Spiritbeads Elephant and Kokeshi Spirit of India Review

Today Beadsaholic brings a review of two new beads from Spiritbeads Elephant and Spirit of India!

I am excited that Spiritbeads has added two India inspired beads to their collection. I love the Indian culture, the clothes, jewels and the food!

Spiritbeads Elephant is a beautiful decorated royal elephant with trunk and tusk up for good luck! This bead measures approximately 16.08 mm high x 13.62 mm wide and weighs 5.8 grams. Elephant retails for €55, price includes vat.

Spiritbeads Limited Edition Kokeshi Spirit of India is a stunning new Kokeshi with rich detailing of India, hair is up and decorated with jewels and flowers. She is wearing a beautiful lehenga adorned with your choice of ruby, sapphire or emerald, mine has a ruby. This bead measures approximately 15.92 mm high x 9.45 mm wide and weighs 4.6 grams. Kokeshi Spirit of India is limited to three hundred (300) pieces, comes with a certificate and retails for €65, price includes vat.

In India you will find beautiful rich jewel tones which inspired  the creation of this bracelet. I wanted to show all the beautiful colors. I also choose beads that for me resonate with the Indian culture.

Now for some up-close photos of the beads I used in this bracelet.

Full list of beads used right – clockwise.

  • Trollbeads Lapis Lazuli
  • Spiritbeads Sakura
  • Trollbeads Red Twinkle
  • Redbalifrog Hamsa Protecting Hand
  • Trollbeads Temptation
  • Redbalifrog Ganesha
  • Trollbeads Cat’s Eye Quartz
  • Redbalifrog Om Sign
  • Trollbeads Amethyst
  • Spiritbeads Elephant
  • Trollbeads Amethyst
  • Redbalifrog Om Sign
  • Trollbeads Amber Diamond
  • Spiritbeads Kokeshi Spirit of India
  • Trollbeads Unique
  • Ohm Beads No Evil Elephant
  • Trollbeads Red Bubbles
  • Spiritbeads Lotus
  • Trollbeads Lapis Lazuli
  • Trollbeads Lace Lock

Overall, both beads are beautiful and will fit nicely in any composition. The Kokeshi is a similar size to previously released Kokeshi and will match perfectly. I LOVE the Elephant and plan to use mine in an all elephant composition.

If you would like to browse the Spiritbeads line you may do so at the following links.

Authorized Spiritbeads Retailers

Star Bijou – ships from Germany

Edone – ships from Italy

As always, I enjoy hearing from you all and would love to know your thoughts on this release? Leave me a comment below ❤

XO,

Paula

 

 

 

5 responses to “Spiritbeads Elephant and Kokeshi Spirit of India Review

  1. I feel that the human figurine bead looks more like a traditional Tanjore roundpot doll (rotating doll) while the hair resembles that of the dolls from Central and North West India. Looking at the back of the bead, I thought that she was wearing a saree as opposed to the lehenga you had mentioned. However, she is an interesting chimera of various aesthetics.

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    • You might be right, It does look more like a saree and roundpot doll. I believe they went with “Kokeshi” to expand their Kokeshi line which were previously focused on Asian culture where the doll originates. I’m curious to where they will take this and personally would love to see beads made in light of different cultures to represent women around the world.

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      • That is a wonderful idea. It would be great to have a line of beads representing different world cultures.

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