Redbalifrog Holly Man Inspiration

This Redbalifrog blog brings a little inspiration for the winter solstice and starring the new Redbalifrog Holly Man.

Yesterday was the winter solstice and the darkest day of the year for those of us in the northern hemisphere. I’ve always loved the long nights and the winter season but I know many of you are craving even a few extra moments of daylight a day.

The Redbalifrog Green Man is one of my most worn beads. When I knew Amanda was making a Holly Man, I assumed I’d love him. It’s actually a little strange as I generally find humanoid faces in silver very creepy. The Holly Man retails at $44 and is the winter guise of the Green Man.

Redbalifrog Holly Man

The winter solstice is celebrated in many cultures and it’s actually a time of rebirth. It sees the days get longer which ultimately leads to the return of growth in the spring. It’s a reversal of the darkness and is known as Yule. Many of the modern day Christmas traditions have their roots here.

This bracelet was designed to create a feeling of celebration. Simultaneously I wanted quite dark colours. I used the Trollbeads Diamond Bead Amber and Blue Twinkle. The latter is such a unique colour and definitely my favourite of the Christmas beads. I’d love to try these same silvers with a deep green and burgundy colour scheme too.

The Holly Man takes the focal point but Ohm’s The Feast brings a lot to this bracelet too. Looking back I wish I had incorporated Pre-Wine but I was running out of room due to the inclusion of the two Palace of Amber Enchanted Lotus beads (find those here before stock runs out.) I was keen to include these as I feel they’re so nature inspired and ultimately that’s the entire point of this bracelet.

Redbalifrog Holly Man

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Redbalifrog Holly Man

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Redbalifrog Holly Man

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Redbalifrog Holly Man

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Redbalifrog Holly Man

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Redbalifrog Holly Man Summary

If you loved the Green Man, this bead will suit you. If you hold any beliefs follow the cycle of nature, this should appeal. From a pure design perspective it’s well detailed, chunky and has a good weight.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the Redbalifrog Holly Man? Hit the comments and let me know!

Bead Index

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  • 1 – Trollbeads Blue Twinkle (Available here)
  • 2 – Trollbeads Amber Diamond (Available here)
  • 3 – The Palace of Amber Enchanted Lotus with Sapphire (Available here)
  • 4 – Trollbeads Blue Twinkle
  • 5 – Trollbeads Amber Diamond
  • 6 – Trollbeads Gold Witch Shoes (Available here)
  • 7 – Trollbeads Blue Twinkle
  • 8 – Redbalifrog Holly Man (Available here)
  • 9 – Trollbeads Amber Diamond
  • 10 – Ohm Beads The Feast (Available here)
  • 11 – Trollbeads Blue Twinkle
  • 12 – Trollbeads Amber Diamond
  • 13 – The Palace of Amber Enchanted Lotus with Garnet (Available here)
  • 14 – Trollbeads Blue Twinkle
  • 15 – Trollbeads Gold Foxtail Lock (Available here)
Comments
  1. Marie

    I love nature and enjoy pausing a moment to enjoy its’ details, be it an obvious colorful sky or the textures and colors of the winter-time bark (not just taupe, but red, yellow and purples that can be found). That said, my Holly Man just arrived and I need to take a few minutes during these busy holiday prep days and get him onto a bracelet. Your beautiful bracelet has inspired me to really do just that. Holly Man also reminds me of the Ghost from Christmas Present from ‘A Christmas Carol’, so I’m aiming for malachite, garnet, and gold colors to firstly support mine during the holiday season. Come January, I’m seeing my Holly Man in white with touches of green….

    Cheers to you, yours, and the readers here for a joyful, happy, and healthy winter holiday season! Victoria – Thank you also for all that you do!

    • endangeredtrolls

      I know so many people find winter grey and dull but I find it peaceful and comforting. I like the longer nights but then I hate the very long days in summer, particularly when I’m in Denmark and dawn is breaking at 3am in the morning.

      I love your idea of the Holly Man on a Christmas Carol bracelet. I’ve been debating trying a Victorian themed bracelet for the Ohm Beads Gramophone! Perhaps that could work 😉

      I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

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