Trollbeads Autumn 2018 Preview – Trollbeads Adventure Begins

This Trollbeads blog brings the much anticipated preview of the Trollbeads Autumn 2018 collection, available for immediate pre-order!

This evening I can finally share the complete preview of the Trollbeads Autumn 20118 collection, officially entitled Trollbeads Adventure Begins. Further to that pre-orders are starting immediately so you no longer have those weeks of agonising waiting before you can get your hands on the beads. The actual global release date is next Friday (the 14th.)

Autumn is a spectacular season. It’s about crisp mornings and rich harvests, vibrant foliage and clear blue skies. It’s about darker nights and cosy evenings, hot drinks and crunchy leaves underfoot. It’s a celebration of nature and what better way to do that than to travel? Mark Twain famously said that travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.

The Trollbeads Fall 2018 collection presents travel inspired silver beads and autumnal coloured glass. It introduces two new beautiful gemstones as a reminder of what an organic season the fall is and lastly, it introduces new carriers. I know some of you have seen leaked images that may have felt a little random but they lacked context. The release is very cohesive. Trollbeads has always been about creating customised pieces to tell a story, be that your story, their story or a seasonal tale.

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In it’s entirety the fall release presents us with two new glass kits (with the beads of course being available individually,) two new gemstones, two new locks, nine silver beads, two spacers and three new carriers.

One of the many things I adore about the fall season is the light. Photographers have what we refer to as the golden hour or magic hour. It’s the hour directly after sunrise or before sunset where the natural light has a more golden hue to it and the diffusion is a little more even. It’s fabulous for photographing in but actually it’s very noticeable to the naked eye and most especially in the autumn time. Fall for me is bright blue skies, golden light, grey fairy mist and crimson red leaves.

The Trollbeads Drift Away Kit captures so much of this. As a whole it retails at $175 with the individual beads at $35 each. It draws together greys, golds, blues and browns in this beautiful melange. Take note of the Trollbeads Stepping Stones as we finally see more options for grey glass. This kit is designed by Lise Aagard.

Nothing new happens by staying in the same place​.

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The individual beads are the Trollbeads Harvest, Mountain Climb, Drifting Balloons, Stepping Stones, Fresh Breeze and Warm Breeze.

The Trollbeads Stepping Stones is the new grey glass and one combination I’ve already been loving is this mixed with Fresh Breeze (the pale blue.) It’s a fairly simple design but we have always lacked grey glass.

Turn your wounds into stepping stones for success.

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This leads to the Trollbeads Mountain Climb where grey details float atop a golden base. Variation in the glass means that amount that base can be seen does vary.

The best view comes after the hardest climb

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I mentioned above the Trollbeads Fresh Breeze which embodies those perfect cool autumn skies.

You cannot control the wind, but you can direct the sails

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By contrast the Trollbeads Warm Breeze encapsulates that perfect hour of afternoon light in a lovely soft fall shade.

Let the warm breeze make the cold disappear

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The Trollbeads Harvest is an interesting bead because the stock image only vaguely resembles the actual live bead. I’ll be sharing live images tomorrow but here’s a quick look at the beads I photographed for Great Lakes Boutique.

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you’ll harvest later”​
– Og Mandino

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Lastly the Trollbeads Drifting Balloons looks at first glance incredibly difficult to style. When used in conjunction with the other beads in this kit, it pulls all of the elements together and is so striking in it’s own right.

Let nothing keep you down.

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The second kit is faceted and created by Neetu Gupta, creator of the Eastern Facet Kit and Forest Life Kit. She’s become known for her vibrant, bold colours and this is continued with the Trollbeads New Adventures Kit. It retails at $275 in it’s entirety with the individual beads priced at $55 each.

Say YES to new adventures.

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The individual beads are the Trollbeads Lonely Island, Quiet Landscape, Open Sky, Polar Dreams, Festival and Wild Jungle and it’s another beautiful palette for the fall.

