YEAH, I know. I love TrollbeadsGallery.com. They are my absolute favorite online Trollbeads seller. They've always treated me very well, and I've gotten some extraordinarily beautiful beads from them. Great, friendly people there, too! So ...
I've been reading a bunch about TrollbeadsFest Trollfest 2010, and it is in complete high gear and coming soon!! October 15, 2010!! I worry about those who are not members of TrollbeadsGallery.com's Forum, and for those who might not have had yet had a chance to learn about the event, so I've decided to add my own little "notice" here. The more the merrier!
I've seen that there are going to be some fabulously great events and activities ... and bunches of goodies, too! Including a raffle for a GOLD Wine Harvest Bead (with proceeds benefiting a local youth art education program); learning and sharing "stations" including "Ultimate Fantasy," "Lovin' Leather," "No More Fearing the Earring," "Unique Boutique" (you KNOW we all love the UNIQUE BEADS!); a Book signing (Suzanne Hopping!), charity Raffles (including a large and beautiful Aqua and Yellow Smiley Bead (with an Original Tag!); a "Trollbeads Swap Meet" styled event ... so bring your beads with you, friends! You could emerge with some real finds. Yay!!!!
If you want to read more about it, there are plenty of places to learn more. There's a website that has been created just for the event, or you can find more about it at the TrollbeadsGallery.com forum. To help get the word out a little bit, below, I've copied (and paraphrased!) from the "registration section" of the website. Are you going??
There's also a FULL AGENDA posted here!
So ... read on!
Scheduled for October 15-16, 2010 in beautiful Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, this is an event that Louise Rogers, from TrollbeadsGallery.com (and also her brick-and-mortar store, Surroundings-Rogers Gallery), has really worked hard to pull together. She arranged an amazing schedule of events and activities for Trollbeads Fans!
The main event ticket includes ticket includes admission to TrollbeadsFest 2010 at Fairfield Inn & Suites, Friday night opening reception at Surroundings-Rogers Gallery, transportation to the Friday night reception (limited availability), Saturday light breakfast and lunch, and a special Trollbeads TrollFest 2010 Gift bag.
Friday, October 15 (day): If you are arriving for TrollbeadsFest early on October 15th, you can visit Surroundings-Rogers Gallery in Mattapoisett and join them for a light lunch and to (gasp and oh-so-fun!!), check out the art and Trollbeads, too!
Friday, October 15 (night): In the evening hours of Friday, October 15th, there is a "welcome reception," wine tasting and the "Grand Opening" of the Trollbeads Museum! Meet new and old friends, enjoy some fine wine and lots of Trollbeads companionship. Can we ever get too much of Trollbeads? Naw.
Friday, October 15 (night): Suzanne Hopping, the very first People's Bead Winner/Designer is coming ALL THE WAY FROM Australia and will be in the store and will be signing copies of the coffee table book "Icon in Jewelry Design, Trollbeads" by Ehrhorn Hummerston. Suzanne won for her "Pax" bead in 2009. This beautiful coffee table book is a must-have for any Trollbeads collector. If you want to purchase a book that Suzanne will personally sign for you at TrollbeadsFest! 2010, you will need to notify them ahead of time, because there are limited quantities available.
Saturday, October 16 (day): OOOPS!!! ALREADY SOLD OUT!!!! But, Louise is currently working on making arrangements for an additional group!! [As an additional bit of fun and excitement, Louise has also arranged a cruise on Saturday for those who want a bit of sightseeing in the local area! It's a "New Bedford Harbor Sunset Cruise!" Before the Trollbeads Fest 2010 dinner at The Waterfront Grille, you can experience the hidden jewel of the South Coast of Massachusetts, where whaling history comes alive! Sail the same waters as Herman Melville and Joshua Slocum. See a real working waterfront. Again, please sign up soon because, there is limited space availability.]
Saturday, October 16 (night): On October 16th, there will be a dinner at Waterfront Grille, New Bedford, MA. Join your fellow Trollbeads fans for a dinner at one of the area's finest restaurants, The Waterfront Grille.