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Trollbeads: United Kingdom World Tour Collection

Updated on August 8, 2012
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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.

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Welcome to the United Kingdom...

Today, it's is finally time for Trollbeads to take you on an inspiring tour of the four beautiful countries that form the United Kingdom. This collection is probably one of my favorites and will be sharing why this is as well as delve further into these charms.

Let the unique style of the traditional Kilt introduce you to the Celtic culture of Scotland and Northern Ireland, experience the Welsh tradition of carving Love Spoons for the one you adore and enjoy a taste of English afternoon tea with the Mad Hatter!

Watch as Trollbeads introduce the World Tour United Kingdom collection in this short film and answer this question, "Winding through a maze in the UK, a young girl is chasing something. What is it?":


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Celtic Kilt

Traditionally, this silver charm would conjur up images of proud bag pipers pipers and energetic Cèltic dances. The traditional kilt has been worn in Scotland and Ireland for generations to show the uniqueness of Celtic culture.

Trollbeads included the Celtic Kilt in the United Kingdom collection and I must say it is truly one of my favorites. My husband is 100% Irish and this one really does make me think of him and his family. At our wedding, my husband wanted to have a bag piper in traditional garb (kilt included) to play at the church. Well, my brother-in-law, is in the NYPD and knew someone who could do this and as the best man, graciously paid to have someone play the bag pipes before and after our mass outside the church. So, for me, this charm is a pleasant reminder of one of the best days of my life, our wedding day.




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Love Spoons

For centuries, young Welsh men used the long winter evenings to carve Love Spoons for their loved ones. Love Spoons symbolize a life of health and happiness. Give this bead to the one you hold dear to make your dreams come true.

This silver charm is another one of my favorites and this collection seems to have a few for me as stated earlier. I feel that Love Spoons is a symbol of true love and knowing all the years that it took for me to find my husband, my true love, I never take it for granted. When I saw this one, I knew immediately I must have it to remind me of my husband and the undying love we have for each other. It is also special to me, because this is the first one of the collection that I purchased, because of what I felt it meant personally to me.

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English Tea Party

The Tea Party is a quintessentially English affair, which Lewis Carroll introduced to Alice, The Mad Hatter, The March Hare and The Dormouse with chaotic results! This little bead holds more than a story about tea time, so take a closer look at the details.

As a child, I read Alice in Wonderland from a book that was actually given to my mom as a child from her aunt. When I saw this charm, it reminded me of that time in my life and that book, which I still own and have in my personal library.

Also, I this silver charm has a duel meaning for me and reminds me of my husband's family, specifically his grandmother, who is no longer with us. When I first met my husband, he introduced me to her and we sat in her house and talked for hours drinking tea (her favorite drink), while she told me all sorts of stories from her youth. She was a lovely, wonderful woman and from that first meeting she became so special to me, almost like another grandmother. We lost her a week after my second child was born (almost 2 years ago), but I still think of her often and miss her dearly.

So as I said previously, for me this charm has a double meaning with the book I read as a child and my husband's grandmother.


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UK Colors

All regions of the United Kingdom are represented in the red, white and blue of the Union Jack flag, which is a striking symbol of unity as well as diversity. You can find these colors on their flag or even on some of the buses that travel in their country.

This is the only glass charm in this collection, but it is truly a beauty and anyone who sees it most likely would think of the United Kingdom, knowing that these are the country's colors. I see this one and think of the Royal family and their fairy tale weddings, such as Princess Diana's wedding and the most recent royal wedding of her son, Prince William. Even though the royal family is not perfect and have had their fair share of scandals, they still are one of the most prestigious family in the world. Love or hate them, most still can't help but be curious and want to know more about them.

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Concluding the United Kingdom...

