Sunday, March 2, 2014

Kreativt snop - my Norwegian bead shop

.. many of you know my Etsy shop Trollsmedbeads 
But I also have a Norwegian one!  
I call it  Kreativt snop
And I added.. a lot! Porcelain beads, lampwork beads, sets and  - I got more!

Did you see that! ??? I cannot make this post longer.. LOL:..
I can move all items to Etsy if you want to shop there.. as one post.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pink days

Pink days at Trollsmed:
Rosa dager hos Trollsmeden på Facebook!
Here its said in Norwegian.

Look for pink and send me a mail: and I will fix you -30% for a few days while I am so pink.. paid with Paypal.




Sunday, March 31, 2013

How can a bead change to a piece of jewellry?

So? Wire? Yes, sterling siver wire. With a flat, round or hammered end, or patterned finding.
And not just a wire... it depends on the size of the bead, the hole, the weight of the bead... 
or how I want it to look like. 
I mainly use my own headpins, made from wire, tumbled and polished.
Heavy goddesses 4-5 cm need a realy heavy headpin.
 They are often supported by a beadcap or a bead to protect the hole and the bead. And of course, as a decoration.
The same is with the long 7cm longbeads.. heavy pin more than 8cm and patterned to be hard. Oh really, I have not seen as big headpins as those for sale. Silk from Marsha, and a silverplated chain.
So, here are 20mm and 10 mm beads, my handmade lampwork.

And for those of you travelling to Hardanger in Norway this summer as tourist:
I made the Hardanger Bead  with lampwork technique, with sterling silver.
Hang on, spring is coming! We still have ice and snow!

Welcome to the blooming season in May!
And to Maulo, central in Øystese.

And Follow Trollsmed at Facebook with her daily bead!

So you are looking for loose beads?
Follow link to Trollsmedbeads at Etsy for jewellry makers.. handmade beads

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Small lampwork hearts

So what will happen? 

One or two pieces of jewellry? Or 20?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Dont play with food!

Well.. I dont even dare to translate these to any other language.... the problem is that I made soooo many because I used all my leftovers and twisties.... and they took over my kitchen.

Please do NOT feed the gnomes!

Hm. Det der er MITT kjøkken. Ikke mate gnomene nei.
Hive UT jula???? Fjerne den? Jammen det er gjort forlengst... 3gnom
JEG leker da ikkemed maten..? ...jeg bare... passer på de der kreative fingrene mine.. som aldri slutter..
Dessuten har jeg montert gnomene på stift av skikkelig stål. Rustfritt, matsikker. Knallhard... Ikke en reaksjon etter ei uke i et skikkelig surt importert eple!4gnom
OG når det er sagt.. HVEM har spist opp maten sin? 6gnom
Jupp, dere skal få bli med til Hardanger, og da håper jeg dere får et skikkelig HardangerEple å leke med!! 
I Hardanger er Maulo, det er i Øystese og der finner du håndverk, brukskunst, kunst, malerier av Kari Ekaas, Paus og ... ja let etter Maulo på Facebook! TRYKK Liker!7gnom
Influensa? IKKE JEG! Ikke tale om, jeg spiser hvitløk!
OG griller...gnomer...
Jada jada... noen skal få komme på Eplemarkedet.. fellesbutikken vår... på Epla MEN bare tre og tre, og til tilbudspris!
NIKS. Likt for alle. Ikke noe å diskutere, dere er for billige!
En stk 120, tre stk. 300.  + 32 kr i frakt!
Jeg vet... dette ble et eksperiment i tålmodighet og disiplin!!
Og jeg lærte masse om gnomer. Jeg trodde jo egentlig de bodde i skogen og hadde nisselua trekt langt nedover sivilisasjonen, men neida!
Forresten; STØTT håndlaget! Kjøp av lokale håndverkere!
Ikke bare kinagnomeri!  Disse priset jeg så lavt bare fordi jeg ble redd de skulle formere seg og jeg må få dem UT døra!
AKK Trollsmeder er så udisiplinerte!

