Novobeads Christmas 2013 Collection

For this festive season, Novobeads have debuted a selection of both festive charms but also new style bangles. This Novobeads blog article offers a complete preview of the Novobeads Christmas 2013 collection.

During Pottersgiving Novobeads debuted their Christmas 2013 collection. It features just a couple of new bead designs but interestingly, a set of rigid bangles each featuring just one dangle style charm. I mentioned in the Chamilia Season 1 2014 sneak peek that I believe this style is the way charm bracelets chasing fashion trends will need to move. Undoubtedly the popularity of US brand Alex & Ani are partly responsible for this current craze.

What follows is a complete preview of the Novobeads Christmas 2013 release.

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Just three new charms are making their debut. The first, Prayer, has a more traditionally festive vibe. It has a recommended retail price of $23.

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference.”

(Serenity Prayer)

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The second is the new Novobeads Snowflake Ornament. This is reminiscent of a Christmas Tree ornament and would make a beautiful complement to the new bangle collection. It has a recommended retail price of $30.

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Finally comes the new Novobeads Sparkling Ornament with it’s mix of red enamel and sparkling crystals. It retails at $42.

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In regards to the new Novobeads Bangles, a total of thirteen designs are debuting. Each are available in either silver or gold look versions. The two plain versions, pictured below, retail at $14.99 each.

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The decorative bangles all retail at $19.99, featuring a single focal charm. The charms range from representations of faith, love and family through to inner values and charity symbols.

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Novobeads Christmas 2013 Ordering Details

The Novobeads Christmas 2013 collection is available via their official online store. To clarify Novobeads do offer global delivery but those outside of the USA can expect to pay import duties and taxes. They don’t have a European distributor at this point.

Novobeads Christmas 2013 Summary

I wasn’t entirely surprised to see a range of bangles debut from Novobeads. As I’ve stated, I do believe this is where the charm trend is heading and they allow for a lot of stacking. I’ll admit that I prefer the designs of those debuting with the Chamilia Season 1 2014 collection however. The latter seem to be of higher quality. I do like the new Snowflake Ornament and Sparkling Ornaments however. I also love the styling of the campaign bracelet below, heavily featuring the Novobeads Pavé Crystal Macaroon charms.

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As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts regarding the Novobeads Christmas 2013 collection? Do you like the focal charm bangle trend in general? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comments
  1. janey

    Hi Victoria

    Hope all ok with you and yours- some warmer weather is on the way from the south atlantic and is due to hit Denmark after the UK which will be nice- l hate icy and snowy weather with a vengeance.

    l SO wish that Novobeads would get a European supplier as there are quite a few l would love to be able to get but wont buy them
    due to the taxes and charges for opening parcels and applying the tax!! 🙁

    Novobeads if you are reading this blog please take note – you need a retailer in Europe! 🙂

    Janey
    oxoxoxox

    • endangeredtrolls

      The weather here is so weird! Last week we had a hurricane with snow. Today it’s 9 degrees.. It’s absolute madness. Still everyday now is closer to spring so I figure the more of December we can get through without much snow, the better!

      I totally relate to the issue with Novobeads 🙁

      /hugs

  2. Debbie

    I totally agree with Janey on the European distributor for Novobeads.

    I saw bangles similar to these in a UK store last week, I think the brand was chrysallis, some very pretty designs and if I had spare cash I would have bought some. They were inexpensive and not silver, but stack well and feel comfortable to wear. I had lots of fun trying them on 😉

    /hugs

    • endangeredtrolls

      I know 🙁 I wish they could find someone 🙁

      Unfortunately with the unpleasant history between Trollbeads and Novobeads, I think it needs to be someone outside of the Troll business.

      I’m currently sat waiting for some samples from the Chamilia Season 1 release – specifically their new bangles. I’m really excited to see those. I wish Alex & Ani would gain more of a presence in Europe too

      /hugs

      • rainey

        Wouldn’t it be nice if they could kiss and make up? Because I don’t think TB has done as well in the US as it did back then. The new distributor seems to have flailed around but not to have added much to the mix while the number of retailers seems to have shrunk alarmingly.

        • endangeredtrolls

          The fact a new CEO takes over in January suggests Trollbeads may agree with you rainey, though I admit I don’t know the American market well.

          I do think what Lund Trading did was very wrong and I completely understand Trollbeads decision to take legal action. I don’t think Trollbeads have ever told a retailer that they can’t carry Novobeads. That’s usually more a Pandora tactic. I think it’s more a feeling or vibe that is putting retailers off. Plus in fairness, Novobeads isn’t particularly well known in Europe anyway!

          /hugs

      • Debbie

        Do we know if Novobeads want to get into Europe, or are they content to stay with a predominately US customer base with some non US customers buying via their US website? Would love to know their plans and if we can expect to see them in Europe anytime soon.

        Pffft @ Chamilia, or rather their retailer 🙁 After the brand featured on your blog I was interested in getting a bangle. Totally unimpressed with the local stockist who told me “we haven’t stocked bangles in months” Although she offered to order one in using a voice tone that communicated a “please don’t say yes” I declined as she wouldn’t order the standard and the flexible versions as I wanted to try both on for size etc. I can understand not stocking every charm but what is the point of being a retailer if you don”t stock the basics?! Suffice it to say my interest has waned and it is now off my wishlist.

        /hugs

        • endangeredtrolls

          Actually that’s a very good point. It’s the same incorrect assumption made with Noosa Amsterdam I think. People are always posting asking for retailers in the USA when I don’t think the brand have much interest in the US market! It could be the exact same thing for Novobeads with Europe.

          Sorry to hear about your Chamilia experience 🙁 I’ve not really seen the brand over here so I’m eager to check out the new bangles. I’m hoping they might curb the fact I’ve been coveting Alex & Ani for a while. I know the latter have a retailer in Ireland but there’s certainly no way I’d order from the USA.

          /hugs

  3. Melanie

    I so agree with Janey, I love the pine cone bead and the new snowflake and prayer bead are gorgeous but import taxes are ridiculous. I was lucky enough to get two armadillos from kathy Perras a few weeks ago but I paid an extra £7 tax and £8 to Royal Mail for the privilege of handling the package because they won’t deliver til you have been to their depot and paid. The chap at the desk had the cheek to suggest that I was helping our economy by paying the tax because I’d got cheaper goods from outside the uk! I’d much rather pay £14 extra for the beads so the artisan could benefit!

    Grrrrr…!

    • endangeredtrolls

      It’s a fabulous system isn’t it? “Here’s a tax bill” “Here’s a bill for the pleasure of us taxing you”. I could solve the latter quite easily 😉

      It’s the same thing here except our import taxes are higher than the UK 🙁 I also once got stung very badly by a courier. I think it was UPS.. I accepted a package from the US. There was no documentation with it to suggest there were any taxes due. Two weeks later I received a bill for nearly 1000 DKK (so a bit over £100.)

      By that point I’d already signed for it of course.. so I had no option to decline the package.

      At least with the mail system they send me a letter saying that they have something with taxes due and I have 14 days to pay or they’ll return to sender. With that particular courier there was zero to suggest import duties until I was billed!

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