The Trollbeads Lonely Island feels very autumnal with it’s gold glitter polka dots.

Dare to go new ways and be open for the adventure.

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During image leaks, similarities were drawn between the new Trollbeads Quiet Landscape and the Trollbeads Day Bead from 2016. The colours on Quiet Landscape are far stronger and I think it benefits from this, though of course the beads do vary.

Take time to reflect and listen to your heart.

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The Trollbeads Open Sky is just a beautiful bead. It has a certain coolness to it which feels apt for the fall. The blue horizontal stripes are actually ombre, becoming paler towards the edges.

The sky is the limit. Only your mind allows for limitations

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The Trollbeads Polar Dreams is a beautiful complement to Lonely Island. Both contain contrasting merlot and chocolate shades against a white base. For this design the glitter is reserved for the base stripes where the polka dots are plain. For Lonely Island, it’s the opposite way around.

Behind the ice mountain, true wonders are waiting.

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The Trollbeads Festival is aptly named and celebrates the warm colours of the harvest.

Celebrate life by travelling and get memories for a lifetime.

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Finally the Trollbeads Wild Jungle is a really lovely colour option for the fall season, mixing grass shades with a rich chocolate brown.

Sometimes you need to stop and take the fight instead of running away

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Two new gemstones ladies and gentleman. My regular readers know I’m a huge gemstone collector. While of course you find variation in glass for me the gemstones and amber beads elevate this to an entirely new platform. Their organic aesthetic is entirely different to glass and I’m still always surprised by some of the truly unusual examples you can stumble upon.

The first of the new stones is the Trollbeads Steel Hematite, retailing at $65. For years I have been complaining there is just not enough grey in bead world and this bead is near perfection in my eyes. Admittedly you aren’t going to see the variation most associated with gemstones but it has the most lovely finish and it complements everything. This is the black t-shirt or white tank top equivalent for your jewellery box.

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The hematite is said to energize your body and enhance your courage. Let it help to make your dreams come true.

In contrast to the very consistent Steel Hematite come the Trollbeads Angel Wing Alunite, again retailing at $65. This bead varies enormously and shopping live images is likely a must.

Angel Wing Alunite is balancing the yin and yang energies, and it is said to help to stabilize you both physically and emotionally.

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This brings us to the silver pieces and we’ll start with the two new clasps. The first is the Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Lock retailing at $55. The Dancing Butterfly design has been extended to a full series of beads, jewellery pieces and even spacers so it feels apt to see a clasp launch too. It’s elegantly executed and for the fall season is a perfect moth design.

Feel the lightness and joy – just like the dancing butterfly.

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The second lock is superbly gender neutral and abstract feeling. The Trollbeads Foxtail Lock retails at $65 and is going to prove so versatile. It’s woven design actually feels a little apt for a harvest festival theme though that’s quite unintentional.

Since ancient times, the foxtail has been an amulet for good luck

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The Trollbeads Foxtail Spacer is a perfect complement and I already know I’m going to want several of these. Again it’s proving just so versatile. It’s set to retail at $35. For reference to the two new foxtail pieces are designed by Thor Hoy.

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The second spacer meanwhile is the Trollbeads Crown of Leaves and on initial inspection, it’s easy to mistake this for a bead. It’s wonderfully autumnal feeling but I think the decorative element of this will work for a lot of occasions such a Christmas and Easter.

Wear your crown with pride.

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Louise Rimpler returns as the designer for much of the remaining fall collection silvers and she’s brought a very distinctive feeling of whimsy to the theme. The travel themed silvers have a vintage air to them, reminiscing of a time where the journey was as much a part of the adventure as the destination itself.

The Trollbeads Oldschool Suitcase retails at $45 and this has such a charm (apologies for the pun) about it. Harry Potter fans delight as it’s a great addition to a Hogwarts or even Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them bracelet.

Ready to go!

