Start dreaming of the season of giving. The season of love and kindness. Winter is on its way and so and sweet traditions, family joy and happiness.
Previewing today with pre-ordering available at Trollbeads.com and a launch on Friday, November 2, here are some photos of the Trollbeads Winter Collection for 2018.
There are four faceted glass beads designed by Lise Aagaard and costing $55 USD each.
Red Twinkle- Get emotional with the colour of love. Red is for power, passion and desire.
Blue Twinkle- Enjoy the colour of the sky. Blue is for wisdom, freshness and purity.
Yellow Twinkle- Get warm by the colour of the sun. Yellow is for hope, joy and friendship.
Green Twinkle- Feel happy with the colour of nature. Green is for health, harmony and growth.
Also designed by Lise Aagaard is a new stone, Pyrite. It costs $65 USD.
The Pyrite makes a good companion piece to the Steel Hematite from the autumn collection. Here they are together. Pyrite is in the middle.
The Pyrite is very interesting as it looks quite different depending on the light and surrounding beads. Check it out below here, just to the left of the middle bead.
Blanket of Love is designed by Jytte Kløve. It’s $35 USD and also comes in gold.
Mette Saabye designed the Heart to Heart bead ($35 USD).
She also designed the Heart to Heart Pendant ($65 USD). There is room in the pendant for a bead. It’s so elegant!
There is a new bangle, also designed by Mette Saabye. It is heart shaped and costs $105 USD.
Below, the new bangle is the one on top, front right.
Here it’s the one on the left.
Kim Buck designed two new beads. Stardust is $45 USD.
Come Together is also $45 USD.
Now for my favourite pieces! These are designed by Ragnar R. Jørgensen. First there is a sweet Cookie Joy Ring which costs $55 USD.
Then there are two openwork style silver beads , with the most delightful cookie cutter shapes. On the left is More Cookie Joy ($55 USD) and on the right is Tiny Cookie Joy ($45 USD).
After pictures of the collection were leaked last week, a bead friend who runs the reference site for Trollbeads called WikiBeadia let me know that the pig shape is likely a nod to a Danish tradition of giving a gift of a marzipan pig at Christmas.
The individual cut outs are absolutely adorable.
They are perfect reminders of the times over the years when the kids helped make cookies. My favourite memory was when James bit the head off of each cookie when I had to take Patrick to the bathroom. LOL!!!
Here are a few pictures using beads from the new collection.
That’s it for today! I’d love to hear your thoughts! I think it’s good that this is a small collection so people aren’t overwhelmed with putting things on a wish list. For me the showstoppers are the cookie cutter pieces. I think I’ll also end up using the Heart to Heart Pendant quite a bit on necklaces.
Disclosure: For this blog post I may receive some items as promotional samples.
It’s helpful to see the Hematite and Pyrite stone beads side by side.
I can see now that the Pyrite has a golden tone to it.
The Amber Diamond bead fits in perfectly with the Yellow Twinkle bead.
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Hi April! Yes, I also think the Amber Diamond fits in perfectly with this collection. The Pyrite is such an interesting bead. I’m wearing it at work and in this lighting it’s the most wonderful shiny grey colour.
Ooh, I just love the cookie cutter beads and ring! Although it’s not for me, I think that the Heart to Heart Pendant is really an excellent design. And, of course, stunning pictures to show them all off 😉
Thanks Tracy! I can’t even tell you how much I love the cookie cutter designs. The little gingerbread man is so perfect.
Oh, I’m so excited! Love this collection! The new faceted glass are all must haves, and I do love the pyrite, too. Was so helpful to see your photos of the pyrite with the hematite, as I was thinking they looked exactly the same until I saw your pictures. The new heart bangle is super cool, too. So exciting!
Glad you like it Audrey! It’s such a nice small size, too, not overwhelming. The Pyrite and the Hematite both are pretty cool, as they are something different.
I think my favorites are the same as yours, Martha. The cookie cutter beads are adorable. My family also makes lots of cookies during the holidays. When I was a kid, I loved going through my mother’s and grandmother’s cookie cutter tins to pick out the ones I wanted and help cut them out. So the beads will bring back great memories.
Oh, that’s such a lovely memory about picking out the cookie shapes. I’m surprised no one has made something like this before as it seems like such a warm, nostalgic bead. I’m picturing the cookie cutter beads with the RBF Gingerbread House for a sweet bangle!
I absolutely love the cookie cutter beads! They are my favorite! I can see the glass being used in a Harry Potter bracelet – the 4 house colors. This is great and I am glad they are not limited. I have spent way too much on beads this year so probably won’t pick anything up until after the new year
It has been a very busy bead year, so I’m sure you’re not the only one who has overspent. I can picture the cookie cutter beads as being a priority for people for this Christmas and then as you say, maybe wait for the others.
Thank you for sharing, so helpful! Great photos! The big Cookie Cutter is a must have, the symbol for lovely memories. I also love the Twinkles and I think I want them all, but not all at one time. Now I am feeling quite christmassy… 😉😊
Hi Nicole! Thanks for reading! I’m happy to hear that you also have lovely memories about baking cookies. The Twinkles are quite pretty!
Wonderful selection of pics Martha, you always combine the beads in lovely and also useful ways – I was looking out for a Hematite and Pyrite comparison!
Think that I’m leaning towards a couple of the silvers, but not quite yet 😊
Hi Marisa! It feels like the autumn collection only recently came out so I can’t be the only one who hasn’t had much time to play with the Steel Hematite. And now we have the Pyrite to consider! I look forward to seeing what you eventually get. 😊
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Oh, this is going to be very expensive!
Well, I guess it’s good that you like it! 😀
Great live shots as usual, Martha. I must admit I was confused by the pig at first since this isn’t a UK tradition!
Thanks Amanda! And I’m so happy you figured it out! 🐷
Two Pyrites for me they are beautiful,
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They really are, and they seem to go with everything.