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.
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.
THE CHARACTERISTIC CLASP
The first characteristic Trollbeads clasps are added to the collection. The idea of letting the claps be a piece of jewellery in itself is still unique for the Trollbeads brand today.
GROWING THE FAMILY
Until 2000, all beads were designed by the Nielsen/Aagaard family. To increase diversity of the collection, 10 Danish jewellery designers were invited to design for Trollbeads. Today, we count more than 60 Trollbeads designers.
TROLLBEADS GOES ABROAD
In 2003, Trollbeads adventures start in new countries: Hong Kong, USA and Spain. Today you can find Trollbeads in more than 40 countries all over the world.
ONE MORE WAY TO CARRY YOUR BEADS
In 2003 the Trollbeads collection is extended with the Fantasy Necklace. You can design and combine the Fantasy Necklace in endless ways, using beads and pendants from the collection.
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!
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 word 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.
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.
A beautiful collection of rings sees the light of day. Many of the spectacular designs are still in the collection.
Trollbeads is among the very first to offer co-creation in the event People's Bead. Fans and customers are invited to design a bead in the global People's Bead competition.