With all the wonderful releases that Trollbeads has debuted this season, I’ve gotten a bit sidetracked in writing my reviews for their Spring 2015 Collection. I always like to start with the glass beads from the releases and I published a feature on the Aqua Kit last month so I’m following up with a look at the Delicate Kit today. Included are 6 beads named Pink Conch, Sea Anemone, Neptune’s Promise, Pink Petals, Tropical Conch, and Rose Ribbon.
This kit includes a wonderful mix of soft pinks and complementary greys. The simpler designs include the Rose Ribbon which is not a new bead but a reissue, and Tropical Conch which is grey rather than the mauve depicted in the stock photo. Pink Petals is a beautiful sideways flower with hints of fuschia underneath, and the Sea Anemone is similar to the Aurora style (iridescent purple) glass that Trollbeads has been playing with recently. A surprisingly popular one has been the Neptune’s Promise; the colors are nothing like the stock picture, rather than shades of lavender, it is actually taupe and black with stripes of white. My actual favorite and one that has perhaps been overlooked is the Pink Conch, which has wide pink stripes interspersed with brown and glitter over the top.
Trollbeads production beads are small core and can only fit on threadless bracelets, and incompatible with Pandora, Ohm Beads, and Chamilia. It’s also the last day for the buy 3, get 1 free promotion so be sure to take advantage of the deal while you can! 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 added to the color scheme of this set with more pink and grey beads which are so beautiful together, and floral silvers that are perfect for spring. Which pattern is your favorite? What do you think of this kit?
Bead index (starting from left): big flower lock, unique grey/pink bubbles, tropical conch, blossom, sea anemone, unique grey stripe, wine harvest, LE faceted aurora, neptune’s promise, opposites, unique grey/pink polka dots, pink petals, swarm of butterflies, rose ribbon, grey dillo, elderflowers, pink conch, unique taupe dog, artisan tulip.