News Round-Up August 2017

This charm bracelet blog brings the news round-up for August 2017. It features Trollbeads, Ohm Beads, Pandora, True Beadz and Redbalifrog!

Happy first of August! We’ve now skipped (or stumbled) into the final month of summer and I’ll admit I’m starting to hit that time of year where I get ludicrously excited. September and October are my favourite months both within the charm bracelet universe and the world at large. September is when the autumn collections all appear and we have new colours at last. October is when we get Halloween charms and all the fun the holiday brings. August is often a preview month for the start of that season.

If you’re looking for nothing more than key dates for your diary, skip ahead to the end of the article and you’ll find those there. If you like the more elaborate discussion, read on.

Pandora Free Bracelet Promotion UK

The Pandora free bracelet promotion is ongoing in the UK right now but it ends on August the 6th. Spends of £125 or more qualify for a free silver charm bracelet or bangle. Spends of £145 can also choose from the Pandora Rose charm bracelet or bangle.

Pandora Free Bracelet Promotion

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For those of you wishing to participate, you can do so via the Pandora UK E-Storeicon (and please note this link is affiliate.)

Pandora Autumn 2017 Collection

The Pandora Autumn 2017 collection is due to launch at the end of August though there’s been a little confusion regarding the actual release date. I always greatly prefer Pandora’s fall and winter releases to their spring or summer collections (which tend to be a little too feminine for my tastes.)

Trollbeads People’s Bead 2017 Winner

Finally this month we will find out who has won the Trollbeads People’s Bead 2017 event, though we have to wait until September to actually purchase the bead. The winner should be announced on August the 15th (assuming Trollbeads haven’t changed their plans.) If you need a reminder of the final twenty four designs, check the link above. Somewhere in there is the winner.

The bead will be released alongside the Trollbeads Fall 2017 collection on September the 15th.

Trollbeads Autumn 2017

This brings us neatly to a very exciting date. On August the 18th the Trollbeads Autumn 2017 collection will be unveiled. Pre-orders will then begin on September the 8th and the launch date is September the 15th.

Generally speaking fall is one of the three major annual releases for the brand (the others being spring and Christmas.) Obviously I’ll be sharing the preview as soon as I am permitted. Do remember that as it launches on the 15th, Bead Bash on the Lake hosted by Great Lakes Boutique is on the 29th and 30th. Trollbeads Fest at Trollbeads Gallery is then on October the 8th and 9th and finally Trollbeads at the Beach with Blooming Boutique is from the 13th to 15th of October. There’s going to be ample opportunity to visit the events, see the beads live and take full advantage of associated promotions!

Ohm Beads Sol

Today sees the launch of the very limited edition Ohm Beads Sol and though retailers exhausted their stock very quickly, there’s still a chance to win the opportunity to purchase via the Ohm Stuff Facebook page.

Ohm Beads Sol

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Ohm Beads August 2017 Collections

Tomorrow sees the launch of the Ohm Beads August collections. This includes the Sun Dragon as Bead of the Month, the limited edition Lemon, the Insect Collection and Potato Potato.

Ohm Beads

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The Sun Dragon sold out very quickly at most retailers but Charms-Life (USA,) Exclusive Bead Store (UK) and Joseph Welch (UK) still have stock remaining.

Ohm Beads Ohmversary

August the 8th is Ohm’s anniversary. Last year we saw an absolute plethora of giveaways. Nothing has been announced as of yet but I’m sure the occasion will be marked. Hopefully news about that will be confirmed soon.

Ohm Beads Bead of the Month October 2017

The Ohm Beads Bead of the Month for October 2017 is unveiled on August the 9th. This will be design number twenty nine. Obviously October is Halloween month and I know many are hoping for a strong showing from Ohm.

Ohm Beads October 2017 Collections Preview

On August the 17th the designs for October will be unveiled so those of you who share my love of Halloween actually don’t have too long to wait. On the other side for those of you who like to make the most of ever remaining summer day possible, it’s going to feel a little startling to be seeing October releases.

Ohm Beads September 2017 Collections

The launch date for the Ohm Beads September 2017 collections is the 1st of the month (and yes, I’m aware they should technically fall into next months’ article.) I’m mentioning that here because I’m still receiving messages and emails asking when those beads ship. Please don’t beg your retailers to ship pre-orders now; they don’t even have the beads.

As a reminder those designs are the Ohm Beads Unicorny, Baby Argh, Chi Chi Sticks 2.0, Yellowstone Collection and the Ohm Rings.

Ohm Beads

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Redbalifrog Woodlands

On August the 18th the Redbalifrog Woodlands collection makes it’s debut. As usual there are no advanced previews for the release but the name betrays the theme. I’ve already revisited the Redbalifrog Enchanted Glade collection here on my blog as those silvers complement the new release perfectly. Further to that I showcased Ubaldus Unicorn too. If you want to prepare, check out those reviews.

Redbalifrog Ubaldus Unicorn

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Redbalifrog Enchanted Glade

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True Beadz

Julia is currently busy making the latest True Treasures for Great Lakes Boutique. You can follow me on social media to see upto date teasers of those (Facebook, Instagram and the Great Lakes Boutique Facebook and Instagram pages). Here’s a quick summary of some of the new designs below.

True Beadz True Treasures

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Julia has mentioned a possible September release so perhaps we will hear news of that during August but for the most part we can look forward to new True Treasures and Dangle True Treasures in late September.

August 2017 Summary

The key dates you need to know are below:-

I’ve altered the way upcoming releases or preview dates are now handled on the blog. At the very bottom of the page you’ll find a new calendar application. It shows the next six significant dates and clicking to see more will direct you to a calendar page. Please be aware this is a work in progress and I do have someone coding it to make it more customised for my blog.

In other blog related news, the database is now upto date with the new Ohm Beads releases. Remember you can use it to not just browse beads and charms but also track your own collection and wishlist, regardless of the brand. You can find full instructions here.

Ohm Beads are dominating the month again with both previews and actual releases but it’s nice to see a significant calendar date for Trollbeads at last.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are you most looking forward to during August? Hit the comments and let me know!

  1. Kten

    It’s my Bead Month at a Glance Calendar. Phenomenal! Happy August 1st! xo

  2. Gene

    September thru November has always been my favorite time of year since I was a child. For upcoming events that I am looking forward to I would say True Beads because I would like to finally get some True Treasures. Redbalifrog because I like everything they do! From Trollbeads, I am hoping for something Halloween related.

    • Gene

      True Beadz that is…stupid autocorrect!

  3. Lisa G

    Is the ohm BOTM for October going to be a blind bead? What will the preview be?

    • endangeredtrolls

      I had to go and check precisely what information Mike had released before replying 😛

      Yes the October Bead of the Month is blind. There will be a *partial* preview on August the 9th 🙂


  4. Lin

    Do you know when Acootis might post new uniques? They have had that sale going on for a long time now.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Yeah I know 🙁 I do not work with Acotis right now so unfortunately you’d need to contact them directly. There is no sale for the UK right now so it’s possible that they’re running a clearance sale 🙁 Though I sincerely hope that is not the case.


  5. Liz

    Can’t wait to see Trollbeads Autumn, there is a photo on Facebook of what looks like some of the release and I love lot of them 😊 so can’t wait to see the full release.
    I am in love with the True Treasure dangles, I hope Julie does more and I’m able to get one 😊

    • endangeredtrolls

      I think she’s aiming for 600 True Treasures and dangles in total but I’ve no idea how many that breaks down to of each design of course. Either way we’ll be splitting them between in store and online 😀


      • Julia

        600 Treasures and about 100 dangles – that is what I am working on=)

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