Novobeads Spring 2013 Preview

This Novobeads blog article offers an in depth preview of the Novobeads spring 2013 collection, set to debut next week!

Two weeks ago brought a preview of the Pandora summer 2013 collection and with it thoughts of the warmer weather. Despite this I’ve been eagerly anticipating a few addition spring collection previews. First was Story by Kranz & Ziegler spring 2013 collection that made it’s appearance just this week. Secondly was Novobeads.

I’m relatively new to the Novobeads brand, not least due to it’s lack of availability in Europe. Despite this, I received a sample of products before Christmas and was incredibly pleased with not just the quality but the actual designs. For me the true test of products is their lasting appeal once the initial novelty has waned. The Novobeads Mini CZ beads have been featured in multiple articles since their arrival and always attract complimentary comments. Considering this, I’ve been quite eager to see the Novobeads spring 2013 collection.

What follows is an extensive preview of this frankly stunning and slightly unusual new release.

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Novobeads Spring 2013

The Novobeads spring 2013 collection sees new silver beads, two dangle style charms, three new shades of crystal beads, a silver necklace and a new leather bracelet. In addition comes a small selection of themed debut bracelets, ideal for gifting or purchasing as an initial adventure into the Novobeads world.

Novobeads Spring 2013 Silver Beads

Four new silver bead designs are making their debut. The first two have a distinctly beach and holiday feel, making them potential candidates for all those beach themed bracelets in light on the Trollbeads spring 2013 collection and the Pandora summer 2013 collection.

The new Novobeads Flip Flop charm is perfect for a summer bracelet. It boasts room on the sole for a twenty character engraving, making it ideal for commemorating a particularly special holiday or honeymoon in the sun. Small crystal details adorn the bead which is set to retail at $37.

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The second beach themed addition is the new dangle style Novobeads Sand Dollar set to retail at $30.

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The third new addition embraces spring as nature returns to her full glory. Novobeads Leaves has a recommended retail price of $30.

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The final new silver beads making it’s debut is the Novobeads Elephant charm. It’s set to retail at $30 and is my undisputed favourite from the new silver charm designs.

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Novobeads Spring 2013 Crystal and Silver Charms

Two new silver beads bedecked with crystal detailing are set to make their debut. These sit on the bracelet but with their coloured detailing dangling below.

The first is the pretty and seasonally appropriate Novobeads Rosebud Charm with a recommended retail price of $33.

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The second is the new Novobeads Tree of Life boasting a vibrant green crystal perfect for spring themed creations. This charm is set to retail at $46.

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Novobeads Spring 2013 Crystal Beads

The Novobeads crystal range seem somewhat iconic of the brand and their spring 2013 release sees three new sumptuous shades. As opposed to the typical pastel colours so often shown in spring releases, Novobeads have opted for stronger and more vibrant shades which are a welcome sight for me. All three of the new crystal beads will retail at a very reasonably $19.

Firstly is the Novobeads Sea Green Crystal, a beautiful turquoise perfect for aquatic bracelets. Turquoise is one of the most on trend shades for spring so this is definitely worth considering for those of you accessorising for fashion.

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The second is the new Novobeads Plum Crystal and a beautiful contrasting compliment to the above turquoise hue. It’s reminiscent of juicy summer cocktails and is undoubtedly my favourite of the new crystal shades. In addition you’ll find further versatility moving into fall as this will compliment rich autumnal shades beautifully.

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Lastly is the vibrant and happy Novobeads Honey Crystal. Yellow is a slightly unusual colour to find in many charm and bead brands but looks beautiful on Easter and spring themed creations.

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Novobeads Spring 2013 Bracelet

A new leather bracelet is making it’s debut with the Novobeads spring 2013 collection. The Novobeads leather bracelets are a braided style with an adjustable locking system ideal for gifting. This new bracelet is a shade referred to as Pearl White and is a beautiful neutral staple for your summer wardrobe. It has a recommended retail price of $39.

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Novobeads Spring 2013 Necklace

The new Novobeads Fine Silver Chain is aptly named as it features a delicate silver work perfect for the warmer months where heavy chains can look overpowering. It’s available in three sizes to allow for the wearer to decide the length of fall and will retail from $14 to $22, depending on the length.

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Novobeads Spring 2013 Debut Bracelets and Gift Sets

With each new release, Novobeads offer a selection of debut bracelets as gifting options. They all feature adjustable bracelets making them perfect gifts where sizing is a concern. I like this idea as it offers seasonal ideas for those lacking inspiration. They also provide the perfect opportunity for those new to Novobeads as the bracelets are naturally ready to wear.

