17 Oct 2009

How to clean troll beads?

Well guys how to clean troll beads? How to take care of the beads? Please do try some of these methods. After I googled it, I found that there are so many ways on how to clean them.

Try using a soft headed toothbrush first dry then if that doesn’t work try a tiny bit of water on it. Then hang to dry, remember does it gently as you don't want to rub off the troll beads or loosen any.

Use a clean makeup brush to sweep away loose dirt. Then use a soft rag moistens with rubbing alcohol to gently wipe the remaining dirt away. Do not use water--it will loosen the thread.

Quite honestly, restring them! The string gets very weak and will break. I have bought pieces off EBay and this is what I do. I make my own jewelry and I buy from estate sales and garage sales. I always restring the troll beads if they come on fiber string. If it is on metal/tiger tail type of material you can buy yourself sometime.

Providing the threads holding the troll beads are not rotten you can wash the bracelets in warm soapy water and if necessary use a very soft brush to clean the troll beads. Rinse well and dry flat so no tension on the threads.

Soak the troll beads themselves in a warm water soap solution. Put in a shallow dish and swish around with your hands. Then, get and old toothbrush to scrub off any dirt that won't soak off. Use a piper cleaner to clean the hole if there is anything blocking. Sometimes old waxy string will block and keep you from stringing.

the only way is to have them restrung trying to clean the thread will only weaken and stretch it so they will look even worse than they do now . It might be a better idea to restring them yourself; if you treat the troll beads with any kind of product it might damage them. Pop into your local craft shop, sure you can find a thread of a suitable color. Like this they will still keep their vintage look without the dirty thread.

Go to a craft store and you might be able to buy new thread that will resemble the vintage kind you are looking for or wash the thread with baking soda, a squirt of dawn and see if that helps. If they are beige you can redeye them in tea, just make strong tea and soak them overnight.
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15 Oct 2009

Discover Trollbeads By Louise Rogers(Troll beads)

Troll Beads
One of the Most Unique and Exciting Jewelry Lines on the market today.
If you don't know about Trollbeads, you soon will. Starting in the east, the jewelry line has been traveling north and south and finally westward quietly waking up marketplaces and creating avid collectors along its path.

Trollbeads is an interchangeable jewelry line from Denmark. The line consists of a few hundred artist designed beads along with the silver and gold chains for use with the beads. That may sound simple but it's anything other than simple. For over 30 years Trollbeads has been gaining in recognition but ever since it was brought to the U.S. by Morten Petersen the line has skyrocketed in popularity. Under his direction Petersen (who owns Lund Trading, the U.S. Distributor for Trollbeads) has given America a line of jewelry that is evolving, sophisticated yet playful and intriguing. In the past 2 years alone the company has experienced unheard of growth rates in sales and judging by the first quarter, 2008 will be another record breaking year.

Imagine a group of extremely talented artists collaborating and combining their talents to design and producing beautiful and wearable beads. Imagine the variety and the pure artistic value. In a catalog offered by Trollbeads retailers you can read about the artists and learn which of the beads they have designed. In sterling silver, 18K gold, fine Lamp-worked Murano glass and Amber, the Trollbeads jewelry line inspires every collector that discovers it. Less commercial than other bead lines Trollbeads appeals to collectors that recognize quality and designs that stand the test of time. Many of the original designs produced in the late seventies and early eighties are still in the line today. Beads like "Happy Universe", "Buddha" and "Transformation" speak to us of deeper meanings and transforms jewelry to reflect meaning and send endearing messages.

Every bead has a story, every story has a bead. It's true and it harkens back to the original charm bracelets and in fact Trollbeads has been referred to as the "New Age" charm bracelet. One of the most beneficial features of the Trollbeads jewelry is that you change and add beads on your own. No jeweler is needed. One day wear your beads in a necklace and the next day wear them on a bracelet.

Some of the beads in the line include the exquisite and colorful Murano glass beads number over 130 and that does not even include the assorted glass beads the company offers to its top dealers, which are unique and are not a part of the main line. All sterling silver beads, all 18K Gold beads and a combination of silver and gold beads comprise the metals offerings. The combination of both metals allows the collector to have a little gold without having to spend as much. The newest material offered is Amber and makes a beautiful bracelet as it has many hues and tones from honey to caramel sunset.

If you haven't yet seen Trollbeads go to http://www.trollbeadsgallery.com or to Lund Distributing at http://www.trollbeadsUS.com and search for a store nearest you. Please note only a handful of dealers carry the assorted beads.

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