Wallet Disaster – Discounts Continue… (Trollbeads, Pandora and more)

Wallet Disaster – Discounts Countinue… (Trollbeads, Pandora and more)

This is the time of the year that our wallets are not safe anymore…in a good way! 🙂

I am sure many of our Pandora addicts have been busy shopping since the Pandora promotion (50% discounts on selected items) started last month.  However, when one ends, another starts…

As Swarovski has started their big sale (up to 50% off), John Greed Jewellery (UK based) just started their Trollbeads sale today (up to 75% off of the entire Trollbeads stock) for our UK trollies.   Some fabulous deals like brown and beige leather bracelet is only £12.50 (RRP £25), silver bracelet is £17.50 (RRP £35), purple heart valentine’s glass dangle is £13 (RRP £52), silver bangle is £45 (RRP £90) …while Joshua James Jewellery (another UK jeweller) also has their Trollbeads sale going on.

For the USA ladies, Pandora will start their promotion on 8th July to 15th July 2013 – spend $100USD and receive your choice of a single leather bracelet ($40 USD), you are also allowed to upgrade the deal to get a silver bracelet or a silver bangle.

Click on the picture to bring you to John Greed Trollbeads Sale


Don’t forget Links of London and Thomas Sabo Sale are still going on.  Get your hands busy ladies and don’t forget to let me know what treasure you have got! 🙂

by The Cool Apples

© 2013 The Cool Apples. All Rights Reserved.

Discounts, discounts and discounts! (Pandora, Trollbeads and more…)

Discounts, discounts and discounts! (Pandora, Trollbeads and more…)

1. Perlen

An online retailer Perlen will stop selling Pandora soon.  They just announced a great offer (50% off) on the Pandora lobster clasp necklaces and bracelets.  Click on the following link to check out the offer.


Pandora bracelet
Perlen is selling this lovely Pandora lobster clasp silver bracelet at about £22.57.

2. Steffans

Steffans, a famous UK jeweller, has been having their sales on some products of various brands, e.g. Trollbeads, Swarovski, Thomas Sabo, Gucci…  Check out their offer with the link provided.


Trollbeads earrings
Bought this pair of Trollbeads earrings at 1/3 of the RRP at Steffans! 🙂

Let me know if you have got a bargain from them. 🙂

by The Cool Apples

© 2013 The Cool Apples. All Rights Reserved.

Troll-Man (Trollbeads Leather Bracelet For Men)

Troll-Man (Trollbeads Leather Bracelet For Men)

Is it just me or is it getting harder and harder to think of gift ideas for husbands, boyfriends….etc?

Recently I decided to buy my partner a Trollbeads leather bracelet for our anniversary in May. I thought about it long and hard, after all, we cannot deny that Trollbeads is basically a female market.

On the other hand, I am familiar with the brand and have confidence in their quality, so I decided to go for it and I have not regretted my decision since the recipient is very happy and wearing his new bracelet every day.

Trollbeads leather bracelet                  Trollbeads leather bracelet
It doesn’t affect his guitar playing!                     Thumbs up for the bracelet! 🙂


  • 10 colours choices
  • RRP £25 (for the leather bracelet itself, clasp not included)
  • Sizes: 36cm, 39cm, 41cm, 45cm
  • Width: each leather bracelet comes in double strands, each strand measures 3mm

Little Tips For The Leather Bracelet

Cut the end to fit

My Trollbeads leather bracelet is the 35cm (the smallest), but with the lock added to the length, it was still too long for me. This was easily sorted by cutting any extra length at the end of the bracelet.

Add a jump ring for easy fastening

When I first got my leather bracelet, I was going to return it because it was way too difficult to fasten! Seriously I don’t know how others can do it! Then I tried to put a jump ring at the end, it turned out to be great and it doesn’t affect the look even slightly in my opinion.

Trollbeads leather bracelet
For easy fastening, add a jump ring at the end.  You can also cut the end for fitting.

Not all the beads fit onto it

I am a bit disappointed that some of the beads cannot go onto the bracelet, like my Hong Kong Skyline glass bead and a couple of classic core glass beads. The silver beads should not have this problem. However, because of the variation of hole size of each bead, some beads slide around on the bracelet, some beads stay in place. In case of leather bracelet, I do like my beads to stay in place, so I can spread them evenly on it. I ended up spend quite a while to sort out what beads to put on the bracelet.

Trollbeads leather bracelet
The pearl, the heart unique and the white bubble beads here are a snug fit,
so they stay in place nicely on the bracelet.

Some Trollbeads Choices For Men

I am loving the fact that the Trollbeads bracelet gives you a 4 strands look, it looks chunky and funky, and I definitely recommend it for men as well. It looks lovely even without any beads on and great for stacking too.

Trollbeads leather bracelet
Stack it up!

After reading this article, if you are convinced getting a Trollbeads leather bracelet for a male friend, here are some beads and locks suggestions to go with it.


  • Thor’s Hammer (11269)
  • Happy Dragon (11363)
  • Three In One (11243)
  • Smiling Cylinder (11335)
  • Water (11352)
  • Victory (11514)
  • Trefoil Knot (11447)
  • Frame (11442)
  • Ying Yang (11254)
  • Troll Coin (11607)
  • Big World (11608)
  • Big Earth (11603)


  • Freja Knot Lock (10106)
  • Elephant Lock (10113)
  • Troll Tree Lock (10114)
  • Plain Lock (10118)

Trollbeads leather bracelet     Trollbeads leather bracelet

by The Cool Apples

© 2013 The Cool Apples. All Rights Reserved.