*redbalifrog* Retirement 2013

redbalifrog-eclectic-exotic-romantic-collectionThis *redbalifrog* post brings breaking news regarding the retirement of *redbalifrog* charms as the newest collection, Eclectic, Exotic & Romantic is expected to be released on February 22nd.  Seven beads are considered retired as of today and will no longer be produced by *redbalifrog*.  Retailers are allowed to sell these charms until they run out, so there is still time.  This is the largest retirement I’ve seen from *redbalifrog* and it just shows the thoughtfulness and intent by Amanda to carefully curate the brand.

One of my absolute favorites will be saying goodbye, but it will be au revoir not adieu for the frangipani as it will be remade with a smaller opening in the future.  I have heard complaints regarding the large diameter of this bead, but I actually don’t mind the opening at all since it creates such a wonderful jingle on my bracelet.  My readers will know that if there’s one thing I adore, it’s charms that jingle!  🙂  The Thai troll was also on the top of my wishlist that will be getting the axe, so I will not delay in ordering this little guy!

Discontinuing select pieces certainly brings a level of excitement to the fan base as well as creating some urgency in getting the charm you’ve been eyeing before it’s gone for good.  *redbalifrog* generally does not carry large inventories so if there is something you like on the list I would recommend getting it sooner rather than later.  What are your thoughts on this retirement?

  • Angela

    Leann,
    I too love the jingle, my sons have told me , when they were younger and we were out they knew if and when they could not hear my bracelets jingling they were too far away. They are grown men, and still they listen for the jingle.

    A while back you had mentioned Redbali retirements, I broke out in a sweat as I had a bunch of charms on my wish list and trying to allocate for all the beads and charms I want is rough. Finally I can breath as from my list only the Sunshine and heart dangles will be retiring.Hoping I can get them before they are gone for good. I am so divided do I get the retiring guys or wait till the new charms arrive , I might like those more…. what to do …what to do… Amazing , our lives ruled by 3-5 grams of silver and pretty glass.<3.

    • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

      That is SO cute, Angela! I’m glad not too many are on your wishlist. I will have to make sure my next order includes the Thai Troll ;).

  • Jennifer

    I have an existing Redbalifrog wishlist too, but I will be excited to see the new items! I have been really happy with my past purchases, and I just received the jack o’lantern this week. I know I am out of season, but I ended up working on my Autumn/Halloween bracelet, and skipping Spring and Summer altogether… 🙂

    • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

      Jennifer, the new collection is amazing! You all are in for a treat ;).

  • April

    I hope the thai troll is available for me to buy next weekend!

    • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

      Me too! 😉

  • Ashley

    Going by pics, I really like the beaded heart. Anyone seen that one particularly in person? I think I’m gonna try and track that little cutie….I really love heart charms though! 🙂

    • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

      I haven’t seen it in person, but it looks really cute!