Trollbeads Vine of Dreams Inspiration

This Trollbeads blog brings a little inspiration for the limited edition Trollbeads Vine of Dreams.

The Trollbeads Vine of Dreams Bracelet launched back in April as the newest designer bracelet concept from the brand. This term seems to have replaced the starter bracelet name but the idea is the same. It’s comprised of an exclusive lock, silver bead and glass, all at the price of $109 which is really good value for money.

I’ve always been a fan of these bracelets and I’ve tended to keep mine together or just add one or two additional beads. They’re so comfortable to wear versus a full bracelet.

Trollbeads Vine of Dreams

The exact shade of the Vine of Dreams glass does vary. They predominantly seem to be a darker shade of purple but there are those towards the more lilac shade. The actual design isn’t new, it’s been seen in uniques before but it’s pretty and I think for Vine of Dreams, it’s more about the colour.

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The lock features two raised heart designs, combined to create the eternity symbol which is a very sweet idea. The lock is also highly functional. It doesn’t have any details that interfere with the lever mechanism which has been an issue with some of the highly decorative designs. It’s not large but it is relatively easy to use. The silver bead meanwhile is a mix of clouds and hearts and it’s not far removed from the existing Trollbeads Hearts Galore. Indeed it’s this bracelet that has made me covet that design in gold.

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Purple and gold is such a timeless combination and is of course the basis of this bracelet. I’ve added a couple of pearls which just bring a lightness to it for the summer season. The gold cores actually delivery more to the bracelet than I ever thought and they make a lot of difference when compared to silver. (I did try both.)

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Trollbeads Vine of Dreams Ordering Details

You’ll find the Vine of Dreams Bracelet via the links below. Those selling from live images are marked with a *. We just listed a new batch at Great Lakes Boutique after they were missing for the event weekend and they’ve been grouped according to their exact shade for those looking for something quite specific. You’ll find the pearls used for this bracelet there too.

Trollbeads Vine of Dreams Summary

My only criticism of the designer bracelets is the glass element. So many collectors like their glass in pairs and I just wish there was a solution for this that didn’t involve purchasing a second set. I did think the Trollbeads Wishful Sky (pictured below) sets being so closely followed by Shimmer Royal was a brilliant idea. The glass weren’t identical but they were definitely complementary so this did allow collectors to purchase something very similar in multiples.

Trollbeads Wishful Sky

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I’ve always thought the price point on these bracelets was so good. Admittedly my favourite set to date has been Wishful Sky and though I have two, I’m still tempted to indulge in a third before they ultimately vanish.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Trollbeads Vine of Dreams Bracelet and did you invest? Are you a fan of the starter bracelets? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comments
  1. Tanya

    These shots are really beautiful Victoria. I admit I was disappointed that the actual Vine of Dreams glass was much darker than the original stock/promotional photo showed. I expected a more translucent, β€œdreamier” shade, and so I haven’t picked it up yet. This set that you have is really lovely though and I have always liked this style of unique, so I may have to pick it up at a later date (once I recover from my purple fatigue). I agree this is especially beautiful with gold and would make for beautiful winter combinations too. πŸ’œ

    • endangeredtrolls

      Yes all jewel tones are so beautiful in the fall season. I as actually sat outside earlier for the first time in a while as it’s been a little bit cooler. I mentioned to the friend who was with me that it felt like September and instantly got excited thinking about the fall πŸ˜€

      But it’s a pretty bracelet set and it should be around for a while yet πŸ™‚

  2. Lori

    Hi Victoria! I think this is my favourite starter, er, designer bracelet of all time. I love the glass bead, and although hearts are usually not to my taste, the lock and silver bead are subtly heart shaped, and really pretty. The lock is the best part – it is so comfortable to wear and just sits so nicely on my wrist. I am looking forward to the next bracelet coming out whenever that is πŸ˜‰

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hi! πŸ˜€

      I think the last two designer bracelets have been really good. It’s *felt* (at least to me) like they put a lot of effort into them. I’ve always liked the concept.. I get a little excited when I know one is due.

      I still want a second too!

      I think we might see another for the fall πŸ™‚ At least that’s what I’m hoping :O

  3. Elena

    I recently purchased my first Trollbeads bracelet online and it happened to be the Vine of Dreams. As a Pandora lover, I’ve heard people talking about Trollbeads and decided to bite the bullet, and this seemed like the ideal way to start since there is no store close to me. First of all, the bracelet is lovely although I have to say I am less than impressed with the bead. I’m used to the larger Pandora muranos and also, the color of my murano is very light. I was expecting the vivid purple of the pictures. Still, it is pretty and the bracelet is gorgeous. I also love the interchangeable locks. I’m already planning my next pieces for this bracelet.

    Since I am new to Trollbeads, I’m curious about their products sold on Amazon. Supposedly, they’re guaranteed authentic yet they’re much cheaper than on the website. Do you know anything about them? Has anyone here purchased any of their items? I’m just curious.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Good morning,

      If you want to know you are purchasing genuine products, you need to shop with an authorised retailer. It doesn’t matter who says what or claims what, the only way to be sure is to shop via a store with authorisation to sell. Retailer contracts do not permit retailers to sell on Amazon. So these sellers aren’t authorised.

      Trollbeads glass varies far more than Pandora and many collectors prefer to shop live images. You can see links to retailers in this article and some of those specifically offer live image shopping.

      I work for Great Lakes Boutique and we always offer live image shopping for Trollbeads πŸ™‚

      • Elena

        Yeah, the questionable authorization bothers me as well and frankly, Amazon’s authorization doesn’t impress me. There’s supposedly a woman on eBay who sells the real deal. I’ve read where several Trollbeads customers highly recommend her. Still, how would I know for sure if her items are legit? There is also another woman on eBay who sells Pandora and I’ve purchased several times from her, however, her items come in the Pandora zip bags with the pertinent info printed on the back. I wouldn’t purchase without these bags and I don’t buy expensive items from her because I’d have no warranty if they were to break.

        I may check out the Great Lakes Boutique online. I like the idea of being able to look at live images. Thanks for taking the time to respond!

        • endangeredtrolls

          Ziplock bags are no guarantee of authenticity. Nor are barcodes or any other form of packaging. All of that can be reproduced just as the beads themselves can πŸ™‚ Actually barcodes and labels are a lot easier to reproduce than the charms πŸ˜‰

          There is no way of knowing who anyone is getting their stock from unless they’re an authorised retailer. That applies for any of the brands out there.

          • Elena

            I suppose this is true although the bags are identical to the ones from the store where I usually purchase my Pandora items. I’ve only purchased three items from this seller and have researched the details of everything before I purchased. Having said that, I had already decided from now on to only buy in my local store or online at the Pandora website or Ruelala.

            Still, I see what you’re saying and it even happens to high-end products. Just the other day, I watched a video on YT where a woman purchased a Louis Vuitton item from The RealReal who guarantees their products. They even hire former Louis Vuitton employees to verify the items. The woman in this video took her item to LV to be stamped and it was refused for not being legit. Horribly embarrassed, she contacted The RealReal who was adamant that this item was genuine. After some run around, TRR discovered they were wrong which means this probably has happened before. That’s a scary proposition when you consider how $$$ these items are. BTW, the woman in the video received a complete refund.

            Thanks for being so helpful.

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