Trollbeads Stories of You Constitutes New Starter Bracelet Concept

This Trollbeads blog brings confirmation that the Trollbeads Stories for You bead and lock constitute the new starter bracelet concept for fall 2013.

Trollbeads collectors are eagerly awaiting the launch of the Trollbeads Fall 2013 collection. General consensus of readers at Endangered Trolls is positive and enthusiastic and I admit this is merely fueling my impatience for launch day all the more. During the past couple of weeks I’ve been offering dedicated previews of the release. A little confusion arose when a UK retailer published images of two mystery products entitled the Trollbeads Stories of You collection. Today brings confirmation of this upcoming mini release.

Trollbeads Stories of You

There’s little wonder these created such a stir. The appearance of new locks is always popular and the bead is simply exquisite! It’s a faceted version of the previous limited edition Aurora bead and these striking colours have proven popular within the community.

Trollbeads Stories of You

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Trollbeads Stories of You

Image Courtesy of Trollbeads – Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

Trollbeads Stories of You

Image Courtesy of Trollbeads – Please Do Not Reproduce Without Crediting

These products are neither part of the Trollbeads Fall 2013 collection nor are they limited edition. Rather the Trollbeads Stories of You is the new starter bracelet concept for the fall season.

Originally this was slated for release in early October though it could be subject to change.

For autumn 2012, the starter bracelet concept was the Trollbeads Luck & Joy collection. The eye catching polka dot glass were exclusive to the starter bracelets and it’s safe to assume that the Stories of You faceted glass and lock will be the same.

I’m loving both the new faceted glass and the lock and they certainly combine to make a very striking bracelet.

As always I love to hear from my readers. Do you like the new Trollbeads Stories of You lock and bead? Will you be tempted to purchase them? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comments
  1. Leigh

    This will be a fabulous starter bracelet, do you know if this will be a worldwide release or country specific?

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hi Leigh :)

      To the best of my knowledge it’s a global release. I’ve heard nothing to suggest otherwise :) I also agree with you – it’s a “wow” starter bracelet in my eyes ;)

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

  2. Martha Olavarrieta

    Hi Victoria,

    This is a definite buy. I can’t wait; what a perfect combination. It’s definitely nicer than the Luck and Joy starter bracelet, IMO.

    Regards,

    Martha

    • endangeredtrolls

      Fabulous isn’t it? I’m so happy that both the lock and the bead are so popular ;) I agree with you regarding the Luck & Joy bracelets. I actually did like the Luck & Joy glass and I can always use more bracelets but I don’t want more plain locks.. that totally put me off collecting more of the spotty glass beads. This time I like both the bead and the lock so the bracelet is a bonus. The only down side? I want two of the glass ;)

      It’s certainly a very striking offer from Trollbeads! Particularly as it will be marketed, I assume, as a potential Christmas gift :)

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

  3. Aoibheann

    Well, that’s quite a bummer :( I honestly don’t want to spent money on yet another bracelet which I’m not going to use only to get one of these beautiful faceted auroras. I really wish TB would consider us long-time collectors when releasing such coveted and popular beads… Sometimes I get the feeling that TB headquarters counts on us crazy people to buy whatever they throw on the market, as long as it bears the LAA stamp. :(

    • endangeredtrolls

      It’s definitely far more suited to those of us who like both the faceted aurora and the lock. If you only like one element, then it’s going to require a little more thought as to whether the spend is worth it I imagine. On that note, there’s no mention of a price yet.

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

      • Anne - Norway

        I´d rather prefer three beads than a bead and a lock and a bracelet, as I cannot use the tiny locks with my bad MS-fingers without a personal assistant :-(

        This tend to be discriminating because of handicap!
        Shame on Trollbeads :-o

        • endangeredtrolls

          It’s possible that some retailers may split their bracelets.. a couple did with the Luck & Joy. Then again, it’s also possible that Trollbeads won’t allow them to do this (as was the case with the Aurora Bangle set.) It’s too early to tell at the moment :(

          We’re in need of more big locks :(

          Kind Regards
          Victoria

        • Lorie

          Hi Anne,
          I have MS too! Have you tried a bead buddy? You can buy them on ebay and you might be able to get a bracelet on without and assistant. I can anyway!

