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Trollbeads: Peoples Bead Winners and Spirituality Collection 2012

Updated on July 28, 2015
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Janine is a published author in Only Trollops Shave Above the Knees, appears on The Huffington Post and at Confessions of A Mommyaholic.


Trollbeads People’s Bead Global Event

In the past, Trollbeads has selected one bead for its Peoples Bead Global event. This bead has gotten selected and then becomes a part of the Trollbead Collection after that. However, this year they did something unprecedented and chose more than one bead to form an entire collection around these chosen beads.

The collection that they formed has been given the theme, "Share Your Spirituality With Us". The collection consists of eleven finalists, including one from the USA, designer Maria af Rolén.

The People’s Bead 2012 Spiritual Collection

The People’s Bead 2012 Spiritual Collection consists of as follows:

  • Eight silver beads, plus one silver customized bead
  • Two glass beads
  • One fantasy pendant

Along with this collection, they are also launching a new Fantasy Necklace with Black Onyx, which is a very desirable and highly requested item.

Essentially the winners are from all over the world and the designs themselves are truly unique and one of a kind. The stories behind these beads are in keeping with the theme of spirituality, and are also inspirational. Ask anyone about the meaning of spirituality and everyone would probably answer slightly different to this question, therefore this collection will most likely invoke different meanings and perceptions from just about everyone. However one thing is certain, the collection is bound to evoke feelings of spirituality from all that get to be familiar with the collection.


The Eight Silver Beads:

1. World Within

When I look at this silver bead, first I see the outside of this charm, which truly reminds of a mirror that is reflecting everything one would see in th mirror back. Then, as I look further, I see the inner core (which reminds of teaching 8th Grade Science believe it or not) and am thinking about the Earth's Inner Core. The Earth's Inner Core is solid and deep within the Earth just like that of this bead's inner core. When searching for a meaning to the actual core of this bead, it would represent the search for more and the true essence of one's deep down spiritual feelings and needs. This bead was designed by Linda Caruso and in the US retails for $28.


2. Stay Positive

My faith and spiritual nature has always been to look at the world from a positive light versus that of a negative light. When you look at this silver bead, i can't help but feel the positive connotation affiliated with it, because no matter how you look at this charm or from what angle, all you will always view is a plus sign smiling back up at you. I am a big believer in smiling too and as the old saying goes it takes more muscles to frown then smile. So I am truly an optimist at heart and try to always focus on the positive and the good things that are in my life rather than the negative and bad things. This bead truly is for anyone who is just like me an eternal optimist! It was designed by Maria af Rolén and retails in the US for $28.


3. Loving Light

Ok I have to admit this is one of my favorites in this collection, because it reminds me of the Claddagh ring (I know it isn't one, but the design and the three components that encompass it do), which was the very first gift that my husband gave me when we first started dating and still has a huge meaning from that first gift that it even was a theme at our wedding.

Well, this silver bead a cross has three components like the Claddagh does, but has a cross to represent one's faith in god; a heart to symbolize god's love; and a star to represent the light of god. Even if you aren't necessarily religious and you believe in god, this charm would be a nice starting point and truly is symbolic of the relationship of god and the humanity of us his followers. The designer is Kevin Powell and it retails for $44.


4. Dream Catcher

Another of my favorite is the Dream Catcher, because it also reminds me of my husband, who is a true artist by nature and even taught art for a bit. During his teaching stint, he actually taught students how to make dream catchers and through this I found out from him a bit more of the meaning behind the dream catcher. Dream catchers date back to the Native American Indians and are meant to be hung to catch one's dreams so to speak. Simply when it catches these dreams, it is said to hold onto to the good dreams and thankfully chase away the bad dreams. How does it chase away your bad dreams? It is supposed to rid those dreams right through the feathers and be blown away by the wind. The designer for this beautiful charm is Silvia Iacurto and it retails in the US for $53.


5. Heaven's Garden

"When I die and go to heaven.." Finish that statement, because I am sure you or someone you know has said this at least once if you do believe in heaven. I have to admit my idea of heaven may be different from the next person, but always envision a beautiful and tranquil place filled with all my loved ones that have passed before me. If and when I get to heaven, I so hope all those dear to me will be there to welcome me with open arms.

This silver bead was created to give the illusion of heaven being a beautiful and peaceful garden that can give the wearer peace in their heart. Trollbeads feels that by owning this bead and wearing it you can thus create your own spiritual and beautiful garden by putting the other beads you own and love around it on your bracelet. It was designed by Yumi Shimizu and retails in the US for $28.


6. Rosary

This silver charm consists of ten small grains to symbolize the rosary and a little hanging crucifix with the words Ave Maria inscribed around the circular core. Being brought up as a Catholic and also attending Catholic School, we were taught that Rosary beads quite simply were used to say our prayers to the Lord, Jesus and Jesus's mother Mary too. As for a Crucifix, the story has been passed down that Jesus Christ was nailed to the Crucifix by Pontius Pilate and condemned to his death on Holy Thursday and rose from the dead on Easter Sunday. The last component of Ave Maria is a well-known sweet lullaby sung in praise of children for the Holy Mary. It truly is a beautiful church hymn and holds a special place in my heart for it was my own grandmother's (may god rest her soul) favorite church song. So therefore, I am very much reminded of my very loved and missed often grandmother. It is designed by Elisabetta Marini and is $53 in the US.


7. Feather

When I see or think of feathers, it conjures up memories of Christmas-time for me, when I was a young girl. Why you may ask? Well, my father always put these beautiful white doves with the most gorgeous illuminated, delicate feathered wings on our Christmas tree each year. These doves symbolized family members we previously lost and had passed away. The doves were a reminder of them and their feathered wings were to tells us they soared high above the clouds in heaven and were angels now.

When I first saw this silver charm, I was reminded of these doves and the very beautiful meaning behind them. According to Trollbeads in native American culture, the feather is a symbol of spiritual ascension and is used by the Indian chiefs to symbolize their ability to communicate with the spirit world. So they too feel that these feathers can help them communicate with those spirits no longer of this world. This silver bead is designed by Carolyn Brettell and in the US retails for $28.


8. Happy Dragon

As a small child, I read fairy tales and books with mythical creatures in them. One such creature that always seemed to come up time and time again was the dragon. I always envision the dragon breathing fire to protect itself or others who are in harm's way. Trollbeads has marketed this dragon charm as the creature who is seen as a friendly helper, as well as a guardian of great treasures of the spirit world too. This charm is truly gorgeous and can be worn to ward off evil spirits and keep the wearer safe just as the dragon would help those in need in those books and fairy tales I spoke of earlier. This silver charm was created by Allan Bayer and in the US retails for $53.


9. Prayer

Trollbeads stated in their press release that there where 8 silver beads, but how come I am writing about a ninth charm then? Well even though this one is a silver charm, it can be customized with a glass bead of the wearers liking to as Trollbeads put it, "Reflect Your Own Soul" when wearing it. Very creative on their part to have one that can be customized by the buyer of this charm.

The actual charm is called prayer and as a Roman Catholic, I was taught in Catholic School at an early age how to pray and many different prayers too, such as "The Lord's Prayer, Hail Mary, The Act of Contrition and the list goes on believe me. This charm for me truly reminds me that prayers are sometimes not only necessary, but also very much needed too. We may not have to just recite wrote prayers in church to get our point across, but can also say our own prayers for just about anything in the peace and quiet of our own home. The charm was designed by Daniele Celani and retails in the US for $63


The Two Glass Beads:

1. Chakra Colors

This collection as stated before only boasts two glass beads. The first is this one (the Chakra Colors) and this absolutely beautiful glass charm has a combination of seven different colors. Looking at this bead, I am truly reminded of a gorgeous rainbow and can clearly hear "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" playing in my head when holding this one. Just like a rainbow, each of the colors are so vibrant and unique with different energies, but blended together the same energies of these colors come together too. So if you can't decide on what color to put on today, this bead gives you the option to wear more than one color and be able to experience all these color's energies too!! The designer is Jolanda J. Hos and retails for $43 in the US.


2. Spirit Light

Next, we have the Spirit Light which is the other glass bead in this collection. If the Chakra Colors has all colors interweaved, then the Spirit Light is the absence of color or just pure clear light. Most times when thinking of spirituality, most can see a connection with light to the spirit world. Because this glass charm is clear it invokes thoughts of the beginning of one's existence and as well as the end too. As for the actual charm, because it is indeed clear it can reflect back all rays of light making it able to be worn with just about any other color glass beads. The charm itself is designed by Marta Kubesova and retails for $31 in the US.


The Fantasy Pendant:

Last but not least is the Fantasy necklace, which has a black onyx on it. Black Onyx is a real powerful stone and is said to sharpens your mind and infuse you with natural authority. It also helps the wearer to make the right decisions by granting them the clarity of thought and enhanced powers of concentration. If you look back at the prayer bead in this collection this necklace cam be worn with that charm and another glass charm of your choice. In the US this retails for $139.

Summing It Up...

It has been my absolute pleasure to introduce the Trollbeads Peoples Bead Winners and Spirituality Collection 2012. This truly has been such an exciting collection to discuss for me and please stay tuned for the next article that I will be writing about Pandora or Trollbeads. Until then, Happy Trolling!!!


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    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Lovedoctor, glad you enjoyed this hub article and thank you so much for your kind words here :) :)

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      6 years ago

      I love this collection. I like the bracelet in the image as well as the chakra colors. This is a well-written and presented hub.

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      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Christy, thank you so very much and so glad you did enjoy. Truly appreciate your kind words here and for always being so supportive, too!!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi Janine :) I like the way you tell us your personal stories with each bead, like the memories you have about the designs. You are a fashion icon you!

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh Michelle, you can relate to this collection and I agree that this collection was very thought inspired and true to faith and spirituality too. Thank you for sharing all over :) :)

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Will definitely relate to this collection, which has its essence in faith and spirituality. Beautiful winners, this set! You are a real collector! Thanks for sharing! And I share all over as well!

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thank you eddy4me. I am so glad you read this one and enjoyed it too. Also very happen to be following you on hubpages :)

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      Eddy Jones 

      6 years ago from Wales.

      A brilliant hub and thank you so much for sharing . I now look forward to many more by you.

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Mary, thank you so much for the compliment. I just love these beads so much, I didn't start writing with a commission in mind, but it would be nice and wouldn't hurt lol!! Seriously, thank you so much for stopping by, commenting and for your continued support too!!

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      You really are doing a great job with these hubs and these beads. So many pretty ones but the best part is your descriptions and information. I'm with SS and TT, you should be getting a commission!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Glimmer Twin Fan, I have to totally agree with you on this that the beads of Trollbeads and Pandora are truly an endless source of fascination for me too and just when I think I have seen it all or maybe just maybe have enough the release new beads to their collections and I am hooked all over again. Same here too about Christmas and glad to give you also some ideas for that too!! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting here again too :)

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      Claudia Mitchell 

      6 years ago

      These beads are an endless source of fascination for me! They are so beautiful. I don't think I'd be able to choose just one or two. I'm starting to think Christmas present here. My family never knows what to get me. Another awesome hub!

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Tammyswallow, thank you so much for taking the time to read my article on the newest Trollbeads collection in stores now. I will definitely try to write more including pictures of my creations in the future and so happy that someone would have interest in m collection too. I did write a few articles in the past that showed some of my early on collecting with pics of my bracelet in the beginning. If you do have a chance, you may want to look at those articles for some ideas. Seriously, thank you again for comment and interest too :)

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      6 years ago from North Carolina

      These beads are gorgeous! I am looking for some in teal. I will have to check them out. I hope you will show us some of the crafts you do with these beads.. hint hint! :)

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Carly, thank you so much saying that I passed reverence to faith through Trollbeads to my readers. I really wanted to make these as relatable to life as possible, because whenever I look to purchase beads I always look to their meanings and what they stand for and would imagine that my readers would feel the same way too. So glad to be able to give you a few more to possibly add to your Christmas list for your husband. Stick around and I promise to add a few more to that list in the future too! Seriously, thank you so much for your lovely words here. I honestly appreciate it greatly :)

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      Carly Sullens 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Janine this is so special and amazing. The Trollbeads choose the theme 'Share your spirituality with us,' but you passed reverence to faith through Trollbeads to your readers. Not an easy accomplishment, but somehow it seems to come effortlessly to you.

      My favorites are 'Stay Positive' because I love the negative space in the bead. I also like the Rosary to remind me of my Catholic roots and the Chakra colored bead.

      You keep writing hubs like this, my husband is going to have to save a lot of money for Christmas this year. :)

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Nell, I am so glad I am not alone in my love of beads and have to tell you when I went to see these beads in person at my local store I wanted to get just one and then of course I saw the rest and felt the same as you. I seriously can say that if there were a beads anonymous, I would probably be a part of it, lol!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting too :)

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, I love the feather one, then I got to the next and the next and decided that actually I want all of them! lol! I have been known to buy them from Amazon to make bracelets, I haven't done it for a while but Amazon keeps reminding me by email! lol! interesting hub, and yes I love beads!

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Terrye, seriously thank you for saying that and I really mean that from the bottom of my heart. When I write these up, I try my best to take the information at hand and present from my personal experiences and my take at best as I can. I love these beads and think they are truly so beautiful and hope I am doing my absolute best to convey that. I just try to write from my heart and do hope that comes across. Believe me I do know the feeling about being itchy so to speak about buying more beads. I actually just sold a few and so want to buy more like yesterday!!

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      Terrye Toombs 

      6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Janine, I'm with Sunshine, you need to contact the company and demand a percentage of sales! :) Great job on this series, your presentation is interesting and informative. I love beads and this has me itching to buy some.

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      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Josh, I too love the Stay Positive Bead for its upbeat message too and the Chakra Colors is truly a beauty. I happen to love the Troll glass and this one is no exception to that. As for the conversation I had with Linda, I have the contact info for Trollbeads. Now I have to find a free moment to get in touch with them and get my message across the right way. Thank you so much for kind words here and continued support as usual! Just cannot thank you enough, seriously!!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania


      Another awesome Trollbeads hub! I have two favorite beads this time! I like the "stay positive" bead because of its uplifting message and the "chakra colors" because it look awesome! :)

      You do an excellent job promoting troll beads and I have seen the conversation between you and Linda on various trollbead hubs yours and hope for the best for you as you try to contact them! It would be awesome if you could promote their Trollbeads, because you clearly have a passion for doing so! Great job Janine as always! :)

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Linda, ironically I was just searching them out right now. I have been writing this one for about a week, while of course working on a few other pieces too. So I am finally getting around to promoting this one. I also started a blog to document my thoughts on my Pandora and Trollbeads collection to go along with my articles I am writing. Thank you so much seriously for all your help and I truly have tried to put my own spin on these collections as I write about them too.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Have you contacted the company yet? Seriously you are pimping their product beautifully, they should know it. I like all the charms yet again my favorite is your divider:)

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Bill, you sound very much like my father who will be 63 in October and reads everyone of my articles just because I am his daughter. Seriously, he will tell me more beads, but then will always tell me just how proud he is of me and that I will always be his little girl!! Thanks for taking the time to read this even though it is about beads, it makes me feel very honored and definitely cared about on your end. So very appreciated and just can't say that enough. also glad you liked the Happy Dragon. this collection truly has something for everyone :)

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I like the Happy Dragon!

      Here is how you know that I like you:

      1) I'm here reading a hub about beads

      And amazingly, I enjoyed it once again. Janine, I'm a 63 year old man; what are the chances that I would read a hub about beads? can you say zero? And yet here I am!

      Well done my dear!


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