Trollbeads Valentine Picks and a Special GWP

trollbeads-Valentine2012Continuing my posts on Valentine themed charms, I take a look at the offerings from Trollbeads for the upcoming holiday for lovers.  Valentine’s Day themes are overwhelmingly focused on hearts so I have picked out the heart shaped charms from Trollbeads of which there is quite a few!  I have also found a few romance beads that will also fit with the holiday.  These silver charms are listed by their price tier, starting from the lowest. In Tier I, all $28USD, these beads are the most affordable and on the smaller side given their cost.  My favorite out of this set is the Dancing, released with the autumn 2012 collection, Dancing is part of a mini-series of family themed charms including Marry Me and Family.

Tier II costs $44USD, which is quite a jump from the last tier, so most of the beads are a bit bigger and more detailed as a result.  However, the Rose and Flowers are pretty tiny for their price, but I didn’t discover this fact until after I bought them.  I have a weakness for flower charms, and who wouldn’t love getting flowers for Valentine’s Day?  Especially since these flowers don’t wilt. 😉  The Kiss is retired, but can still be found at some retailers; I’ve seen a live shot of this bead and I have to say that it’s hard to tell what it is if you didn’t know already.

Next up is Tier III, which is $53USD and only two charms in this category that I would consider romantic.  Snails is Love is a funky unique design that Trollbeads is well known for.  Not quite appealing to me, but I know it’s something different that Trollies adore.

Lastly, Tier IV is $59USD and it’s not a large difference in price from the last set.  I’m still not sold on the Holding onto Love charm since it looks like the two figures are trying to hold on across a broken heart, but it means different things to different people.  The Double Heart is two pieces and interconnects like the Christmas Tree and the new House charm.  The Love Within charms comes in this price tier without engraving and also in the next tier with engraving ($68USD).

trollbeads-klimt-the-kiss-boxAs always, Trollbead Boutique is my recommended retailer and they are still offering some incredible promotions: receive $20 for $100 spent (code: gift20), and until Valentine’s Day receive a free GWP Klimt “The Kiss” trinket box with every purchase which is a value of $40USD.  Are you expecting any special treats for the upcoming holiday?