ACA Kreations Retirement Collection 2017 Preview & Details

This charm bracelet blog brings a complete preview and the details of the upcoming ACA Kreations Retirement Collection 2017.

Next week sees the annual ACA Kreations retirement collection. It actually started life as a birthday sale to celebrate the founding of ACA Kreations. It’s sort of merged into the release of special edition versions of some of Alex’s most iconic designs. For those who missed the original silver beads, this is generally the final opportunity to acquire the beads outside of the secondary market. In addition there will be free shipping and a reduction in the retail price of select beads. Frankly with the cost of shipping from Denmark, that alone is quite something to enjoy. Finally pre-orders are being accepted on some very special designs.

The sale will begin at midnight Viking (Danish) time on Friday the 10th of November (so as Thursday ticks into Friday.) It will end at midnight on Sunday night. You do need to use a promotional code to qualify for the free shipping and there’s a lot of details to this sale so please do read carefully.

ACA Kreations Birthday Sale 2017

For the duration of the seventy two hour sale, shipping is free but you must use the promotional code BDAY17.

A total of five beads will feature in the sale and these are as follows:-

ACA Kreations Retirement Collection 2017

This year the retirement collection features the final two Elements; Terra and Aqua. I’m quite certain these are the highlights for many. To clarify again (as for some reason this gets asked over and over,) there will be no restocks of the silver version. They are long retired. This release is only for the retirement editions in duo-tone and solid gold.

Terra will appear on the website in two versions. The Terra Retirement Edition will retail at €400 and features a single rose or yellow gold accent. There are thirty pieces in total and each is numbered. Numbers one to fifteen have 14k rose gold accents. Numbers sixteen to thirty have 14k yellow gold accents.

ACA Kreations Retirement Terra

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ACA Kreations Retirement Terra

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ACA Kreations Retirement Terra

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ACA Kreations Retirement Terra

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The ACA Kreations Terra Mosaic edition is the highlight of the release for me (I think.) It’s limited to just three numbered pieces with multiple 14k yellow and rose gold accents and will retail at €650.

ACA Kreations Terra Mosaic

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ACA Kreations Terra Mosaic

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ACA Kreations Terra Mosaic

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The ACA Kreations Retirement Aqua will retail at €400 and has a single gold accent. Once again there are thirty numbered pieces. Numbers one to fifteen have 14k rose gold accents. Numbers sixteen to thirty have 14k yellow gold.

ACA Kreations Retirement Aqua

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ACA Kreations Retirement Aqua

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ACA Kreations Retirement Aqua

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ACA Kreations Retirement Aqua

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There is then a solid gold version of Aqua limited to just three pieces. Two are in rose gold, one is in yellow gold and notice the additional texturing which I suspect looks amazing in person. It’s set to retail at €2500.

ACA Kreations Gold Aqua

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ACA Kreations Gold Aqua

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ACA Kreations Gold Aqua

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The final retirement edition that will feature on the website is the ACA Kreations Retirement Sakura Barrel. Do note however there will be one final listing of these beads in silver too. The retirement version will be offered in two versions. There are a total of one hundred pieces (not numbered,) with sixty having rose gold accents and forty having yellow gold accents. These will retail at €375 each.

ACA Kreations Retirement Sakura Barrel

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ACA Kreations Retirement Sakura Barrel

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ACA Kreations Retirement Sakura Barrel

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ACA Kreations Retirement Collection Pre-Orders

This year Alex is also accepting pre-orders on solid gold versions outside of the above designs. He is offering the following on a first come first served basis. Anyone interested needs to contact him directly via his Facebook page or website.

  • Two solid gold versions of Terra. These would be numbered two and three. The price is €2000
  • Ten solid gold versions of the Sakura Barrel. These are offered in either rose or yellow gold or with one flower in a contrasting colour. The price is €1600.
  • The Dragon & Phoenix is also offered in a solid rose or yellow gold version. It retails at €2100

ACA Kreations Dragon & Phoenix

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ACA Kreations Retirement Collection Summary

To summarise the listing will feature:-

  • One hundred Retirement Sakura Barrels at €375 each
  • One hundred silver Sakura Barrels at €70 each
  • Thirty Retirement Terra at €400
  • Three Terra Mosaics at €650
  • Thirty Retirement Aqua at €400
  • Three solid gold Aqua at €2500

Additional pre-orders are then available for solid gold Terras, Sakura Barrels and Dragon & Phoenix beads.

Once a product is in your shopping cart, you should have fifteen minutes to check out. If you do not complete the purchase in this time, the product is put back for sale.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the ACA Kreations Retirement Collection 2017? Are you hopping to indulge in one of these pieces? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comments
  1. Katie

    I am hoping to indulge in the Sakura (either yellow or rose gold) bead. I have the silver version of the bead and I love it. If I can’t get that bead, I might take advantage of the reduced price for Thuleman. And, wow – the gold versions of the Dragon and Phoenix bead look spectacular.