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Meanwhile I love the Trollbeads Air Balloon. I was fortunate enough to live in an incredibly beautiful part of the UK and once a week a hot air balloon company would launch their tours from a local public area. I used to go religiously once a week and spend the evening watching the balloons. This also ties into another theme that I’ll come to a little later. For reference the Air Balloon retails at $45.

To rise you have to let go of what is holding you down.

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The Trollbeads Vintage Airplane and Automobile aren’t my favourite pieces from this release I must admit, though I’d love to see the Automobile used on some kind of Victorian themed bracelet. They both retail at $45.

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Lastly for this theme comes the Trollbeads Locomotive which again could work for my fellow Harry Potter enthusiasts. That aside veteran collectors will know of the original Trollbeads Locomotive bead and somehow this feels a subtle nod to one of the very earliest Trollbeads designs.

Hop on the train – ahead waits an adventure

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The Trollbeads Maple Leaves is also designed by Louise Rimpler and quite departed from her usual and very recognisable. It retails at $35 and is just a classic autumn design.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

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Finally the Trollbeads Ratatoskr is an ode to the brand’s Scandinavian roots and traditional fondness for folklore. For those of you less interested in that side of things, he’s a squirrel on a log and ideal for a fall bracelet.

In Nordic mythology he travels between the worlds bringing news from one to another.

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Trollbeads Halloween 2018

For all the emails and messages I’ve received asking where the fall collection is, I’ve received double the amount again asking if there’s a Halloween release. Halloween isn’t a big thing in Denmark so it’s easy to understand why it doesn’t always get represented. This year it is and the designs are wonderful!

First comes the new Trollbeads Scarecrow and the topic of certain horror movies or urban legends. This piece can be used as a splitter and it is amazing in person. Thus also begins the start of a an underlying (though I believe wholly unintentional,) Wizard of Oz theme. The Scarecrow will retail at $45 and it’s actually a decent size for a $45 bead!

What you believe to be the most dangerous often turns out to be an illusion.

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Next are the Trollbeads Witch Shoes and again these are lovely though they’re not large. Though the stock image doesn’t show this so well, these are very heavily oxidised with high shine buckles. They’ll retail at $45 and again for the Wizard of Oz fans, they’re great Ruby Slippers. Incidentally the Air Balloon is the third bead that fits well for this mini theme.

“Do not judge my path, you haven’t walked in my shoes or ridden my broom” – A M Galdorcraeft

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The Trollbeads Paradox is the final piece for Halloween and is somewhat of a Death’s Head Hawkmoth design.

Choose your path – the world is your playground.

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Trollbeads Carriers

New for fall 2018 comes the Trollbeads Alice Band, Trollbeads Twisted Alice Band and Trollbeads French Twist Comb, all of which are of course designed to hold beads though I have yet to see them in person.

From the moment the Trollbeads Tiara was first introduced there were ladies trying to make this a little more wearable by using it as a hairband. The shape wasn’t quite right though. Both the Alice Band and Twisted Alice Band will retail at $225 each where the French Twist Comb is $200.

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Trollbeads Fall 2018 Pre-Orders

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Trollbeads Autumn 2018 Summary

There we have it! My favourite decorative silver pieces are undoubtedly the Scarecrow and Witch Shoes. From there it’s the new spacers which I find so versatile. I’m a huge fan of both the glass and the gemstones from this release so won’t even attempt to choose a favourite until I’ve had more time to really use the whole collection.

The new carriers of course will be a talking point and I’m really pleased to see Trollbeads opted to offer these after watching so many ladies try to make the tiara more usable for everyday wear.

