Trollbeads – How it all began
Julie Fountain has been transforming coloured glass rods into beautiful works of glass art since 2007. During this time, she has both made glass beads, as well as teaching others the same skills. In 2014, the high calibre of her work was recognised, when she was approached by the globally renowned Trollbead company. She was honoured to be invited to become one of their Accredited Lampworkers.
Trollbeads started in Denmark in 1976, when Soren Silversmith designed a silver bead which a leather cord could pass through. This was at the time when wearing a single silver bead on a leather cord was in fashion. His sister then began selling bracelets with one bead on, until one day a customer asked her to add another bead to the same bracelet and Trollbeads were born.
Julie Fountain is an internationally Accredited Trollbead Lampworker
Until 2000 Trollbeads were only designed by the family. Then in order to promote diversity, 10 Danish designers were asked to create beads. A year later the first glassbeads were designed and their reputation soon spread. Today there are 90 internationally renowned designers of which Julie Fountain is proud to be one.
The calibre of designers associated with the Trollbead name, is another indication of Julie’s talents, which have led to the rapid growth of her own Beach Art Glass range. Her designs are based around and inspired by the colours of the sea, and come in collectable ranges, making them the ideal product for traders to stock.
The skill of Julie’s lampworking is clearly visible in the beautiful pieces that she designs and makes from her studio, based in beautiful Malvern. It is easy to see why she was chosen as an international representative of a global brand. Indeed, her own Beach Art Glass range has attracted attention from buyers across the globe. Retailers who are adept at choosing ranges that will appeal to their customers, are flocking to stock Julie’s unique collection.
If you are looking for a collectable range of jewellery then the Beach Art Glass collection is for you. Each range comes with beautiful boxes and pouches.
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