Trollbeads Summer 2018 Uniques Showcase

This Trollbeads blog brings live images of some of the new Trollbeads Summer 2018 Uniques!

It’s been an exciting year for fans of the Trollbeads Unique line. We had the amazing Christmas Glitter Kits over the festive season (and oh they were beautiful!) We then saw some new bugs briefly in early spring, followed by a larger release of Trollbeads Tulips. The latter appeared in both the classic unique and the jumbo unique kits. More recently the brand have released new summer kits, each of which includes two new sea life themed beads. Of course these have been perfectly timed to complement the launch of the limited edition Trollbeads Blue Ocean.

Our first two batches of the Trollbeads Summer 2018 Uniques at Great Lakes Boutique flew off the virtual and physical shelves before I really could take the time to photograph them for Endangered Trolls. For this batch I was a little faster and managed to take these images prior to the beads going on the website. Now not all of the new designs are pictured here. Retailers are ordering these kits blindly so they can’t specifically request certain designs. As such none of the new turtle beads are photographed here (maybe next time!) Nevertheless these images should hopefully give you an overview of these super cute new uniques.

Trollbeads Summer 2018 Uniques

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Trollbeads Summer 2018 Uniques

The new unique designs appearing are killer whales, multiple styles of fish, seahorses, crabs, sand dollars and starfish. There’s also a design that I think is meant to be a stingray and then another type of critter I can’t identify.

One of the most popular styles seems to be the new striped fish, as pictured below. These complement the fish in Blue Ocean particularly well so there’s little wonder they’re proving coveted.

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There are other fish designs however. These include these white fish on blue backgrounds, a design with an organic band very reminiscent of sand and this large fish style which I find more reminiscent of a koi than the tropical style above.

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While I’ve yet to see the new seahorse or turtles in person (and I suspect I’m going to adore both,) the crabs are a favourite for me. They are just so cute!

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There are also multiple styles of starfish, some with an organic component and some without and then a lovely, brightly coloured sand dollar (or could it be a jellyfish?)

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The single seahorse we got is pictured below and these have been seen in assorted colours too.

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Trollbeads Summer 2018 Unique Ordering Details

This time around the new kits did arrive in Europe before the US based retailers so though they’ve been circulating for a few weeks, they’re shiny new to the US stores. The following retailers have active listings live:-

Trollbeads Akron have some but you need to contact them directly.

Trollbeads Summer 2018 Uniques Summary

I’ve always hoped that Trollbeads would move to seasonal uniques that complement their current collection. Uniques are meant to be a little bit special and realistically very few collectors can chase them all. Thus having them complement a main release rather them be their own theme feels right. Keeping them around for a full season should also allow most collectors who want them time to gather the funds.

Overall these are very very cute kits with some well executed critters.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the new Trollbeads Summer 2018 Uniques and have you indulged in any of the new fishies? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comments
  1. Jenifer

    Some of these are super cute.

    And, as usual, I wish they weren’t sold as a kit. But such is life.

    • endangeredtrolls

      They are VERY cute.

      I completely understand the problem with the kits πŸ™ And of course why it disappoints customers. So instead I’m just trying to focus on the new cute designs πŸ˜€

      • Jenifer

        I do love the way the creatures are encased in the bead. The video of them making the ocean bead is super cool.

        • endangeredtrolls

          I had to stop watching that video. The first day or so it was released I kept watching it over and over. I find watching glass making so therapeutic anyway but this design is fascinating! I think in the end I wasted close to an hour πŸ˜€

          • Lola

            The video did not fascinate me, but I’ve been held mesmerized many times in real life. I grew up spending six months every year in Venice, where I originate, and my aunt would take us at least once a week to watch glass blowers. It’s very beautiful to see.

  2. Bonnie Schulmeyer

    Finally some new good designs!

    • endangeredtrolls

      They’re really nice! Of all the kits we’ve had, none have been poorly executed either. The stripey fish are particularly well done – very clean. I’ve not seen any blurry lines or anything like that πŸ™‚

      I still want to see the new turtles though. I know they’ve been done by Trollbeads plenty in the past but in a way that’s what makes me want one more πŸ˜€

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