The Novobeads mini-CZ are some of the best made small beads on the market and I am absolutely obsessed with them. For fall, I had to pick up* the Harvest Mini-CZ Bundle as the shades are in style for this season. I’ve been slowly acquiring the different bundles, they’re so pretty and sparkly. Novobeads uses a special technique which layers on the cubic zirconia for an incredibly deep and voluptuous color. They’re a great deal at $25 each or $99 for a set of 5; the Harvest bundle will be joining my current collection of the Lagoon Bundle, Twilight Bundle, and Summer Bundle.
These beads are smaller than regular sized Muranos, but they still have plenty of impact – the way that they’re created gives almost a metallic sheen to the facets and for some, an iridescent shine. This bundle includes colors that go wonderfully with autumn: dark luscious red and pink, plum, and peach called Dark Champagne, Purple Panache, Sunset, Champagne, and Burgundy. The winery names refer to this time of year when the grapes are harvested, so an excellent way to tie the whole set together. Purple Panache has a blue undertone beneath the purple; Dark Champagne which is a light brown that is a shade unlike anything else I have in my collection; Sunset is a blush pink; Champagne is a light peach; and Burgundy is a bright deep red. The stock photo doesn’t do these justice!
It’s hard to pick a favorite as they’re all wonderful and complement each other perfectly. The bundles are a cost-effective way to purchase the mini-CZ beads, although it’s not possible to make your own set just yet. The charms have large cores which means that they can fit on any bracelet brand, including Pandora. The mini-CZ are actually quite heavy and I’m continually impressed with the quality of these beads. I decided to incorporate part of the Twilight set into this combination with splashes of red. What do you think of these colors?
Bead index (starting from left): Novobeads leaf clasp, TB berries, Novobeads dark champagne, Novobeads burgundy, Novobeads wonderland, Novobeads indigo, Novobeads champagne, TB opposites, TB LE stories of you, Novobeads midnight, Redbalifrog australian gum tree, Novobeads heather, TB unique red fern, Novobeads leaves, Novobeads sunset, TB aurora stripes, Novobeads beer stein, TB smoky quartz, Novobeads purple panache, TB wine harvest, TB scarlet dillo, Novobeads indigo horizon.
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