Today Beadsaholic brings a review of True Beadz Smiley!
True Beadz Smiley is a cute smiling alligator designed exclusively for Perlen by Julia. It has a bit of a steampunk styling which I love, and he makes me smile! I live in the southern part of the United States and alligators are a common part of our wildlife. I grew up swimming in their presence at my mother’s riverfront home on St Johns river in Green Cove Springs, Florida. When my grandmother would visit she loved to go out on the dock to sit with a pair of binoculars and look for alligators as she was so fascinated by them and all the wildlife around us. I guess you could say we all lived in harmony and respected each other, as we never had any issues. However, when swimming the manatees were always happy to come up and brush against you.
My favorite way to wear Smiley is in this Bayou inspired Bangle with Ohm Beads Magic Frog (my little bayou witch), Ohm Beads Lily Pad, Ohm Beads Reef Dust, and Ohm Beads Great Barrier Reef.
True Beadz Smiley Is amazingly detailed at every single angle as you will see in the following photos. Each bead comes with a signed authenticity card, and only five-hundred (500) were made. Smiley measures approximately 10.95 mm high x 17.10 mm wide and retails for €55.57/ $63.58, price includes vat.
If you were lucky enough to get the True Beadz 20,000 Leagues, then this bead will match perfectly.
Here you can see that the True Beadz Smiley is a nice size bead sitting between these large or jumbo size Beauty Beads Frozen Way. (seen here).
True Beadz Smiley fits perfectly on the Ohm Beads Chunky Bracelet. Here I have it paired with Ohm Beads Night Sky, Ohm Beads Lily Pad, Ohm Beads Great Barrier Reef, Ohm Beads Flying Dutchman and Ohm Beads Je Maintiendrai.
Over all, if you love alligators with a steampunk twist then you will surely love this bead! It is whimsical. unique and may possibly bring a smile to your face once you look down at your wrist and see it smiling back at you!
There are a few of these left at Perlen if you would like one as well. Perlen offers vat free shopping for those outside of Europe and offer free shipping world-wide. You may shop by clicking the banner link below.
As always, I love hearing from you all. Do you have this bead? If so what type of themes do you wear him in? Leave me a comment below ❤