I’m going to be extremely busy at Great Lakes this weekend with both the new Trollbeads pre-orders, the launch of Northern Lights Magic and also the debut of the exclusive ACA Kreations Metal I tomorrow. That said I am going to try and share live images over the weekend and of course those of you who like shopping my pictures can do so immediately. For anyone not entirely convinced about this release, we’ll also be aiming to host a more generalised Trollbeads fall party over the course of the weekend with some lovely older glass designs.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Trollbeads Autumn 2018 collection? Do you have any immediate favourites? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comments
  1. Pippa

    Always excited for the fall Trollbeads fall collection!!! Last year’s was so spectacular, every bead seemed to be a must have. Same for this year’s spring collection. My initial reaction is mixed but might be do in part to high expectations. Also, I’m very tired.

    I love many of the new silvers and the Steel Hematite. I’m going to wait until tomorrow and look at it with fresh eyes.

    Thanks for posting the details of the collection so quickly!

    • endangeredtrolls

      It’s a beautiful collection and really well thought out.

      The Trollbeads Drift Away Kit is especially lovely for the fall as the colours are so beautiful 🙂

      The Steel Hematite is one to buy in multiples and it’s amazing. It’s just a strong grey bead. The irony is despite everyone begging for grey, I bet it ends up getting overlooked a little as it doesn’t seem as “flashy” as the glass 😉

    • Lisa G

      My initial reaction is mixed too. Some of the glass look too familiar and some of the silver too specific for many people. But I’ve seen only the pics so far. I would buy some of the collection, especially the gemstones.

  2. Sorrel

    Always exciting to see the Troll autumn release. I love the faceted glass kit, I think it might work well with the Northern Lights Magic for a dramatic look. The Drift Away kit is very reminiscent of older glass, though it is good to see grey glass, I have a couple of older grey beads and it will be nice to have another one.
    Both the spacers look fab, so glad that TB have really got in to making such strong designs for spacers.
    The Hematite is lovely, and is a must. I keep hoping Troll will include Jet in the collection as it would be awesome with amber.
    Lots of useful silvers for fans of Steampunk or classic SF and horror.
    Thanks for the preview 😃

    • endangeredtrolls

      I have a suspicion that jet would be deemed as too close to onyx for there to be a real distinction. Where as the Steel Hematite is very much grey and the aesthetic is very different as it’s more metallic.

      Drift Away is indeed reminiscent of older glass and yet the colours work so beautifully for the fall. I was really surprised about how much I like that kit and I know I’ll want most of those beads in multiples.

      • Sorrel

        Jet and amber are a classic combination as they both originate from wood, I do appreciate that jet looks like onyx though they feel quite different. Since I posted my original comment I have found that a couple of jewellers in Whitby now sell jet beads 😊

  3. Elizabeth

    Scarecrow and witches shoes! Love them!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Yes two of my favourites too 😉 That Scarecrow is a surprising size for it’s price in my opinion and it looks amazing on a fantasy necklace 😀

  4. Karen Horman

    I would really love to do a Harry Potter bracelet. What other beads do you suggest that are not in this collection?

    • endangeredtrolls

      If you use the blog’s search bar and search for Harry Potter, you’ll find a lot of articles already covering that.

      • Pippa

        Karen, definitely check out the older posts – there is a wealth of information and ideas here – and as Victoria says, searchable!!!
        It also be fun to just dig around. If you look across the top after the brands is “Misc” and a pull down menu. Have fun 🙂

  5. Lola

    Amazing collection. That comb is the best thing I’ve seen a very long time. Stock images don’t do beads justice either, so when stock images wow you, then you know the beads will be awesome, but the difference you showed in that one bead is not even the same bead. It’s a little strange. Hematite is my favorite stone, I have many, including in a rose gold ring, an absolute joy of a stone to wear. The witches shoes are a must for everybody I know. 🙂 The little car is adorable and will be MINE. I don’t do themes and I don’t match–I usually just wear one silver and one glass (but I wear stones alone, because stones have properties that shouldn’t be mingled), and if on a bangle, then spacers, on a foxtail I usually leave the beads free, so all beads for me are wearable anytime.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Yeah I’m not sure what happened with Harvest. I don’t know if the design was changed or if there’s some weird difference between the EU and the USA. I truly don’t know but it is not the same bead.

