Trollbeads Wishful Sky Bracelet Review

This Trollbeads blog brings a dedicated review of the new and limited edition Trollbeads Wishful Sky Bracelet.

Yesterday saw pre-orders begin for the Trollbeads Christmas 2017 collection and I showcased my own live images to coincide with those. For reference the actual release date is November the 3rd. Deliberately missing from my editorial were images of the Trollbeads Wishful Sky Bracelet, the 2017 holiday starter bracelet. It’s just such a spectacular piece that I felt it worthy of a dedicated article. That said those of you who follow me on social media (the Facebook, the Instagram and the the Great Lakes Boutique Facebook and the Instagram) will have seen teasers for the glass bead over the past week.

The entire bracelet set retails at $109, €99 or Β£99. It features the chain (in a size of your choice,) the faceted glass bead, the silver bead and the lock. All of these pieces are completely exclusive to the bracelet and stores are not permitted to split the sets. The only way to get these components is to purchase the entire bracelet set. The value is really good though.

Trollbeads Wishful Sky Bracelet

I’ve always been a fan of Trollbeads starter bracelets. I very rarely wear full bracelets myself anymore but I do often keep the starter bracelets intact. They’re generally light and easy to wear. This is by far my favourite of the starter bracelets to date. The glass bead is spectacular and I’m quite certain that people are going to be seeking that element long after the bracelets vanish. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to play with a selection of these glass beads and I saw very little variation in them. I’d personally consider them safe to order from stock images and honestly I’d be shocked if anyone is disappointed by these.

Trollbeads Wishful Sky

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Trollbeads Wishful Sky

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The silver bead is small and I’ll admit it’s a little spiky to wear. It’s styled as a shooting star that wraps around the chain.

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Trollbeads Wishful Sky

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The lock is a pretty standard size and very easy to open as the detailing doesn’t interfere with the lever. It’s quite simple but I think that’s a good thing as the star motif is very clear.

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Trollbeads Wishful Sky

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The bracelet you receive without any further additions is pictured below. It’s instantly wearable and would make a fabulous Christmas gift.

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I have added to mine. As the pictures here show I have two of the bracelets as I wanted a pair of glass so I’v combined those onto one chain. The focal bead is the new Trollbeads Celestial which combines both heart and star motifs into an incredibly romantic bead for the holidays. Ultimately I would like to complete this with two gold spacers.

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Trollbeads Wishful Sky Bracelet Ordering Details

For those of you keen to pre-order, you can do so directly from Trollbeads USA (and please note this link is affiliate.) Alternatively you can order from any of my retail partners detailed below. Those selling from live images are marked with a *.

Trollbeads Wishful Sky Bracelet Summary

The one disadvantage to the starter bracelets is for those who like me, want their glass in pairs (or more.) Purchasing multiple sets is quite the expensive to get two glass beads, despite the fact the bracelet as a set is good value. That said it’s wonderful to see Trollbeads accept the feedback of collectors following the release of the Feel Good Bracelet earlier in the year. It retailed at $175 and was just too high a price point.

Trollbeads Feel Good Bracelet

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They’ve now reverted back to the $109 retail and with one of (if not the) best glass we’ve seen in years. It’s simply so beautiful!

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Trollbeads Wishful Sky Bracelet? Did you pre-order one of these? Is it on your wishlist? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comments
  1. Gene

    I haven’t pre-ordered, but I definitely want to get it. I only have one full bracelet that I wear, otherwise I just do a few beads and the spacers. and that’s it. This bracelet I would wear as is….and I’ve been wanting to get the gold spacers, so they would complete it. Although the Celestial bead certainly does look beautiful with it.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Yeah two gold spacers… I kinda groaned when I realised they were what were missing from this bracelet (for me :p)

      In fairness Trollbeads gold spacers aren’t badly priced at all.

  2. Stephanie

    I love it so much!! I’m planning on grabbing one as soon as I have the funds! I’m glad they lowered the price as well. I think they did a great job with designing it! The blue sparkling glass bead and the star theme is my favorite! I would love to have that gold star bead too! Haha!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Stars.. moons…. night skies.. I’m always on board πŸ˜€

      I usually try and ignore gold beads. I got to see the Lovesome Spacer and Celestial pre-release at the Bead Bash event and I fell in love. Even the Trollbeads reps were giggling at my face. Celestial is my first gold Trollbead πŸ˜€

      • Ilse

        Celestial…. I think this may very well be my first gold Trollbead too, some day. I did recently get two gold spacers and ordered two Wishful Sky bracelets, so I guess I’m on my way to making β€˜your’ bracelet. I will have to be a little bit patient though, can’t buy it all at once. Of course I could eat only beans for a month, but unfortunately my cats don’t appreciate beans. 😾

  3. Barbara

    I ordered mine yesterday, it a beautiful bracelet and will compliment my almost full pandora celestial bracelet

    • endangeredtrolls

      You’ll *love* it! πŸ˜€

  4. katie Hines

    I am curious about this bracelet…good value…but, I am wondering if the star clasp and the star charm will poke me in the wrist and/or catch onto my sweaters or coat ad snag them?

