Trollbeads Easter Egg Pendants Review

This Trollbeads blog article offers an in depth review of the Trollbeads Easter Egg pendants, part of the newly debuted Easter collection for 2013.

Today saw the official launch of the Trollbeads Easter 2013 collection and this year’s version of the Easter Egg pendants. This concept made it’s debut in 2012 and I admit I never liked the colours or the patterning, believing them to more closely resemble Christmas lights.

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For Easter 2013, the pendants receive a slight revamp. Spots are replaced with stripes and the predominantly solid pastel colours morph to a more eclectic mix of hues. Overall I believe the pendants to be vastly superior to last year but obviously, a large element of personal taste needs to be accounted for.

For clarification, these are sold in sets of three priced at $207 or individually at $69 each. It’s upto the discretion of the individual store as to whether they leave their kits intact or offer them for sale separately.

The Trollbeads Easter Egg pendants boast a universal hoop fastening that is compatible with all major charm and bead brands, including Pandora.

Trollbeads Easter Egg Pendants

These pendants aren’t entirely unique, rather there is a total of four kits available, named I, II III and IV.

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The kit I received was set I, featuring two purple shade pendants (one a deep, sumptuous grape shade and the second a mid lilac colour) and a deep honey colour.

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The grape coloured pendant is a lovely rich colour with a lilac banding running around the outer edge. This is a beautiful pendant for those that appreciate purple hues.

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The second is a much paler shade of purple, boasting a large turquoise core and lilac banding around the bead. This was undoubtedly my favourite pendant from the kit.

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The image below also captures the location of the hallmark.

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The final pendant comprising set I is a deep honey or amber shade with contrasting lilac detailing. This colour is undoubtedly likely to be one of the most difficult pendants to work with but actually, the shade itself is lovely. It’s reminiscent of maple syrup and in addition to Easter creations, it would add some beautiful interest to autumnal bracelets.

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In general these pendants seem a shade smaller than the Easter Egg pendants from 2012, as the image below from the lovely Beth at Trollbeads Studio shows. They’re also, in my opinion, more egg shaped as opposed to being reminiscent of Christmas lights.

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In regards to their size in comparison with other dangles, they’re closets to the Trollbeads Snowdrop Tassel and quite a bit larger than either the Trollbeads Valentine’s Love or the Christmas dangles.

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It is worth noting however that there is quite large variety in regards to the size of these pendants as the below images demonstrate.

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When it came to showcase bracelets, I primarily opted to let the colours of my individual pendants dictate the direction.

For the first bracelet, I wanted to embrace elements of spring. We’ve been graced with a beautiful week here in Denmark, blue skies and sunshine abound with the breeze promising spring’s imminent arrival. (Naturally today mother nature chose to remind us all that it is infact only March and reverted to bitter cold and storm strength winds.)

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For the second bracelet I removed much of the additional pastel colouring and focused on purple glass shades. In addition I opted for predominantly floral silver beads from both Trollbeads and Redbalifrog.

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For the third bracelet I reverted to a colour combination I’ve been using extensively recently; pale pinks and purples. I replaced the floral silvers with more typical spring themed silvers.

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The final featured bracelet was created in the hopes of showcasing the honey coloured pendant. I attempted to integrate more Easter feeling silvers including the retired Trollbeads Rooster, Hen and Chick in the Egg beads.

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Trollbeads Easter 2013 Ordering Details

The Trollbeads Easter Egg pendants and indeed the Easter 2013 collection in it’s entirety is available from Goldmine Trollbead Boutique. Clicking on the links below will open the corresponding pages in a new window:-

Trollbeads Easter Egg Pendants Summary

I feel these pendants are a vast improvement on last year’s version. The shape of the dangles this year is more reminiscent of an Easter egg. The colours are also a little more vibrant as opposed to the predominantly pastel colours for 2012. With this in mind, I’m quite excited to have some Easter Egg pendants to wear this year.

On the other hand, I do believe there have been an enormous amount of glass dangles recently and I suspect that collectors are beginning to tire slightly of them.

Please note that the products featured in this article were provided free of charge for consideration and review. This does not influence the opinions expressed here.

As always, I’m most interested to hear from my readers. Do you like these dangles? Now you’ve seen both previews and reviews, will you be indulging in any? Do you like them enough to invest in a set of three or will you search for a retailer selling them individually? If so, which dangles are you coveting? Are you tiring of the recent stream of glass dangles? Head to the comments and let me know!

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What follows is an index of the beads used to create the featured bracelets.

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Comments
  1. Jennifer Wr

    I can’t decide if I like these or not…which is weird. Maybe I am still on “new release overload.” 🙂 Or maybe it is the 12 or 13 inches of snow I woke up to this morning. 🙁 I am still coveting that orange bumpy dangle though!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Well they won’t vanish quickly I don’t think so you have plenty of time to ponder 😉 I’m sorry I tempted you with that dangle again 😉 Actually if I could find more of these, I’d be all over them but alas, they really do seem to have vanished 🙁 I’d love a pink one!

      • Jennifer Wr

        Ooh, a pink one does sound lovely. 🙂

        • endangeredtrolls

          Yeah I think it might be a little more versatile for many of us so one of those is on it’s way! 😀

  2. Debbie

    I’m feeling the same about these eggs Jennifer – I can’t make up my mind if I like them or not. Although at £55 I think I would rather have the Panther pod instead 🙂 I’m also going to wait and see what the Pandora glass dangles look like in real life, as from the pictures I quite like the look of them.

