Today Beadsaholic brings a review of Redbalifrog Steampunk Scarecrow!
Today is the release of Redbalifrog’s latest bead Steampunk Scarecrow! This bead is super adorable with so much detail!
Scarecrows are a sign of protection and have been used to guard fields of gardens and farms for centuries to scare away birds and other animals that might eat the crops. You will also find these harvest symbols in different folklore stories around the world. In Japanese the Kuebiko stood tall in rice fields to scare the sparrows away, written in the Record of Ancient Matters in 712 it was said that “Though his legs do not walk, Kuebiko knew everything of the world.”. Any fan of horror movies can attest to just how creepy Scarecrows can be. But, there are also sweet romantic stories like that of a German settler who called his Scarecrow Bootzamon or in English Bogeyman, in this story Bootzamon watched over fields for the German Settler and one day while he was out in the fields working he heard Bootzamon crying and realized how lonely he was out in the fields alone each day, so he created Bootzafrau also known as Bogeywife and placed her in the field with Bootzamon. From that day forward there were no more tears and the two lived happily ever after in that corn field. There are all sorts of stories depicting Scarecrows from ancient tales to stories, and movies many of us grew up with, like the Wizard of Oz. I’m sure many of us remember tales of Scarecrows whether the tale is beloved or scary.
Redbalifrog Steampunk Scarecrow is so cute with his stitched face, button eye and is wearing a pointy hat like that of a witches. On the back you will find more stitching, a patch and a spider on his hat. This bead measures approximately 16 mm high x 10 mm wide. Steampunk Scarecrow retails for $36.
“Patched together by an assortment of old and forgotten nik naks, traditional Scarecrows have been used by generations of farmers to keep their field clear of unwanted guests. An iconic character with a spooky presence. Wear yours alongside your favourite halloween collection.” ~ Redbalifrog
I think this bead is perfect in a Halloween, Autumn or Harvest composition. For those who bought the kit of Trollbeads Harmony Harvest this would be a great focal with that kit!
In this composition I went for a more Halloween vibe with Redbalifrog Silvers Steampunk Scarecrow, Pumpkin and Pumpkin Pig mixed with beautiful Shades of Autumn in Elfbeads on a Redbalifrog Bangle.
I wanted to create a bracelet with vibes of Autumn. In this composition I went with Stones from Trollbeads, Amber’s from Chronicles Amber with the perfect silvers for the season, Trollbeads Shelter, Redbalifrog Pine Cone, Steampunk Scarecrow, Bushy Tail Squirrel, and Pinecone Decoration on a Trollbeads Bracelet finished with the Redbalifrog Sunflower and Bee Lock.
In this composition I wanted to go with more Autumn vibes with Redbalifrog Steampunk Scarecrow, Gumnut Fairy, Chrysanthemum, and Maple Lovers Leaf alongside Trollbeads stones and glass on the Redbalifrog Bangle.
Overall, the Steampunk Scarecrow is the perfect addition to any collection and there is just so many compositions this bead would be amazing in! I think I need to make an Oz bracelet!! What other themes would you use this bead in?
Redbalifrog Steampunk Scarecrow is available today at the following featured retailer links below.
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As always, I enjoy hearing from you all and would love to hear your thoughts on this release? Is the Steampunk Scarecrow now on your bead list? Leave me a comment below ❤