Novobeads Summer 2013 Review

novobeads-summer-2013-silk-wrap-bracelet1It’s been quite an exciting summer and I’m trying to finish up all my reviews from this season before the fall collections hit the stores.  Novobeads Summer 2013 premiered in late June as their third release this year.  As with their other collections, this set features seasonally appropriate charms as well as some other themes.  Novobeads introduced their Silk Wraps which I was eager to try out and I offered my thoughts in the Novobeads Silk Wrap Review.  I also picked out* a few charms from this collection – Beer Stein, Paw dangle, and the rose gold Macaron.

novobeads-beer-stein-collageThe Beer Stein takes after the traditional German mug with stylized embellishments along the body of the cup and a raised lid.  I love all the wonderful detailing on this charm, from the filigree embossing to how well the handle and lid are defined, it’s perfect for anyone looking to represent Oktoberfest or even if you just enjoy this refreshing beverage.  This charm is comparable in size to Pandora and looks great with Trollbeads too.

novobeads-paw-collageThe Paw dangle is another must-have for me because I can’t resist anything that reminds me of my fur baby.  This medallion shows a dog paw and strongly resembles a dog tag – the dangle can be worn on both a necklace or bracelet.  The charm is one sided with space on the back perfect for engraving the name of your beloved pet.  It’s not overly large but it’ll definitely be noticed; great for any dog lover!

novobeads-gold-clear-macaroon-collageThe Crystal Macarons line is also new to Novobeads, they are named for the famous French pastry and the beads are just as sweet!  These are teeny tiny charms but they’re full of bling so they will still make an impact.  The Macarons come in a variety of finishes and colors from silver, rose, and yellow gold with clear, blue, pink, and yellow crystals.  They’re ideal for adding just a touch of sparkle and come reasonably priced at $19 a piece.

Novobeads have consistently offered detailed and substantial charms and I’m always happy to see different styles represented by the different brands.  Novobeads has large cores and they’re completely compatible with all other bracelet types.  These products are sold from the Novobeads online store and ships from the US; unfortunately at this time there is no international distributor yet.  I’ve enjoyed these charms all summer and can’t wait to see what they have in store for us in the fall!

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  • rainey

    Thanks for previewing them. I think it’s adorable the stein with its lid that can be opened is adorable.

    I’m disappointed not to see new colors for their incomparable CZs. Do you think they have any future plans for adding to that line? I am absolutely smitten with them, particularly the ones with the complex layered colors.

    • Leann

      You’re welcome! The beer stein is sooo cute ;). Yes, I hope they come out with new colors as well. I love the colors that change as you look at it. Hopefully there will be some with the fall collection!

      The TB Masala an Saffron totally remind me of the Novobeads mini-CZs btw.

    • Carolyn Klement

      Novobeads has recently asked on fb what color combos people want to see on the macaroons 🙂 find the post and start requesting! 🙂 I want green and brown ^.^

  • Uila

    I want the beer stein, I live in Germany and my birthday usually falls during the Oktoberfest, as it is on the first week of october.

    Do you know where can I buy this bead here in Germany?

    • Leann

      You can buy from Novobeads.com, but there may be customs charges? 🙁

      • Anna

        Yes there are custom charges and also high shipping costs 🙁 I also would like to buy one or two of the beads so I’m always sorry you can’t buy them in Europe

      • Leann

        I hope they find a European distributor soon! 🙂

  • Carolyn Klement

    Ich liebe der Bierstein!!! I had no idea that the lid opens, along with those macaroons (Novobeads has recently asked on their fb page what color combo would people like to see next) is a MUST for me! Jetzt ich brauche ein Novobeads Armband XD

    • Leann

      Oh no, the lid doesn’t open. It’s not articulated, but it’s still very cute!

  • Faye

    The Novobeads Beer Stein is fantastic! I received it yesterday and I love it. Another lovely bead fan suggested using it between two TB Skeleton Spirits, and I will do so as I work on my Halloween bracelet! My TB skeleton spirits of course have names, btw. 🙂

    • Leann

      Interesting choice! How does the stein relate to the skeletons? I’d love to hear the rationale ;). Ooh, what are their names? Have you picked yet or waiting for them to arrive?

      • Faye

        I call them – Thomas and Eli. They are sharing a drink at the pub or Fiddler’s Green. :-)) Thomas I bought in person, Eli arrived by mail. They are SO finely detailed & versatile. The LD saleswoman is a retired nurse and she was pointing out to me the detail of the tiniest bones, even fingerbones!

  • Anna

    Leann, do you know if there is a specific reason why they have no European distributor? I already sent emails to Novobeads and Perlen with this question but got no answer. I’m sure the designs could be very popular in Europe but shipping outside North America does actually not make any sence for me

    • Leann

      Hi Anna, I’m not quite sure, but maybe it has something to do with the bad blood between Novobeads and Trollbeads? I’ve heard this second-hand, but the distributor for Trollbeads US decided to start Novobeads so perhaps that’s why they’ve had a hard time getting a European distributor? I honestly have no idea though, they’ve got a solid product. 🙂