Great Lakes Boutique Bead Bash On the Lake Schedule & Overview

This charm bracelet blog brings a complete overview of the upcoming Great Lakes Boutique Bead Bash on the Lake event

Firstly apologies for the lack of blog updates. I’ve been relocating temporarily stateside for the next week in preparation for the Bead Bash at the Lake event at Great Lakes Boutique. Despite the best on intentions to keep running articles and social media updates during the journey, huge problems with the flights made this impossible.

I know many of you have been asking for the online schedule for the Bead Bash on the Lake. Apologies for this appearing later than we’d planned. It’s been a technical issue on my side.

There’s one thing I really want to draw attention to for this event. Alhough there are pre-scheduled bead parties, please be aware that we’ll also be posting beads sporadically throughout the entire weekend. If you don’t already follow on social media (Endangered Trolls Facebook and Instagram and the Great Lakes Boutique Facebook and Instagram,) now is the time. It’s far easier to update those platforms than my actual blog (though I will do my best to offer better coverage this time.)

For reference we’re going to try and stream most of the event live online. Details of that will be closer to the event.

Remember the event is on September the 29th and September the 30th. Do remember for those of you shopping online, beads are not secured until you checkout of the website.

Bead Bash on the Lake Online Schedule

Once again please note that there will be continuous bead listings outside of these pre-scheduled times!

Friday the 29th of September

Midnight EST (6 am CET)Trollbeads Pre-Party One

Starting at midnight EST, small batches of hand picked Trollbeads gemstones will be listed! We have the most spectacular array of Trollbeads gemstones for this event so these will really be worth checking out.

6 am EST (Noon CET)Trollbeads Pre-Party Two

Starting at 6am EST, join us for an autumnal themed Trollbeads amber party with small batches of individually photographed Trollbeads ambers. These are all new kits, including the highly coveted marbled ambers.

Noon EST (6 pm CET)Ohmniques Round One

This will be our first listing of the all new Ohmniques. These are never before seen designs. For those of you unfamiliar with Ohmniques, they’re similar to the Trollbeads unique concept. These are glass not in the collection. As with all Ohm Beads, they use a universal core making them completely compatible with all major charm bracelets.

1 pm EST (7pm CET)True Treasures Round One

Starting at 1pm EST we’ll be listing the day one True Treasures. Demand for these is expected to be particularly high. I’ll be posting more live images of these all week but do check out the social media pages detailed above for the earlier teasers.

2 pm EST (8 pm CET)Trollbeads Special Party

We have the most amazing stock of Trollbeads this time, ranging from dazzling amber kits, to brand new jumbo uniques, beautifully hand picked gemstones and a few other special things.

4 pm EST (10 pm CET)True Treasures Round Two

Due to the demand for the True Treasures, the party times for these have been split. At 4 pm you’ll find the second round of beads.

Friday Evening – Watch the website carefully for sporadic listings of some of our favourite beads that didn’t sell in-store during day one and other hand picked specials.

Saturday the 30th of September

9 am EST (3 pm CET)Trollbeads ambers and gemstones

Starting at 9 am EST you’ll find another listing of hand selected and individually photographed Trollbeads ambers and gemstones.

Noon EST – (6 pm CET)True Treasures Round Three

Starting at noon we’ll be listing our second day of True Treasures

1 pm EST – (7 am CET)Ohmniques Round Two

This will be our second round of Ohmniques.

2 pm EST – (8 am CET) – Trollbeads Fall 2017 Party.

The Trollbeads Autumn 2017 collection is spectacular and many of you have been loving the glass and gemstones but they do vary a lot. Here you’ll find our latest stock.

4pm EST (10 pm CET)True Treasures Round Four

Saturday Evening – Keep watching the website for our random postings!

Bead Bash on the Lake In-Store Schedule

Now for those of you attending in store. Please do remember the event is being hosted at the Residence Inn Mentor not at the store. If you still need to book a room, follow this link.

Friday the 29th of September

10 am ESTDoors open

Please note that Trollbeads uniques will be brought out every hour during the day. (Yes we have that many.)

The fun begins at 10 am EST. The Trollbeads glass artisan will begin demonstrations immediately. Everyone in attendance automatically receives an entry to win the opportunity to make their own glass bead. More entries can be earned by spending certain amounts with Trollbeads during the day. These amounts will be confirmed at the event itself.

Noon ESTLunch

We’ll be providing food and drinks for everyone!

2.30 pm ESTOhm Beads Ohmniques

This will be the first appearance of the newest Ohm Beads Ohmniques. These are designs yet to be seen.

3.30 pm ESTTrue Beadz True Treasures

The new True Beadz True Treasures will make their first appearance in store at 3.30. Remember you can check out teasers of these on social media.

7.30 pm ESTDinner

Everyone is welcome to join us for dinner. The restaurant will be announced at the event itself.

Saturday the 30th of September

Once again Trollbeads uniques will be brought out hourly and the lovely glass artist will be making beads all day. Lunch will again be at noon.

2.30 pm ESTOhm Beads Ohmniques

3.30 pm ESTTrue Beadz True Treasures

7.30 pm ESTDinner

Dinner for Saturday will be take out in the hotel lobby. There’s lots of room and we’ll be ordering in plenty of food.

