The Trollbeads Story
Trollbeads originally started in Denmark 1976. The first bead, was a small bead decorated with no less than 6 faces, which later gave name to the Trollbeads collection. The beads were created at a time where the fashion was to have a silver bead hanging on a leather thong around the neck, but instead of letting the bead hang in an eyelet, Søren the original designer decided to let the leather cord go through the bead. Soon after, Søren's sister, Lise, began to put the beads on silver.
As the brand developed customers started to ask to have an extra bead put on their bracelets. Surprised as they were by this, from then on, the adventure of the Trollbeads movement had started. In cooperation with the customers and according to their wishes, the collection grew. This was the beginning of an original jewellery concept that today is enjoyed across the World.
Still, members of the creative Nielsen/Aagaard family participate in the actual design and sculpture of the beads, as well as the manufacturing. Until year 2000 every design came from the family. To add diversity to the collection, 10 famous Danish designers were invited to make their signature Trollbead in the collection, many of whom still add beads to the collection every year.
As the beads became more and more popular the collection grew. Gold and pearl beads were introduced and new locks were designed, making it possible to add or remove beads in order to experiment in different combinations.
The first glass beads entered the Trollbeads collection in 2001. Today you can find Trollbeads in more than 50 countries and has over 50 internationally renowned designers, through these designers over 600 different beads have produced - each with their unique design and story.
Trollbeads Jewellery by Acotis are delighted to be able to be part of this ever growing brand, holding events, contributing to ideas and working closely as part of a team. We look forward to seeing you soon…
Say Hello is a sixteen-piece interchangeable collection that gives you the ability to build your own individual style with various designs including Creamy Coconut, Espresso Noir, Peach Sorbet and Minty Macaroon oxidised chain bracelets and solid sterling silver bangles. Each bead is hand-faceted and includes semi-precious beads in Milky Quartz, Black Onyx, Feldspar Amazonite and Moonstone – a great way to start your collection and ‘Love affair with Trollbeads’
Inspiration for Trollbeads comes mainly from mythology, astrology, fauna, fairy tales, cultural diversity, flora, and the familiar things of everyday life It is this diversity that gives the unique experience. Each designer will choose the story they want to tell to create their own personalised jewellery. This original jewellery concept is what appeals to so many around the world.
Included in the Trollbeads collection are beads, necklaces bracelets, earrings, and rings. The jewellery has many collections that let you tell your own story in your own special way.
Some the annual collections each year are Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter not forgetting Mothers and Valentines Day.
Uniques give Trollbeads collectors the chance to own an original and ‘Unique’ Bead perfectly crafted from fine Italian glass. They are handmade from red-hot glass in an open flame and no two Trollbeads are ever completely the same! Trollbeads Jewellery offers the widest selection of Unique beads in the UK and continually works closely with Trollbeads UK to be able to offer the most ‘sort’ after designs available.
Only the highest quality raw materials are used in the production of Trollbeads Jewellery. As time has passed not only are the collections produced in sterling silver but also 18ct gold, freshwater pearls and various gemstones - and last but of course not least the beautiful and original glass beads made from fine Italian glass.
The gold and silver Trollbeads are created using the so called ‘cire perdu’ or ‘lost wax’ method. This technique is over 3,000 years old and allows for fine details to be reproduced from wax to precious metals.