are celebrating “Family Day”, a provincial holiday that allows us to take a day with our loved ones and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.  It’s a gorgeous sunny day, and you can be sure that the ski hills, forest trails, parks and beaches are packed with happy families!


Accordingly, Melanie and I are taking the day and relaxing with our kids… but you can still enjoy a little Trollbeads Temptation from the comfort of your couch – we’ve just received a massive order of the latest unique designs from Trollbeads, and we’ve uploaded them to our online shop, Tartoofultoo for your browsing pleasure!


Happy Family day, everyone!





Trollbeads News: Fresh Uniques Now Online!


We are delighted to unveil a carefully curated, absolutely beautiful selection of Universal Uniques in our online shop, TartoofulToo!

uu-2You’ll find sought-after raspberry toned lovelies…

Delicate arching ferns…

Fascinating chess patterns,

Glittering accents…


Art Nouveau curves…


…And even a few little creatures!


Hurry for the best selection, these beauties are simply not going to last.



Happy Troll Month!


Happy Troll Month!  We’ve kicked off a busy month of Trollbeads fun by choosing our very first winner in the “Show us some Love” online contest… don’t forget – three happy Trollies each week will be receiving a free bead from Tartooful all through February – and it’s so easy to enter!  Simply “Like” our page on Facebook, and then post on our wall about your dream bracelet.  It could be a photo, a description, a list of beads – whatever you can dream up… The first bead we gave away was a “Fossils” to go on Gitana Leone’s fabulous “Earth” inspired bracelet.  Show us some love, and you could be next!


We’re also super excited about some gorgeous new uniques that we just received.  We photographed them right away, and we’ve started putting them online on our Tartoofultoo online shop.  Take a peek and see how fresh & pretty they are…


We’ll continue to add new Uniques to the online shop as we get them photographed throughout Troll Month, so be sure to check often to scoop the very prettiest ones…

I’m off to Tartooful now: so much to do before our Special Trollbeads Event on Thursday,  so little time!