Trollbeads Summer 2018 Preview

This Trollbeads blog brings a complete preview of the upcoming Trollbeads Summer 2018 collection.

Those of you active on social media may have glimpsed a couple of image leaks last month for the upcoming Trollbeads Summer 2018 collection. The images were actually embargoed completely so despite their social media circulation, I’ve been unable to share them until now.

Those of you who loved the limited edition Trollbeads Deep Ocean from 2016 should love this release as we’re dipping back to the large, focal sized glass created with murini techniques. Trollbeads have then drawn together some season silver beads and a rather unusual decorative lock to complete their summer release.

The Trollbeads Summer 2018 collection launches on May the 18th but pre-orders are beginning tomorrow.

Trollbeads Summer 2018

The entire release is comprised of six silver pieces (five beads and one lock) with the star attraction being the new Trollbeads Blue Ocean glass.

The Trollbeads Blue Ocean is set to retail at $95 and is designed by Nozomo Kaji, the artist behind Roses for Mom, Deep Ocean and the entire Kimono Kit. Her designs are generally incredibly popular within the community and examples of beads that do sell out. Blue Ocean is a limited edition release.

Where Deep Ocean had teal shades and felt very apt for the coral reef or Caribbean inspired bracelets. Blue Ocean has a crisper feel.

Let it stir your heart and fuel your imagination. The Blue Ocean is a place of life and true beauty.

Trollbeads Blue Ocean

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Trollbeads Blue Ocean

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Next is the new Trollbeads Crab Lock retailing at $65 which it implies this to be a chunky feeling lock. It’s always difficult to gauge from stock images but given the amount of detail I would assume that to be the case.

Not all paths go straight forward. Sometimes try to make your way sideways.

Trollbeads Crab Lock

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Trollbeads Crab Lock

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Of the silver beads three are new seashell designs whilst the remaining two are a little more abstract. Judging by the prices I’m hoping the seashells will be a little larger as there’s only really Redbalifrog offering chunky designs for that theme. All of the silver are designed by Soren Nielsen.

First is the Trollbeads Hiding Conch, retailing at $35.

Gently floating on top of the seaweed, the tiny home of the hermit crab has become a room with a view.

Trollbeads Hiding Conch

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The second is the Trollbeads Love Conch at $45.

Trollbeads Love Conch

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The third and the one I’m most hopeful for in regards to it’s size is the Trollbeads Ocean Voice, retailing at $55.

Listen carefully and hear the whisper of the ocean.

Trollbeads Ocean Voice

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The two more abstract beads are the Trollbeads Ripples ($35) and Trollbeads Seagrass ($25.) I do tend to find a lot of versatility in the smaller abstract silver beads, particularly as I’m predominantly a bangle wearer.

Joyful moments come in waves. Be sure to catch them.

Trollbeads Ripples

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Firmly anchored and yet elegantly swaying from side to side, the seagrass gracefully follows the movements of the ocean.

Trollbeads Seagrass

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Trollbeads Summer 2018 Campaign Images

The campaign images do offer a little more context in regards to sizing (as well as inspiration of course.)

Trollbeads Summer 2018

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Trollbeads Summer 2018

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Trollbeads Summer 2018

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Trollbeads Summer 2018

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Trollbeads Summer 2018

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Trollbeads Summer 2018

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Trollbeads Summer 2018

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Trollbeads Summer 2018

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Trollbeads Summer 2018

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Trollbeads Summer 2018

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Trollbeads Summer 2018

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Trollbeads Summer 2018 Summary

There’s one notable thing for those of you who like to shop from live images. As per the Vine of Dreams release, though pre-orders begin tomorrow (May the 11th,) live image pre-orders are not permitted until the official launch of Friday May the 18th.

Do remember that due to the size of Blue Ocean, much like Deep Ocean it’s not going to be suitable for bangles. Trollbeads have added this as a disclaimer and I suspect it won’t fit the smaller bangles at all.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Trollbeads Summer 2018 collection? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comments
  1. Faye S.

    Mine, mine, mine! Love the new silvers. I was jonesing for some new sealife themed beads.

    • endangeredtrolls

      They should work well with the Redbalifrog release too I think

  2. Lisa G

    The only thing I like is the crab lock. If you have deep ocean, I’m not sure why you would want/need blue ocean. Oh well, my wallet can recover from bead bash:)

    • endangeredtrolls

      I know a lot of people missed out on Deep Ocean so there’s that aspect as well

  3. Kasia

    I love the blue ocean! Might get a couple of the silvers as well.
    What does it mean that it is a limited edition release? Just the blue ocean?
    Wondering if there is a need to preorder although I’d prefer to shop from live images… I am sure the glass will be popularπŸ™‚

    • endangeredtrolls

      Only Blue Ocean is limited edition.

