TrollbeadsFEST! is a weekend celebrating Trollbeads, meeting old friends and making new ones, shopping for and trading beads and learning about the most beautiful artist designed beads in the world! For the third year in a row, TrollbeadsFest! will be held at the beautiful new Waypoint Conference Center at the Fairfield Inn and Suites located on the waterfront of historic New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Meet and Greet Day at Rogers Gallery!
Meet and great day! Stop by for handshakes, hugs and beads! Many of our TrollbeadsFEST! attendees love to get the excitement rolling on Friday.
Sarah Johnston will be making glass beads again! Always a great draw and so fascinating to watch!
Meet Soren Nielsen
Meet Soren Nielsen, Trollbeads’ popular and most prolific artist! You can read all about Soren’s visit to our store last year on the Trollbeads Gallery blog.
Join us for lunch
Be our guest for lunch at Rogers Gallery between 12:00-1:30PM .
Wine Reception at Rogers Gallery
Wine and hor d’oeuvres will be served from 5 – 7 PM along with a new batch of Unique beads. Exciting Trollbeads drawings will benefit local charities and include a Gold Whorl Trollbead ($856.00 value!) and other special unique beads. Meet up with old friends and make new ones with at Rogers Gallery.
Maria Af Rolen is the ONLY American winner of the annual People’s Bead design contest hosted by Trollbeads Headquarters in Denmark.
Trollbeads US Designer
Sarah Johnston, Trollbeads’ first U.S. designer, has a design aesthetic as varied and eclectic as her artistic influences. During her undergraduate program in Metals & Jewelry at Savannah College of Art and Design, Sarah investigated the relationship between industrial design and computer circuitry in various jewelry mediums.
“My first Trollbeads were designed with little faces and figures in sterling silver and strung on leather. Their intention was to tell a story and facilitate communication between people. More than 30 years have passed since I began and new Trollbeads keep coming. Trolls, stories, mythology and other cultures are often my inspiration.” Soren Nielsen…
Chief Executive Officer, Trollbeads United States
Michael J. Belleveau, Chief Executive Officer at Trollbeads United States since September 19th, 2011. Belleveau, a well-respected executive, headed Baccarat Inc. for 8 years before stepping down to join Trollbeads US. During his career, he has held increasingly responsible positions in the Swiss watch and luxury tableware arenas, including sales and general management posts with Cartier, Victorinox/Swiss Army and Bulgari.