The story of the original and unique Trollbeads starts in Denmark. Trollbeads is born as a family company and still today it remains so. “Some have ideas, some have talent for design, some can find technical solutions and others still have the courage to make it happen. And all of us enjoy working together on a project. It’s that simple”, says Lise Aagaard.
The original since 1976
The first silver bead
Faces was the very first bead in the collection. It is a silver bead combined of six faces, and it is designed by Lise Aagaard’s brother, Søren "Silversmith" Nielsen.
Trollbeads are made with a blend of new and ancient techniques. Most silver Trollbeads are modelled using the 3000-year-old technique, the so-called 'cire perdu' or 'lost wax' method.
New, adorable designs were released to compliment the original concept.
The Sterling silver bracelet
The Sterling silver bracelet as we know it today was designed in 2005. Before 2005 you had to use tools to add new beads, With the new design and changeable locks it was made possible to design and redesign your bracelet every day!
The first Uniques workshop
Alongside Tibet Charity, Lise Aagaard developed the Tibet Beads project in 2005 to give unemployed Tibetan refugees in India an opportunity to learn new skills and earn an income.
“If you really want to help people in the third world countries to develop economically, you must teach them what it is you are successfully doing.”
UNIQUES are truly special to Trollbeads. It began as a charity project, providing self-sustainable workshops for people in Asia, giving them an opportunity to express themselves and create art. They ended up creating UNIQUES.
Gemstones are added to the Trollbeads Collection
Born under enormous pressure since the dawn of time, these pieces of raw rocks are dug out of the bowels of the earth and made into exquisite jewellery of timeless beauty.
It is time for a ring
A beautiful collection of rings sees the light of day. Many of the spectacular designs are still in the collection.
2009 – SHARE A CHRISTMAS CARD
Trollbeads encourage everyone to share their Christmas enthusiasm and celebration by joining the event and send Christmas cards to at least five people all around the world.
Malawi Uniques Workshop
Trollbeads funded the Malawi Trollbeads Workshop, which gave a group of challenged young people the opportunity to learn the artistry of making glass beads.
The World Tour
13 countries each had 4 beads created which symbolized their country. The once involved were: Australia, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland, U.K. and the U.S.A.
The leather Bracelet
Launch of a new way to carry your beads - the leather bracelet.
Introducing the bangle
The bangle is introduced in the Trollbeads Collection. Launched in Sterling silver, gold plated and copper.
Trollbeads move to Toldbodgade
Lise designs the façade of the building, and it is ready for the Trollbeads family to move in, in 2012.
Bonus info: There are small lizards hiding in the pattern.
2013 – LIMITED EDITION BRACELETS ARE INTRODUCED
A bracelet including a new glass bead, new silver bead and a new lock. The bracelet can only be bought as a finished piece.
2015 – BLACK FRIDAY
Trollbeads decided to celebrate Black Friday in a different manner and released the first Black Friday limited edition bead in 2015 – Midnight Brilliance.
A new type of Glass bead
Deep Ocean was introduced in 2016. With a different shape and the same characteristic Trollbeads silver core, it is a perfect match for our Fantasy necklaces.
Princess of the gala
In 2016 it was time to feel like a princess. The Trollbeads Tiara takes a revolutionary approach to jewellery design, allowing you to create your own tiara by using beautiful spacers and beads.
In 2016 the stunning Neck Bangle was launched.
Ring of change
The first customizable ring was introduced. Now you could wear your most precious Trollbeads on your finger.
Glass beads looking like Pokeballs was scattered around the world for customers to find them. This resulted in many great photos and stories.
2018 – MORE HAIR JEWELLERY
We welcome the French Twist Comb and Alice band to the collection. Now you can style your hairdo with your favourite Trollbeads.
New types of customizable rings
Introducing the Elegant Fantasy Ring, Swirling Fantasy Ring, Mermaid Fantasy Ring and Lucky Stars Fantasy Ring.
EVERY STORY HAS A BEAD
Each piece in the Trollbeads collection has its own little history, taking its inspiration from all over the world. Every bracelet can be truly unique with inspiration from mythology, astrology, fairy tales, fauna, spirituality, cultural diversity, and last but certainly not least, in the familiar things of everyday living.