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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by naranja on Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:52 am

@Fleur wrote:Honestly, what are they doing?
When I look at the list I can see many of my first and favourite beads:
small berry, cobra, art deco, plait, planet, 2+2, gold mocca, pearl lock, grey wolf....
To be replaced by flimsy beads, cutesy and suglasses? affraid
Another brick in the wall.

You summed up my feelings about TB so well Fleur. I find myself wondering more and more whether it is all about profit now. It would be such a shame if TB lost its interesting, quirky appeal. Neutral

ETA: There are quite a few beads on there that I've been eyening! I will miss the art deco, plait, seals and planet bead from the silvers and the arctic stripe, grey wolf, dark leopard, cobalt blue stripe and the beige trace bead from the glass.
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by reltan on Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:57 am

This makes me feel more and more like a money machine...release 30 beads every months or so, retire 100 beads every year...
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by Trollsister on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:08 am

There are some great classic TBs here....very sad to see them go. Especially hate to see 2+2 retire, it is on my most wanted list:( Damnation!
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by AmongGumTrees on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:55 am

I think it could have been a lot worse.

There are a lot of beads there, but honestly not all that many that I'd miss. I don't have any of these beads, but none of them are high up on my wishlist either. I might get small berries (I agree it's better than winter berries), art deco, maybe seals, maybe birdhouse and sweater, grey wolf and possibly others from the pale blue kit. The other glass kits don't interest me, and I've never really looked at the letters, cherubs, or gold beads. Even the gemstones that are retiring are the ones I'm least interested in.

Despite the last 1-2 releases not having many "trollish" silvers, there are still plenty out there. I think a lot the the WT release was quite trollish, so I'm still hopeful that there will be more "troll style" silvers in the future.
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by Nancy Foley on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:07 am

Shoot. The Flower with Dichroic Lock is one of my favorites. I love to check out the lock tray for inspiring or unusual color combinations in this design. It was generously stated that these locks are "vulnerable" to the loss of pearls and glass. I know many pearl locks have been returned for this problem, but I haven't experienced it myself with the glass lock.

I also love Carved Flowers and Small Berry which seem to me to be essential "trollishness." Trollbeads is shedding more than silver weight here. I think it is losing key pieces of its identity.

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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by Monique26 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:10 am

I had a LD show me the many ways to use that 2+2 beads I have always been intrigued by it after that. The many ways it can hang or be placed on a bracelet.
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by ceruleanbluebird on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:39 am

Who has Carved Flowers or Silver with Garnet? They have been a wishlist beads...
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by hayseed on Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:30 am

@Joolz wrote:Sad the small berry is going as I think it's much nicer than the new winter berries

Agree
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by cshynkaruk on Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:41 am

Although some of these will be avaliable for awhile, it's a huge retirement lot. Be sad to see some of these go!
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by cswan on Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:02 am

@Nancy Foley wrote:Shoot. The Flower with Dichroic Lock is one of my favorites. I love to check out the lock tray for inspiring or unusual color combinations in this design. It was generously stated that these locks are "vulnerable" to the loss of pearls and glass. I know many pearl locks have been returned for this problem, but I haven't experienced it myself with the glass lock.

I also love Carved Flowers and Small Berry which seem to me to be essential "trollishness." Trollbeads is shedding more than silver weight here. I think it is losing key pieces of its identity.
Agree The stones or pearls coming loose is the only reason I can think of for retiring these beautiful and classic locks.
Thanks for the all-in-one photo, Sita Smile
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by troll2011 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:51 am

I guess the decision which beads to buy in the new year has just been changed. I will go for the old silvers as Art Deco, Sweater and the old berry because I prefer them to the new silvers.
Thanks for the info sita!! Smile

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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by Hisae on Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:54 am

Huge retired! I may get some silvers(Nr 5 cherub,cobra,planet) Rolling Eyes
Thank you for sharing info Sita I love you
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by Silmaril on Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:17 pm

I am a little horrified the trace beads are going, especially beige/blue. And Grey Wolf. They are such great beads, might have to get a few more. I have like half a dozen double flowers and red/pink prisms from the last huge retirement (or the one before?) and I have never regretted the many multiples. I have never found a Blue Flower or Turquoise dillo I am happy with . . .
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by chocoholic on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:21 pm

@Silmaril wrote:I am a little horrified the trace beads are going, especially beige/blue. And Grey Wolf.

Me too... Crying or Very sad I love silver trace beads!
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by LindaJo on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:24 pm

@Silmaril wrote:I have never found a Blue Flower or Turquoise dillo I am happy with . . .
That's because Pond has all the nice Turquoise dillos!! Wink
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by LindaJo on Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:11 pm

@TrollRose wrote:LindaJo,
you are lucky to have found such a beautiful striped one just in time Twisted Evil
the Aventurine,i mean.
Ooops, I think what I got was an Amazonite! I'll post in the stone bead section.
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by Pond on Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:20 pm

LindaJo, I do not have the only "good" Turquoise Armadillos, only 11 of them.



I am going to my LDs and look for the soon to be retired Silver Traces as I could use a few more before they disappear.
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by Rainbow on Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:23 pm

Wow Pond!!!!!
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by Daisylove on Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:29 pm

@Pond wrote:LindaJo, I do not have the only "good" Turquoise Armadillos, only 11 of them.



I am going to my LDs and look for the soon to be retired Silver Traces as I could use a few more before they disappear.

Pond, this is beautiful!!!
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by Nancy on Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:30 pm

Ok I feel like an idiot but I can't figure out what one of the silver beads is. It's in the first row going from top to bottom and it's the bead right under the seals bead. What the heck is that? What is the next one after that also?
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by Anita on Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:59 pm

@Nancy wrote:Ok I feel like an idiot but I can't figure out what one of the silver beads is. It's in the first row going from top to bottom and it's the bead right under the seals bead. What the heck is that? What is the next one after that also?

Four Elements and The Kiss????
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by LindaJo on Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:11 pm

Yes, Four Elements and Kiss.
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by Fuzzyfeet on Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:39 pm

@ceruleanbluebird wrote:Who has Carved Flowers or Silver with Garnet? They have been a wishlist beads...

I have the Silver with Garnets, going to have to get a Carved flowers now Rolling Eyes
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by naranja on Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:46 pm

Pond, how good to see your avatar! Very Happy Hihi, it isn't hard to recognise you from the bracelet either as you have a distinctive style! I think my favourite 'dillo is the one smack in the middle between the two blue agates (?).
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Re: Trollbeads Retireds 2013

Post by LindaJo on Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:26 pm

Gee, nobody is going to rush out and buy the entire alphabet in gold? Laughing
There doesn't seem to be much love for the numbered cherubs, either.
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