  2. Nadja

    Last year I bought Hear No Troll, Speak No Troll and See No Troll (this one in the retirement version with the adorable gold nose) on this occasion. I have them on a bangle with changing glass beads and if I only wear one bangle/bracelet, it’s this. Love em.
    I won’t say what I’m after this year (not wanting to fire up competition 😉 but this might be the time to finally get Thuleman…

  3. Pippa

    Thanks for the information. I have been checking his site at least daily for over a week now in hopes of not missing anything…

    And now I’m in a panic, I have to tell myself they are only beads…
    I have aa ticket to a Bach concert at 8pm EST on the 9th. The US has the time change for daylight savings time this weekend. Meaning we fall back and this has everything mixed up timewise for me…. hopefully it will work out and push it from 7pm EST to 6pm EST, I think that’s right. Fingers-crossed.

    I don’t have the original for any and really am hoping to get a Terra AND Sakura.

    The pieces in gold look amazing but are such much for one bead, particularly with so many releases and sales coming up. Oh and the holidays and all those non-bead purchases.

    • Nereida

      Time change doesn’t happen Thurs night. Don’forget that. It will not affect start of this.

      • Pippa Eibel

        Thanks – I know it’s Sunday night 🙂

        I really just concerned whether I will be available at the right time and the DLS time change in the U.S. is making me question my time zone math. And if it goes one way I should be okay but if it’s the other way I’m at a Bach concert at launch time. Clearly I have plenty of time to sort this out but this morning I was just getting anxious.

        • Nereida

          It will be Thurs at 7PM for you. Since mobiles are slower I would ask parents, kids or BFs to help. Good Luck. I’m afraid my luck will run out. At least it’s not Black Friday. I would be in your time zone with a slow tablet tethered to my phone. Not very good.

          • Nereida

            Wrong weekend. Yay for you. 3PM EST. I just checked.

          • Pippa

            Thursday 6 pm EST, so I was worried for nothing 🙂

  4. Ashley

    Do you know what the price of all silver Sakura will be?

    • endangeredtrolls

      As per the article:-

      One hundred Retirement Sakura Barrels at €375 each
      One hundred silver Sakura Barrels at €70 each
      Thirty Retirement Terra at €400
      Three Terra Mosaics at €650
      Thirty Retirement Aqua at €400
      Three solid gold Aqua at €2500

  5. Valeriya

    Hi, thank you for information. How I can apply code?

    • endangeredtrolls

      At the checkout.

  6. Marisa

    The gold Aqua beads are amazing but wow, those prices. I’ve got my eye on the silver Sakura Barrel… so wish me luck 😃

    • endangeredtrolls

      There’s 100 of them so you should be good! 🙂

  7. Judy

    I so love Alex’s work. I was so lucky to get his silver dragon and Phoenix. I LOVE the gold version but will be happy to treasure what I have. Would love the terra mosaic but sadly is not in my budget. Hope to get at least one of the sale pieces

    • endangeredtrolls

      For me the Terra Mosaic is the highlight though I suspect Aqua in the rose gold is pretty amazing :O

  8. Beth

    All of the retirement editions are such beautiful works of art. I like every single piece. And, oh, those Elements! I do have a set of them, including the anniversary editions of Aer and Ignis. I waited to buy Terra in silver; it didn’t speak to me as much as the others. It turns out, though, that it’s one of my most favorite piece to wear. With its texture, it’s eye catching, and it feels so good to the touch, which, of course, is the point. In each of the retirement versions, Terra is stunning, but the mosaic one is truly special. If I could pick just one piece from this release, it would be that one. Aqua in all gold with the extra detail is amazing. The additional texture changes its whole vibe. I’d love to have both Terra and Terra in all their glory, but it’s not in the cards, and that’s fine. I hope some of the people who are longing to finish their sets are finally able to do so. Well done, Alex.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I agree with you 100%. When I first saw the pictures I told Alex that the Terra Mosaic was the highlight for me. I think it’s amazing. After that is the rose gold version of Aqua. Like you I think the texturing alters it so very much 😀

      There are going to be three very lucky Mosaic owners out there :O

  9. NIZ

    Oh these are all so beautiful, I’m a huge fan of Alex’s beads. Undecided if I am going to indulge, but wish everyone good luck in securing which piece/s they’re after – I definitely know how it feels to desperately want to secure something! I do love that mosaic terra though…….

  10. Pippa

    Fingers crossed that everyone gets what they want!

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