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.