I am so happy that there will be some new additions to the regular collection line of True Beadz! After the massive retirement of beads a while back I know people have been waiting for some new regular collection colours and these ones are so beautiful.
There are 3 glass beads and 1 silver bead. The silver is called True New Beginning and will be $65 USD. It is best seen in a video as there are details all around it.
The two solid colour glass beads ($40 USD) are quite luminous. The third glass bead, True Moss ($45 USD) varies quite a bit, due to how the colour reacts to the heat. This might be one to collect in multiples, like how I’ve collected True Touch Marmors and Trollbeads Sea Anemones.
Below left to right are True Opal Mint, True Moss, True New Beginning, True Moss and True Opal Cactus.
On social media Julia had been showing these beads with some yellow and it looks so fresh with a True Touch Sunlight Spot.
Of course, purple always looks lovely with green, so I used True Moss and True Opal Cactus below. I think the silver Lilac bead in the middle and the Touch Lilac to the left of it were my first True Beadz.
True Opal Mint looks divine with the Green Tulips from Trollbeads.
The silver beads True Beadz 2016 and True Bridge make great spacers with a couple of older beads flanking them, along with True Opal Mint.
Now to use some current glass beads, here are a Touch Gooseberry and Touch Taiga with the True Opal Mint. The silver beads are The Wheel of Time.
Lastly, I’ve got some photos of a special event bead. The Blooming Boutique Beads at the Beach event bead is super pretty! The event is March 30 & 31, which is the same weekend as the Trollbeads at the Beach Festival. At the bottom of their info page here it mentions that there will be an online event April 2, but I don’t know any more than that. I hope those going have a fabulous time. I had fun this past weekend going with a couple of girlfriends to a bead event in the USA. It’s always so nice to get away without boys!!
They look sweet with the silver Roses from True Beadz and a couple of Lavender Prisms from Trollbeads.
Finally, here’s a bracelet using all the new glass beads plus some from the True Purple Dream colour family.
Some retailers are taking pre-orders and you can find links to them here on the True Beadz page. I hope you like the new beads as much as I do. I think the True Opal Cactus and Mint beads will be wonderful for taking to the beach this summer. They make me think of water in the Pacific Ocean and how I’d dearly love to be on a beach right now, puddling about in the warm water. Do let me know if these beads are ones you’d like to add to your collection.
Disclosure: For this blog post I may receive some items as promotional samples.
Fantastic photos!!!! Thank you so much! It is interesting to see how same beads play in different combos ❤️
Julia, I’m drinking my morning coffee before heading out and wearing them right now. We have sun again and the luminous quality just has me swooning. They really need to be seen in person, as they are so beautiful.
Opal mint is my favorite. My grandmother always kept a stash of mints in her purse that color. The cactus is similar to jadeite, popular glass serveware in the early 1900s. I love how the mint looks with the green tulips, I never would have suspected that would have been such a marvelous match.
Oh, I think I know the glassware you are talking about. I love how the Opal Mint reminds you of your grandmother’s mints. Mine had a red glass jar of white peppermints and every time my dad would eat one he’d go into sneezing fits! Today I’m wearing the Trollbeads Ice Blue Bud bead in between the Opal Mint and Opal Cactus and it is also a great match!
Great combos and photos, Martha! I love this collection and like you, am happy to see some new collection beads. I pre-ordered a pair of Opal Mint, since that is my favorite. I’d also like Opal Cacgus and New Beginning. Blooming Boutique’s event bead is gorgeous. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that some of those get put online.
I hope they go online too Kim. I think I’ll also buy another Opal Mint as a pair seems like a great idea. These days I wear a lot of 3-5 bead bangles, so a pair flanking a focal bead is super useful, kind of like how you styled your bangle with the heart in the middle and then the black beads on either side.
I never used to be a pairs person, but that has really changed now that I’m mostly wearing bangles. And they certainly do make it easier to put a quick design together. Or maybe I’m just getting greedy, thinking I have to have two of all the prettiest beads! Though with wanting more pairs, that seems to make me think a bit more about whether I’ll really use something enough to justify buying a pair.
And it gets more expensive always wanting pairs, doesn’t it? I go for singles for the more expensive beads like that China exclusive Trollbead I paid a small bundle of money for and then will get doubles of cheaper beads that I can put on either side of it.