It has been my absolute pleasure to tour the United Kingdom today in Trollbeads World Tour. If you watched the video, you should have the answer to the original question. I will not give it away here however. Join us for the next hub, when we tour the next country in the Trollbeads World Tour.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Janine,

      I finally made it over! Sorry I am so late! Another fantastic bead hub friend! :)

      I like the Celtic kilt one the most, although I would never wear one! :)

      Keep up the great work Janine, and have a good rest of your day!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A great look at the UK in your own unique style. Loved it!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thank you Josh. I also finally made it back on momentarily. Just finished cleaning up from my daughter's second 3rd birthday party. Thank you so much for all your support. I hear you on wearing the kilt. My husband would have loved to wear one for our wedding, but I don't think the world was ready to see his Irish, hairy legs! Seriously, I so appreciate your kindness over and over!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Bill, yet again thank you so much for all your continued support. I am glad you enjoyed this one. I really love this collection and was to put my own take on it.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Janine,

      You are very welcome! That would of been awesome if your husband would have wore a kilt! HAHA :)

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Josh, he would have totally worn a kilt if given the opportunity, but alas it didn't happen and he ended up in a traditional tuxedo. Sorry to disappoint thought!!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Obviously this is my favorite amongst the entire journey. My family hale from County Cork Ireland and it is a heritage I am proud to have coursing through my blood. The never ending spoons are dear to me as my Dad hand carved so many and we cherish them today.

      I know this was about encompassing UK but I particularly enjoyed the Celtic pride.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Shiningirisheyes, thank you for sharing with me your family background and loved that you could relate to this collection, because of that. I am not 100% Irish, but do have a bit of Irish blood coursing through my veins as well and as I stated my husband is 100% Irish, so I can relate to your post. My husband nd I are already trying to pass on some of the Celtic Pride and heritage on to our children too. Thanks again for your comment and all your continued support on here.

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      A bit of pride for my adopted homeland. Its good to see the world tour dropping by this fabulous nation. The themes are well captured as are the nations heritage. I absolutely adore this series and the beads are a revelation of artistry and heritage. Well done again, Janine!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thank you so much Docmo and glad you are enjoying this series. I just published the last today on the United States and can't believe I just finished the World Tour Countries, but do agree that the UK even though not my homeland really does fascinate me and I happen to hold this one close to my heart. Thanks again for all your support!!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I like the teaparty bead on this one. I would love to visit this part of our world some day. Enjoyed your post.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Teaches12345, I am glad you enjoyed this one and specifically liked the Tea Party charm. I too also hope to visit this part of the world someday. Thanks again for stopping by and commenting.

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      Redberry Sky 4 years ago

      I love the kilt! I used to live right next to a church in Scotland, and during the summer I woke up to the sound of wedding bagpipes every Sunday :) love this Hub on these charming charms from my own green and pleasant land :) voted up and shared.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Redberry Sky, wow I am jealous of where you once lived and sounds amazing. Only wish and hope I can visit that part of the world someday. Glad you enjoyed this one and totally appreciate your support and comment here.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Ok, now I know I've seen everything! I loved the Celtic Kilt and am gonna have to visit there to get one! Excellent hub, as always! :)

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Terrye, I happen to have a special place for the Celtic Kilt, because of my husband and can totally relate. So hope to make it to that part of the world someday too. Thanks for the comment and support too!!

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      Eddy Jones 4 years ago from Wales.

      What a wonderful hub Janine I was scrolling through your hubs and came across this one .

      Across the board here and that 'Up up and away!!!

      Enjoy your day to my new but already very dear friend.

      Eddy.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh Eddy, thank you so very much. I am glad you did enjoy the World Tour Beads for the UK. I confess that even though I am US born and raised, I have always been fascinated by the British cultrue and the first charm from the whole world tour collection I bought and had to have was Love Spoons. Seriously, just feel in love with it and wear on my bracelet everyday. Thank you again and hope you too are enjoying your day. Also very glad that we are dear friends too...Janine :)

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      An amazing hub! This wonderful hub reminded me of my enjoyable London trip last year! I see why this collection is special to you thanks to your engaging explainations! I like the tea-party trollbead! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up & shared on Facebook

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Ish, so happy to see you here today and really do hope you start up your own Trollbeads bracelet, because you seem as passionate and interested in these beautiful beads as I do. I love it, because it is so much fun to be able to have someone be interested and enthusiastic about Trollbeads too. Thank you so much for reading the United Kingdom collection, commenting, sharing, voting and sharing on Facebook too :)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      You really are into these!! And this is another beautiful collection. Love the celtic kit!! Sharing!!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you Michelle and truly do love these beads as you know. And glad you have enjoyed my articles on these lovely beads. Thank you to for the share :)

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