Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers Review

This Trollbeads blog brings a dedicated review of the Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers.

The Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers debuted as part of the summer 2017 collection. They were the absolute highlight of the release for me, as the other two pieces were earrings. My regular readers will know I’m most definitely a bangle wearer and I’ve always reinforced that it’s the Trollbeads bangles that I like the most. With that in mind I’m always excited for new decorative spacers as they deliver a finishing touch to a bangle.

Harry Potter fans were quick to claim these spacers as Golden Snitch stoppers, something I’m completely on board with. Assuming I ever manage to find time to properly schedule another Harry Potter week, they’ll most definitely make an appearance in that context. For now however, here’s my review. Do be aware that these are compatible with all of the Trollbeads carriers plus the Ohm Beads Twisted Bangle. They retail at $92, €84 or £70 which may sound expensive but that’s per pair. These are not available to purchase individually.

Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers

Decorative spacers were first introduced into the Trollbeads collection last summer and since then the brand have continued to release new designs. Unfortunately amongst those initial designs, some of the spacers don’t quite sit securely enough on carriers. I’ve never actually had them fall off but I have seen considerable movement on some designs. I’m pleased to say this is absolutely not the case with the Dancing Butterfly Spacers. Indeed I’ve heard some collectors complain of the opposite and that is to say that they’re too difficult to get on. I can’t say I’ve experienced the latter problem and due to the size of the wings, there’s a lot to grab and wiggle along anyway but they do fit very snug. You absolutely won’t need to worry about these moving.

It’s worth noting that the two wings are not symmetrical and I have to confess this annoys me. I understand the theory and that it can give the spacers a more organic look but I do have more than a touch of OCD and this is a real trigger for me. Fortunately it’s more noticeable the closer together you position the spacers, so with a nice chunky bead in between and then on the wrist, it becomes less of an annoyance.

Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers

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Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers

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Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers

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These are large pieces compared to the standard Trollbeads spacers. I’m borrowing an image from my Ohm Beads Insects collection review because I happen to feel it shows perfectly how these can be styled on a bracelet. Rather than being overpowered by neighbouring beads, they almost become a focal feature in their own right (which I never intended!)

Ohm Beads Insects

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Ohm Beads Insects

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I’m a huge fan of Trollbeads amber. While I’m eagerly anticipating the fall season and my personal bracelets already reflect that, I do try not to go too autumnal on my blog before September for fear of annoying (or terrifying,) those who adore the summer season. Amber is such a great transitional piece. It glows beautifully in the sunshine and yet has an amazing colour variation for the autumn. For these bangles I’ve teamed some very gritty, sparkly amber with a lot of inclusions with the Trollbeads Golden Rutilated Quartz.

Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers

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Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers

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Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers

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Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers

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Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers

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Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers

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Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers

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Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers

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Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers Ordering Details

For those of you keen to order, you can do so directly via Trollbeads USA or Trollbeads UKicon (and please note that both of these links are affiliate.) You can also shop via my retail partners at the links below. All of these stores will ship globally:-

Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers Summary

Obviously these spacers are based off the Dancing Butterfly bead, available in either silver or gold (and it’s a gold bead I’d actually love one day!) If you liked the bead, there’s a good chance you’ll like the spacers and vice versa.

In summary these are nice, rather focal spacers that absolutely act as stoppers for any of the carriers. Though they are described as butterflies, they’ll make equally appropriate moths as we move into the autumn season (and they look beautiful on earthy bracelets brimming with Trollbeads gemstones!)

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly Spacers? Did you indulge in these? 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.

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Comments
  1. Alexandra R

    I love your bangles. But there’s no way I can get that many Golden Rutilated Quartz 😂 I’ll have to put mine between the Butterfly Spacers and my two ambers on each side instead 😉
    I received these spacers on Thursday and I’ve had them on everyday. I agree, they are very very tight on a bangle and they absolutely do not move. And I like that. I have the Sunbeam spacers and they do move a bit on my bangle. Not a huge problem but I like that these new ones don’t.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Absolutely not mine! 😀 They’re Great Lakes’ 😀 I have one right now. I suspect soon to be two but no these are not my private collection 😀 I *wish* I could have that many 😀

      Did you have any issues getting yours on your bangle? I haven’t but I have read that some ladies are struggling. They sure don’t move though 😀

      xoxo

      • Alexandra R

        I know they’re not yours but it must be so fun to play with them. 😊
        It is quite difficult to put the spacers on my twisted bangle but I don’t really mind because it means that they don’t move.