      I’m so pleased that you like the release. There really is a lot to love about it 😀

      • Lola

        I just did my order (my bank account does not love me this minute) and I don’t see the Maple Leaves silver on the Troll Canada site. Do you think that’s an error and it will show later? Considering the maple leaf is on our Canada flag, it’s a strange oversight here. I can always order it from the US, I know, but that’ll then be 3 months before I receive it. 🙁

        I ordered two Harvest glass. I’ll be happy with whatever is sent as I like both you’ve shown.

        • endangeredtrolls

          I don’t really know I’m afraid 🙁 I have no connection to Trollbeads Canada at all. I’d suggest shooting them over an email to ask 🙂 Sorry to hear delivery times between the USA and Canada are so poor. Why is that? We deliver to Canada frequently and it’s never that bad :O 8 weeks is the absolute maximum we’ve ever seen and it’s usually closer to 3 :O

          • Lola

            Retail, letter mail orders from the US used to reach me in 2 weeks. My orders from Akron now, this year, are averaging 10 weeks, a few times longer. They’re very surprised too, and were quite worried not long ago and resent the beads after 6 weeks had passed; then the late beads arrived 3 weeks later, and so I paid for the resent beads and I’m still waiting for them, 6 weeks now.

            It has something to do with the US changing the tracking codes for international letter mail. Letter mail to Canada is no longer tracked in the US as it was last year, and not tracked at all in Canada now. Canada Customs treats these new US codes as the lowest priority, and then I’m on the West Coast, and Akron is Eastern US, so the items come in at Ontario in the East and then have to come across Canada once they get through customs.

            Lots of Etsy and eBay discussions on the new codes and very slow delivery times now that are costing sellers when customers claim non-delivery. I’ve been wanting badly to order from Great Lakes, I love so many of your live image beads, but I’m wary now, and it’s frustrating and disheartening to have that very long worry time ahead of me when ordering, so I try to stick with Canada retailers and Trollbeads corporate. Trollbeads Canada is overnight courier, and if I ask for a specific color or whatever, they’re great at trying to accommodate. I have no complaints there, but I wish we had more in-country online retailers, and that the Canada//US thing was less worrisome.

      • Lisa G

        I liked the bead in the stock picture better.

        • Pippa

          The bead in the stock photo sort of look like they took the old Fur Dot bead and added regularly spaced golden yellow dots. The base looks like clear glass slightly “tinted” (no clue what the right word is), then on top of the base added the opaque golden dot pattern mixing in tiny (variable) amounts of the dark brown which have a little bit of a dark umber swirled/mixed in.

          Looking carefully one can sort of how it might have morphed…

          I can’t be sure from the photos but it looks like the actual beads really do have the same components of the catalog bead, starting with a slightly tinted clear glass but instead of “Fur Dots”, they ended up doing what are more like “Fur” diamond shapes, and also bigger. Then did the golden dot patten, but with smaller yellow dots and much more of the dark color.

          The result reminds me of the python design – but no buds and what at first glance like dark glass, I think it is just the clear glass showing through in the space between the diamond shapes.
          From these pics, I like the bead – though want to see it before I buy. 🙂

  6. Katie

    Oh wow. Where to start? So much to like. I love the colors and the versatility. I think that the ‘must haves’ for me would be the faceted glass kit, the crown of leaves stoppers, and the hematite. I love the scarecrow and the shoes, but might opt for beads that can be used longer. And, the squirrel is adorable. Egad. Not a ‘bum’ in the bunch. Very nice to see Trollbeads come out with so many lovely beads. I had kind of given up on them. And, now, I can’t even think why.