      It’s difficult to judge initial demand. I’m sure they’ve made a lot but whether there could be an initial shortage is hard to say.

  4. Lola

    The crab lock is adorable.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I like it too. And the fact it’s not the same on either side.

  5. Samantha Cardimon

    Blue Ocean is gorgeous (of course), but the crab lock steals my heart. Crabs are a big deal here on the east coast of the United States and this guy would be perfect. I think those two are must-haves for me.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I like it too. I’m just really hoping it’s nice and chunky

  6. Pippa

    I like Ripples and will definitely get pair. Seagrass might be useful too. I’m not sure about the shell beads – Love Conch and Hidden Conch both look awkward to me in the photos. And I’d like to see the Crab Lock in person. Nothing that I feel like I need to grab right away.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I think it depends on personal style. If you like neater silvers, then Seagrass and Ripples will probably appeal most.

      The seashells look like they could be a little pokey.. and thus might not work on bangles so well. I’m not sure though.

  7. Joanne B

    My Zodiac sign is Cancer so I NEED the Crab Lock! Love the two shell beads, too! I own Deep Ocean so Blue Ocean is not a must but I’d like to see it in person before I decide. Great release that will go with so many other ocean themed Trollbeads!

    • endangeredtrolls

      I’m sure there’ll be plenty live images of Blue Ocean appear after next week. It seems the Crab Lock is proving a real favourite though.

  8. Jane

    I am completely sold on blue ocean! I already have deep ocean and this with some of the shell silvers would look great with some of my other marine themed beads.

    • endangeredtrolls

      There’s the Redbalifrog Big Blue collection too πŸ™‚ That should integrate well πŸ™‚

  9. Susan

    Hi Victoria, I only caught a couple glimpses of you at bead bash because you were super busy. I have a Deep Ocean bead which I love so I will be getting a Blue Ocean as well since I love it too. I feel like I am looking in an aquarium with the Blue Ocean bead. And the crab lock is a must for my beach bracelet. Since June is my birthday month I now know what I’ll be asking for from hubby. Or I may just treat myself! Thank you for your review and a glimpse at these lovely beads!

    • endangeredtrolls

      I know. I am sorry. We were so so busy online as well as in store. Plus of course when the doors closed downstairs.. our Asian customers were just waking up and needed some attention too.

      I think both Deep Ocean and Blue Ocean are fascinating to look at. I’m sure the new version will prove as popular as the original

  10. Maryrose

    Deep Ocean is a real favourite of mine so I really want the Blue Ocean for my collection. I’m not a fan of silver beads and I have the seahorse lock, so I guess I will pass on the rest unlesss I suddenly became a millionaire which sadly is unlikely πŸ˜ƒ

    • endangeredtrolls

      There are a lot of ocean themed beads out there but I’m hoping these might be a little larger than the others in the Trollbeads collection. Though I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

      I liked the Seahorse Lock though it was very small. I’m hoping the Crab Lock will be larger and a little more focal

  11. Jenifer

    Fishies! Will need your live images for ordering the ocean bead.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Absolutely but not til release unfortunately. Which is such a shame

      • Lola

        I watched a video of the ocean bead on Instagram this morning. It reminds me of a toy my daughters had in which the 3D aquarium life circled a lighted globe and showed on the walls. The last ocean bead didn’t remind me of that. This one appears much more animated.

  12. Jamie

    I do agree another ocean bead is repetitive and unnecessary but a great opportunity for those who didn’t get it before. Or unless you have a use for a different color. As for The silvers I don’t know why they made three varieties of conch shells. I get there all different and it is nice they are in different price ranges so maybe that’s why? I do like the round beads because they remind me of older Trollbeads which is nice to see. Looking forward to seeing these in person, I just wish there were a few other glass beads πŸ€—

    • endangeredtrolls

      I don’t think I find Blue Ocean repetitive. I see the demand for Deep Ocean constantly so clearly plenty missed it. I actually prefer the colour of Blue Ocean too. I think it’s going to be easier to style than the teal but that’s probably just me.