For det begynte med en utfordring.. lag en gnom etter Alice sin Flamesculping video... og så bestemte jeg meg for å bruke opp ALLE restepinnene mine av glass for å lage gnomer! Ærlig talt! har du noengang bestemt deg for å strikke opp alt restegarnet ditt???
DA skjønner du hvor gale det ble...
Som sagt.. jeg orker ikke fotografere den gjengen en og en.. men alle er til salgs.. og mange har allerede reist. Men sende en mail til og spør og ønske deg.. og henvis til den og den som leker med den og den maten..
Og så skulle jeg ha bilde av dette i vintermørket... knegg...
SÅNN - da er jeg ferdig med gnomeutfordringen... men har mer glass igjen. Så det skal jeg lage flere gnomer av....
Husk å følge Trollsmed på Facebook!
Fellesbutikker:   <--- der="der" gnomer...="gnomer..." kommer="kommer" noen="noen" p="p">
Ha en deilig dag!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Beads of Clay - Trollsmed at Etsy

Welcome to my bead shop at Etsy:
10% or one piece free (chosen by me from my secret stock till wednesday march6)
and my beadshop with huge reduction due to change and rebuild.... all items can be moved to Etsy, just mail me the link to

Ask me for porcelain bead sets, I got a lot... ;-)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Trollsmed has a NEW Facebook Page

I had to make a NEW page for Trollsmed  at Facebook - the old one would not work properly after they started the changes.

My beads of clay folder will be updated in English as far as possible... its here:

SO far so good!  Here is a few of my beads mixed with lots of beads from around the world:
Press LIKE :-)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Finally... we tell.. what`s up... :-)

We have been working hard... and NOW we tell... 
Norwegian silversmiths joined in a team - at Epla!

All the cryptic messages at my Trollsmed page and my wall..  here it is:
A few of us - all silversmiths - are opeing our silversmit shop at Epla.
Yesterday we opened our blog and our Facebook page. FOLLOW US!
Our shop will come here:

Here is our blog   - remember to join and follow.

This is one of Hannes beautiful pieces

Our PAGE at  Facebook, nopened yesterday, remember to press LIKE and share!

This is fun! Sterling silver and Porcelain.
We all have an education and know our materials. We make jewellry from hundreds of small tiny handmade pieces of metal... traditional Norwegian style, or other professioal silversmithing methods.
Follow us!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My favourite collected beads..

For years and years I have been shopping and collecting.. YOU`re right.. BEADS!
I found that I would make bracelets from a few of them.. a mix of evrything.
I call them GAIA-bracelets.

I have seen people now wear the Morten harket style.. lots of leather and bracelets around the wrist.
OK,. I make  lot of these beads myself. You can find them in my beadshop at etsy
Finished bracelets at my EPLA shop, I will gladely pull them over to my Etsy jewellry shop
I love beads, when I go for holiday, I shop beads, necklaces, just to take them apart when I`m back home.
I have also been to Denmark to learn how to make recycled glass beads. NOW I buy them from Africa instead, I love to support giving them a job. Instead I use my torch to lampwork bottles... It makes wonderful beads!
Springtime I make bigger beads.. from hazel.. LOL:  Birds love them in winter, they are filled with food, and birds can hide when we pass by.
JI love rustic beads. Rough clay, porcelain clay beads with a surface.

And I go mad at holiday when I find a shop like this...
I should have had that box......
 .. Marrakech 2011.

Hera are whats in my bracelets....
I give away for free a leather bracelet when you buy one of these.

I have used bronze for the clasp, that makes beautiful fingers... LOL.. silversmithing is a dirty job, but someones gotta do it.

This is Gaia!
Take care of her, she is the most beautiful bead we got!

http:&& I got shops at Etsy and Epla, and my own. They are all linked from blogs.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Juleforberedelsene er i full gang på Eplemarkedet

Vi har vasket veggene og golvet og ryddet i hyllene og englene syns det ble så fint, at de har begynt å komme inn i Eplabutikken!

Velkommen inn du også!
Vi har flotte håndlagde julegaver, og i år blir det MYE kunst i en rimelig prisklasse... Husk, kunst er julegaven som varer evig!

Ja... og kanskje noen engler også kommer til nye hjem?