Suzie Q Studio has a Treasure Vault, full of "Rare & Retired" Trollbeads. The "Vault" is being unlocked and all of the Troll Treasures will be available soon on our website so check back often to see what's "new". These rare beauties will be snapped up quickly so be sure to get your Trollbeads Treasures while you can!
Some of the Trollbeads "Rare & Retired" items that will be available feature a collection of Trollbeads that was released in 2009 called the "China Beads Collection". This incredible collection consisted of 10 sterling silver and 10 jade stone beads by six Chinese designers to represent what they viewed as significant representations of Chinese culture and history.
Suzie Q Studio will not only have one full set of 20 China Beads (10 sterling silver and 10 jade stone beads) available, but we will also have one complete set of the 10 sterling silver China Beads available as well!
The China Beads collection showcases just a few of the many vibrant facets of Chinese culture, from the awe inspiring Great Wall to the simplicity of the humble Silkworm, from the mythical creatures of Chinese folklore to the cheeky personalities of everyday animals.
In between, wishes for happiness, love, success, and safe journeys are interspersed with vivid shades of Jade that explode like fireworks at Chinese New Year. The Trollbeads China Beads Collection is a private glimpse into a rich and varied culture as seen through the eyes of the people that know it best.
Most collectors would agree that the sterling silver beads in this collection are some of the best bead charms ever produced by Trollbeads. They're incredibly detailed and quite substantial, heft-wise, especially when compared to the sterling silver Trollbeads in more recent collections.
Regarding the stone jade beads in this collection, some of them have been dyed to achieve the luscious, brighter colours. I believe that the red, blue, turquoise, lilac and purple beads have been dyed, which, unfortunately, means that they might be prone to fading, so when you’re not wearing these colourful jade “China Beads", be sure to keep them away from sunlight to minimize this possibility.
The two "China Beads Collections" that I'm offering on my website are all NEW and have been tucked away from sunlight shortly after they arrived at my shop in 2009, so both sets are in pristine, never worn condition.
FYI... The "China Beads" were released in the UK as a Limited Edition of 500 bracelets, which included all 20 beads on a foxtail bracelet with Lace Lock, a sterling silver "Scroll" Trollbead with the edition # engraved on it and a certificate of authenticity, all of which was contained in a special wooden box.
In North America, the "China Beads" were released as sets of 20 beads that most retailers sold individually, including at my store back in 2009. I received more than one set of these enchanting Trollbeads and something compelled me to squirrel away one full set of 20 sterling silver and jade China Beads, and one set of 10 sterling silver China Beads until now, more than 10 years later. I had no idea that the "China Beads" would become so ultra-rare... The "Holy Grail" of Trollbeads!
Here's a close-up look at the actual Trollbeads "China Beads" Set that will be available at Suzie Q Studio...
These "China Beads" will only be available as complete sets: one set of 20 sterling silver and jade beads, and one set of 10 sterling silver beads. I'm still doing some research on them, so I haven't established the price of the collection quite yet. If you're keenly interested, please 'e' me using my contact link>>> Contact Suzie. I'll be sure to let you know the price ASAP.