Friday, July 31, 2009

Trollbeads: Lions, gold

For some reason, I always think of Noah's Ark when I see the Lions by Trollbeads. One side is a lion, and the other is a lioness. Vale Edge is one of the gold level Trollbeads retailers in the Akron/Kent/Ravenna area, and we have this Trollbead in gold and in silver.


The story: The lion and the lioness, king of animals, stately rulers of the savannah.

Artist: Trine Tanja Falsled

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Trollbeads: Milky Way

This is one of those pictures that simply does not do the Trollbead any is seriously a wonderful bead and calls to mind images of Ray Bradbury or Carl Sagan's Contact.

Milky Way

The Story: Billions of stars endlessly alight in the night sky. What awaits us out there? The Milky way stretches out, millions of light years away, making us ponder how small and insignificant we are in the big picture.

Artist: Lise Aagaard

Friday, July 24, 2009

Trollbeads: Earth

This is one of the first Trollbeads I've bought, because of the shimmery hues of green.


Lamp-worked glass bead made of Italian quality glass. This glass bead represents the designer’s interpretation of how wild and beautiful the earth is.

Artist: Lise Aagaard

Monday, July 20, 2009

Trunk show!

I am so excited! We will be having a Trollbeads Trunk show August 28-31! I hope you'll be able to come and party with us! When I know our promotional offers, I will post them here.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Smiling Cylinder

Smiling Cylinder

A new opening can lead to almost anything. This Trollbead is bright and happy and smiles at you.
Artist: Jytte Kløve

Trollbead: Jellyfish

Summertime=beaches and sunshine! Beware of jellyfish, but not this Trollbeads jellyfish! I think it's kind of cute and fun.


The story: A transparent creature, searching for food with the help of its many tentacles. While walking along the Danish coast, it is one of the most common creatures you encounter.

Artist: Michael Weihe

Why are Trollbeads the Original?

It has been said that Trollbeads is "The Original", and these are the reasons. One is that Trollbeads is the first major company to create this design concept, which was in 1976. Secondly, when you look at the designs closely, you'll notice that each design is original--that is, the designers do not copy designs that have been manufactured by other companies.

With that in mind, here is a bead that is inspired one of the oldest civilizations.


The inspiration for this bead in cast sterling silver is found in native Aztec pottery. The triangular cut design is approximately 1,000 years old.

Artist: Søren Sølvsmed

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Trollbeads: Happy Fish

I've always loved fish. Not necessarily to eat, but to look at. Fish are calming influences, which is probably why they're in so many doctors' and dentists' offices. And although I tend to prefer larger Trollbeads, I can't help but like this one.

Happy Fish, Silver

Look, when you asked me how I knew the fish were happy, you already knew that I knew the fish were happy. I knew it from my feelings standing on this bridge. ZhuangZi (369-286 B.C.)

Artist: Søren Sølvsmed

Friday, July 10, 2009

Limited edition beads

One of the things I did today was to upload a ton of pictures onto our store website, and I've got quite a few up (and I'm sure I'll have plenty more to put up online! I haven't even started on uplading the jasper beads onto our website--it seems like it takes a while to do). But so far, I have some of the amber beads and most of our limited edition glass Trollbeads. To see what we have in stock (or had in stock)--check them out here!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Trollbead: Lotus

One of the beads I like is this gold lotus. I think it's simply elegant.

Lotus, Gold

The lotus flower appears in legends originating both from India and from ancient Egypt. Symbol of light and enlightenment, ruled by the rays of the sun and the pull of moon.
Artist: Søren Sølvsmed

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Trollbeads contest

Here's some new exciting news from Trollbeads--a company that always has innovative promotions. This summer, they're doing a summer movie contest. Here are the details: