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 to "See & Buy" for local Calgary Trollbeads Collectors, at my shop at the Crossroads Market, FEBRUARY 8-10. After February 10th, these rare and special Trollbeads will be made available to Troll Fans around the World on my Suzie Q Studio website... So snap up these Trollbeads Treasures while you can!
One of the Trollbeads "Rare & Retired" items that'll be available is a collection of Trollbeads that was released in 2009, The "China Bead Collection". This incredible collection consisted of 10 sterling silver and 10 jade stone beads by six Chinese designers to represent what they viewed as the significant representations of Chinese culture and history.
This 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. Trollbeads China 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're likely to be prone to fading.
The "China Beads Collection" that I'm offering at my Troll "Rare & Retired" Event are all NEW and have been tucked away from sunlight shortly after they arrived at my shop in 2009, so the entire set is 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 whole set until now, 10 years later. I had no idea that the "China Beads" would become so ultra-rare... The "Holy Grail" of Trollbeads!
These "China Beads" will be available as a complete 20 bead collection only. I'm still doing some research on them, so I haven't established the price of the collection quite yet... Sorry about this! If you're keenly interested, please 'e' me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
and I'll be sure to let you know the price ASAP.
For MORE Info & Detailed Pics
for the "China Beads" Collection, CLICK HERE