Novobeads Harvest Mini-CZ Bundle Review

novobeads-harvest-mini-cz-bundle-coverThe 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?

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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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  • Tracy

    I so appreciate your review of these. The Novobeads website is not a great source for info… It would be nice if they at least listed the names included in the bundle! The mini CZs are favorites of mine.

    • Leann

      You’re welcome, Tracy! They’re one of my favorite products and really amazing! Really heavy and great quality, the iridescent shimmer is fabulous too :).

  • Farah

    OMGGG when are they coming to europe??? I want those truly madly deeply!

    • Leann

      I hope they find a European distributor soon! These really are very cool :).

  • Faye

    Leann, I LOVE that you feature these Novobeads mini CZ sets! I savor each review and the group & individual photos you feature as well as the designs. Your photos, I feel, capture the mini CZ colors better than Novobeads’ website.

    I have a few of these mini CZ’s and they are gorgeous. The faceting is really well done, high quality cutting. I think they faceting is nicer than TB’s which looks sort of crude to me…but I still like those two (I have turquoise prism).

    • Leann

      Thank you! I really adore them as well, they’re so heavy and great quality for the size and cost. I think I just have one more bundle to go before I get them all. 😀

      I agree that they are far superior than the TB prisms. They sparkle a lot more :).

      • Faye

        Leann, Please keep the mini CZ’s reviews coming and using them in your designs! I NEVER would have bought the Sunset mini if I hadn’t see your photos – the stock photos make it look very dark and opaque!!!

      • Leann

        I will do my best! I’m glad you’re liking them :D.

  • Jennifer

    Leann, since Perlen just introduced Novobead and I just fall in love with the mini cz selections. I’ve read all your mini cz posts but cannot find one that I am interested in – the fruit punch. I have difficulties to figure out what exactly the color it offers in this set and am not able to find more info online. I am wondering if you are going to get into that set as well? – Jennifer

    • Leann

      Hi Jennifer! I’ve got my eye on that set as well, and it’s in the mail (fingers crossed!). I will do a review on it in the next month or so, as soon as I got it. 🙂

      • Jennifer

        Hi Leann, it’s been great to know you’ve got the set on the way. Cannot wait for your review on the set!

      • Leann

        It’s definitely a colorful set! I’ll plan a review in May :).