It’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.
The 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.
The 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!
The 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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