Redbalifrog Aladdin’s Lamp Review

In a continuation of the celebratory articles for the Redbalifrog Eclectic, Exotic and Romantic collection, this blog article offers an in depth review of one featured bead – the Redbalifrog Aladdin’s Lamp.

Friday saw the anticipated launch of the new Redbalifrog Eclectic, Exotic and Romantic collection. It’s an utterly stunning release and rather than attempt to squish all my opinions and images into one huge article, I opted to have an entire weekend dedicated to review. Hopefully this offers a slightly more extensive presentation of each element of the new collection, aiding the majority of Redbalifrog collectors that purchase online.

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This review is dedicated to the new Redbalifrog Aladdin’s Lamp bead, a dangle style addition perfect for many themed bracelets.

For the benefit of new readers or those unfamiliar with Redbalifrog, these beads are fully compatible with all major charm and bead brands, including Pandora.

Redbalifrog Aladdin’s Lamp

The Aladdin’s Lamp is a dangle style bead boasting a stunning ornate design.

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Understandably I’ve received a lot of queries regarding the precise size of this bead or rather, how far below the chain it will dangle. Hopefully the image below will address this:-

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When it came to focal bracelets, I was keen to capture a couple of themes. Firstly with it’s roots in Eastern folklore, I attempted a spicy coloured bracelet with appropriately themed silvers.

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In the image above, you can also just see the hallmarking for this bead that lies on the base, rather an interrupting the beautiful ornate design.

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I’ll admit that I’ve always been quite captivated by the tale of One Thousand and One Nights but also by more contemporary adaptations and yes, I admit, the Disney version of Aladdin is among my favourites (the score is just incredible!) With this in mind, I attempted a more overtly themed Aladdin bracelet.

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I’m not entirely happy with the colour choices as the shade of purple wasn’t quite as vibrant as I wanted. The Redbalifrog Dutch Clogs from Christmas 2011 take the part of slippers, the new Tiger is a perfect Rajah and the limited edition Redbalifrog Klimt bead is the closest representation of a magic carpet (rolled up) that I could think of (I know, I’m stretching a little here.)

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For the next version I attempted to switch in some gold hues but again, I wasn’t entirely happy with the colours.

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For the third showcase bracelet, I reverted to a more Asian theme in general, once again reaching for the Trollbeads Kimono Beads.

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Redbalifrog Aladdin's Lamp

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For one final showcase I decided to attempt (again) a quite popular theme recently; fairy tales. With the Pandora spring 2013 collection featuring a number of fairy tale themed charms, there’s little wonder this is becoming a popular bracelet idea. Personally I adore fairy tales but I’ve never managed to create a combination that I’m truly happy with. Undoubtedly however, the Aladdin’s Lamp has the potential for being a perfect focal piece for such a bracelet. This bracelet also provided the perfect opportunity to showcase the stunning Novobeads Mini CZ beads in combination with Trollbeads prisms.

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Redbalifrog Aladdin's Lamp

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Redbalifrog Aladdin’s Lamp Ordering Details

The Redbalifrog Aladdin’s Lamp (and indeed all the Eclectic, Exotic and Romantic collection) is available directly from Redbalifrog via their official online store or from a handful of recommended retailers featured below. Clicking on the links will open their corresponding landing pages in a new window:-

Redbalifrog Aladdin’s Lamp Summary

This is a stunning bead with a subject matter that appeals to me enormously. It offers versatility in that it’s a beautiful pendant in addition to a dangle style bead and as my images hopefully show, it can be utilised to create a number of very different themed bracelets.

As always, I love to hear the thoughts of my readers. Is this a must have product? Have you perhaps ordered it already? Do you have a specific bracelet that it’s going to be used for? Hit the comments and share your thoughts with both myself and many Redbalifrog enthusiasts.

Please note the product featured in this article was provided free of charge for consideration and review. This does not influence the opinions expressed here.

Bead Index

What follows is an index of the beads used to create the featured bracelets:-

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Comments
  1. Jennifer Wr

    I am loving this bead. :) It has such an intricate design, and shape, and it is a “must-have” for me. And although my preference is for rich, spicy colors in general – my favorite bracelet on this page is the pink fairytale! :) I can’t wait to add this and the new Pandora fairy tale beads to my bracelet!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hi Jennifer :)

      My favourite is also the fairy tale bracelet. I don’t feel it’s quite right yet but perhaps the Pandora release will solve this for me :) I do like the colours though! I’m a little bit in love with Novobeads mini CZs :D

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

  2. Angela

    Victoria,
    I love all the bracelets you feature, but each one for a different reason. Like both Jennifer’s the #5) Fairy Tale is a stand out, I agree the Novobeads CZs really pull it together. They have been steadily moving up my list of must haves. #4 with the Kimono set is very cool and soothing I like the absence of sheen and simplicity of design on these beads.. Notice you have been using the Kimono set quiet often and every time I see it featured, I want a set.
    You capture rich spices with the Dillos in #1 they make me think of Cinnamon , Hot Peppers , Ginger, and Curry.How many Dillos do you have? I have 11 and counting. Just saw one from the Tibet Collection on Ebay for a couple hundred $$. The thought of spending 2-3 hundred dollars on 1 bead is daunting.Dear Hubby would really think I had lost more than a few screws. The Red Tinsel 2011 charm, pre- dates my Troll collecting was it from a kit or a single release? Bracelet #2 & 3 are good but what I spotted which I have never seen before is # 1 and 15 on bracelet 2 and 3 “Christmas in Hawaii” Is this also from a kit, is it more Purple or Eggplant?
    My first ever Flower Trollbead was the Violet Flower, no matter the weather,every time I wear it,it always manages to makes me smile, just love the little violets.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hi Angela,

      You know, those Kimono Beads tend to sit in my bead box more than anything and then I go through phases where I remember just how much I love them. They’re some of the nicest glass beads Trollbeads have ever produced in my opinion. I keep telling myself that I must grab a second set!

      I have a little over 50 armadillos at last count (I try to avoid counting my beads often as it scares me) and they’re probably my favourite glass pattern aside from the cute little critter beads ;) I’ll confess, I do not have the Tibet Armadillo and I’ve always kicked myself for this as it’s beautiful. The price sounds right, it definitely sells for decent money these days :(

      The Red Tinsel was the limited edition Christmas 2011 set :D There were two kits, one red and one blue and the nicest beads in them in my opinion were the tinsel beads :D You can actually find uniques with these patterns quite commonly these days though so don’t fear, you’d easily track one down if you wanted :)

      Christmas in Hawaii was then one of the two Christmas 2010 kits (the second being Christmas in Australia.) They’re pretty beads but actually, not very festive! That year Trollbeads took quite a lot of criticism for their Christmas glass as they really didn’t feel like Christmas beads. That one in particular is very much an eggplant colour!

      I’m generally not a huge fan of floral glass BUT I do love the actual colour of Violet Flower – such a beautiful rich purple I think :)

      I’m so glad that you liked the bracelets :D

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

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