Novobeads Fruit Punch Mini-CZ Bundle Review

novobeads-fruit-punch-mini-cz-bundleContinuing my reviews of the Novobeads Mini-CZ collection, today’s post focuses on the colorful Fruit Punch Bundle.  The mini-CZ are very popular from this brand, but the stock photos does not do  justice to the beautiful iridescence and layering of shades in these beads.  These CZ are very affordably priced at $25 each or $99 for a kit of 5; I’ve already taken a look at the Lagoon Bundle, Twilight Bundle, Summer Bundle, and Harvest Bundle.

Unlike the previous bundles that I’ve reviewed which have complementary or similar shades, the Fruit Punch Bundle is a wonderful mix of different colors.  The names of the beads are deliciously on point and called: Grapefruit, Key Lime, Pink Lemonade, Tropical Ice, and Blueberry.  Grapefruit is a peachy pink that’s perfect to represent the citrus fruit.  Pink Lemonade is a true almost neon pink, that’s solid throughout the bead.  Tropical Ice is a denim shade but reflects darker shades from the sides.  Blueberry is a sapphire blue with a metallic sheen that sparkles in the light.  Key Lime is bright green around the core with what appears to be yellow on top.

The mini-CZ have an incredible depth, with iridescent colors layered atop one another.  Novobeads are large core and compatible with other brands including Pandora.  They can now be purchased on Perlen, or their own website as well.  I created a motley combination of colors to reflect those in the Fruit Punch bundle and it’s very bright and cheerful.  Are you a fan of these mini-CZ?  What color is your favorite?

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Bead index (starting from left, Trollbeads unless otherwise stated): Novobeads leaf lock, pink prism, unique blue ridges, Novobeads lily of the valley, Novoboeads pink lemonade, WT Japan sakura, water lily, unique lime green hearts, Novobeads blueberry, cherry blossom, Novobeads grapefruit, unique blue python, small berries, Novobeads key lime, unique pink stripes, Novobeads orchid, Novobeads tropical ice, pink desert, sakura, unique blue spirograph, unique green ornament, Novobeads leaves.

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  • Stumbleine

    I’ve been looking for a coral color and was disappointed to see Chamilia’s new “coral” bead is more like a baby pink. I think this grapefruit color might suit what I’m going for! And I prefer the smaller size of these mini cz’s 🙂

    • Leann

      That’s perfect! It is a champagne pink and gorgeous ;).

  • rainey Smith

    I absolutely agree that photography simply doesn’t — can’t — do these beads justice. A pic freezes them in one color and flashing one quantity of light when their outstanding attribute is that they are constantly changing. Constantly! It’s what makes them so brilliant — descriptively and qualitatively.

    In addition, the cut on the minis is infinitely more precise and crisp than prisms which also increases their liveliness. NO ONE makes a bead like them.

    I like the full sized CZs and I wish they made them in the number of colors that they offer in the minis. Wish they had that freebie deal for the full sized ones too!

    • rainey Smith

      Forgot to say pretty summer bracelet!

      • Leann

        Thank you! I thought it was a bit busy but I love the combo of colors :).

    • Leann

      I love that about these, the changing and flashing colors – they are very difficult to photograph :). I do want to get more regular size CZ and now that they’re at Perlen, I think I will! 🙂

  • Diana Acevedo

    Would these fit on the Pandora bangle?

    • Leann

      Yes, they do. 🙂

  • CarolinaWings

    Love you colorful bracelet Leann. I bought the Harvest bundle when you reviewed them and I love them. I also have & love the leaf clasp on your bracelet. I wear it almost every day with an empty chain. The Fruit Punch colors are gorgeous! Thanks for making us aware of these. Beautiful, affordable, and available is a winning combination for me!

    • Leann

      Thanks, Carolina! I’m glad you like these :D. They’re some of my favorite beads, I think Twilight is my favorite bundle out of these. 🙂 You’ll love the Fruit Punch too, very bright mix of colors :).

      • CarolinaWings

        Thanks Leann! I forgot to mention that I like the size of the minis for my Pandora bracelet too and put 3 on in place of Muranos. I really like how they add color but are more uniform with the other bead sizes.

      • Leann

        Great point! The minis are great for the bangle. And they sparkle like crazy which is wonderful ;).

  • melissa

    Hi can anyone help me. I am interested to get the Novobeads bracelet but I can’t find any info about it. Is the sizing similar to trollbeads where it takes into account of the clasps length? great review btw I am keen to get all the mini cz. I am waiting to see if u will get the baby pastels.

    • Leann

      The sizing is the same as Trollbeads. Their clasps are a bit smaller though, I would say. You should email the retailer to see how they specify the length though (if it’s total length or without the lock). I probably won’t get the baby pastels any time soon. Those colors don’t really appeal to me now. 🙂

  • Laura Summers

    These are pretty. Also gave me nostalgia for when there were pandora charms for $25. Now there are rarely ever ones under $50. 🙁

    • Leann

      Yes, the price hike is very disappointing! I miss all the more affordable silver charms.

  • Tracy

    I love the mini CZs…. I have the tropical ice on my Pandora summer bracelet 🙂

    • CarolinaWings

      Beautiful bracelet Tracy!

      • Tracy

        Thank you!

    • Leann

      WOW! That is so perfect! Love love love your bracelet. That shade of blue is awesome for your summer bracelet!

  • Jennifer

    Thanks Leann!!! Finally you have introduced this bundle.
    I am just confused by the color variation still and wonder if there is any possibility you can put all your collections of mini cz bundle charms only together…to compare the color differences for us e.g. all green shades together (from the pictures I think the key lime is very closer to Caribbean dream?) I know this will be a lot of work, just my suggestion it would be very interesting to see how they compare one to another.

    • Leann

      I will try and get a picture together for you :).

      • Jennifer

        Thanks! That would be very helpful since I just want buy individual charms imstead of bundles 🙂

      • Leann

        Jennifer – send me an email through the contact form as a reminder :).

      • Jennifer

        completed 🙂