      • Jamie

        I’m sure many will purchase this bead from the comments I’ve seen on social media. Can’t wait to see how everyone styles their’s. I just can’t justify buying oneπŸ€— I’ll stick with the shells, though I do worry about how pokey they might be. I do love the beautiful detail! Some of my favorite details in a while 😊

  13. Katie

    Wow. Is it possible to love an entire collection? This is wonderful. I have the Deep Ocean, but I now want this Blue Ocean. I love shell beads. These look like they would be great with the Redbalifrog ones that I already have. But, the crab lock steals the show for me. That (and the Blue Ocean) will be pre-ordered by me. Every summer, I go out with my dad and we go crabbing in the river. We spend the day swimming, crabbing and water skiing (OK, Dad can’t do that anymore, but he’s good for everything else). We bring a picnic lunch and throw out the lines and wait. I am positively giddy about this release!!

    • endangeredtrolls

      I’m so pleased to hear that you’re looking forward to it so much. With just one limited edition piece hopefully it should be an accessible collection for most too. I absolutely agree that it will work so well with the Redbalifrog Big Blue πŸ™‚

  14. Linda Smith

    I love them all! We live about 3 hours from the North and South Carolina beaches so ocean themed beads are a favorite of mine. I want them all!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Only one limited edition piece in the collection so lots of time to collect them

  15. Emma

    Preorder the blue ocean, missed out on deep ocean.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Lots of people missed Deep Ocean I think. We had just a few at Bead Bash and sooo many people asking for them.

  16. Marisa

    What a lovely collection. I think it’s going to be the Blue Ocean for me. Quite happy to wait and order from live images because there was some variation with the Deep Ocean.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hard to say! Haven’t seen them in person yet… I don’t see how there CAN’T be variation though how much is a different thing. I never saw a Deep Ocean I didn’t like and yet nor did I ever see a version that made me say “oh wow that one is SO different.”

      Hopefully live images next week πŸ˜‰

  17. Tami

    Blue ocean would be fun with Ohm’s Argh and baby argh. Love the crab lock.

    • Ilse

      Thanks Tami, great idea to combine Blue Ocean with (baby) Argh!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Also the Redbalifrog Big Blue πŸ™‚

  18. Tana

    I am an ocean themed fanatic. In fact, it was the beach themed Trollbeads summer release years back that hooked me to TB in the first place. I have enough beads of all brands to make five themed bracelets and am getting ALL of these. I love my Deep Ocean and plan on adding Blue Ocean. I can’t wait until I recover from to Bead Bash to add these to my stash!

    • endangeredtrolls

      You know.. if it’s a theme you love, I don’t think there’s ever “too much”. You know what you wear and you obviously get a lot of use out of oceanic beads so go for it!

      It’s only ever a waste if you don’t wear them πŸ™‚ And even then I’m not sure.. I remember a collector many years ago who never WORE a single bead but got pleasure out of the finding, buying and organising. If that’s what worked for them then that’s great.

      Blue Ocean is lovely I think πŸ™‚

  19. Joanne B

    I’ve thought of a reason to get Blue Ocean. I recently got a 24 inch Foxtail necklace. I plan to use Deep Ocean and Blue Ocean as station beads on either side, with stoppers to hold them in place, and then put other ocean themed beads in between that will move freely.

    • Samantha Cardimon

      Oooo! That’s a really good reason! That’s a terrific idea!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Add some pearls πŸ˜‰

  20. Beth

    Aww, I adore this collection! I like most of the silvers, and I’m looking forward to seeing them styled with RBF’s Big Blue. I especially like the crab lock. I have many memories of going to the beach as a child with my parents and sister and looking for crabs, especially hermit crabs. I’m on the fence about Blue Ocean. It’s gorgeous, and I really like it. I have Deep Ocean, and, because of the colors I like, I have no problem styling it. I’m not sure I need both given the cost of the bead. I’d like to see them together to see how/if they complement each other, and that could be the deciding factor.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I’ll try and show them both together next week. Right now we don’t have stock but I do have a Deep Ocean ready for comparison images πŸ™‚

      Hmmm. I prefer the colour of Blue Ocean as I mentioned. I’m loving pearls at the moment and I think it’s going to work well with those. I did find Deep Ocean a little tricky to style but then again.. I often default to just a single focal bead so I bet I end up doing the same with Blue Ocean anyway πŸ˜‰

      Lots of people are loving that Crab Lock πŸ™‚

      • Beth

        As always, I’m so happy to hear your take on things. You can bet I’ll be scouring your images! Thanks, Victoria. ❀️

        • endangeredtrolls

          Impatiently awaiting the beads πŸ˜‰

  21. Ernesto

    Completely in love with the entire collection.

    I will buy all the pieces!!!

    • endangeredtrolls

      I think it’s lovely too πŸ™‚ Not too large.. not too small and yes there’s only one glass but it’s an AMAZING glass.

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