    • endangeredtrolls

      For what it’s worth, I intend on wearing that scarecrow year round on a fantasy necklace. The Wizard of Oz holds a very special place in my heart so he’ll be worn regardless of the season 😉

      Do take a second look at the Drift Away Kit. I assumed the faceted kit would be my favourite but actually, I don’t think it is. The colours of Drift Away are so beautiful for the fall season. I was really surprised by it in person 🙂

  7. Laura underwood

    I’m so excited about the Steel Hematite! So pretty! The new collection is very nice but my MUST have is just the Steel Hematite…for now! Yay!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Yes and it’s amazing in person. It teams so well with so many other colours and is just a really strong grey.

      I hope a lot of people will indulge in that bead 😀

      • Laura underwood

        Is it shiny? I’ve looked at sooo many live images. Some look super shiny and almost hyper glossy and in some pictures the bead looks dull. Its hard to tell if its the lighting or the bead. Onyx is my most favorite bead EVER. Would you be kind enoght to tell me how shiny this bead is compared to Onyx? Have you seen then next to each other? Does one “out shine” the other? Thanks!

  8. Sara

    Hello the pictures of the locks are not there?

    • endangeredtrolls

      They’re showing for me but it could have been a loading issue. Sorry

  9. Bettie

    I’m leaving my first comment here and would like to thank you for the article, Victoria. This is again a strong release in my opinion. I love the leaf stopper as it looks more like a bead than a stopper. Ratatoskr seems to be bigger than I expected it, beeing in price group 1 and is a must have for me. Good to have (more) grey beads in the collection, I would prefer to hand pick the glass and stones, but have no dealer left who gets new beads in. Mountain Climb is reminiscent of Silver Python which is a good thing as I never managed to get one.
    From the stock image I thought the Alunite Stone is a Red Mud Jasper, but looking at the live images it seems to have a more lilac or purple shade, not the warm rusty red the Jaspers had?

    • endangeredtrolls

      I Googled the Angel Wing Alunite when I first saw the previews and it’s definitely a different stone. It actually has a wider colour spectrum when compared to Red Mud Jasper and can even go into the greens though I haven’t seen those examples within the Trollbeads stones. I suspect it also goes by another name but I’m not sure what that is right now.

      The Crown of Leaves Spacer does look like a bead as opposed to a spacer and I also like that. I wear a LOT of spacers.. Actually I think I wear spacers (both plain and decorative) more than beads these days (in my own time.)

      I understand the problems with not having a local store but do check out the online retailers as live image shopping has progressed a long way 🙂

  10. Jennifer

    Hmmm, I think I like it, especially the faceted glass, I hope they will be sold individually. The Halloween beads are not something I’d buy, but they are really great! Taking a ride to my local TB store today, they will probably have some of the beads there to show people. Thanks for the preview!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Beads in kits are nearly all sold individually and that’s covered in the article 🙂

      In regards to stock.. it might be worth calling your store first as the on counter date is actually next week. Yesterday was the absolute earliest retailers received their stock 🙂

  11. Polly

    I think I like both locks and both spacers. In fact the crown of leaves spacer along with the maple leaves are my top picks for the silvers, lovely additions to an autumnal nature theme 🙂 I love what I can see of Ratatoskr too, though I really want to see the other side – it looks as if possibly Yggdrasil has a face? And of course it’s that side that will face up, with the weight of Ratatoskr himself making him fall to the underside – appropriately enough when you think of squirrels climbing along underneath branches! Would love to see how that bead goes with trunk of treasures since they are the same style (I assume same artist.)

