Icy the Snowman and Snowflake Stoppers by Redbalifrog 

Redbalifrog traditionally makes the most lovely Christmas beads and this year is no exception. The Gingerbread House and Snowflake from a few years ago is my all time favourite Christmas bead. Last year I used it with the Shaman’s Bell

This year there are several new beads in the collection called A Vintage Christmas.    What I have here today are the Snowflake stoppers and three new beads. Below left to right are the Gingerbread House and Snowflake, Icy the Snowman, the Shaman’s Bell, Angel Bright and Dove of Peace. They have a large core and fit on Pandora bracelets. The stoppers will fit on a Trollbeads bangle, as shown a few pictures down. 

Icy the Snowman is adorable. I was hoping it would snow a bit for some photos, but no luck. So I’ve used some white beads in place of it! I love the stick that he’s holding. He reminds me of the Raymond Briggs book called The Snowman. 

Here’s a view of the back with the detail on the scarf. 

I love him on a bangle with all white beads. Left to right below are True Beadz True Air Siberia, Taste Siberia, Blossom Siberia and Touch Siberia. 

The stoppers are delightful and I really like how the snowflakes have variety in their patterns. 

Sometimes I wear a bangle of just stoppers. Redbalifrog makes some really pretty ones and I’ve used the Hawaiian Floral ones on my Trollbeads bangle for years. They are the ones in the middle here. The gold looking ones are made of brass and called Star. 

I’ll have more pictures of Angel Bright and the Dove of Peace a bit later after we get our Christmas decorations out. I couldn’t resist this macro shot of the dove though. 

 

Lastly, I made a small bracelet using all the Redbalifrog Christmas pieces I have and then added in some True Beadz for a pop of colour. The green bead is a True Touch Gooseberry and the red is True Touch Strawberry. 

I think these are so sweet and it’s nice to have some really traditional Christmas beads available for those who like them. There are also the last three of the 12 Days of Christmas beads. 

American friends, remember to enter the contest for the Trollbeads Sparkling Bangle! Coming up next week will most likely be Monday- the glass beads from the True Beadz Russian Lullaby Collection, Wednesday- the silver beads and Friday- Daylight Brilliance from Trollbeads. 

Disclosure: For this blog I may receive some items as promotional samples. 

17 Comments

  1. I am so excited about this collection and have already ordered the dove. The snowman really is sweet and I particularly like the way you mixed them with Truebeadz glass beads. Just so inspiring again, Martha! Now I’m off to work with all of theses beautiful images in my head, and I think I may have to order the stoppers too…

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  2. This is a really lovely release! The Snowman just has a sweet face and he’ll be on my list. The Dove of Peace is quite pretty, too. And I’ll definitely finish up my Twelve Days of Christmas set. They are such a great set.

    And I must say that I’m glad Amanda makes us wait to see the release. It’s hard to wait, but I get a kick out of the suspense and the final “big reveal.” It must have been hard to keep a lid on this, but I’m glad you did–much more special this way!

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    1. It’s always like the night before Christmas with a Redbalifrog release! I really hope you’ll make a bracelet with the complete set of the Twelve Days of Christmas beads and show it on Instagram. I would love to see it! I agree about the Snowman’s smile as he looks very content.

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  3. Hi Martha,
    Lovely collection from Redbalifrog and lovely review from your side, as always!
    Could you please tell me the high of Angel Bright? I think it is a little higher than Icy the Snowman….
    Thank you so much and have a great day!

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  4. Love the snowman… But oh my those stoppers!!! I don’t have very many anyway, and these would probably work with any winter theme I would think.

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  5. Dear Martha,
    I’m new to your blog and already with the first one I read your have given me a good idea, to wear Redbalifrog stopperso on the Trollbeads bangle. I have 2 gold tone stoppers, I think Frangipani, they wouldn’t go on the Redbalifrog bracelet, too tight, and I didn’t want to force them. But on the bangle they fit. So thank you!

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  6. Hi Martha,
    This is a lovely collection overall. The snowman is so cute although I feel the dove is my fave from this batch. The thing that surprised me most about my first rBF charms were how massive they were next to the other brands silvers. Makes for a good focal piece if mixing with other brands I believe.
    Question about the RBF stoppers. Can they be used on a ohm or Pandora bangle. Do they stay snug when placed on a bangle? Also, is the silicone piece stuck on it, is it removalable? thanks in advance 😀💕

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    1. Hi Alex V! So, no, the RBF stoppers don’t work on the Ohm bangle. I don’t have a Pandora bangle, but I would think they also would not work, because of that section at the beginning of Pandora bracelets that prevents Trollbeads from going on. The silicone is most definitely stuck in it and not removable. 😘

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  7. Hi Martha! What a stunning Christmas release from redbalifrog! Icy the Snowman is absolutely adorable and perfect with your white True Beadz! I am also very intrigued by the stoppers. They are incredibly lovely and would be perfect on my Troll bangle! Oh my goodness! My Christmas Wish list just keeps growing! :O

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    1. And not only the Christmas Wish list but there’s all the Black Friday sales coming up! Yes, the Snowflake Stoppers are so perfect for the winter! I need to bring them out again tomorrow while we still have snow!

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