Redbalifrog Woodlands Collection Review

Today Beadsaholic brings a photo packed review of the recently released Woodlands Collection by Redbalifrog. There are three new beads, a stopper, lock and a pendant added to Redbalifrog’s current line of beads and jewelry.

One of my favorite beads from this release is the Redbalifrog Cherry Tree Blossom, this is a truly beautiful very detailed bead with Cherry Blossoms throughout. Cherry blossoms are also known as Sakura, this flower has been richly symbolic and is depicted in many forms of Japanese art. In the following two photos, you can see how detailed and lovely this bead is. It’s the perfect addition to Redbalifrog’s gorgeous floral line of beads.

Redbalifrog Guardian of the Nest is a rather magical bead. Looking at this bead I imagine a nest high up in a tree in the middle of the forest, the little fairy vowing to the Mother of these three eggs to guard them while she is gone. The nest on this bead is detailed with intertwined twigs and nestled inside is a sleeping fairy and three little eggs.

Redbalifrog Bushy Tail Squirrel reminds of me of many Autumn afternoons spent sitting outside watching cute little squirrels playing in the yard. This Bushy Tail Squirrel is a realistic detailed squirrel holding on to his one acorn nut.  I have had the pleasure of wearing this little guy the past few days and he sits so well on a bracelet. This is the perfect addition to any Autumn themed bracelet.

Redbalifrog Log stopper is the perfect finishing touch to any Woodlands theme whether on a bracelet or bangle. As you can see in the following photos the stopper has beautiful details of knots and bark, from the side view you can see the lines of the wood.

Redbalifrog Maple Lovers Leaf is hands down my favorite dangle from Redbalifrog, which says a lot since I have and love all the dangles from this brand.  I remember as a child picking up turned leaves, placing paper over them and rubbing a pencil or crayon over the paper on top of the leaf, all the beautiful details of the veins of the leaves would be beautifully displayed on the paper. This maple leaf is no exception just as a maple leaf in nature this leaf has stunning detail and a carved heart in the center. I have worn this in a couple of combination and have had no issues with poking, it’s a nice size dangle as well.

Redbalifrog Tree Branch Lock is a show stopper, a truly unique and unusual design. I could see this being used in many  ways from a forest theme to a Halloween theme! Works perfectly with brands such as Trollbeads, I know this will make many of you happy! The tree limb curves over into the shape of a four-finger hand, thumb and index finger forming the opening for the lock. At the other end, you will find a lever that opens this small section to place the small end of your bracelet.  I find that the hand end of the lock is rather easy to fasten and unfasten.  This lock is a little bulky, but I know most of us like a bulkier heavier lock. You could also use this lock as a pendant.  I have included several up-close photos to show all the details at every angle.

Redbalifrog Tree of Life Pendant is beautifully done and works well on a necklace or bracelet! This ancient tree connects all forms of creation and has a place in every single religion. I love wearing this pendant on either the Redbalifrog leather or bangle.

Below I have created my idea of a magical walk in a beautiful Autumn forest. List of beads below.

List of beads starting at the top right going clockwise.

  • Trollbeads Zurich Film Festival Bead (2011 limited release)
  • Redbalifrog Cherry Tree Blossom retail for $33 /€28.50 and can be purchased here.
  • Trollbeads Unique find the perfect uniques at your local retailer or check out Trollbeads Gallery online!
  • Trollbeads Dancing Butterfly spacers retails for $92 / €84 and can be purchased here.
  • Ogerbeads Gold Lavendel Pixiedust retails for €32 and can be purchased here.
  • Redbalifrog Guardian of the Nest retails for $37 / €31.50 and can be purchased here.
  • Trollbeads Unique find the perfect uniques at your local retailer or check out Trollbeads Gallery online!
  • Redbalifrog Bushy Tail Squirrel retails for $33 / €28.50 and can be purchased here.
  • Trollbeads Brown-Yellow Chalcedony retails for $63 /€58 and can be purchased here.
  • Redbalifrog Green Man retails for $44 /€37 and can be purchased here.
  • Trollbeads Calcite Rock retails for $63 / €58 and can be purchased here.
  • Trollbeads Indian Cress retails for $56 / €51 and can be purchased here.
  • Trollbeads Unique find the perfect uniques at your local retailer or check out Trollbeads Gallery online!
  • Redbalifrog Owl Nest retails for $37 /€31.50 and can be purchased here.
  • Trollbeads Magical Lamp retails for $34 / €31 and can be purchased here.
  • Trollbeads Water Lily Spacer retails for $56 / €51 and can be purchased here.
  • Trollbeads Unique find the perfect uniques at your local retailer or check out Trollbeads Gallery online!
  • Redbalifrog Tree Frog retails for $33 / €28.50 and can be purchased here.
  • Trollbeads Unique find the perfect uniques at your local retailer or check out Trollbeads Gallery online!
  • Redbalifrog Maple Lovers Leaf retails for $33 / €28.50 and can be purchased here.
  • Redbalifrog Log Stopper retails for $26 / €24.50 and can be purchased here.
  • Redbalifrog Tree Branch Lock retails for $65 / €62.00 and can be purchased here.

Now for some close-ups!

Wrist Shots!

 

Over all, I think this is such a fantastic collection! I have really enjoyed playing, creating and wearing each piece. They are versatile and work well in many different combinations and are compatible with most other brands.

If you would like to shop with Redbalifrog please feel free to click the banner below or a retailer of your choice, there is a list of retailers provided.

Here are a few Redbalifrog Retailers

USA Retailers

Redbalifrog USA

Swiss Flower and Gift

Brown Dog Antiques

Hartwell House

Europe Retailers

Bead Fanatic  Spain

Pianeta Beads by II Diamante Italy 

Star Bijou Germany 

Les trouvailles d’Anne France 

 

As always, I love hearing from you all, so hit the comment button below! What do you think of this new collection from Redbalifrog and do you have any favorites?

XO,

Paula

 

 

 

 

 

2 responses to “Redbalifrog Woodlands Collection Review

  1. That bracelet is beautiful! I have mixed feelings about this collection, mainly because I don’t like the lock (I think it is creepy), but I like the cherry blossom, the dangle and the pendant very much.

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