Trollbeads has come out with limited edition Easter Eggs for a second year in a row. The original design debuted last year to mediocre reviews; the eggs were large dangles in a various shades of green, blue, pink, and blue with polka dots all over. Many retailers still carry a selection of the eggs from 2012. I was interested to see what the differences would be with this year’s batch. I managed to pick up one green Easter Egg from last year and have a nice comparison between the two.
The first thing you’ll notice is that this year’s designs are smaller by perhaps 30%, but there is still some size variation with all the eggs. I’ve noticed that the hoop is also quite a bit thinner, maybe by 50%! The patterns are much more complicated, with some of the eggs being duo toned using an interesting technique. One color is featured at the center of the egg resembling a yolk, while a different color is layered around the outside of the egg like the egg white. Instead of the speckled polka dots, the new eggs have ribbons of color going around the body of the dangle. My particular favorite is the green/purple, with purple ribbons; I am fascinated with how they managed to trap one color in the middle and add a second one on top.
The Easter Hunt is a common tradition in many countries to celebrate Easter by having children hunt around the garden for plastic eggs filled with sweets, so these dangles certainly harkens back to my childhood memories of this fun event. Therefore, these Easter Eggs are perfect for representing Easter both in shape and the pastel color palette, but the glass packs a bit more punch with darker hues. A few of these on a bracelet does not make it seem cluttered and cumbersome. I like how Trollbeads has not gone dangle crazy, just a few options here and there really adds more to a bracelet than having tons of hanging charms in the collection.
These can be purchased from Trollbead Boutique which is currently offering $20 gift certificate with the purchase of $100, please contact the store or message them on Facebook for pictures of the individual eggs. Of couse for this bracelet I had to employ a garden theme with the traditional Easter creatures around and I like adding the few hints of orange, which gives the bracelet a nice accent. What’re your opinions for this year’s eggs? Better than last year?
Bead index (starting from left, all glass are Trollbeads): redbalifrog rose lock, LE 2013 purple easter egg, unique green dots, unique purple fishbones, redbalifrog nest, unique green fern, unique orange ladybug, redbalifrog Russian egg, LE 2013 orange easter egg, unique purple braid, unique purple flower, redbalifrog daisy, unique glitter clover, green prism, LE 2013 purple/green easter egg, purple dillo, redbalifrog moon gazing rabbit, orange dillo (retired), unique green/purple braid, redbalifrog roses, unique purple spiral, unique green fern, LE 2012 green easter egg, LE Trollbeads Dutch tulip (retired).