Trollbeads Christmas 2017 Preview (Trollbeads Nostalgia)

This Trollbeads blog brings a complete preview of the Trollbeads Christmas 2017 collection!

It’s here! It’s the Trollbeads Christmas 2017 preview day! I have been buzzing about this release since I was fortunate enough to see a preview at the Great Lakes Boutique Bead Bash on the Lake event. I have to confess that following such a strong autumn collection, I was mildly concerned that perhaps the winter release would be unable to meet my expectations. I did attempt to temper my excitement in case of disappointment but it wasn’t necessary.

It’s entitled the Trollbeads Nostalgia collection and is so well named. It can be broadly split into two distinct themes. First there are the designs that are evocative of Christmas as a child. We see cute, traditional, fun motifs. The other side has a beautiful elegance and even romance to it. There’s stars and glitter and glass that captures the absolute beauty of a crisp winter night.

The release date is Friday November the 3rd but pre-orders will begin on Friday October the 27th.

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The glass is a little different for this collection. There is one limited edition glass kit but then new unique kits too! The Trollbeads Winter Forest Kit is the limited edition set and it’s retailing at $276. This is the set I absolutely fell in love with. Look at those critters! Whether retailers choose to split the kits or not is always at their discretion.

A heart-warming and lovable kit with owls, reindeer, snow and pines – exactly what we want for Christmas. Love melts a frozen heart.

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The new unique kits fall into two distinctive categories. First are the Trollbeads Christmas Glitter Kits and these continue the popular chocolate glitter accents from last year. Each set retails at $230.

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Second are the Trollbeads Colourful Christmas Kits with more traditional festive colours and designs. They also retail at $230 each.

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Turning to the silver there are six silver beads, three new decorative spacers and one pendant.

Louise Rimpler has designed the Trollbeads Inside Love and the Trollbeads Guiding Star, both of which will retail at $31. I adore star motifs but both of these designs have a lot of versatility as they’re designed for bracelets, bangles and as splitters on the fantasy necklaces.

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Soren Nielsen is the artist behind the Trollbeads Curious Critter ($46,) Abundance ($56,) Endless Impact ($31) and Momentum ($63.)

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Louise Rimpler has then designed the three new decorative spacers. Two have more than a touch of whimsy though the third has a lot of potential for contemporary styling.

The Trollbeads Grateful Turkey can work for both Christmas and Thanksgiving and will retail at $46. The Trollbeads Generous Piglet resembles the retired Pig so for those who love the older designs, this is a great alternative. In some cultures the pig is also a symbol of good luck, particularly at new year. It will retail at $46. Finally is the Trollbeads Nut Spacer and I’m coveting these in multiples as I suspect there could be some amazing styling opportunities here.

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The Trollbeads Wish! Pendant is a simple yet lovely star and it’s designed to work on the interchangeable fantasy necklace. I’m really excited about this for a couple of reasons. Firstly I’ll reiterate that I love star motifs. Second to that I had become slightly concerned that Trollbeads had disregarded the necklace entirely. The interchangeable fantasy necklace and two initial pendants were released in the fall of 2015 and I loved the concept. It’s such good news to see it revived for Christmas. The pendant will retail at $70.

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Moving onto the jewellery pieces, two new rings are joining the collection. The first is the Trollbeads Delicate Pearl Ring. Here the pearl is a little smaller than the existing rings making it ideal for stacking. It’s set to retail at $91. Second is the Trollbeads Snow Bubble Ring which is super cute for the winter season. Again it will retail at $91.

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Lastly comes two carriers. The Trollbeads Gold Plated Twisted Bangle will retail at $210. The Trollbeads Gold Plated Neck Bangle will retail at $590. I’m often asked how the plating on my bangle has worn over time, particularly as I do wear it almost daily. I received my bangle pre-release. It officially launched in October 2013 and I had mine during the summer, making it a little over four years old. It’s still absolutely flawless in terms of the plating. Certainly it has some surfaces scratches, just as my silver bangles do. Despite extensive wear and constantly moving spacers on and off however, plating is still perfect. There is always a slight colour difference between gold plated pieces and solid gold but it’s subtle.

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Trollbeads Nostalgia Campaign Images

Just a few campaign images have been released and I’m hopeful that we’ll see more very soon.

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Trollbeads Winter 2017 Summary

Firstly it’s worth noting that there is a new starter bracelet debuting alongside the winter collection. The Trollbeads Wishful Sky Bracelet is quite simply so amazing that I’m featuring that in it’s own preview so do check the front page.

After a summer release that featured no new glass we have been utterly spoilt for autumn and now Christmas. I adore the Winter Forest Kit and the two new critters in particular. I suspect these are going to fly off shelves so if you’re coveting this set as much as I do, I think it’s worth pre-ordering.

