I bought a faux Pandora bracelet very early this year, at a Charming Charlie's. It became a staple in my multiple bracelet look this year.
Sadly, the faux silver finish degraded to a pinkish, peeled sheen. It was time for a replacement. Enter the real Pandora bracelet.
I decided two weeks ago that I needed to visit the Pandora jewelry website and learn more about the fascinating world of lovely charms and bracelets. A friend of mine had showed me hers earlier this summer, and I was fascinated by the Pandora logo appearing seemingly at every one of my local jewelry stores.
I learned that Pandora doesn't stop at charms and bracelets. They also carry customizable watches, and lovely necklaces and earrings too! My friends...this is just how an addiction can start!
I decided to take advantage of the online bracelet design tool, and played around with a few options. The great thing about this design tool, is that you see how much things add up to without spending a cent. This allows you to stay within budget, or to create a fantastic dreamy design that you can aspire to.
I created a single leather bracelet with a couple of charms: an owl, a turtle, a flower bead. Then I proceeded to step into my local Pandora store, to see the items first-hand and in real time. I really liked them, so I ended up purchasing them! That's how easy it is. Yes it's now an official addiction LOL
Since my leather bracelet was such a hit, I got a silver bracelet and some more charms. Now each of my two bracelets has its own theme.
The leather bracelet has a flower clip, two different skinny flower separator beads, and a chubby flower bead.
The silver bracelet has a wavy design clip and my turtle (love turtles), owl (love owls), and a snake charm (my Chinese astrology sign).
My leather bracelet became unwoven at the clasp after just over a week of wear. The lovely people at my local Pandora store gave me a brand new leather bracelet free of charge and helped me place my old charms into my new strand. It looks perfect again.
I have a favorites list on Pandora's website now! This is definitely a budding addiction ;o) Pandora makes it easy to shop for all those hard-to-buy-for ladies in our life :o) You just keep adding on at each holiday. ;oD
I only focused on their silver products, because I'm a sterling silver fiend. However, Pandora features 14K gold plated pieces with real and semi-precious stones, as well as lovely Murano style glass and exotic wood beads. There's plenty of enamel as well. Really, you should take a look! It's all lovely. :o)