Trollbeads Day Bead Unveiled

trollbeads-day-bead-revealIt’s already August 1st in Denmark and just a couple hours ago they revealed the much anticipated Trollbeads Day bead! The brand has done a great job in keeping the charm under wraps and retailers only started receiving the bead today or yesterday. There has been a lot of build-up and a series of teasers on Snapchat, so I’m glad to finally find out what it is! The characterization that it is very Trollish is spot on and the bead is a three-sided devilish character with the year “2014” engraved on the bottom. The design is described as:

It has trolls. It is from the very first designer of a Trollbead, SΓΈren Nielsen. It has the emotions of Trollbeads. Intensity. Friendship. Joy. You choose which troll is which word. For this is what Trollbeads is all about: individuality, creativity and wonderful imagination.

We’re still a few hours away from August 1st here in the US so I’ll be posting more photos and announcing the winner of the Trollbeads Day Contest Giveaway tomorrow! Are you happy with the design, and did you preorder this bead?

  • Tracy

    I reserved a bead since they were touting it as “trollish” and I was concerned that if I didn’t reserve and I loved it, I might miss out. Sounds like about half the people aren’t thrilled with it though, so maybe not as much of a risk πŸ˜€

    I like it, but did have concerns that it was cored vertically and would lay sideways on a bracelet. It seems like more people wear their beads on bracelets, not necklaces, so this is a bit limiting for people like me who don’t like their beads being sideways. That being said, I’m still going to get the bead and enjoy it when I can wear it on a necklace!

    • Leann

      I think you’re right! About half the people love it and half don’t. πŸ™ I don’t have a problem with it being vertical but that might be a concern for some fans :).

      • Kerry Snyderman

        We had an 80/20 split. Those people that pre ordered 80% liked the bead 20% did not. No one was obligated to buy the bead when they pre ordered.

      • Leann

        I think older fans like this design and newer fans didn’t.

  • filiaecclesia

    Hate the bead – ugly, leering little demon? None of the winsomeness of older Soren Nielsen character designs. Like the idea of a special Trollbeads Day, though!

    • Leann

      Aww too bad :(. I think I like it, but hasn’t gotten it in person yet! πŸ™‚

  • Raven97

    HeyLeann,
    IMO a frightening bead, cannot imagine looking on my wrist and seeing it.Not even on my Halloween bracelet

    • Leann

      Hahaha, that bad eh? I can’t wait to see it in person, but he is quite the devilish character. πŸ™‚

  • Raven97

    Sorren says the bead represents imagination, definitely so as mine is in overdrive as I find this just too scary to even own much less wear.

    Angela

    • Leann

      Haha, good point, Angela!

  • Kim

    It is just really ugly. Disappointed.

    • Leann

      Aww, too bad.

  • Tracy

    I think it’s cool, old school troll, and just right to celebrate Trollbeads day. Happy Trollbeads Day, Leann!

    • Leann

      Thanks Tracy! I think it’s a nice homage to their traditional aesthetic. πŸ™‚

  • Nancy

    Not a very attractive piece. It does look kind of scary. I wonder why they would design a piece like this. For real, this is not on my shopping list:)

    • Leann

      It’s definitely not for everyone! πŸ™‚

  • Michelle

    Happy trollbeads day Leann! I just picked up my bead and I guess I am not the norm… I LOVE it! I popped I right on my necklace with some glass, sun circle and the” Climbing” troll. I do like a bit of the dark side though so maybe that is why I am so thrilled with it.

    • Leann

      Fantastic! I’d love to see a pic :D.

      • Michelle

        Here it is (I was wearing navy when I picked up the bead) sorry it’s sideways!

      • Leann

        Perfect place for him!! πŸ™‚

  • Rae

    I don’t like it at all. Intensity, friendship and joy? I don’t see anything besides intensity.

    • Leann

      Haha, that’s very true ;).

  • Lori

    I really like it, but since I am in Canada, and new to collecting, didn’t know it would be offered for such a limited time, don’t have a local dealer who has it, can’t get it from the troll beads website, and don’t want to purchase from an overseas dealer because of potential brokerage fees, I don’t have one ;~{

  • filiaecclesia

    From a historic perspective, the mythologies of the Northern people were pretty terrifying, so Soren is probably just being true to his cultural roots! Nevertheless, maybe he can do another LE silver bead as a companion to this one that features something of the beauty and light that is also part of the mythology!

    • Leann

      OOooo, very good point! I’d love to see a light and beauty design too :).

  • Francine

    I do not like this bead. It looks sinister. When the first picture was unveiled and I saw him for the first time, I got a sinking feeling in my stomach of doom. I could not wear something like that on my bracelet and feel good about it. Even now I squint when looking at him.

    • Leann

      Yikes! That’s not good :(.

    • Francine

      Leann I don’t mean to sound like gloom and doom as someone else posted that 80% of collectors loved the bead but I usually go by my gut feelings and when I first saw the bead I did not have good feelings about it. That’s just me.

      • Leann

        No worries! It’s all subjective :).

  • Valentina Ternovaya

    At first I didn’t like this little Troll, yes kinda spooky and devilish , but now as I look at it more and more and think of the Nordic culture that it represents, I think that I will actually get it (good to have a small Trollbeads retailer next to my house). I think that these three faces of Troll will actually protect from the negativity and evil thoughts and emotions that sometimes are present in our lives. An amulet to scare away the evil forces))

    • Leann

      That’s a great way to think of it! It definitely makes sense. There are a lot of demonic characters in Nordic culture.