I’ve always enjoyed mixing metallics so the Twisted Gold Plated Bangle is a welcome addition for me. Further to that just picture it with some of the new glass from autumn, particularly the likes the Glimpse of Green.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Trollbeads Christmas 2017 collection? Is anyone joining me in counting down the days? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comments
  1. Katie

    I love the owl glass bead, followed immediately by the reindeer glass bead. But, I’m not sure if they are enough to push me to buy the whole kit (especially after I saw the star bracelet that you have also previewed). I also like the Momentum bead. I also like the cute piggy spacer and the turkey spacer. Hmmm. This is going to be tough, I am still recovering from the GLB event. I guess that I’ll try to buy the bracelet and maybe some of the glass, as I believe that those are all limited. It looks as though the silvers are not limited, so I’ll be able to pick those up in the future, when I (hopefully) have been able to save up for them.

    • Katie

      I also wish that they’d release another Diamond bead. I’ve had so many compliments on the ones that I own. The colors were always so great. I had hoped that they would do a purple (a really nice purple) one and a red one.

      • Fiona

        A purple Diamond bead is what I am waiting for too!

        • endangeredtrolls

          That’s exclusive to Japan

  2. Beth

    Oh wow! This is a super release. I like so many of the pieces. I love the limited glass kit. Those critters are adorable. Even with getting the sixth bead free, the glass kits are an expensive outlay of cash, so I’m not sure it’s in the budget. I’m so happy that Trollbeads keeps expanding their spacer collection. I love the turkey! Like you, I love stars, so the pendant and the new bracelet are also going on my wish list. All n all, it’s a really strong collection, and I like many of the pieces.

    • endangeredtrolls

      The chances are high that some retailers will split their kits. I don’t think ALL stores will.. because you can just see which glass are going to be the most popular and no one is going to want to sell 100 owls and reindeers to be left trying to move the others. Still… I think for me the kit will be worth it. Though I would like duplicates of those critters!

  3. Elise

    Hi Victoria! You are so right – the glass is spectacular! I am not a critter glass person but that little owl with the holly is so sweet. Love the glitter glass, guiding star, momentum and the Wish pendant. It’s nice they are showing the uniques ahead of time too.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Aren’t they cute?! I’m so loving the critters 😀 The reindeer! 😀

      And yes I like that we get a look at the uniques. I’ve stated for years and years that they should try seasonal uniques that coordinate with their main releases. I just love the whole idea of it 😀

  4. Samantha Cardimon

    Ah, the glass looks like Trollbeads glass of yesteryear. Which I think is great! I like that they are getting back to their roots. And it’s a huge collection of glass, to boot. While I may not indulge in each and every bead, I’ll certainly try to pick up some of the chocolate beads from the Christmas Glitter kit. I went all out last year and got the entire Winter Wonder kit (which, as a matter of fact, I’m wearing today with Halloween beads), and some of this year’s beads will play nicely with them.

    The Guiding Star silver is quite pretty and will look lovely any time of the year. If I can swing the Wishful Sky bracelet, Guiding Star would be fab on that. And Momentum looks rather like a globe of flames. Very pretty.

    I finally feel like it’s the holiday season now that Trollbeads has put out its Christmas collection. Such an exciting and fun time of the year!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Yes the new uniques have been designed to work with the kit from last year since collectors loved that so much 🙂 And it’s just nice to see new uniques appearing I think 🙂

      All that said I’m refusing to think of Christmas until after Halloween! 😉 It just has to wait until then! 😀

  5. Jenna

    Love love the pig spacer….looks like the old pig silver. Gotta get some of those for sure!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Yes it’s very similar 😉 For those who have always wanted the retired Pig, this is going to at least be a nice option 🙂

  6. Noemi

    I’ve never been a big fan of trollbeads, but this collection is spectacular! The glass critters, the silvers, the spacers! I want them all!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Aaaaw. So pleased to hear you like it and yes, it is a very strong release 😀

  7. Diane

    Great release!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Any favourites? 😉

  8. Tanya

    Just when you think you can save some money! That piglet dpacer is #1 on my list and I see at least 3 glass that I’ll have to hunt down in singles! Great release ❤

    • endangeredtrolls

      So pleased you like it! 😀 Sorry for your bank balance 😉

  9. Alex V

    Wonderful overall release. I love that the spacers lately have been animals. I always loved animal beads and this is a Great Way to wear animals without them always being overwhelmingly large. I would need to see the glass split up to see if there are any I would buy as I don’t like to dish out big bucks on full kits.
    Any idea what the creature/animal
    Is supposed to be ( silver bead curious critter )??? Thanks

    • endangeredtrolls

      He’s a little bird I think. Or at least that’s what I interpreted him as 😉 I thought he looked like one of the birds from Angry Birds 😉