          • Anne - Norway

            Hi Lori, do you have a link, I find tools for motorbikes :-o

    • Jen Heidinger

      I really hesitated to buy an additional bangle just to purchase the Aurora bead. The bead is really beautiful, and I’d love to own the faceted bead, too. I’m afraid that it is just too soon for me to repeat the pattern of buying a bracelet I don’t need to get one bead I really want.

      Fortunately, I can comfort myself by buying several Aurora Stripe beads for the same price! They are GORGEOUS and in the same family of colors as the Aurora beads.

      I feel that Trollbeads is pushing us just a little too hard to buy additional merchandise when we really only want one new bead, however pretty and exceptional its design.

      • endangeredtrolls

        Hi Jen,

        I think a lot of this depends on whether you like the lock. I’ve received this set and it’s stunning. I thought I’d be all about the bead but actually the lock is amazing. It’s quite large, it’s very heavily textured and amazingly eye catching. If you like the bead and the lock, then it’s a very attractive deal. If you like just the bead.. well I understand that requires some consideration.

        The Aurora Stripes are lovely – there is some variation though of course but they’ll look lovely with your existing Aurora.

        I think the “problem” this year was the Aurora Bangle. I’m fine with one starter bracelet per year (Luck & Joy last year, Stories of You this year) but the bangle set still stung for me. I was fortunate to be sent it as a sample so I know some will think I have no reason to moan. While that’s correct I am a collector at heart and I totally understand why it annoyed people. It was too soon after the bangle launch and due to the high price of the Trollbeads Bangle, it was a substantial outlay :( I would have loved multiples of the Aurora but there’s no way I can fund that set :(

        Kind Regards
        Victoria

  4. Leigh

    I wonder if it will include a silver bead as well?

    • endangeredtrolls

      It might do! I wouldn’t be terribly surprised to see a new silver bead appear for this and that would certainly put it more in line with the Luck & Joy bracelets.

      Good point Leigh :) I hadn’t considered that at all :)

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

  5. Christina Patterson

    I love the bead and the lock. I will definitely buy at least two of these bracelets. With my ever-growing Trollbeads collection, I never seem to have enough bracelets and locks. Once I assemble a combination I like, I don’t always feel like taking it apart to assemble something new.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Exactly Christina, I can always use new bracelets and locks and I really love these pieces. I think I’m also going to aim for two as I do like symmetry in my bracelets so I prefer to have glass in pairs wherever possible. As soon as I hear anything regarding an exact price or release date, I’ll let everyone know.

      I’ll admit though, I’m rather relieved that these are neither limited nor part of the Christmas release. I love the pieces but for me, the lock doesn’t scream Christmas… so for now, my hope of a really festive design is still alive :D

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

  6. Denise

    Love that the lock & bead will be a starter set! I really like both of them, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the same “entry price” here.

    My bead box will definitely need an upgrade by the end of the year! ;-)

    • endangeredtrolls

      I never have enough room in my boxes :( I was going to order a couple more of the white boxes but Trollbeads Studio have sold out :( I visited Trollbeads HQ in Copenhagen last week and they had the new retailer displays and storage set up on one of the floors – I tried to persuade them to let me have one of those but I don’t think it worked ;)

      That aside, it *is* a fabulous starter set! By far the nicest to date. I’m sure they’ll try and keep the price point appealing – it makes no sense to make the price point of a starter bracelet prohibitive. If they want to bring in new fans they need something stunning (check) and at a competitive price :))

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

  7. Shirley

    Hi Victoria,

    I have heared that Trollbeads will also release a brand new style bracelet, I think that maybe the lock and bead will be part of that?

    Shirley

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hi Shirley,

      Absolutely unrelated. The new bracelet concept is Trollbeads X launching on the 18th of September (with a global release party on the 17th of September in Copenhagen.)

