Bravo to all the "Hot Off the Press" Bloggers and Retailers alike as I was pretty much glued to my mobile and then my computer screen for most of yesterday... what a Friday!
Trollbeads Gold Love Art Collection and the People's Bead Winner "Perfect Balance"
|Trollbeads Christmas Collection 2014|
From Trollbeads we had the previews of the new Gold Love Art Collection, the announcement of the People's Bead Winner (Congrats Mirjam!) and previews of the Christmas Collection, all available to buy on the 1st, 10th and 17th October respectively.
Then came an unexpected preview of the new X by Trollbeads Christmas Collection entitled Glow X Amaze - available 5th November. Initially when I read the title I thought there might be a glow in the dark link (my mind works in weird ways) but when I saw the new red Limited Edition links I got a little bit excited! Black & Red, Red & Bronze, Silver & Red, Red & Silver & Bronze, oh my!!
|X by Trollbeads Christmas 2014|
Glow X Amaze
So back to the beads... What are my top picks from the affordable? I say affordable as whilst I am very taken with the Gold Love, Live and Forgive bead and the Silver and Gold dangle Lucky Love, these are way out of my league unless I have some unexpected dramatic change of fortune.
Trollbeads Gold Love, Live and Forgive and Silver and Gold Lucky Love Beads
X by Trollbeads Visible Path
Initial thoughts are again I favour a lot of the X links... I'm beginning to see a pattern here, not bad for a brand that are barely a year old!
X links Flash of Light and Single Lots of Love
Limited Edition Red Rubber X Links for Christmas!!
X double link Slide Ride and Bronze My Star
Trollbeads Heart 4 You and Holly Bush
Just 3 of the silver, unusually for me I really like one of the heart offerings, definitely want to see the other side but from the "front" I do like this. I'm also so glad to see Holly in silver, being a bit of a fan of Holly in a nice hedgerow! Finally I've chosen Snowballs as a possible contender, I wasn't sure at first but the more I look at this bead the more it grows on me!
Finally the People's Bead was announced and again I like the simplicity of this glass bead, I'm not a fan of black and white beads normally, but I think this is nicely done and as long as the quality control is handled well I think it will work beautifully on a bangle for those of us who've never quite mastered those black and white combos!
People's Bead Winner 2014 - Perfect Balance from Mirjam Seling
Right I don't know about you folks but I need another cuppa and possibly a lie down after that little lot!
What do you think of the new previewed Collections? Splurge or Save?
How do you decide what to get first if your wishes exceed your budget?