The first new debut bracelet is the Novobeads Sunflower. It features the new Honey Crystal teamed with existing collection Kelly Green Crystal and both are tied together with the beautiful Sunflower bead. This set has a recommended retail price of $99.

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The second bracelet is the Novobeads Merlot. Here two of the new Plum Crystals cavort with a Bubble White Crystal on a backdrop of the luscious new Pearl White Bracelet. Reminiscent of lazy summer evenings enjoying a glass of your favourite red, again this bracelet will easily see you into the fall 2013 season. This bracelet has a recommended retail price of $79.

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Third comes the Novobeads Ocean Life bracelet, ideal for those coveting the spring trend in the bead world for oceanic themes. Appropriately selected Aqua and Blue crystals are teamed with the Whale Tail and Seashell silver beads. The bracelet will retail at $119.

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Finally is the new Novobeads Northern Lights bracelet. I have a real weakness for the Novobeads Mini CZ beads so this combination appeals to me particularly. For those unfamiliar with these beads, please read my review (link in the last sentence) as they’re definitely worthy of an inspection. The new Northern Lights bracelet has a recommended retail price of $99.

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Novobeads Spring 2013 Ordering Details

This collection isn’t launching until next week but for those interested in browsing the entire range, clicking on the link below will open the official online store in a new window:-

Novobeads Spring 2013 Summary

While I’m still quite the newcomer to the Novobeads world, I’ve been utterly impressed with the products I have encountered. Their locking system is highly unique as they attempt to make the lock an integral part of the bracelet design as opposed to a necessity that can create a breaking point in a combination.

Novobeads Maple Leaf Clasp

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The Novobeads Mini CZ beads are a set I used so frequently it astounded even myself. I always say that a true sign of a beautiful design is the use you get once novelty has waned. Regular readers will already be aware of how frequently these small beads appear in my showcase bracelets.

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The Novobeads spring 2013 collection isn’t as large as many releases and for me this is a good thing. It feels fresh with both seasonally appropriate design but some unpredictable colours.

As always though, I’m enthusiastic to hear the thoughts of my readers. Do you like the Novobeads spring 2013 collection? If so what’s the highlight piece for you? What do you think of the new colour options in the crystal beads? Hit the comments and let me know!

Comments
  1. Jennifer Wr

    I think these are lovely, and the prices are lower than others so that is nice! I only have one mini cz (who orders only one?!) but am hoping to expand on it in the future.

    I am also planning to purchase one of their locks, the next time I am in need of a lock. They look so nice, especially the leaf lock. 🙂

    • endangeredtrolls

      The locks are lovely Jennifer! I have the maple leaf one and I really like it 🙂

      I also think these are well priced – those faceted crystals particularly! I really like the colours of them too. It’s nice to see a variation from the pastels for spring I think 🙂

  2. Debbie

    I like the elephant and the tree of life. The crystals are lovely as well.

    My bank balance is pleased that Novobeads don’t have a European presence, although of course I am disappointed not to be able to collect this brand. Whilst the US prices are great, when you add in the weak £ against the $ exchange rate at the moment, along with the crippling import duties plus 20% VAT and handling charges HM Government adds to the purchase price it’s just not viable to order direct from the States 🙁

    One day I am sure Novobeads will find a European distributor 🙂

    • endangeredtrolls

      Oh I’m with you Debbie – ordering from the States is just horrible 🙁 This is one of the reasons Novobeads is a little neglected on the blog 🙁

      I would love to see a European retailer pick up the brand – particularly when you consider their actual retail prices are rather attractive.

      It barely needs saying – but I’m with you on the favourites 😀 I suspect those crystals look spectacular “in the flesh” and such lovely colours I think!

      /hugs

      • Jennifer Wr

        Well, that is terrible about the cost difference. It makes me want to help everyone somehow, but that doesn’t help with customs fees, or postage. 🙁

  3. Pat Bell

    Hi,

    I don’t know anything about this brand…never heard of them, actually! Do they fit on any of the other brand bracelets?
    Love the look of some of these & I like to mix and match items from each brand 🙂

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hi Pat 🙂

      Novobeads are one of the few brands that make charms and bracelets fully compatible with Trollbeads. Equally their rather unique clasps are also compatible with the Trollbeads chains.

      You can see some of my reviews here:- http://et2.wpengine.com/category/brands/novobeads/

      They’re a nice brand. They have some beautiful crystal beads and the bracelets themselves are very attractive 🙂

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

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