In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, Trollbeads released a number of new heart patterned uniques for this year. I first discussed the heart uniques last year as part of my Popular Uniques Series. I was hoping to collect all the designs that caught my fancy before the lovers’ holiday but having just nabbed the last one that I wanted, I thought it was better late than never to share. The key features of this year’s heart uniques are the use of glitter, mainly in gold, green, and blue. Being that I am a fiend for anything green, I concentrated my hunt for these special green glitter hearts; most of these are paired with red as well so it gives a very Christmas-y feel.
I’m usually not a fan of hearts, but the designs are so pretty I couldn’t resist (the glitter doesn’t hurt either!). My absolute favorites from this set are the alternating green and gold glitter hearts, which I got in a couple different patterns. The best ones are always highly sought after, so I had to pay a little more for the really special beads. I found that this first release of uniques for the year is quite cohesive and hard for me not to try and collect them all. I did a fair job of getting as many as appealed to me though ;).
As of this post, these designs are still plentiful and relatively easy to find. These heart motif beads are much more exciting than last year’s selection and I’m happy to see Trollbeads experimenting with colored glitter. These are all small cored which means that they only fit on Trollbeads or threadless bracelets; I haven’t seen these designs no the Universal Uniques (large diameter core beads). I bought enough of the new heart patterned beads to fill up an entire bracelet! Did you indulge in any of these holiday specials?
Bead index (starting from left, Trollbeads unless otherwise specified): catching hearts lock, WT UK love spoons, unique green hearts and flowers, unique red glitter clover hearts, unique green glitter hearts, Chamilia I love you, unique green and gold glitter hearts, unique red hearts and ferns, unique red hearts, christmas heart, unique green glitter clover hearts, unique green hearts, unique green glitter hearts, Chamilia true love, unique green and red ribbon hearts, unique red hearts, unique red hearts and flowers, Chamilia two turtle doves, unique green and gold glitter hearts, unique green glitter hearts, unique red hearts and ferns.