Trollbeads Blue Ocean Review

This Trollbeads blog brings a dedicated review and inspiration for the newly debuted Trollbeads Deep Ocean.

The limited edition Trollbeads Blue Ocean is undoubtedly the highlight of the brand’s summer 2018 collection. Admittedly it’s very similar to a design we saw two years past, the Trollbeads Deep Ocean but that doesn’t really detract from it for me. Deep Ocean is becoming increasingly difficult to find so obviously plenty of collectors missed it. Further to that I prefer the colour of Blue Ocean; I’m finding it easier to use in combinations.

Since the bead arrived I’ve been experimenting quite a lot with it. Initially I wore it with nothing more than a couple of gold cored pearls (you can find what’s left of these at Great Lakes Boutique) and I loved that combination. I did feel it needed something a little more for the blog editorial however and I finally stumbled across a combination I really love.

Trollbeads Blue Ocean

Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

Trollbeads Blue Ocean

Blue Ocean is a large, barrel bead capturing the beauty of the ocean in a single piece of glass. It’s incredibly complex and absolutely fascinating to look at. It’s retailing at $95 and it’s definitely a bead to choose by hand or from live images as they do vary.

Trollbeads Blue Ocean

Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

Trollbeads Blue Ocean

Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

Trollbeads Blue Ocean

Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

All this weeks it’s buy three get one free on Trollbeads spacers in the USA. My regular readers or social media followers will know that I predominantly wear bangles so spacers are a necessity for me. I use them enormously as design elements though. I love the smaller, neater size. On the occasion that I do wear bracelets, I tend to split them into segments via the use of spacers. It just makes them a little lighter to wear and I prefer the aesthetic. I’ve done the same thing today, particularly as it’s a great time to invest in spacers!

I’ve used multiple Trollbeads Prehnite Peacock glass. I personally thing these are amazing as underwater beads as they look a little like seaweed. Aside from that I’ve included two Trollbeads Cat’s Eye Quartz to bring an organic, sandy vibe to the bracelet. I have a love hate relationship with this stone. I love it in it’s darker versions and hate the very pale ones.

You’ll notice that beyond the glass and stones, nearly all of the silver additions are spacers. The Sweet Berries were the most aquatic I could find to complement Blue Ocean. The single bead is the Redbalifrog Ombak the Whale who is just so cute. The entire Redbalifrog Big Blue release works seamlessly with the Trollbeads Summer 2018 designs. Do remember there’s a bead index at the end of the article if you’re unsure of any designs.

Trollbeads Blue Ocean

Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

Trollbeads Blue Ocean

Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

Trollbeads Blue Ocean

Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

Trollbeads Blue Ocean

Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

Trollbeads Blue Ocean

Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

Trollbeads Blue Ocean

Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

Trollbeads Blue Ocean

Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

Trollbeads Blue Ocean

Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

Trollbeads Blue Ocean

Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

Trollbeads Blue Ocean

Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

Trollbeads Blue Ocean Order Details

For those of you keen to order the Blue Ocean, you can find links to my retail partners below. Those selling from live images are marked with a *.

Please note that both the glass and stones used for this bracelet will be live at Great Lakes Boutique shortly.

Trollbeads Blue Ocean Summary

This is an amazing bead and looks amazing styled on either a bracelet or a fantasy necklace. Do be aware it’s not suitable for the Trollbeads Bangles as the curve of those doesn’t accommodate the length of Blue Ocean.

As always I love to hear from my readers. Did you indulge in the Trollbeads Blue Ocean? If so how have you been wearing it? Hit the comments and let me know!

Bead Index

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

Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

Comments
  1. Angela

    Blue Ocean is pretty and while it appears clearer and more complex than Deep
    Ocean as I have that might pass on this, However I am more fascinated by and want your Peacock bead collection.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Those are just the collection Prehnite Peacocks πŸ™‚ They’re listed from live images over on the GLB website πŸ™‚

  2. Marie

    I have purchased Blue Ocean as well as its’ predecessor, Deep Ocean, when it was released. The layers of millefiori sea life in both beads have captured the appearance of an active reef in such a pretty way. I’ve been enjoying Blue Ocean, which as the summer season is finally arriving, has now begun to make appearances on my fantasy necklace with various supporting glass, pearls, and silvers. I love your bracelet design and the use Prehnite Peacock… now I need to check that bead out – it looks like it might even work with Deep Ocean.

    • endangeredtrolls

      The Prehnite Peacocks are so lovely. As with everything in bead world though – or so it feels – they get “old” and forgotten so fast! “Must haves” change incredibly quickly. I like it on this theme though. I know it’s definitely not intended as an oceanic bead but I think it works πŸ˜€

Post A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *