True Beadz 2017 Review

This True Beadz blog brings a dedicated review of the True Beadz 2017 bead, part of the fall collection.

The True Beadz Fall 2017 collection debuted last week and has proven popular with fans. It’s not a huge release, comprising just one glass, one wood and two silver beads but it feels very well suited for the season. The colours are rich and warm and the textures organic.

True Beadz Olive

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I was quick to feature the new True Beadz Olive, the latest True Wood design to join the line. It’s the palest shade of wood to date but that makes for some amazing contrast in the grain. I rather fell in love with this bracelet.

True Beadz Olive

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Today I’m showcasing the True Beadz 2017 design which is the anniversary bead for this year. It’s retailing at $100 or €100. It does use a universal core but that comes with a disclaimer. The core sizes do seem to vary a little and True Beadz aren’t always compatible with Ohm Beads or Pandora charm bracelets.

True Beadz 2017

The bead is 11mm in length so it’s not a huge piece but it is chunky and it does have a lot of weight to it, hence the higher retail point. It has a stone wall texture which fits well with Julia’s love of the medieval era and the True Beadz logo is displayed prominently.

True Beadz 2017

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True Beadz 2017

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For this bracelet I wanted to capture the idea of a fantasy castle with vines growing up it’s walls. I’ve mixed the True Beadz Olive with the Trollbeads Glimpse of Green as the colours together are also beautiful for what’s left of the autumn season. I’ve used two of the 2017 beads in the centre, the remaining silvers are the True Beadz True Dragons, the City Jungle with it’s ivy details and the new True Bridge.

True Beadz 2017

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True Beadz 2017

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True Beadz 2017

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True Beadz 2017

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True Beadz 2017

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True Beadz 2017

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True Beadz 2017

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True Beadz 2017

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True Beadz 2017 Ordering Details

For those of you keen to indulge in this bead you can find it (and all of the fall collection beads,) via the retail links below:-

True Beadz 2017 Summary

This is a very apt design for the brand though I do feel the pricing is going to be prohibitive for some (though it is heavy.) For those of you who feel that way, the True Bridge could be an alternative as the texturing is very similar, albeit a smaller bead.

There will be a duo-tone version of this design launching, though that will be exclusive to Julia’s own website (once service resumes there.) Unfortunately there’s no estimate on the launch of that bead precisely due to the ongoing complications with her website.

I do think this is a very well designed bead for their 2017 anniversary, combining both the logo and a sense of the historical period Julia loves so much.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the True Beadz 2017 design and did you indulge in this bead? Hit the comments and let me know!

Bead Index

What follows is an index of the beads and charms used to create the featured bracelet.

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Comments
  1. Agi

    My “2017” is at the customs in Frankfurt since November 11, and I hope, it will arrive here soon. As I can see on your wonderful bracelet, it matches perfectly the True Dragons and the True City Jungle, which are beads I have already in my collection. The True Bridge is on my wishlist and is one of the beads I want to have in pairs, such as all the smaller silverbeads.

    • Agi

      The bead arrived today and it is really wonderful. Thanks to True Beadz for this beauty.

      • Julia

        oh i am so happy you already have it! now bead play time! enjoy! and thank you so much for the kind words <3

      • endangeredtrolls

        You’ll have a lot of fun with it I think and it’s so comfortable to wear. No pokey sharp bits 😉

  2. Gene

    There are just SO MANY True Beadz that I still need to get! I love both this bracelet and your previous one that focused on the True Beads Olive. That bead is very high on my list. I am going to need a minimum of two possibly more of the True Bridge….I just really love the look of it. As for the Anniversary bead, I don’t mind if it’s a bit higher in price…there’s alot of work there. And a Duo-tone version would be so good!

    • endangeredtrolls

      I think everyone has that problem 😉 Olive is beautiful. I’ve always loved wooden beads but the contrast in Olive is more dramatic and I really like that 😀

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