Bead Bash on the Lake Promotions

Once again here’s a reminder of the promotions associated with the event. Please be aware we still have absolutely no idea of any potential specials that Ohm may choose to bring with them.

  • Trollbeads Buy Three, Get One Free (In store & online) (Excludes autumn and summer collections.)
  • Trollbeads Free Bracelet Promotion (In store & online)
  • Trollbeads Free Stopper Promotion (In store & online)
  • True Beadz Buy Four, Get One Free (In store & online)
  • Ohm Beads Buy Five, Get One Free (US only)

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Bead Bash on the Lake Event Beads

Remember we have two exclusive event beads this time. The first is the True Beadz Polar Bear. It retails at $45 and you can shop it already right here.

True Beadz Polar Bear

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True Beadz Polar Bear

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True Beadz Polar Bear

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True Beadz Polar Bear

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True Beadz Polar Bear

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The second are the Ohm Beads Blush Water-Ish which you can shop right here.

Ohm Beads Blush Water-ish

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Ohm Beads Blush Water-ish

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Ohm Beads Blush Water-ish

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Bead Bash on the Lake Summary

We have done our absolute best to split the stock evenly between in store and online. There’s often a belief that we hold back all the best beads for in store and this is absolutely not true. We value our online participants just as much.

Do please remember that due to the enormous amount of online traffic during the weekend, it often takes a little longer to reply to emails and messages on social media. We will absolutely do our best to stay atop of correspondence but please have a little sympathy as we are literally inundated.

Those in store can come and meet everyone associated with team Great Lakes. This includes Steph, who’s the amazing girl who somehow manages to take care of all of your orders, everything customer service related, all of those messages on Facebook and is responsible for most of the regular bead parties. Angel is the lovely lady many of you who phone the store directly deal with and she helps so many of you with bracelet beautiful styling both during and outside of the events. Mark is our tech guru who will hopefully be helping to get the event streamed to all of you. (We say hopefully because technology always has a mind of it’s own.) Mike is of course the proprietor and many of you will know him already. Finally I’ll be there as the newest addition to the team, handling the digital marketing side of things.

Our visiting brand representatives this time include Grace Chetta for Trollbeads USA, Mike for Ohm Beads USA and Kit from Ohm Beads will also be joining us in store on Saturday only.

As always we’re striving to make this event bigger and better than those that preceded it. If you have any questions, feel free to leave those in the comments!

  1. Mike At Ohm


    • endangeredtrolls



      • Marisa

        I think that you’d be justified in describing this as “cruel and unusual” punishment!

  2. Marisa

    Am so looking forward to spending some cash and buying some beautiful beads 💖
    Really appreciate all the consideration, planning and effort that goes into this. Hope that the rest of the GLB team and brand reps enjoy it too!
    Cheers 😄

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hopefully everyone will have a wonderful time, regardless of whether they’re a rep, part of team GLB or a customer <3 🙂

      From all of us here at Great Lakes, we are *so* ready 😉


  3. Gene

    Your teaser with the Amber kits is *killing * me! I can count about ten beads I want just from the photo. Between that, the Gemstones, and everything else I’m getting nervous already. I’m not sure how I’ll do with the True Treasures….I’m not very quick. As far as customer service at G.L.B……Incredible!

    • endangeredtrolls

      We have a *lot* of amber. That’s a very small portion so don’t worry! 😀

      As for the rest, on behalf of everyone at Great Lakes, thank you <3 We hope you have an amazing time at our event! 😀 If you need any help you know where we are <3


  4. Tanya

    I really love and appreciate that Great Lakes is making it fun for fans who can’t attend. It really makes us online shoppers feel more appreciated. It gets tiring and discouraging when the other stores have special beads available irl only and not only that but a few months before their event they stop posting ‘good’ beads online and I think thats so unfair. It actually makes me feel like a second rate customer. So big thanks and lots of love for putting in such a big effort to include everyone ❤❤❤

    • endangeredtrolls

      Aaaaw this is so so lovely to hear <3

      We were posting our stock right up until the weekend. We've had to stop this week purely because we're all so busy otherwise we'd would have kept right on doing it 😉 For reference we also have a LOT planned after the event too. We've got a big announcement next week 😉

      We *love* you guys online. As a collector I used to sit back and get said at the events too so I totally appreciate your thoughts.

      We've completely split the stock between in store and online. There's no favouritism at all!


      • Tanya

        Super excited! You guys are awesome! X

  5. Pippa

    Thanks for the update! You all are amazing and I really appreciate all the hard work to include online shoppers. It should be lots of fun.

  6. Beth

    Aww, I love everyone at Great Lakes. They’ve always been so great to do business with. Victoria, I’m so happy for you (and us) that you’re now a part of this awesome group. I so wish I could be there in person. One of these days! I’m thrilled, though, about the online part of the event. Such a lot of work goes into the the whole thing. Thanks to you to all. xoxo

  7. Katie

    Thank you for the schedule!! I have my alarm set (with a 10 minute warning) for my favorite times. OK. To be completely honest, it is set for the True Treasure and Ohmnique times. But, I’ll also check in to see if anything ‘new’ has popped up. Will the random beads appear on the Party Time page or should I look elsewhere for them?

  8. Sonya T

    Can’t wait! Victoria, there’s no promo for Redbalifrog this time? Last event it was Buy 3, Get 1 free. Thanks! 😍

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