      Unfortunately I really can’t discuss X at present though there’s a chance there will be official teasers in the not too distant future. If I was able to say more about it I honestly would but my hands are tied on this :(

      Regardless the Stories of You is the new starter bracelet like the Luck and Joy was for 2012 :) Personally I think they’re lovely! And I’ll admit I’m relieved that this new style Aurora isn’t tied to another bangle! :)

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

      • Shirley

        Victoria,

        I am really sorry, I didn’t mean to pry information out of you! I was just thinking out loud.

        I am very relieved too, as you know my journey to an aurora bead had some hick ups.

        • endangeredtrolls

          No no! Please, you have nothing at all to apologise for. I’m so sorry if I came across like that :) Actually I *hate* keeping things from my readers but sometimes I don’t have a choice. Rest assured as soon as I can publish anything about X, I will as I’m so utterly excited about it ;)

          I was honestly a tad worried that this might be a new bangle gift set… kinda like a new aurora every six months or something to boost bangle sales ;)

          Kind Regards
          Victoria

      • Anne - Norway

        But it is tied to a lock and a foxtail bracelet, yeah?
        And I hate that!
        I only want the bead :-)
        Sometimes TB should rather make “choose a bead and a bracelet, and get a silver free”…
        Then I would have chosen the new black/sand leather with the faceted Aurora and a nice silver bead!
        (and used my old and bigger, plain lock which is easiest to handle)

        • endangeredtrolls

          Yes it will consist of a bracelet, the lock, the faceted aurora bead and possibly a silver bead (as Leigh mentioned earlier.) However as I mentioned with the Luck & Joy bracelets, some retailers in the US did offer the glass bead individually due to demand. I have my suspicions however that Trollbeads will not allow this. They certainly prevented retailers offering the Aurora bead without the bangle.

          Kind Regards
          Victoria

  8. Amanda

    Fabulous! I always need new chains as I also hate taking much-loved and thought-over combos apart (too little time to bead-play … which does make it expensive buying lots of chains!). Glad it isn’t tied to a bangle offer after all ……… (my dealer was half-right then).

    • endangeredtrolls

      Me too :) I always have use for extra bracelets and yet I hate buying them ;) I’m also relieved it’s not tied to a bangle after the controversy last time – I don’t think it would have been popular ;)

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

  9. Melissa

    ARGH, I don’t need another bracelet, but I MUST HAVE this!!!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Pretty right? ;) I love both the lock and the glass! :D

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

  10. stacecase

    Oooh this is PERFECT! I also can never seem to have enough bracelet chains and locks. Let’s not forget, when it is a starter bracelet, it also comes at a discount from the combined retail price. I couldn’t be happier!!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Yes it does! It’s a promotional price (though I don’t have a confirmation of it yet) so hopefully it will be nice for all of us ;)

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

  11. Louise

    I have been told today by a ld that the bracelet set with the faceted aurora and lock is priced at £85

    • endangeredtrolls

      Oh thank you for this Louise! I’ve also heard September the 27th for the launch ;)

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

  12. Angela

    Think I will get this set, I want both the lock and the glass bead and will probably get 2 because love both.However even though I like the Aurora design I think Trollbeads neads to be careful to not overuse the Aurora design.We have the original Aurora, Stripe , Flower and the Faceted what next Dots or Bubbles?

    I did not like the 2012 Luck and Joy set, but loved the Dottie bead.Was never going to buy 6 of those just to get the Dotties.Thank goodnessI was able to aquire all 6 colors released in the US for $155.

  13. Angela

    Just spoke to a LD she says not sure of silver charm on this set even though sets were ordered she does not even know what it will cost her.Just hope it will be reasonabely priced. Bead at $43. Lock around $63, with bracelet free promotionally priced for a limited time they would fly out of the store.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hi Angela,

      There’s no silver charm. It’s just the Faceted Aurora the Stories of You Lock and the bracelet. The US retail is $109 :)

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

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