Limited Edition Trollbeads Be My Valentine Review

For Valentine’s Day 2014, Trollbeads debuted their Be My Valentine glass, reminiscent of their popular aurora design. This Trollbeads blog article brings a review of the limited edition Trollbeads Be My Valentine.

The Trollbeads Be My Valentine has proven an incredibly popular bead. Indeed some retailers sold out of their initial stocks weeks ago though it appears distributors have more available. The bead is highly reminiscent of the Trollbeads Aurora from 2013. Additional detailing is provided by the use of tiny copper hearts nestled into the surface.

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Trollbeads Be My Valentine

Firstly I’ll apologise for the lateness of this review. I was so desperate to attempt a complementary manicure and as I mentioned in comments on my blog, I managed to break most of the nails on my left hand last week. While I tend to keep my nails a little shorter these days, a couple were taken down to the quick.

These beads vary quite a lot both in regards to their size and the precise shades visible.

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If ever there is time to do hearts and flowers, it would be Valentine’s Day. The following bracelet was created with all of the aurora style beads, Trollbeads Birth Month Flowers and the Redbalifrog Endless Love.

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As mentioned I attempted a manicure to match this bead. It uses a gradient technique for the pink and purple hues so iconic of the aurora beads. Atop are copper hearts. The hearts could be far neater by using stamps or a stencil. I should mention also that I didn’t realise until the manicure was nearly complete that I’d run out of top coat so apologies for their quite matte looking finish (it’s due to the technique to create the gradient.)

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Trollbeads Be My Valentine Ordering Details

The Trollbeads Be My Valentine is available from Goldmine Trollbead Boutique and Trollbeads Akron via the links below:-

Trollbeads Be My Valentine Summary

This bead is very sweet though I do appreciate it’s vibrant pink hues make it suited to some tastes and not others. Those who love the aurora beads should find appeal here, at least assuming they don’t object to hearts!

The copper hearts are lovely and appear as a quite pink colour. For me this bead reaffirms why Trollbeads are the brand for glass enthusiasts and I hope it’s a technique we see employed more in the future. I mentioned at the first previews of this bead how much I’d love to see a blue bead for winter with silver snowflakes encased, the possibilities for the theme are endless.

Due to the response of my introduction of Waxing Poetic here at Endangered Trolls, I also wanted to show a quick picture of the two brands stacked together.

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As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Trollbeads Be My Valentine and did you succumbed to the charms of this little bead? Are you perhaps hoping that Valentine’s Day will see one as a gift? Hit the comments and let me know!

Please note the product featured in this article was provided free of charge for consideration and review. This does not influence the opinions expressed here.

Bead Index

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

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Comments
  1. Faye

    Victoria,
    Your nails are so awesome of course you are forgiven for the delayed Valentine creation!

    I’ve been playing with my own Valentine themed bracelets for two weeks and loved it. The one I’m wearing now is a “hot mess”!! TB Silver Trace Pink, Chamilia Pink Copper Murano, TB heart uniques, TB Pink Gold, heart silvers, and mixed beads and I adore it.
    -The other one is more gentle pinks and my Pandora In My Heart & pink blossoms.
    I have a Novobeads Crimson faceted crystal on one, and Bubble White crystal on the second bracelet. FUN!

    Your Be My Valentine group shots are to die for! You make me wish I had more. Mine is in a wrapped package I can’t unwrap until Feb 14th!

    I’m not sure about Waxed Poetic myself, but I do LOVE that black leather bracelet with the TB Be My Valentines!!! One of your TB sponsors did a theme bracelet mixing the BMV’s with black TB’s and I LOVED it.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hi Faye 🙂

      I believe it was Beth that mixed the Be My Valentine beads with black and I agree, it was lovely 🙂 I bet the waiting is incredibly painful for you to get your bead tomorrow!

      I love the sound of your “hot mess” bracelet. If ever there’s a time where you can go crazy with the pinks, it would be now 😉

      I’m utterly crazy about Waxing Poetic at the moment. My wishlist is enormous 🙁 The black braided leather is very simple and it wasn’t ideal for the charms featured here but I haven’t (yet) acquired a silver chain for them 😀

      /hugs

  2. Rebecca

    I absolutely adore this bead, I’ve yet to see one in person but your photos are great! The new addition of the copper within the glass is a brilliant idea and really unique; one can only hope Valentines Day will bring this bead as a surprise, but I doubt it haha!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Oh my goodness I just spent ages on your blog! Not good for my productivity! 😉 Your nail art is much better than mine <3 I love your Valentine's nail art but I don't envy you putting that black lining around the hearts! Mine would be *everywhere*!

      I'll cross my fingers that you get the bead tomorrow 😉

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

      • Rebecca

        Hehe, thank you! I’ve been practising for a while and some of my nail art comes out better than others! I love the nails you did to match the heart trollbead, I’ve never thought of matching my nails to my trollbeads before but I’m going to have to try it! Sadly I didn’t even get a Valentine’s card and I’m not seeing my SO so I don’t think the bead is on the cards! Rebecca x

        • endangeredtrolls

          If it makes you feel better, we don’t really do Valentine’s either. I’ve spent it all cleaning the house 😉

          Unfortunately a byproduct of the above being that my manicure is now looking rather worse for wear 🙁

          I loved your little bats from the Halloween manicure – I’ve tried a couple of times but my hands just aren’t steady enough and they end up freaky looking blobs :< xxx

          • Rebecca

            Aah no not cleaning!! Worst way to spend any Friday let alone Valentine’s haha! I hate when manicure’s chip, but then remember it’s an excuse to paint them again 🙂 and I love it when people try out my designs yay! Be sure to tweet them to me if you have twitter hehe! I often use a sharpie to do any black detailing, a great way to cheat! I’m not sure how I managed those bats, they didn’t look so good on my other hand! xx

  3. Kim

    I was very on the fence about these initially, although I also had a sense that I should have one to complete my Aurora set, since I have all the others. Always an excuse to indulge, right? 😉 I told my LD I’d prefer one that showed more purple than pink, and she held one for me that is a lovely deep purple all around. I’ve always liked the darker tones in the Aurora-type beads the best, so I was absolutely thrilled with it. I have to admit I’m still a bit on the fence about the copper inclusions, but I’m quite happy with the purchase.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hi Kim 🙂

      I think the thing with the copper inclusions is that they can be overpowering for some people. It’s already a very vibrant bead.. it could never be described as subtle! To then add copper hearts just makes it more so. That will probably leave people either loving it or wondering what on earth they’ll do with it 😉

      I love this bead and as I always regretted only grabbing one Aurora, I went a little crazy with these.

      I really hope we see more of these floating metal inclusions though.

      /hugs

  4. rainey

    OMG! The nails are perfection! I simply can’t believe your hands are so steady that you can do that for yourself!

    Have you sent a pic to TB HQ? They should see it and have an opportunity to appreciate how you’ve nailed their creative bead.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Aaaw I’m so pleased that you like them 🙂 They’re not perfect but they were done by freehand. I use the rounded end of a wooden kebab stick to dot two hearts, then the pointed end to drag the varnish downwards into a triangle. The biggest annoyance was ending up with dots consisting of too much varnish which then take *ages* to dry.

      Trollbeads saw some of the images earlier as they kindly retweeted my article link 🙂 The next nail project will be for the Mother’s Day release I think 😉

      /hugs

  5. Debbie

    Fabulous – the nails are divine 🙂 Victoria, you are so clever and talented 🙂

    Love the bracelets as well.

    /hugs

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