  10. Jamie

    As soon as I saw the reindeer in the winter forest kit I knew this would be a fun release. I love the Christmas glitter kits, hints of sparkle really set off a great Christmas or new years design. Can never have enough glitter and I see some very nice new designs! As for silvers guiding star is a must and oh my gosh that greatful turkey spacer!! How cute is he 😄 And just like you said I’m glad they went back and made a new pendant for the FN, and yay it’s a star. Also I’m so happy to see a gold version of the twisted bangle. I know that was a huge request and that will be another big wish list item for the holidays!
    I think I need a minute to take this all in, so exciting. I need to think about what I want the most and start saving up again 🤗🎄

  11. Beckie

    AAAAALLLLLL THE STARS!!!
    Ok so I love the star theme so much, but a little disappointed with the glass – I think the neutral glitter beads look interesting but if they’re uniques they won’t be so easy to get hold of.
    Why uniques instead of production? 🙁

    • Lisa G

      I was a little disappointed with the glass too. It’s a bit hard yet to see how the glass beads will look, but I love the silver beads and spacers, so no shortage of shopping to be had!:)

      • endangeredtrolls

        I’ll take live images of the individual beads as soon as I get my hands on them. There’s no individual stock images for the kit 🙁 And of course uniques are uniques so….

        I’m impatient though 😛

  12. Angela

    Thanks Victoria, this is such a stunning release, it has been years since there was a release that is so totally awesome and affordably priced that every piece is on my definite list. For the last few years I would Cherry pick the glass,this time the glass is so strong that I would love entire kits.
    There will be a lot of Beans and Rice served this winter.

    • endangeredtrolls

      So pleased to hear you like the release as I know you haven’t had much love for the brand recently <3 And yes the glass is very, very strong I think.

  13. Pippa

    I’m going to be looking for retailers to break- up thoses glass kits 🙂
    I really would like 3 to 5 of the snowflake in the Winter Forest Kit. And also I’d like a few of the solid blue OOAK with the white stars.

    I also am excited about the star pendant and some of the silver, I definitely wand Momentum and maybe some others.

    Though it’s hard to be thinking about Christmas and Winter bracelets when I’m still waiting on orders to finish Halloween and Thanksgiving. Time moves so quickly!!!

    • endangeredtrolls

      I agree with you about thinking on Christmas just yet. I can’t focus on it until the other side of Halloween 😀 November is still autumn! 😀

      Isn’t the glass just so beautiful though? :O

  14. Mary Miller

    The Turkey and Piglet spacers are absolutely fabulous!!! Are they limited edition or will they become regular collection?

  15. Myriam

    I love that this release again includes beads that can be used as splitters. The guiding star looks wonderful!

  16. Polly

    I adore the owl glass, and will totally get it if I can get one on its own, but can absolutely see why retailers might not split the kit this time, so I’ll just see what happens 🙂 Same with the unique glass – there’s some dark blue glittery ones and non-glittery ones I like the look of, so again it’s a wait and see 🙂

    Silver – I *love* the Guiding Star, that’s a must-have <3 Also the Wish! Pendant – this is the one that will make me get the changeable necklace at last <3 Stars all round!

    Nothing else particularly grabs me, though Abundance is quite pretty and old-skool, though small-ish I think. I kind of like the look of Momentum – except that as soon as I saw it I thought it looked like sperm, and I'm not sure I can get past that! (And given this is Trollbeads, I certainly wouldn't put it past them that it might actually be *intended* to look like sperm!)

    Tl;dr – aaalllllll the stars for me, and maybe some glass 😀

  17. Beki

    Good thing I’ve been saving for Christmas the past few months and it’s been really hard since I LOVE all the autumn beads also! Thanks so much for the Christmas previews.

    • endangeredtrolls

      You are always welcome <3 😀

  18. MaLa

    a wonderful selection of Christmas beads both in glass and silver, love the Momentum bead.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I’m so pleased you like them! There hasn’t been a huge amount of feedback on the silver so it’s nice to hear someone mention those specifically 😀

  19. Jenna

    The glass is ok, but with a little creativity, the glass could be great.
    Imagination and creating new designs are in order rather than rehashing old designs.
    I do love the pig spacer as I said and the critter glass beads.

  20. Chainsaw Kitten

    The critters are so cute, and so well done, but not something I’d wear…..the other glass beads look interesting. I think I may have seen some prototypes for the Wishful Sky bead at my local TB store, the employees were wearing very similar beads, which they said were a gift from TB to employees only. They were very pretty, but different even with the 3 I saw….so I suppose that bead will have a lot of variation.

    Some of the glass uniques look interesting, but I hate being forced to buy a kit for just a few beads.

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