Lots of new faces to the blog lately, and I’m happy to introduce another charm company today. I recently discovered Novobeads and found that they really bring their own unique style to the European charm market! Novobeads are headquartered in the US and all of their charms are also made in the US, which is great to see. They have over 350 charms; the collection is composed of silver, 14K gold, pearls, cubic zirconia, amber, and a variety of other precious and semi-precious stones as well. The charms are incredibly intricate for their size and look fantastic in person. The beads are universal core which means that they are compatible with Pandora, Trollbeads, Chamilia and other brands.
The Novobeads bracelet follows the lock and chain system, similar to Trollbeads and *redbalifrog* so the clasps are purchased separately from the chain, allowing the wearer to completely personalize her bracelet from start to finish. I really love the style of the Novobeads chain; the contemporary design is both strong and beautiful to look at. I much prefer it compared to the Trollbeads chain which has a dated feel. The clasps come in a variety of styles and is a bit tricky to master at first, but with the help of the company’s tutorial video, it has become simple to use. I also like that the clasps are on the smaller side which allows them to blend in with the charms when the beads gather towards the lock as they are want to do. Novobeads also carries bangle and leather bracelets as well, which do not require the clasp.
One of the first things that caught my eye about this brand was their amazing collection of faceted cubic zirconia beads. Whereas most companies produce mainly glass beads, Novobeads has created a wonderful set of cubic zirconia beads to add color and sparkle to any bracelet. The CZ come in two sizes, Signature CZ and Mini-CZ which is about half the size as the Signature CZ. The Mini-CZ are priced very reasonably at $25 each, or $99 for a bundle of 5 which is a great deal. I love green so I couldn’t resist getting* the Lagoon Mini-CZ bundle and they are so cute! The CZ are cored with a special process that prevents them from coming loose and breaking and the color is applied in multiple layers to the CZ changing the shimmer depending on the angle it’s viewed at. My favorite out of the bundle is the Caribbean Dream which is a lovely blend of forest green, teal, and yellow on the edges; the ever-changing shades are mesmerizing. My second favorite would have to be the Dream Lagoon because it also has various colors in the bead, ranging from blue on the edges to a dark emerald green in the center. It’s fascinating that these charms can represent different shades of water from all around the world.
The Mini-CZ are absolutely darling and the bundles are coordinated with complementary colors. You can see that they are about half the size of the regular CZ beads. Uncharacteristically, I created this bracelet with all glass because I wanted to feature the CZ; the changing colors are so beautiful!
Bead index (starting from left; unless otherwise stated are Novobeads): leaf clasp, TB unique blue feather, TB unique green fern, TB unique cream braid, TB unique amber turtle, bamboo mini-CZ, TB unique blue braid, TB unique teal floating seeds, TB light turquoise prism, TB unique amber dots, TB unique blue dillo, TB unique green mini flowers, citron mini-CZ, TB unique green python, TB unique teal fern, cornflower blue mini-CZ, TB unique glitter dice, TB two-tone teal dillo, dream lagoon mini-CZ, TB denim prism, TB unique amber stripe, sage crystal, caribbean dream mini-CZ.
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