The Frog Prince

I’ve been thinking about doing a “fairy tale” themed bracelet for a while…something like this:

I was at a loss as to what to do with my Royal Wedding Charm, so a blue theme to go with the fairy tale charms was a natural choice!  I’m thinking along with the blue Muranos and other blue stoned charms, I’m planning on putting the Princess and the Pea, Royal Carriage charm and pump charm (for Cinderella), seashell charm (for the Little Mermaid), apple charm (Snow White), teapot charm (Beauty and the Beast), and romantic rings on a pillow charm (because it fits the theme).

Pandora has a frog charm, which is adorable, but when I saw this little guy I was in awe!

Courtesy of Birgit Jarzombek-Schlick

A German jeweler made a limited number of these “Frosch Köenig” (Frog Prince) and of course they’re sold out, but what a great idea!  Pandora did actually have a frog with a crown before, called the Randers frog (for charity, available only in the town of Randers, Denmark and only sold at one jewelry store in the city) but it was a completely different frog design.  Since these aren’t available anymore, I thought, why couldn’t I have this custom designed?  So I went to my jeweler and asked them to create this for me and this was the result of the handmade wax mockup:

Look how happy he looks!  The crown turned out perfectly; it’s taller than the King’s Crown charm and the points slightly flair out towards the top.  Very regal :).  The custom work ended up to be a bit pricey, but I’m really pleased with how it turned out; the craftsmanship on the crown is evident and it looks to be a good amount of gold as well.  I’m expecting him at the end of next week (Friday, 2/10/12).  And what a great charm to have for this leap year ;).

Now, I just need something to represent Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty!  Any ideas?

  • Josie

    Hi, I love the frog prince idea. There was a lady on the Pandora FB page( can not recall her name). I believe she is in Florida who was “selling” the frog with the gold crown from her jeweler at $73 dollars. May want post to the FB Pandora page, see if she answers. Josie

    • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

      Hi Josie,
      I saw that one, but for my frog prince I wanted the crown that was taller so that’s why I had this one designed. Thanks for the tip!

  • Tracy

    Aww, I would LOVE a little frog prince! But not sure I can afford that price at this time 🙁

    • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

      I’m only ordered one made (for me) right now, but I’d be happy to help you when you decide you want to get it. Once they have the wax mold, he can basically just reproduce it much quicker so it’d probably only take him a week to make.

      • Tracy

        Did he give you any indication of how fragile the crown might be (since it’s an add-on)? I guess once it’s nestled inbetween other charms on the bracelet it is less likely to have a direct bump …

      • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

        I asked about that, and he said that it would be soldered on so I think it’ll be just as strong as the “King’s Crown” charm or “Queen Bee” charm. 🙂

  • Ashley

    Did you go to your jeweler that sells pandora?

    • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

      Yup – Ben Bridge. My husband got our engagement ring there so we have a really good relationship with our sales lady :).

  • WENDY

    Hi Leann!~

    I’ve been addicted to reading your posts and wonderful updates about all things Pandora. I am really adoring your new little frog prince. Would you jeweler be able to create me one for MY ‘Princess’ themed bracelet? And if so, how do we go about it?
    Thanks for your time and I hope to hear from you soon!

    Pandora hugs…
    Wendy

    • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

      Sure Wendy! They said they could do that – on the little girl charm? I’ll send you an email. 😀

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=765897089 Jo Lockton

    Hi Leann,

    Such a cute charm 🙂 I love the idea of a fairytale/Disney themed bracelet – I love Disney films!

    My thoughts on an Aladin charm – what about the Forever Together charm, it kind of looks like a magic carpet scrolled up and you could get it engraved with A & J or something?! Bit of a long shot 🙂

  • Hi Lean!

    I was interested in adding a gold crown in the little boy charm (I thought that that it would be a good reference to “The Little Prince” and “Where the Wild Things Are”…cherish that childhood innocence and creativity!) But I have had no chance in finding a store that could provide this service? Cld ask help from your jeweler as well? If not do you have any other recommendations?
    Love keeping up with your posts, and thank you for reading!
    deb

    • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

      Hi Deb, I had had the frog prince made as a custom piece and as a favor to me, my jeweler agreed to do more of them as I’ve had a lot of ladies asking me to help them. Unfortunately, because now they’re getting calls from around the country, they’re concerned about getting in trouble with Pandora for infringement issues. They’ve asked that I not give their name out, and to recommend having the piece done for you at your local jeweler. I’m so sorry I can’t help you, but if you’re on Facebook, a very nice lady named Anna Glaz has had her jeweler add the crown to the little boy charm and I’m sure she’d help you. Good luck!

  • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

    My jeweler no longer makes these, so if you would like one check out this link: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.368111709890219.88175.314384111929646&type=3.

  • Jane

    Hi Leann
    Randers frog was not for charity,
    Kys Frøen

    Kys Frøen var en kunstudstilling i 2003, hvor 54 kunstnere fra Randers
    og omegn udstillede. ’Frøen’ var betonkugle, delvist formet som hovedet
    på en frø og med en vægt på ca 700 kg. Udover de etablerede kunstnere,
    deltog også børn, foreninger, virksomheder m.fl. med at udsmykke de
    mange beton-frøer, som efterfølgende er blevet placeret rundt om i
    Randers midtby til gavn for alle borgere og de mange turister.

    Kiss the Frog
    Kiss the Frog was an art exhibition in 2003, when 54 artists from Randers and environs exhibited. ‘Frog’ was concrete ball, partially shaped like the head of a frog and weighing about 700 kg. In addition to the established artists also participated kids, associations, companies etc. to decorate the many concrete frogs, which were subsequently placed around the center of Randers for the benefit of all citizens and the many tourists.
    Best regards from Sweden/Jane

    • Leann

      Hi Jane, thanks so much for that information! My Danish friend said that the frogs were later sold for charity after the exhibit, is that right?

  • koolchicken

    I know this is an old post but I’m sad no one gave any suggestions for Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin. While there are no charms that would be obvious there are some that could be somewhat representative of them. There’s the ballet slippers for Sleeping Beauty as in addition to being a movie it’s also a very popular ballet. For Aladdin you could do the camel. monkey, or even the tiger.

    I hope those help if you still haven’t found anything!