Redbalifrog Shelly Mix Review

This Redbalifrog blog brings a dedicated review of the new Redbalifrog Shelly Mix, part of the Big Blue collection.

The Redbalifrog Big Blue collection launched at the end of last week to positive feedback from fans of the brand. Admittedly the oceanic theme is one well represented in bead world but collectors have voiced their hopes for at least a new sea mammal and were delighted by the arrival of Ombak the Whale.

Editorials are continuing today with the Redbalifrog Shelly Mix. It retails at $37 and uses a universal core ensuring it’s compatibility with all major charm bracelet brands.

Redbalifrog Shelly Mix

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Redbalifrog Shelly Mix

The Redbalifrog Shelly Mix isn’t a huge bead, at least not compared to the likes of the Nautilus Shell or Conch. That said it’s neatly executed, a really nice shape and I think it makes an amazing filler bead on oceanic or beach themed bracelets.

Redbalifrog Shelly Mix

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Redbalifrog Shelly Mix

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Redbalifrog Shelly Mix

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For this series of bracelets I wanted a slightly different angle on the theme. Whenever I’ve tackled beach themed bracelets in the past, I’ve tended to opt for quite bright, summery colours. Right now we’re still barely into spring and I decided instead to focus on neutrals and interesting textures. I was also quite desperate to incorporate beads I’ve perhaps never highlighted here before. This bracelet uses the retired Trollbeads Milan quite heavily. The mottled patterning has always reminded me of crushed glass or sand and it’s so versatile in it’s colouring. I’ve included just a couple of the Trollbeads Marbled Ambers which I absolutely adore and some of those have more black so it ties in well with Milan. Incidentally if you want to see my vision of an early spring beach, I’ll be leaving up the Great Lakes Boutique at the Sea party for a couple more days to allow those of you inspired by any of the bracelets here to grab exactly the beads I used.

I’m also incorporating the upcoming ACA Kreations Bead of the Rising Sun for the first time. Remember it’s launching in just over a month!

Redbalifrog Shelly Mix

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Redbalifrog Shelly Mix

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Redbalifrog Shelly Mix Ordering Details

For those of you yet to indulge in the new Big Blue collection, you can find it at the link below.

Redbalifrog Shelly Mix Summary

This is a really crispy executed bead. Each of the shells is clearly defined and detailed. Though it’s not as large as some of the Redbalifrog sea shell designs, I think that’s actually a good thing. It’s shape is more versatile in many ways and there is nothing to catch on clothing.

As always I love to hear from my readers. What are your thoughts on the new Redbalifrog Shelly Mix and did you indulge? Hit the comments and let me know!

Bead Index

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

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