Henhousebeads Overview

This charm bracelet blog brings an overview of Henhousebeads following it’s launch at Great Lakes Boutique in September.

When it was first announced that Henhousebeads would be one of our two new brands at Great Lakes Boutique for the fall season, the plan was to launch in store and then online somewhat later. Due to popular demand this all changed and everything launched simultaneously at Bead Bash on the Lake. At the time I initially offered an introduction here the beads had no names and the collection hadn’t quite been decided.

With everything now a little more organised I wanted to offer an overview of the current collection. We’ve just listed our largest restock to date at Great Lakes Boutique and of course it’s all live image shopping. Some designs that proved really popular are now available again:-

I do have to stress that with any glass beads there is variation to be found. This is a long and image heavy article; grab a coffee 😉

Henhousebeads

As it stands the current selection of beads can mostly divided into four collections; Provincial France, Italian, Aboriginal Autumn & New England. Each of these themes gave rise to the colour or designs produced. The focus to date has been on creating a solid palette of colours and a range that can be used as the basis for seasonal bracelets.

Beginning with the Provincial France collection, the representing beads are the Henhousebeads Absinthe, Henhousebeads Toulouse, Henhousebeads Lavender, Henhousebeads Brittany and Henhousebeads Versailles.

Henhousebeads Absinthe

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Henhousebeads Toulouse

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Henhousebeads Lavender

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Henhousebeads Brittany

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Henhousebeads Versailles

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Together the entire collection looks like this. Toulouse is a little tricky to capture as in some lights it looks blue, in others a very pale lilac.

Henhousebeads Provincial France

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Henhousebeads Provincial France

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From this collection Brittany is a personal favourite as it’s a very stormy blue shade. The most recent delivery currently on the website, also have a metallic sheen that previous beads did not.

Henhousebeads Brittany

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From the Italian collection comes the Henhousebeads Duomo (hugely popular when it was first shared here,) Madonna, Romanesque, Pompeii and Tiles.

Henhousebeads Duomo

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Henhousebeads Madonna

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Henhousebeads Romanesque

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Henhousebeads Pompeii

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Henhousebeads Tiles

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I particularly love Duomo, Romanesque and Madonna as they’re such rich, sumptuous shades. Here’s how the beads look together.

Henhousebeads Italy

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Henhousebeads Italy

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The Aboriginal Autumn collection is comprised of White Shell, Maize, Blue Lakes, Rio Grande San Juan and Life Line and you’ll find some really striking patterns here

Henhousebeads White Shell

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Henhousebeads Maize

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Henhousebeads Blue Lake

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Henhousebeads Rio Grande

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Henhousebeads San Juan

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Henhousebeads Life Line

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Once again here’s the full set together.

Henhousebeads Aboriginal Autumn

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Henhousebeads Aboriginal Autumn

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The final collection and I think my favourite though given we’re in the latter part of fall I’m so inspired by the colours, is the Henhousebeads New England collection. It’s comprised of Salem (black,) Maple, Red Maple, Fall Foliage, Gables and Aspen. Unfortunately the original shade of Aspen had to retire as the glass was no longer available. It’s changed from quite a pale brown to a rich brick red.

Henhousebeads Salem

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Henhousebeads Maple

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Henhousebeads Red Maple

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Henhousebeads Fall Foliage

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Henhousebeads Gables

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Shown directly below is the original Aspen followed by an image comparing the old and new versions.

Henhousebeads Aspen

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Henhousebeads Aspen

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Henhousebeads Aspen

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Here’s the full set together and as some of these are quite close in colour from left to right it’s Aspen (new,) Red Maple, Maple, Gables, Fall Foliage and Salem.

Henhousebeads New England

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As there are some colours represented multiple times in different shades, I thought it could prove helpful to see those comparisons too. First are the purples. Pictured below is Madonna, Duomo and Lavender in that order.

Henhousebeads

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Henhousebeads

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Meanwhile below you’ll see Brittany and Toulouse.

Henhousebeads

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Henhousebeads Summary

Henhousebeads use a universal core so they’re compatible with most major brands. They’re also fully cored as opposed to using end caps. There is of course some size variation in the beads though Cindy has been trying to focus on consistency there. On average they run just a shade larger than Trollbeads glass (which I think has been a little on the smaller size in recent years.)

Over the next couple of days I’ll be sharing some bracelet ideas for the last of the fall season, using some of my personal favourites. We also have an upcoming preview plus this weekend will see our first sale of one off designs. These have primarily been tests for new ideas and will be listed on the Great Lakes Boutique website over the weekend. I’ll confirm the time and date once I have it.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on Henhousebeads? Have you indulged in any so far? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comments
  1. Lisa G

    These beads really are gorgeous!

    • endangeredtrolls

      They are! The New England collection mixed with Trollbeads gold is just :O <3 😀

  2. Cindy

    Thank you Victoria,
    The photos are amazing and I feel as if I can reach into the screen and pick a bead right off of the strands. What an amazing job you have done yet again. Im grateful. ❤️

    • endangeredtrolls

      You are most welcome 🙂 Thank you for making me pretty things to play with 😉

  3. Sue

    As usual, wonderful, wonderful photos.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Thank you! 🙂

  4. MaLa SaHan

    the beads “puples” are they meant to say “purples”?

    • endangeredtrolls

      “As there are some colours represented multiple times in different shades, I thought it could prove helpful to see those comparisons too. First are the purples. Pictured below is Madonna, Duomo and Lavender in that order.”

      It’s only a typo in an image tag…

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