Trollbeads Amber Inspiration

This Trollbeads blog brings a little inspiration using predominantly Trollbeads Amber beads.

One of the unique aspects of Trollbeads versus the other major charm bracelet brands are their amber and gemstone beads. I love both as they deliver a very different aesthetic to a bracelet. They have an earthy and organic feel that most glass cannot truly imitate despite the appearance of more interesting textures in recent times. Being someone who loves nature, I also find a special beauty and appeal in these materials and my fascination with amber stems from it’s age.

I’ve seen trends for types of amber beads come and go. The demand for carved amber and amber with buggy inclusions seems quite consistent. More recently collectors went crazy for the matte black varieties which actually don’t appeal to me so much. I like the gritty looking ambers with lots of inclusions and lots of sparkle (and amber in the sunlight is spectacularly beautiful.)

Tomorrow evening at 6pm EST (midnight for my European readers,) Great Lakes Boutique finally end their hangover party and all beads currently listed there are being removed and stored away for the next event. This includes some truly beautiful Trollbeads amber beads. I’ve been sat waiting for a delivery for a few days and thankfully it arrived just in time to share a little inspiration.

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Trollbeads Amber Inspiration

I have a further confession regarding amber; I love photographing it. I’ve always had a personal battle with photography. I had absolutely no interest in it at the time of starting my blog. The extent of my experience had been taking cell phone pictures of my furbabies. The longer I blogged here the more it became apparent that photography was going to become a very crucial aspect of my blog. It’s always been the biggest bottleneck for me in terms of content. Writing does come very naturally, as does social media but I love photographing amber.

Keeping in mind this delivery of amber beads arrived just this afternoon (and all but one are from that party over at Great Lakes Boutique) I wanted to create a couple of quick, easy but striking bangles.

Trollbeads Amber

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Trollbeads Amber

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Trollbeads Amber Ordering Details

As mentioned all but one of these ambers (the matte yolk coloured one for reference,) came from the parties over at Great Lakes Boutique. It’s a spectacular array of ambers and obviously I got to see them in person a few weeks ago. Images absolutely don’t do them justice so please take a look before all of those beads are removed tomorrow.

Trollbeads Amber

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Trollbeads Amber

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Trollbeads Amber Summary

Amber is so often associated more with the autumn season as the colours are perfect for mimicking the spectacular show that fall brings to nature. While I absolutely understand that it looks so beautiful in summer sunshine and can team beautifully with other shades.

Do remember to follow me on social media (Facebook, Instagram and the Great Lakes Boutique Instagram) as I have posted a couple of live images of these beads earlier today.

There might be another glimpse of these amber beads tomorrow (depending on how fast I blitz through the next lot of photography,) as I am working on a moth themed bracelet for the Ohm Beads Wings of Protection and I’ve decided amber will be perfect there. Incidentally you can see a glimpse of that on my Instagram too.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on Trollbeads amber? Are you a fan? Hit the comments and let me know!

Bead Index

What follows is an index of the beads and charms used to create the featured bangles.

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Comments
  1. Gene

    Your bangles with the black background are absolutely stunning, Victoria!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Aren’t they pretty? πŸ˜€

      There may have been some squealing when this delivery arrived earlier today πŸ˜‰

      xoxo

  2. Kim

    I absolutely LOVE these bangles! The ambers are spectacular. I may have to mosey over to Great Lakes’ page before tomorrow evening. I usually like either clear or egg yolk ambers, but these “gritty” ones of yours are very striking. I’ll look forward to seeing them on your moth bracelet in the not-too distant future. For someone who claims to struggle with photographs, you certainly do take some beautiful ones!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Kim you must go and look before they remove them! They have some utterly stunning ambers right now but the photographs aren’t doing them justice (no offence to the team over there of course.)

      There are some egg yolk ones available but with the most beautiful lustre to them. Check out this set (22a onwards.)

      I think people are ignoring the stones and ambers in favour of the Randohms and it’s such a shame because the stock right now is really lovely!

      xoxo

  3. Alexandra R

    I got some stones from the party during Spring Bead Break. I absolutely love ambers but I tend to only buy them (like stones) when there’s some sort of offer since it’s quite expensive. And I tend to buy everything in pairs… that’s quite a lot. But the colours are really lovely. And they look great in the sun. I love both your bangles and I can’t wait to see your moth to a flame bracelet. That might give me some inspiration for Wings of Protection once Mother’s Day is gone.
    But I’ll wait for the next event to buy some ambers, there’s no way I can order anything more from Great Lakes Boutique right now, they already got all my money this month 😊

    • endangeredtrolls

      I have to confess before the Wings of Protection launched I was feeling a little despondent about it because I had absolutely no idea what I’d do with it or if it would work for me at all. Once it arrived I loved the butterfly detail.. which is hilarious because I’m *terrified* of moths and butterflies. They’re basically the only animal that actually bothers me. I do love the idea of trying to do something a little more gothic with the bead though and when the ambers arrived yesterday it struck me that just a couple on a dark bracelet could be super striking! I’m going to have a play with the idea later today πŸ˜€

      xoxo

  4. Polly

    ….pardon me, just taking the opportunity to drool over your lovely Alex rose gold beads again πŸ˜€ [/off-topic]

    I’ve just got my first amber bead, and trying very hard not to let it be the start of a slippery slope! It is much nicer in person than I had anticipated, the natural feel of it is very different from glass, unexpectedly special πŸ™‚

    • endangeredtrolls

      Sorry πŸ˜‰ *Love* rose gold πŸ˜€

      Yes amber… I *love* photographing amber because it can look staggeringly beautiful BUT it’s not easy to make look good if you’re a retailer trying to photograph hundreds of them as fast as possible – which is the reality for many retailers these days. The beauty of amber is in that natural colouring or inclusions or texture and you need to spend a little time to actually capture that so I think it’s quite often the case that the product looks far better in person than it does on a website.

      It’s also SO beautiful in the sunshine πŸ˜€ I really hope you enjoy it πŸ˜€

      xoxo

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