    For the glass, I’d love to see in person as usual, but I think my favourites are quiet landscape followed by festival and maybe open sky. Overall not quite as big a wishlist as last autumn – good thing since I still have things from then I haven’t got yet! – but some lovely pieces to look forward to 🙂

    • endangeredtrolls

      There are some lovely, quite traditional autumn inspired pieces among the release and Crown of Thorns is one 🙂 The beauty of that piece is that it looks more like a bead than a spacer but you gain the additional versatility of a stopper 🙂

      I’ll be sharing live images hopefully later today but unfortunately the stock images do not show multiple angles 🙁

      The glass is lovely for what it’s worth 🙂

  12. Renee

    already made my order. All of the beads are so lovely it was hard to choose. the price points are good.
    I’d get all of them if I won the lotto. I try to choose multi use beads.
    Paradox will go with deathmoth & sugar skulls on my daily wear, polar dream and a stopper will go with many of my bracelets.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I absolutely understand wanting as much versatility for what you purchase as possible 🙂 It can be hard to justify very limited use beads.

      The new glass are dazzling in person so I’m sure you won’t be disappointed at all with those 😀

  13. Jamie

    I’m happy to finally see the entire collection, I feel like I can breath now! As a whole I feel kinda “ehh” but I’ll be optimistic and wait for the chance to see them in person. I do appreciate the colors used. I really like the vibrancy of the faceted kit and I hope they look that way in person and not fall flat. I do however see a lot of similarities within the new kits and older ones so I’m not sure which ones I’d actually get. I see some new styles I like but it all comes down to in person comparison amongst others.

    For the silvers I enjoy the theme of travel. Now it makes sense with delaware’s theme for TBATB in october 😉 I know the talk and comparison of the old and new train beads got everyone buzzing. I think the car is really cute. As for the butterflies.. I’m kinda over it. Similar to the conversation of too much heart theme I think the butterfly is loosing me. Sorry butterfly lovers 🤗 I do however love the foxtail lock and spacer and maple leaves! Those are definitely coming home with me.

    So all together I’ll say it’s a solid collection. I can definitely see all the possibilities but for me it will take some time to warm up to most of it. All I can think of is warm tones and leaves. I’m craving two maple leaves with a beautiful glass on a bangle now!!

    • endangeredtrolls

      If you want to see my own live images for the glass you can check out Great Lakes as they’re on their e-commerce 🙂 I personally think they’re all well executed but of course there is individual variation to be seen 🙂

      I’ve also shared some live images on social media 🙂

      I’m absolutely in love with the release I must admit 🙂

      • Jamie

        Yeah I’m now seeing the flood of images on social media. I love the photos you took especially that grey bangle. I think this will be a nice release. Like I said I can see the possibilities that can be created. Travel, Harry potter, OZ, halloween, the list goes on and on. If I had the money I’d buy multiples and make up a beautiful theme but for now on the cheap my eye is on a bangle design 😄

        • endangeredtrolls

          I don’t really wear full bracelets so bangles are always the best option for me. But I do like to stack them so I’m not sure it actually works out cheaper :< I'm currently in love with the gold Scarecrow we had custom made too 🙁 Retailers only received their stock yesterday so you'll likely start to see more live images appear during the day 😀

          • Jamie

            Oh my a gold scarecrow! That sounds beautiful and won’t last long 😅 I’m sure a decent price will accompany but a great buy for those that can.

            For me I try to stick to a minimum. When I decided to create a bangle I check my jewelry box and then see what bead(s) I still need. I’m wanting to use a golden cave… which I don’t have either. So it’s 2 maple leaves and a golden cave on the list 🤗

  14. Jane

    I always aspired to be s Witch when I was growing up, ha,ha! So it’s got to be those shoes. I wish they would do more witch themed beads next Halloween, perhaps a cat, broom and Witch bead. They could do a crescent Moon as well. Also loving the Scarecrow. Very tempted to buy a necklace but never sure about best length. Any advice on this Victoria?

  15. MaLa SaHan

    I like the many faceted beads of this year’s fall collection, the facets magically transform the inner designs of each glass bead which is an improvement over similar glass beads of past editions. Thank you for your most thorough listing – I really enjoyed seeing every items, just love the two new locks – they are must-have items.

  16. Joyce Hulings

    I am going to need a second job – I love the silvers of the autumn collection and especially the silvers in the Halloween collection! Their details are amazing.

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