Redbalifrog Balinese Troll Review

This Redbalifrog blog brings a dedicated review of the recently debuted Redbalifrog Balinese Troll, part of their Other Myths & Legends collection.

Last month saw the launch of the Redbalifrog Other Myths & Legends collection. It built upon the original release (Myths & Legends,) one of the most popular collections for the brand to date. Predictably the new beads proved incredibly popular.

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The beads actually only arrived with me about thirty minutes before the release so I really struggled to get live images and reviews together. With that in mind today I'm showcasing the Redbalifrog Balinese Troll. Do remember this brand use a universal core so it's wholly compatible with either Ohm Beads or Pandora charm bracelets. It's retailing at $37, €31.50 or £28.

Redbalifrog Balinese Troll

The Redbalifrog Balinese Troll is a good sized bead with some amazing detailing. The rear of the bead shows the ohm sign and a little texturing that's reminiscent of the long retired (and very coveted) Thai Troll.

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For this bracelet I wanted to give the Balinese Troll a home with earthy, organic looking beads. All of the colour comes from Trollbeads gemstones and a few ambers. Incidentally many of these beads feature as live images on the Great Lakes Boutique website as part of the remaining Spring Bead Break hangover party.

The silver beads were mainly chosen for their fantasy theme, aside from the True Beadz True Pint which just felt apt for a troll. I've included the Redbalifrog Dragon Hatchling as the idea of dragon eggs in a cave seemed to complete the picture. For the same reason I've added the Ohm Beads Hatching (and though it's technically part of the Rawr dinosaur line, they can double as dragons.) It's also my first time including the Ohm Beads Impression-ness Lock (though in this case it's representing a troll footprint rather than a dinosaur's.) Those of you who follow me on social media (Facebook and Instagram) may have noticed I've been having a lot of fun with both the Ohm locks and safety chains recently. As usual there's a bead index at the end of the article if you're unsure of any specific design.

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Redbalifrog Balinese Troll Ordering Details

For those of you coveting this bead, it's available via Great Lakes Boutique via the link below:-

Redbalifrog Balinese Troll Summary

I adore the fantasy genre so this entire collection suited me perfectly. Redbalifrog as a brand are synonymous with beautiful detailing while avoiding the cute aesthetic and this absolutely applies to the Balinese Troll. He has a curious, almost cheeky expression without being overly cute (which a troll shouldn't be in my opinion!)

Though he is engraved with the ohm sign on his back, I still feel his vibe is suitable for fans of Tolkien or Harry Potter which is more how I'll be using him.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Redbalifrog Balinese Troll? Did you indulge in this bead or is it on your wishlist? Hit the comments and let me know!

Bead Index

What follows is an index of the beads and charms used to create the featured bracelet.

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Comments
  1. Gene

    There are so many things I want from Redbalifrog! This is a brand that I am really loving, but I haven’t gotten much from…yet. I will definitely be adding the Balinese Troll to my list. The bracelet you designed around him with the blend of the different color gemstones and the silver is just so perfect. Of course, I always love seeing your bracelet designs… all I need is the beads to try to copy them! What I have now is not a wish list anymore, it’s a saga!

    • endangeredtrolls

      Ohhh don’t worry, we’re all in the same position. It’s funny.. I remember when I first started collecting, I was just so excited to finish one bracelet and thought then the wants would slow down. Absolute nonsense. Even today – and I know I have a *massive* collection that many can only dream of – I still see combinations online and get sad because I can’t make them 😛 Or I see new beads or, like at Great Lakes, special editions and I want them just as much as I would have all those years ago 😛

      It *never ends* 😀

      xoxo

  2. Laura

    Ordered from Great Lakes Boutique during their buy 3, get 1 free event and I should be receiving it this week! So excited, my first redbalifrog beads!! ♥

    • endangeredtrolls

      What else did you get to make up the promotion Laura? I so can’t wait to hear what you think of the brand! 😀

      xoxo

  3. Laura

    I also ordered the jackalope (I collect rabbit beads), the Calla Lilly, and the Madonna and child! The detailing looks amazing online and I can’t wait to see them in person!

    • endangeredtrolls

      The Calla Lily is such an undervalued bead! 😀 It’s beautiful in it’s simplicity. Oh I hope they travel quickly for you 😀 Please let me know what you think once they’re with you 😀

      xoxo

  4. Judy

    I received my troll today and it is without question one of my favorite Redbalifrog beads. As you mentioned his facial expression is priceless. The hooded eyes, the faint crook of a smile, it’s the same expression a beloved dog of years past would get whenever he was quietly contemplating some act of unspeakably reckless mischief. Just before he would tear off. My only disappointment is that I wish the troll were a bit bigger. Those of us with aging eyes really appreciate such things!

    • endangeredtrolls

      I’m so happy to hear that you like him so much! Have you any ideas on how you’re going to use him? 🙂

      xoxo

      • Judy

        He and the Green Man are joining the Tree Goblin and the rest of the cast and crew from Redbalifrog’s Enchanted Glade release of last fall. With glass in dark, woodsy colors the bracelet is suggestive of my own garden which looks utterly dreadful in the light of day, but which harbors trolls, goblins, owls and toads at night along with other things that crawl out from under rocks. And that’s why I don’t have to weed!

        • endangeredtrolls

          I *love* this 😀 I love it when you can picture the scene so perfectly in your mind and then just need to recreate it. It becomes almost like a private story that no one else truly understands 😀

          I’m also all in favour of not weeding 😉

          xoxo

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