        • endangeredtrolls

          A LOT of fun :> I actually don’t think I’ve worn them on the Twisted Bangle. I usually wear the Twisted free of anything and just decorative and put my actual beads on the smooth bangles. Like you said though, at least we know they aren’t moving 😉

          xoxo

  2. Gene

    I do like these spacers, but I’m not sure… the asymmetry would annoy me. Even if it doesn’t look too bad when they are farther apart, I would still know. I do want a Dancing Butterfly bead…a gold one would be amazing! Your bangles with the Golden Rutilated Quartz and the Amber beads are so beautiful, Victoria. I wasn’t sure how I felt about all the grit…which I know you love!…but when I see it filmed on the dark background, I’m kind of loving it.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Much less noticeable once on the wrist and very striking but yes, they are asymmetrical and it’s one of those things that does draw my eye. I’d love the gold Dancing Butterfly. Imagine it on an autumn bracelet with loads of amber and stones! :O

      The thing with the gritty ambers is that they sparkle more but with that comes the darker colouring too and not everyone loves it 🙂

  3. Lisa G

    I bought these spacers yesterday when I made the trek to my (semi) local Trollbeads store in NJ for a sale. Peter and Lise Aagard were there so I met them and chatted with them. They told me about a new bangle due out for fall. I found the spacers to be a little almost smaller in person; they blend in well with the beads. I didn’t notice the assymetry at all. The saleslady tried to sell me 2 pair ( put at an angle next to each other they create a “fluttering” effect, but I did not want to spring for 2 pairs! Also, she told me to always move the spacers by the ring portion; if you push on the wings, the spacers are so hard to move that the wings may bend. I also got 4 beads for 25% off, with the 4th for free, 2 gold stoppers half price, and 2 twisted silver bangles, the second half price. If I had taken the twisted copper bangle, the 2nd would be only $1!! Worth the trip.

    • Alexandra R

      Whaou! Nice offers!!! That was worth the trip!
      And a new bangle for fall!!! 😱🙌🙌🙌 I love bangles so that’s a great news!!
      I’ll keep in mind the advice about moving the spacers, thanks!

      • endangeredtrolls

        The new bangle looks lovely. I say looks because I don’t have it in person yet and the images I have thus far are low resolution but.. if you like the Trollbeads bangles, I think you’re certain to like the new one 😉

        xoxo

    • endangeredtrolls

      There is indeed a new bangle for fall and it looks lovely. Ermmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I’ve no idea what I can actually risk saying without getting into trouble… So let’s play it super safe. Same shape and style as the existing bangles (which are utterly amazing,) new texture 😛 And now I’m stopping because I really *really* don’t want to be in trouble 😀

      I know we already spoke on Facebook but what an amazing day for you sweetie! 😀 I’m so pleased 😀

      xoxo

      • Lisa G

        Very fun day 😆

  4. Gene

    I am dying to know where in New Jersey the store is that Lisa went to. Wow! If that is the kind of sale they have, I am definitely going to have to go there!!!

    • Lisa G

      Gene, the store is at the Freehold Raceway Mall in Freehold.

      • Gene

        Thanks, Lisa!

  5. Suzy

    My butterfly spacers finally arrived and they are def hard to put on and off the bangle, but I like that they don’t move afterwards because it would look weird if they tend to twist around. I am picky about symmetry, but the fact that they are asymmetric isn’t really bothering me.
    I am a bit worried about their durability, I try to not hold then by the wings when putting then on and off the bangle so I don’t bend then. But I am very new to spacers, and they are more expensive then average, do I need to have any kind of special care with the rubber inside it, will the rubber get loose or even break over time,and if they do are the rubber replaceable? Tks!

  6. Courtney

    Just to make sure , these don’t fit on the Pandora original silver charm bracelets right? Just the troll bead and ohm twisted bangle?

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