There is a fresh wind. Light is reflected in the water and waves keep crushing against the pier. In the sky above, clouds are playing dramatically. Even though it’s a windy day, a feel of summer is floating through the body. And so close to you, wildlife in the ocean unfolds.
Suddenly a dolphin is playfully jumping over the waves. It is a reminder to keep watching for wonders and never stop believing in dreams.
People are made of stories. Some are defining and some are just for fun. Keep your eyes open and be ready to create new stories. And remember that even a tiny drop causes a ripple.
All bead samples are provided by Trollbeads.com.
This summer there is a small collection with 6 glass beads, a lock, 2 spacers and a silver bead. The glass beads are designed by Tenzin Phuntsok and Kalden Chophel, while the silver pieces are designed by a new Trollbeads designer named Milos Tutus.
Let’s look at the silver pieces first. For me the lock is an absolute must have for summer. I love the ripples as well as the dolphins. It lays really well and is easy to use-always a bonus, especially for aging hands! The Dolphins Fun Clasp is $72 USD.
The Dolphin Family bead is a like a tiny, beautiful sculpture. There’s such a feeling of movement and with the dolphins going round and round, I can picture them in the ocean. The bead is $61 USD.
The two new spacers are called Seaweed Spacer and Dolphins Kiss Spacer and they are $50 USD each. I like how they are approximately the same width, as they will look great together on a bangle.
Now let’s take a look at the glass. The glass beads are actually not a kit, even though they most definitely could be. Each bead is $50 USD.
Azure Ripples is my favourite, as I adore the texture and colour.
Treasure Cave looks so fresh to me. It makes me think of super cold water, like Lake Superior in the springtime!
Ocean Life has super cute fish on it.
Sea View has awesome bubbles/bumps.
Power Dolphin showcases this wonderful mammal.
Lastly, Crushing Waves has an organic look it, as if to suggest that the waves are stirring up the bottom of the ocean.
These beads perfectly complement the glass beads from last year’s Summer Vibes collection.
They also blend in well with blue and green beads from the Nature’s Myth Kit.
Here’s the same bracelet, but in the shade.
As the summer goes on I might add some more photos to this post. Could this be a summer of ‘normal’ coming up? I believe it was two years ago that beaches were closed where I live here in Canada! Then last year was a bit of a mess also, although we were able to travel about a bit more and we went to Vancouver for a holiday. This summer, lots of people will be traveling and I’m thrilled that we are at school in person and not online. I’d love to hear about your summer plans and whether or not these beads are something you’d put on your wishlist!
Ok, adding in a photo to show that Silver Mountain works really well with these beads!
This beachy bracelet is everything I love about the coast. The sea glass colors are exquisite.
The colours really are perfect, aren’t they. There’s nothing like being around sand and water-so relaxing!
Lovely photos as always Martha. I have chosen two from the new collection. Sea View and Ocean life. They look much nicer in real life. I was extremely pleased when they arrived.💕
Thanks Tracy. I think Sea View is going to be really popular. It’s one of those beads that will go with so many things. I love how the bumps feel on it!
Beautiful photos, I’ve ordered three glass, azure ripples, crashing waves as I love the shade of blue in it, and sea view just because it’s so watery. Your blog is so good it really shows these beads as they are.
Love your choices, Joanne. Thanks for the kind words! I try to make the pictures so that it makes ordering online a bit easier for those of us without stores nearby.
What I loooooove about the summer release is the textures on the beads. Azure ripples and Crashing Waves are my favorite.
And my first thought regarding summer and beaches was if you can’t make it to the beach then bring the beach to you with those lovely beads. A bead can transport you anywhere! Just like a good 80s song.
Thanks for such lovely pictures.
Ah, yes, I agree that beads can transport you places! The texture on Azure Ripples really is wonderful. I love how it feels! Hope you’re well!
Would you have info about Trollbeads Day as far as Canadian availability re colour choices? Thanks!
Hi Carol! I’m afraid I don’t. My samples come from Trollbeads Official via the office in the USA. I will see if I can find out though and post back here if I find out anything. I don’t know if the distributor will be breaking up the kits, which is where the real colour variation is. This morning I bought a couple of differently coloured ones from Blooming Boutique, as they broke up their kits and posted live images.
Trollbeads Canada doesn’t appear to provide any live image choices and I don’t want to order blindly and either get 2 similar colours or ones I don’t care for @ $74 each
Isn’t the duty on beads from Blooming Boutique expensive?
I’ve never been charged duty. The only beads I’ve ever had to pay duty on were from OHM and when I ordered from X Jewellery and some place in Denmark. But there’s always a first time and now I’ve probably jinxed myself!
Trollbeads Gallery had some Live Photos where you could pick your variation , I’ve ordered two , I went for a reddish tinged one ( looked that way, I can only hope!) and a pink/ lavender, we will see when I get them I’ll post pics as soon as I can.
Not many retailers are giving choice to be honest. Can’t wait for your review Martha .
Your choices sound lovely! I’m afraid I won’t be doing a review, but thank for your kindness. I received the Trollbeads Day bead, not the kit. The way I think of my blog is, it takes at least 3 hours to style bracelets, take photos, look up prices, write the post and proofread it. So one bead at wholesale cost would be about $30 or less, which means working for $10/hour, which is not worth my time (especially considering I just finished writing report cards). I sure hope you like your beads and that they arrive quickly!
Totally understand, I have no idea of the work that must go into a blog.
Your blog is just so good , it’s a go to for me because many of these beads are nothing like the stock photos, and if I want a real representation of the bead , I go to your blog.
I’ll just say too, regarding OHM, which I love , I have been caught out by the customs tax , (I live in the U.K ) I have learnt the hard way to keep my orders under 135 pounds sterling.
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Thanks, Joanne. I have always lived in a bead desert, so have to rely on stock photos for ordering like everyone else. I’m happy that my photos can be of help!