With every Trollbeads release, I’m always drawn to their glass beads and generally kick off the reviews starting from there. This post highlights the new Aqua Kit which debuted with the Spring 2015 Collection back in January. These are production beads and part of the regular catalog priced at the tier I glass. I prefer to buy my Trollbeads glass in kits since there’s a savings of one bead rather than buying them separately.
This brand does a wonderful job of pairing complementary colors together and this set features blues and greens. The Aqua Kit includes Seabed Stripe, Spring Wave, Azure Wave, Seabed, Turquoise Silver Trace, and Turquoise Ribbon. The most popular from this kit seems to be the Seabed Stripe with a mix of alternating blue, purple, and green stripes; the shades are so vibrant, it almost glows. Spring Wave and Azure Wave feature the same paper fold pattern inside the glass in green and blue, respectively. Seabed is a gorgeous light green with glitter sprinkled throughout – it goes wonderfully with the Sparkle Kit. Turquoise Silver Trace has a column of bubbles in the bead and matches the other silver trace series. Lastly, the Turquoise Ribbon is a re-release of the original so no change for that bead.
The glass from Trollbeads is simply amazing but unfortunately not compatible with threaded bracelets, like Pandora. If you’re looking to purchase any of these beads, my recommended retailers are the official webstore (US), or stores like Trollbeads Delaware (US), Trollbeads Gallery (US), Perlen (Denmark), Macrow Exclusive Bead Store (UK), and Oromoda (Italy). I love this color pairing and with the theme of the collection being sea creatures and nature, I couldn’t resist adding a few of my favorite aquatic silvers. Which bead is your favorite? Have you gotten any of these designs?
Bead index (starting from left): big fish lock, jellyfish (retired), spring wave, sea glow, happy fish, turquoise silver trace, antique flower, African tortoise, unique green flowers, turquoise ribbon, geckos, seabed, unique blue dillo, mermaid and seaman, unique green bubbles, seabed stripe, snails in love, azure wave, unique green fern, ocean treasures.