Trollbeads Best of Both Lock Review

This Trollbeads blog brings a dedicated review of the newly launched Trollbeads Best of Both Lock.

Monday saw the start of the Trollbeads free bracelet promotion for the USA and it’s so well timed for those keen to indulge in the two new lock designs. As part of the autumn collection came the Trollbeads Trunk of Treasures Lock, (very seasonal with a typically Danish minimalist style) and the Best of Both Lock. The latter is a little darker and perhaps has good potential for Halloween bracelets.

The promotion offers a free bracelet with the purchase of any decorative lock and though it’s restricted to the US market, retailers are permitted to ship globally. I reviewed the Trunk of Treasures Lock on Monday and today I’m showcasing Best of Both.

Trollbeads Best of Both Lock

The lock retails at $59, €52 or £45 and was designed by Louise Rimpler. On one side of the lock is an angel wing, on the other a demon wing.

Know yourself; if you remove your devils, your angels might leave too.

I do like this lock and as a fan of the dark fantasy genre, it holds particular appeal for me. I will say however, it’s a little tricky to open on the large end. If you look at the images below, you’ll see the lever barely extends above the wind details. While this makes for a very neat aesthetic, it does make it a little difficult to open. I find my nail catching on the wing detailing before the clasp is actually open far enough to hook onto the bracelet.

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This lock practically screams for a darker themed, Halloween bracelet. I had actually promised myself not to delve too deeply into Halloween mode until the beginning of October but in my defence with the bracelet promotion active, I did want to focus on the lock reviews first.

This bracelet uses dark, gothic coloured stones. Specifically it features the Trollbeads Onyx, Hessonite Garnet and the lovely Blue Tiger Eye (the latter is becoming somewhat of a personal favourite.) The silver beads were all chosen for their angelic or demonic designs. Unfortunately I forgot to take a shot of this bracelet from above for the bead index my camera equipment is now packed ready for the USA. If you’re unsure of a bead, head to the comments section.

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Trollbeads Best of Both Lock Review

If you’re keen to shop this lock you can do so directly with Trollbeads USA (and please note this link is affiliate,) alternatively you can shop with my retail partners below. Those participating in the free bracelet promotion are marked with a *.

Trollbeads Best of Both Lock Summary

This lock probably won’t suit all tastes but with the lack of a Halloween collection this year, it’s a really good option. Equally for anyone who appreciates more gothic design, this is arguably the best lock you’re going to find to cover that subject matter.

Remember the free bracelet promotion ends on the 25th!

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Trollbeads Best of Both Lock? Have you participated in the free bracelet promotion? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comments
  1. Marie

    Love this bracelet! You have captured the darker side of an old gothic Halloween perfectly. Very inspired to go do some bead playing and more beads to consider adding to my collection… like the Blue Tigereye.

    Safe travels!

    • endangeredtrolls

      That’s the side of Halloween I truly love. I mean I do like the cute side but it’s not so much me. Oh Marie…. You absolutely must get a Blue Tiger Eye or two! The two here right now look like crushed velvet. They are SO beautiful.

      xoxo

  2. Gene

    I LOVE the Best of Both Lock and the Trunk of Treasure Lock. I’m a little concerned about the mechanism being tricky to do (arthritis), but if I can’t do it then my son will have to put it on me! I love your bracelet…Blue Tiger Eye, Onyx, Hessonite Garnet all calling me ” buy us, you know you want to.”

    • endangeredtrolls

      It is a little fiddly. The lever really should have been made just a teeny bit longer so it sits further out from the wings. I understand why they’ve done it this way from an aesthetic standpoint but it makes it more difficult to open for me. I should add I have very long nails right now so that could be part of the issue I suppose.

      xoxo

  3. Beth

    I know what I wrote yesterday about sinister and creepy, but this bracelet doesn’t push those buttons for me. I really like it! The dark stones look great together, and I love the mix of silvers. Ohm My God is just perfect with the other angelic/demonic beads. Very cool.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I love those dark colours. The latest two Trollbeads Blue Tiger Eyes we got are sooo beautiful. They look like crushed velvet and it’s made me more than a little obsessed with them 😉 This is why I love the colder months! All these dramatic colours! 😀

      xoxox

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