Trollbeads Dreams of Freedom Halloween Bracelet Inspiration

This Trollbeads blog brings a little Halloween bracelet inspiration starring the newly debuted Trollbeads Dreams of Freedom Kit.

The Trollbeads Dreams of Freedom Kit debuted as part of the autumn 2015 collection. It’s designed by Gail Crosman Moore, the same lady who created the Trollbeads Native Elements Kit (pictured below.) The Native Elements glass are some of my all time favourites. I just love the autumnal colours and amazing texture. In light of this I was super excited for Dreams of Freedom.

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Dreams of Freedom are eclectically coloured and again we see the designs move away from the standard wheel shape. I find this adds really interest to a bracelet and makes it feel distinctly Troll-ish.

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Halloween is a fantastic holiday. It brings with it all the fun and excitement of the day but without the added stress and financial strain of the traditional Christmas gift giving. That said not everyone can justify purchasing Halloween beads. For most people holiday beads are only usable for a few weeks a year so they’re an investment with relatively restricted use. I decided to try and create a Halloween feeling bracelet with the Dreams of Freedom Kit.

I opted to use a mix of both Halloween and autumnal feeling Trollbeads silvers. The Dreams of Freedom Kit alone doesn’t quite fill a bracelet so I mixed in a couple of the Native Elements glass in addition to the Trollbeads Feel the Rain Pendant. The latter gave me the opportunity to show how the new pendants can work on a bracelet for those who aren’t really fans of the fantasy necklace concept.

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Finally a few images of the completed bracelet.

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Trollbeads Dreams of Freedom Ordering Details

For those of you coveting the Dreams of Freedom Kit, it’s available via my recommended retailer Trollbeads Akron at the link below:-

Trollbeads Dreams of Freedom Summary

This is such a lovely kit though I do find it slightly more difficult to use compared with the Native Elements beads. These beads are generally more consistent than the Trollbeads Balance of Nature Kit and I’d consider it safe to order online.

You’ll be seeing more of this kit in the future as I have other bracelet ideas for it beyond Halloween.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Trollbeads Dreams of Freedom Kit? Did you indulge in this set? Is it perhaps on your wishlist? 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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  • 1 – Trollbeads Aqua Edge Petals (Available in the US here and Europe here)
  • 2 – Retired Trollbeads Vine
  • 3 – Trollbeads Hopeful Poppies
  • 4 – Trollbeads Skeleton Spirit (Available in the US here and Europe here)
  • 5 – Trollbeads Feel the Rain Pendant (Available in the US here and Europe here)
  • 6 – Trollbeads Spiritual Ornament (Available in the US here and Europe here)
  • 7 – Trollbeads Flaming Meditation
  • 8 – Trollbeads Pumpkin (Available in the US here and Europe here)
  • 9 – Trollbeads Spiritual Cone
  • 10 – Trollbeads Sleeping Bat (Available in the US here and Europe here)
  • 11 – Trollbeads Dream Away
  • 12 – Trollbeads Cornucopia (Available in the US here and Europe here)
  • 13 – Trollbeads Unbreakable Ties
  • 14 – Trollbeads Spider (Available in the US here and Europe here)
  • 15 – Trollbeads Green Pod (Available in the US here and Europe here)
  • 16 – Trollbeads Spiritual Adornment (Available in the US here and Europe here)
  • 17 – Trollbeads Stamen of Life
  • 18 – Trollbeads Wicked Web (Available in the US here and Europe here)
  • 19 – Trollbeads Spooky Bats Lock (Available in the US here and Europe here)
Comments
  1. Samantha Cardimon

    Love it! I think these are great as Halloween beads since they’re a little weird and funky looking. Also like how you added Spiritual Ornament in there, too. Such a great bead and I hadn’t thought of it for Halloween. Great combo.

    The Dreams of Freedom look a bit like tropical fish, too, I think. I wonder how they’d look as part of an undersea theme?

    • endangeredtrolls

      They remind me of a travelling fun fair 😀 Lots of rides with twinkling lights spinning around into a blur 😀 I actually think they might be more versatile than I originally gave them credit for 😉 I rather like your idea too!

      xxx

  2. Faye

    So colorful and artistic! You’ve done up a super bracelet with these!
    I love that you used the bat clasp/lock. No, maybe it won’t be for everyone, but not every painting in the Louvre or Prado speaks to every visitor!

    • endangeredtrolls

      You’re right of course Faye, there’s never any way to please everyone! I just thought it was a little bit different and after so many years of making Halloween bracelets, I do try to tackle different ideas 😉

      xxx

  3. Natalie

    I love all the fun and crazy colors and textures on here!

    • endangeredtrolls

      It’s fun right? It’s not a traditional Halloween bracelet but I loved it and it’s really cheerful 😀

      xxx

      • Natalie

        A Halloween Carnival! 😀

        • endangeredtrolls

          Yes exactly! Maybe something a little Oktoberfest-ish 🙂

          xxx

  4. Angela

    Wonderful combo. Scary and Fun Halloween, without being traditionally Orange, Black ,Green Halloweeny.Most Halloween bracelets border on being childish. Usually look like folks just threw every Halloween bead in their bead box onto their bracelets which is fine for some but I like this grown up look.
    One could swap out the Skeleton and Jack oh Lantern for other silvers and would work fo me all year.Love the addition of Feel the Rain

    • endangeredtrolls

      Glad you like it! I know it’s perhaps not the most traditional Halloween bracelet but I’ve been covering this holiday for *years* and I want different, not same-same 😉

      The pendants are lovely!

      xxx

  5. Angela

    Victoria, still love the bracelet from last year with Native Elements kit. I have tried to duplicate that one . Have gotten all beads except for the Cornacopia and the Greenish pod.
    Intended putting it on an Elf beads b’let with Trunk Lock but Trunk seemed off I think the new Book Lock will look much better.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hey sweetie,

      The Dragon Book Lock is beautiful but we won’t see it in time for Halloween unfortunately. Hopefully it will appear in November 😀

      xxx

  6. Martha Olavarrieta

    I love this bracelet Victoria. It’s so colorful and fun. I have most of the beads, so I’m going to TRY to create something similar to yours.
    Regards,
    Martha

    • endangeredtrolls

      Yay! Please post it on my Facebook page. I’d love to see what you make 😀 I think it’s really fun and cheerful. It’s hard to look down at a bracelet with so much colour and not want to smile 🙂

      xxx

  7. Martha

    I really like this kit, as well as the Native Elements one, neither of which I have. They are both so different and whimsical. Adding them both to my ever growing wish list!

    • endangeredtrolls

      They’re both lovely kits and there’s something fundamentally “trollish” for me about both of them. You’re right, they’re totally different to anything else out there. Originally I kept saying Dreams of Freedom didn’t quite live upto Native Elements as I felt it was less versatile. I’m changing my mind. I love it!

      xxx

  8. Polly

    I had completely dismissed this kit from previews just because none of the beads would go with any of my existing colour schemes. Then I saw it in real life and absolutely loved it 🙂 It still wouldn’t go with anything else I have, but it goes well with itself! So now I think I’ve talked myself into putting the whole kit on my wishlist. I still won’t be getting it any time soon, as so many others are ahead of it – though I have to admit this keeps growing in my mind, so it may well work it’s way higher up the list 🙂

    • endangeredtrolls

      I think sometimes with kits like this you just have to accept their crazy colours and not try too hard to make them “match” with other beads. They’re so bright and vivid and you can end up so stressed trying to make them blend well when they just don’t want to 😀 It’s such a fun kit though 🙂

      xxx

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