Today sees the release of the Redbalifrog collection called Big Blue. This collection is a departure for Redbalifrog as it features a ready made beaded bracelet, a pendant, three silver beads and a pearl. Diving right in, for me the star of the show is the fabulous Mermaid Tail Pendant ($98 USD). It’s 25x45mm and features a sea pearl and two crystals.
Here it is in my hand so you can see the size (my hands are pretty big, though!).
I added on these Blue Grass Jasper stones I recently bought from Andrea of sTicKs and StoNEs and two Trollbeads Blue Prisms.
The Pearl & Starfish Bracelet ($76 USD) is just gorgeous, with white and black pearls, turquoise and a silver Star Fish and lotus Redbalifrog silver tag. It’s threaded on double quality elastic and comes in one size-18cm.
Next is a White Sea Pearl ($46 USD) and it is a really good size at 12 x 10 mm. I used it as a focal point for this otherwise all silver Redbalifrog bracelet.
Now for the three silver beads. First up is the Shelly Mix ($37 USD) with all kinds of little shells together. Just look at it from the different angles!
Ombak the Whale ($37 USD) is wonderful with a blowhole in the top! Ombak means wave or ocean in Balinese. This bead is really fun for me as our choir at school is currently singing the Canadian folk song called Jack Was Every Inch a Sailor (where Jack gets swallowed by a whale) and Ombak makes a great pendant on a necklace.
The Sea Turtle Hatching ($37 USD) is very sweet. I like how the egg part is very shiny but the shell inside is textured and oxidized.
I think the Pearl & Starfish Bracelet looks fabulous with the Redbalifrog Turquoise Stones ($33 USD).
Here are a few more photos showcasing the collection.
So, please share if you have any favourites from this collection! The Mermaid Tail Pendant really strikes my fancy as you can wear it just by itself or by adding in some glass or stone beads. The White Sea Pearl is such a fabulous size and will be super useful. The silver beads are of course perfect for the summer and for dreaming of time at the beach. I know it’s been a bit of a long and brutal winter for a lot of us, so here’s to warmer weather and dreaming of the Big Blue!
Here is a video showing all the pieces from all sides.
Disclosure: For this blog I may receive some items as promotional samples.
Hey Martha ( manta 🙂 ) you did a WONDERFUL job showcasing all these pieces. I think with this collection everyone can finally look forward to warmer weather coming our way. I personally do not love pearls or massive jewelry so would pass on those however the whale and turtle hatching are awesome. Both are on the wishlist , I love that the whale is a partial charm and partial dangle ( makes it even more unique I think ) 🐳🐢🐠 😘
Hi Alex! Yes, I agree about the whale. I love his eyes and the way his mouth is shaped. To me he looks like he has a happy secret. The turtle is so cute! I love how his little hands are poking out.
The more I go back and look at them the More I love them, those are going to be very strong pieces for collectors- don’t you think whale would be a good focal piece as well ( oh I Just noticed the blowhole 💕)
Oh yes, I heartily agree!
Fantastic review of the collection! The RBF pieces mingle with the TrueBeadz pieces beautifully!
Thanks April! RBF always looks great with True Beadz, I think-maybe it’s the solid colours with the detailed silvers? In any case, I do love wearing them together. 💙
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Also the sizes are quite compatible!
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Ok, I am trying to decide what I don’t need and it is not easy!!! And with your wonderful photos… I love your all silver+ pearl bracelet! The size of the pearl is just perfect 👌🏻 beautiful review!!!
Julia, I *love* the pearl. 😍 Glad you like the beads!
A wonderful collection. I love the pearl in particular!
The detail on the silver beads is amazing and at that price… they will be hard to resist 😄
I totally agree. The prices are always really good!
Nice review, thanks! It’s a good collection, although so far I am resisting. The pendant is certainly interesting. Ombak is sweet and I like his backstory. The hatching turtle is cute too.
The pendant is such a departure from anything I have but I really love it. It’s very elegant and the details are so wonderful.