    Please let me know your thoughts on this!

    Thank you,
    Katie Hines

    • endangeredtrolls

      I already mentioned in the article that the bead is a little pokey πŸ™‚ It’s not bad enough to discourage me – as the bracelet pictured with Celestial and two of each of the Wishful Sky components is *mine* rather than something made for the blog.

  5. Diane

    Thanks, Victoria, for your review and for the live shots of your starter bracelets! I pre-ordered mine, can’t wait till it arrives! πŸ˜€

    • endangeredtrolls

      I think a lot of people are going to be eagerly awaiting the arrival of this bracelet. I can’t wait to see the images start to flood social media πŸ˜€

      You’ll love it I’m sure! πŸ˜€

  6. Pippa

    This glass bead looks beautiful! I am looking forward to see it IRL.
    I wish they did in a bangle version too. I want two of the glass beads but am not sure about the little silver star or the lock.
    I actually think I would like the lock without the star – just simple lines/stripes but then it won’t really go with the theme πŸ™‚ I think they were a little lazy about the silver bead and lock on this one – I think their concepts work nicely from one side and I’m sure worked on paper and wear trying to make something that would work with the rest of the collection. But the final products feel a little forced. I really wish they had designed a star lock that looks good from all sides. That is generally a real strength of the Trollbeads designers.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Unfortunately I think a lot of people are loving the glass far more than the other elements. I’ve been flooded with messages and emails from people asking if I know of any retailers (off record,) splitting the bracelets because everyone wants the glass – and in multiples.

      I do understand your frustration about not being able to buy it on some kind of bangle set though. As a bangle wearer I’d be all in favour of that!

  7. Suzy

    I already pre ordered one but after this post I believe I need a second as I do love my glass beads in pairs.
    Do you think that the variation is so minimal that if I pre order a second bracelet from stock images the glass beads will match in both colour and size?
    I am torn between pre ordering a second one or buying the second in person to make sure they match.
    Thank you for another awesome post πŸ™‚

    • Pippa

      Suzy, I hadn’t really thought about the matching issue in terms of size! Eek! I’ve already ordered two. I’ll have to hope for the best. If you pre-order from the same place they may be able to select matching glass for you.

      I would love if more sellers would offer “matching” pairs as a single item in addition to individual beads in their live pic are parties section. It’s often difficult to match beads, particularly from separate photos.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I don’t think you need to worry at all. I’ve picked up *some* variation in the glass through my macro lens but with the naked eye I’m just not seeing it.

      • Suzy

        Thank you!

  8. Marikaisa

    Will be getting 2 of the wishfull sky bracelets just for the glass beads! And then 2 of the black friday beads too!
    Do you know if the new low price for the feel good bracelet is global?

    • endangeredtrolls

      I haven’t heard anything about a lower price for the Feel Good Bracelet I’m afraid.

  9. Chainsaw Kitten

    I know I’ll like this one, because I’ve see the beads in person and they are beautiful. I’m just hoping my TB store won’t be sold out by the time I get there, because I know that there will be a lot of variation and I’d rather choose in person than order online. It bugs me, though, that I’m forced to buy a whole bracelet when all I want is the bead. I’m also annoyed about the shiny silver bracelet only being available in the U.K., and the purple Diamond bead only being available in Japan. I think every release should be available to all collectors and I don’t understand why TB does things the way they do.

    • Lola

      Pandora does the same thing. Exclusivity makes one consumer geographic (demographic) feel special, and therefore more apt to buy, and creates demand in the others. It’s basic marketing that works, unfortunately. πŸ˜€

      I ordered 2 Wishful Sky bracelets. They are so lovely. A little costly at 144 CAD each, but less than some other starters.

    • endangeredtrolls

      I’ve still yet to see a huge amount of variation in the glass. I’d expected to see a lot of different shades of blue and that hasn’t happened. Some of the flashes vary slightly under my macro lens but to the naked eye they look mostly identical to me. I’ve seen a tiny bit of variation in sizing but not much. Overall I think they’ve done a good job at keeping this glass consistent.

      In regards to the Purple Diamond, as I mentioned on the other article, I’m still not sure if retailers in Japan wouldn’t help people? I haven’t asked them personally but have we had absolute confirmation that they wouldn’t ship abroad?

      Retailers in the UK are shipping the True Radiance Bracelet globally, it’s just you need to contact them as they aren’t permitted to list it online :< (Very annoying!)

  10. Nancy

    I have not been this excited about a bead and lock for a long time – I have never made a Christmas bracelet and this just might be the one – or maybe an “outer space” bracelet – so many possibilities –

    • endangeredtrolls

      Yay! So pleased to hear you’re loving the new bracelet. Roll on release day! πŸ˜€

  11. Shauna

    I ordered mine yesterday! I’m super excited. That blue bead is just gorgeous!

    • endangeredtrolls

      It’s *so* beautiful! You’ll love it! πŸ˜€

  12. Debra

    I ordered mine today and may go back for a second one, but I want too see what happens on Black Friday.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Glass is always better in pairs πŸ˜‰

  13. empi

    Mine was so polky I had to send it back πŸ™

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