Trollbeads Social Circle

One of my favourite beads from the Kindred Spirits Collection (affiliate link) is the sweet little Social Circle. Designed by Søren Nielsen, the three circles joined together give a light and airy look. Here I’ve put it with two Gold Silver Trace beads and Honey Dawn. 

It can be used on the Twisted Ring of Change for a different kind of look. 

I like it on the top of a stack of beads on a Fantasy Necklace. I couldn’t get it to work well as a splitter but maybe someone who is not as spatially challenged as I am could make it work. The ladies at a store in England tried and said it sat lopsided, which was my experience. But I love it on the top. Actually, for work today I’m wearing just the Fairy of Nature, a Black Onyx and then Social Circle on this same Black Onyx Fantasy Necklace. 

Here’s a combo that I really like. By using the Social Circle on the copper you can really see the design. It would also be great on leather, in that regard. The little silver bead just above it is called Rhythm Drum. 

This combo is not my favourite but it’s very colourful. I’ve seen better combos using the green and pink together, so should make another effort. On Instagram be sure to check out @garnet9257’s photo as it’s so pretty. She uses a softer pink which I think looks better. You could even just Google that probably, if you are not on Instagram. Yep, I just tried that and it works! Anyway, here I’ve got two Social Circles flanking the Pink Diamond bead. 

Now for one of my favourite colour combinations-purple and yellow. This bracelet just uses glass and then the two Social Circles. I’ve already taken it apart but am going to put it back together to wear it this weekend. 

Left to right below, the glass beads are a Faceted Aurora, Gold Silver Trace, Aurora Flower, Moonlight Bubbles, Amber Violets, an Aurora bead, Sea Anemone, Gold Silver Trace and another Faceted Aurora. The Faceted Auroras were part of a starter bracelet called Stories of You. I think the one on the right is truly stunning and was very lucky to find it at a tiny store in Ontario. There’s a store in the USA called Blooming Boutique Beads that still has some left. 

That’s it for today, but I wanted to say ‘thanks’ to Trollbeads USA for putting a couple of my creations on the #trollbeads section of their website. I was thrilled to see these! The green one is here

And the purple one is here

Have a great weekend everyone! Coming up next week will be some Ohm Beads from their Woodstock collection. So cute!

Disclosure: For this blog I may receive some items as promotional samples. 


  1. Thank you Martha for mention of my IG account!
    Your preveiws and inspirations of
    Instagram are always helpful what I choose for my next purchase not to mention of this blog!😘👍🏻
    Have a good day!


    1. Hi Martha, I cannot get enough of the purple and yellow now!!! I just love that combination. The Trollbeads “Martha” bracelets are a wonderful, well deserved compliment to you. Congratulations!!! I look forward to seeing your designs for inspiration.


      1. Thanks so much Suzanne and also thanks for reading and commenting! I love purple and yellow together. It was a British lady named Sarah who inspired me on Instagram. Just Google @sarahld187. She takes beautiful photos!


  2. Congratulations Martha! As everyone mentioned on here and on IG, we buy a ton of beads based on your reviews and amazing photography! You truly are a bead “Rock Star” and deserve all the credit for bringing Trollbeads and other brands to people like me, who were previously only Pandora collectors.


    1. Thanks so much Tanya. It’s people like you that make it fun to do this blog and IG! I love seeing what other people are wearing and it’s so much fun to chat about beads.


  3. Awesome to be featured on Trollbeads! You definitely deserve it, Martha! My favorite from your post today is the three yellow beads on the bangle with the lily flowers in the background. I love beads like Social Circle that taper a bracelet down when you are wearing a partially filled bracelet as they give it a “softer” ending point. I also like Spring Leaves and have used that often as a frame or accent to glass beads. The Mother’s Day collections is available now, too, although it seems early for that. I especially like the Opposites Attract that you showed a couple of posts ago.


    1. Dawn, I so need you to be my writer. You have such a great way of describing things! I loathe writing and if I could I would just always say ‘ooo, look at the pretty bead!’ LOL! The Opposites Attract is really lovely, isn’t it? It is completely overshadowed by the glass bead that everyone is swooning over, but is quite striking on its own. Thanks for reading and commenting, Dawn!


      1. Thank you so much for the kind remarks, Martha! You made my day! I do enjoy writing, but as they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. The photos you take of your inspired designs are so artistic and beautiful they really don’t need many words although we always enjoy reading your comments and observations! I love your Aurora bead and think that faceting adds such a wonderful dimension and appeal. The Pink Delight Facet is one of my favorites. It’s so fun to be able to select a bead up close and in person, especially with the variations inherent in glass. And definitely, Opposites Attract is on my radar!


  4. Wow, I love this silver “social circle’ bead! I can honestly say that somehow I missed it entirely and this is the first time I’m noticing it, and how versatile, and meaningful, it can be.


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