    Sorry to hear about the snow 🙁 We’ve had a really warm week here, but the weather forecast is saying chilly snow is on the way – luckily not as much as you’ve just had dumped on you. Grrrrr! Roll on spring.

    I’m first in the queue for the bumpy dangles 😉

    • endangeredtrolls

      As we discussed Debbie, with so many lovely collections around at the moment, every purchase needs to be considered against other potential items and £55 is a significant amount of money!

      I am sat waiting on two more of these though I admit, the pale blue and the pale pink one and I’ll try and feature those too as I suspect the colours will be a little more appealing.

      Pandora spring collection officially launches at midnight on Sunday and poor Jennifer is drowning under snow 🙁

      I noticed snow has appeared on my weather forecast apps too 🙁

      /hugs to you both

      • Jennifer Wr

        The panther pod yes, Debbie! Victoria and Debbie – thank you for sympathizing about the snow…and I hope it misses you Victoria. :/

        • endangeredtrolls

          Sunday 10th – heavy snow :*(

          It’s like spring offered just a taste of what’s to come (I had my heating off on Tuesday!) and then BAAM! Winter again. Ha! Take this! 🙁

          I only just realised as well, Easter is actually quite close..

  3. Trolldora

    so lovely they are, can’t wait to play with them 🙂

    • endangeredtrolls

      Glad to hear you like them 🙂

      Are you buying any? 😀 If so which ones? 🙂

  4. dakotacheryl

    I went to my local dealer today and bought one of the eggs in a lovely amber color…and one of the Ruby Rocks. I wish she’d had more of the eggs to choose from, but I think I bought the prettiest one (and I got the first one LOL)…thx for the reviews and wonderful photos!!

    • endangeredtrolls

      They are actually a lovely rich colour aren’t they? Unfortunately I think many collectors will see them as orange and veer more towards the pink and blue eggs but the ambers are very very pretty!

      What’s the Ruby Rock like? 🙂 I’ve seen huge variation in these from very dark to very light and lots of difference in the amount of red / pink too 🙂

      You’re more than welcome of course 🙂

  5. Angela

    I really do like the Easter Eggs but $69 each and $207 for the set is steep.Would have loved the Purple or Orange ones, or even if the set was maybe $150just seems like a lot of money so for now I will pass.
    Victoria , nice job on all the bracelets, love that Orange bumpy one. I can imagine it in Pink, Raspberry or Purple would be stunning.But what I am really drawn to is the RBF Russian Egg and the Trollbead sheep.

    BTW received my RBF Seahorse and Hamsa from Perlen yesterday. Not into creepy crawlies, spiders snakes or lizards, I did not think I would love this little guy so even though I liked the bracelet you did with two Seahorses last month, thought I was being safe and did not order two of them at the same time. Now that I have sworn off ordering in March have to wait till April to order plus wait near 10 days for delivery. Unlike the Trollbead Seahorses he is heavy, very detailed, looks realistic and most of all his eyes don’t bulge unnaturally.

    So disgusted with myself as I have redone my list of charms and beads that I want so many times., think I should just quit writing them down. Now that I have seen the Lamb , it and especially the Russian Egg has moved up on my list to be purchased on April 1st. I just love the look of the mini CZ’s from Novobeads. Spoke to a retailer who used to carry Pandora, Troll and Novo who now is the largest Chamillia dealership in the Upstate N.Y area also carries 5 other bead systems including Ohm, she claims that the Novobead CZ’s in both sizes are the best in the industry. They are best with array of colors,facets, depth and clarity of the bead. She has not sold the brand for 2 years but still wears the Novo CZ’s as they are stunning.Another good testament so would like to get those in April also, now to decide which set to get. Leann has the green which I like, but you sure do get a lot of use from your Purpley ones ? LOL decissions, decissions?

    • endangeredtrolls

      I agree that they are expensive Angela 🙁 I think Trollbeads need to be really careful about their prices at the moment as there is a lot of competition in this market. I actually wanted a second kit – the one with the pink and blue eggs but when I actually processed the price I had to back out and opt just for the two individuals.

      The bumpy glass was a limited edition release from 2008 – back when limited editions really were quite limited 😉 I was offered two last year, the orange and the blue and snapped them both up. Aside from those, I haven’t seen any anywhere! I’ve even been specifically searching as I really do like them and these were wholly unique so there could easily have been those colours in circulation. But even among the resale market, I just can’t locate anymore. I’m tempted to drop the lady who I bought these two from an email and ask if her mother (who has a HUGE collection) has any she’d part with.

      I’m so happy that your Redbalifrog delivery arrived and that you like it so much 🙂 I love the Redbalifrog Seahorses! I have a really hard time choosing an absolute favourite from Redbalifrog but the Seahorse is right up there fighting for the top spot. The texturing on him is just amazing I think 🙂

      I’ve had my Trollbeads Lamb for years. At the time he was incredibly cheap because he’s relatively small 🙂 The Redbalifrog Russian Egg has always been a popular design for Amanda and it’s a bead you’ll find yourself using a lot I think 😉

      Interesting to hear from your retailer and her opinion on the Novobeads mini CZs! I used mine so so often as you are now aware – they are incredibly pretty beads and if I could actually shop at the moment, I’d grab a second kit for certain.

      I had a huge Ohm Beads delivery arrive last week and while I’m still working my way through it, I think there is one of their faceted CZ beads in there. I’ll try and have a better look through today and find out.

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

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