Novobeads Signs of Life Review and Giveaway

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Novobeads branched out into single size bangles last year which is a very popular style right now.  This collection is called Signs of Life and initially there were 12 designs and 2 colors, and for their Fall 2014 Collection they introduced premium finishes for 6 new designs and 6 popular bracelets.  SOL has over 70 designs now, which is really versatile and offers a wide range of themes.  I’m familiar with this style of bangles with Alex and Ani being a huge trend right now, so I was interested to see how these compare.

I received a few of the designs last month and I’m really impressed with the product.  The two finishes are Antique Gold and Antique Silver, with the new finishes being 18K gold and sterling silver plating.  The bracelets are oval in shape, a bit more so than Alex and Ani, and I feel like they’re heavier as well.  The Antique Gold and Silver are matte and brushed metal whereas the 18K gold and sterling silver are metallic and shiny.

The pendants represent a wide variety of symbols and mine focuses on vacationing and tropical places!  The price point is great for these too: $14.99 for the antique finish and $22.99 for the precious metal plating.  They are one size fits most and will flex open similar to the other brand.  The SOL collection can be found on the official Novobeads website or Perlen for international shoppers.

I also received the Sterling Silver Sister bangle, but since I don’t have any siblings I thought I would do a giveaway!  Simply post your fondest memory of your sister(s) in the comments and I’ll pick a winner from there (be sure to leave an email address that I can contact you through).  Please check out the contest rules and the deadline is October 20th at 11:59pm EST.  Do you like this style of bangle?  Have you checked out this line?

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  • carol

    I love this style of bracelet!!! What i dont like is plated metal. It makes me itch. I recently had sunandearth elements make me one in solid sterling. I cant wait to see if its going to be ok.

    • Leann

      Aww, that’s too bad! These are lead and nickel free…if that makes a difference? I love these for stacking :D.

  • carol

    The fondest memory of my older sister was her coming home from school everyday and reading a chapter of Bambi for me while i had the mumps

    • Leann

      Aww, that’s so sweet! I hope you got over the mumps quickly ;).

  • Donna Lobel

    My sister and I have been best friends for most of our adult lives. There are so many fond memories. For several years we got Florida resident passes to Disney and would go several times a year. Friends and family thought we were crazy for going so often but we would always find something new or different each time from taking a tea seminar at Twinings , sampling the many restaurants , or just plain people watching. Certainly there are also not so fond memories like when my sister locked me in our bedroom closet or the basement of our childhood home .(which still makes me leery ). I could go on and on but I’ll spare you.

    • Leann

      Aww, you and Suzanne are so cute! Thanks for sharing :).

  • Nereida Ammari

    My fondest memory of my sister is when I bought my first box of tampons and, feeling embarrassed, hid them under my mattress. When I went back for them she had written all over the box repeatedly, “I found them, I found them!”. Way to take the edge off something I felt uncomfortable about.

    • Leann

      That is too funny! 🙂

  • Bonnie May

    That’s really sweet of you to do the giveaway of the sister bangle! Since I’m 11 years older than my sister (in case you couldn’t tell from the picture that’s currently my profile) I was almost a 2nd mother to her growing up. One of the fondest memories I have of her is when she was about 2, and wore her favorite dress until it practically disintegrated (it probably didn’t help that the dress had been our mom’s). Since she loved it so much I tried to fix it by using the hemming tape that needs to be ironed. That lasted about a day or two before new holes appeared. Well, despite being reassured by my grandfather that I could iron atop a folded towel on our glass kitchen table repair #2 led to – you guessed it – the table cracking in half! Can you say “free babysitting for a year” to pay that off? But she got another few wearings out of that silly dress!

    • Leann

      Oh that is a great story! I would have loved a sibling, especially now that I’m older. 🙂

      • Bonnie May

        My mom is an only child, and always said she didn’t want to do that to me. When I was younger I definitely had moments when I wouldn’t have minded being an only child – imagine trying to talk to a boy on the phone in high school and having the extension picked up by bratty little siblings, or them throwing things at me on said phone calls – but now it’s really nice!

      • Leann

        Aww, that’s fantastic! I’d love a sibling now, I think it would be fun to have a someone who shared your childhood. I’m hoping to have a couple, so just like your mom :).

  • Nicole Rostock Conrick

    I have a younger brother, and my entire life, I’ve always wanted a sister(s), even though I’m crazy about my brother! Happy to report that I’ve ended up with two of the most caring and loving sister-in-laws. One, I went to college with and introduced me to my hubby of 14 years. And the other had the nephew who I can’t imagine life without! Even thought we didn’t have a childhood together, we are having an amazing adulthood together. 16+ years and counting!

    • Leann

      Aww, that is awesome! It’s great that she became your sister :).

  • 1chynna

    My fondest memory of my sister is when she first spoke to me when I had turned 13 years about birth control and to always use protection or if I ever was in a place were I felt uncomfortable to let her know. She also took me to a doctor to show me and talk to me about all kinds of disease and to always use protection no matter what..She is like my second mother she took good care of me I could never speak to my mother about this stuff so I felt more comfortable since she had already experience on all kinds of things. And well my mom and dad were never around. Thanks to her I have been married to the boy I met when I was 15 and Im now 27.

    • Leann

      Aww, that’s wonderful! Thanks for sharing :).

  • Kelly Anne Macleod

    My fondest memory of my sister is rock climbing with her. We love to go and have fun climbing. In life pushes me to reach goals and when I want to give up she always convinces me to keep going. She does this with climbing as well, when I want to give up and get off the wall she won’t let me down until I’ve reached the top.

    • Leann

      Very cool! I always feel like I missed out on not having siblings.

  • jae

    I was the youngest in the family (my youngest sister was 16 when I came along)-My 3 sisters were already married/starting families by then so I always felt like an only child-They all lived in different states & the only time we saw each other was an event like our mothers milestone birthday followed sadly by her funeral the next year-I feared we would never be together again nor would I ever really know them as they shared memories before I was even around- Out of the blue one year, I was told to meet at my oldest sisters house-No specific reason was given-When I arrived, it was just us four and the next 3 days were 3 of the best of my life-I finally felt like part of our family and that I ‘knew’ my sisters-I am so blessed to have had that time with them as the next year my oldest sister suffered an accident and passed away-We will never be able to recreate that time, but I will carry it in my heart always-Jae

    • Leann

      Aww, that’s awesome! It must be difficult with the age gap but at least you got to know one another :).

  • Donna McLean

    Three years ago a few days after our Dad died my sister and I had been booked to go to Hawaii. We decided to press on with it and the trip turned out to be a wonderful experience. We laughed, we cried and talked and talked about our Dad and family. I smile every time I think about it.

    • Leann

      That is a wonderful memory! <3

  • Laxmi Iyengar

    My fondest memory of my sister is meeting her for the first time!