The Art Oblivion’s First Bead Collection + OHM Exclusives

In today’s blog post, I will be sharing a closer look at five beads that are exclusive to The Art Oblivion. Two of the beads are from The Art Oblivion’s first solo bead collection. The other three beads are from OHM Beads, made exclusively for The Art Oblivion.

A special thank you to The Art Oblivion for sending me all 5 beads to review and style with!

If you find a bead (or two) that you love and would like to order, feel free to use my code: FASHIONSHIPPING at The Art Oblivion checkout to receive free shipping off your order!

To coincide with this blog post, I have also created a new YouTube video. You can watch that video, HERE or down below:

The Launch of The Art Oblivion’s First Bead Collection

The Art Oblivion (TAO) has officially launched their first solo collection of beads. I could not be more excited for them! There are two sterling silver beads that recently launched by TAO, on separate dates. Both beads are priced at $98 US. They are: In Flow and In Process.

In Flow

Our nervous systems are constantly being influenced by the waves around us. Mechanical and electromagnetic waves are ceaselessly present. Between the Ocean wave cut-outs on this bead are ACTUAL soundwave affirmations sent from my voice to your heart as an offering to soothe your personal daily vibration and keep you “In Flow.” They listed here as invitations. 

The Art Oblivion

The TAO In Flow bead officially released on February 22nd, 2020. The first batch was sold at a special price of $66.00 US for early adopters.

Here is the meaning behind the bead:

” Our bodies are deep oceans, carrying abundant life and stories that coexist and make us what we are. 

When we move with the flow of life within us, and use that life force to engage with the world around us, we become part of all Life, we are “In Flow”.

This is not a passive process. There are many distractions that pull us out of flow when we are not mindful. I offer The Art Oblivion’s first silver bead, our first solo bead, as a talisman and physical reminder to remain “In Flow”

Our nervous systems are constantly being influenced by the waves around us. Mechanical and electromagnetic waves are ceaselessly present. Between the Ocean wave cut-outs on this bead are ACTUAL soundwave affirmations sent from my voice to your heart as an offering to soothe your personal daily vibration and keep you “In Flow.” They listed here as invitations. 

I invite you to be “right here, right now.”

I invite you into the process of “letting go, letting in.”

I invite you to experience “presence and flow.”


– The Art Oblivion

In Process

The TAO In Process bead officially released on February 29th, 2020. The 29th of February was the leap year and that means that no other beads will be released on that day for another 7 years! Pretty darn cool!

The first batch of this bead were also sold at a special price of $66.00 US for early adopters.

Here is the meaning behind the bead:

“We are all “In Process”.

We are all “Becoming”.

We are all breaking through something that contains us. Even if the something that contains us is a nurturing womb or transformative chrysalis, the time always comes for us to emerge and be born anew with an increased wisdom gained through experience. 

The second bead in The Art Oblivion first collection, “In Process” invites us to understand that everything is on its way to somewhere, and is perpetually  “In Process.” What does it feel like to view yourself and others through this lens? We are all struggling with something. We have all overcome great obstacles.

I offer this bead to serve as a physical reminder and talisman to foster compassion for ourselves and others, and to be present and curious about life’s process rather than being attached to a destination. I offer this bead in support for each one of us to break out of the shell that confines us, bravely stepping into the unknown, trusting ourselves to grow from whatever is on the other side.”


– The Art Oblivion

The Art Oblivion + OHM Beads

Glass Beads

From left: Humor, Resist and Unveil

Humor $55 US

I offer HUMOR as a visual reminder and talisman to support us in letting go of taking ourselves too seriously. The sparkles in that glass are there to shine a light on our place in the divine landscape, we are all shining stardust, connected and perfectly imperfect. We are only on this planet for a limited time. When we depart, may we all be able to say we laughed all of our laughter while we still could. 

The Art Oblivion + OHM

Inspiration behind the bead:

When was the last time you had a good belly laugh? The kind that makes your abdominal muscles work and takes your breath away? Maybe even eliciting an uncontrollable snort?

Consider me a cosmic doctor writing you a prescription to cure what ails you, and that prescription is HUMOR!

You may not be able to remember the last time you had that belly laugh, but I bet you can remember that last time you took yourself too seriously. It might be happening right now. There is a tension within each of us to do things WELL, to do things right, to be the best, to know better. We are all children learning throughout the course of a lifetime, it never stops, and if we can view our own oopsies, mistakes, fails, falls, and errors with curiosity rather than judgment, we open ourselves to the HUMOR of life’s comedy and find laughter as the medicine we all so desperately need. 

Resist $65 US

I offer you RESIST, as a visual reminder and talisman to support you as you move through your day; There are key moments in life where it is important not to be polite, not to go with the flow, to USE your voice, to stand your ground, and RESIST. Complacency is collusion, now is your time to be the change you want to see in this world.

The Art Oblivion + OHM

Inspiration behind the bead:

In Star Trek, there is a society called The Borg who state “resistance is futile” as they assimilate whole cultures of people into their collective. The Federation in this series not only resists, but prevails, with increased strength and resolve from the other side. 

We are at an important time in humanity. Let us double down on our own resistance, less we become unconsciously assimilated into a dominating culture that would erase our communities, our families, and our individual rich uniqueness. 

Often it is not easy, we must actively work to deprogram aspects of ourselves that have become familiar and comfortable. There is often loss in that. However, significant rewards for doing this work are the unfathomable and unshakable knowing of our most pure and true selves. 

Unveil $65 US

I offer UNVEIL as a visual reminder and talisman to support us in appreciating the bravery we have already shown through offering our unique self-expression, and as an invitation to reveal other essential aspects of our beings when we are ready. There is so much to learn about ourselves, and the world around us, when we UNVEIL ourselves. Life changes in unexpected and furthering ways the more we show ourselves in our unveiled naked power and vulnerability. Prepare to be surprised!

The Art Oblivion + OHM

Inspiration behind the bead:

We are all so very brave. 

Choosing to say yes to life is an incredible act of bravery, and choosing to put ourselves out there in our unique self-expression is an additional layer of courage. 

Every day we get to choose what we reveal, and stepping into the dance where we shed layer after layer of our veils is the deliciously tantalizing spice of life!

OHM Beads | Alice in Wonderland Collection | Youtube Video is up!

A new video is up on my Youtube channel. If you remember my last blog post, this is the video about the OHM Beads Alice in Wonderland collection. I also share some scenes from when Nichol (MyPandoraCharmedLife) and I went to the Ivy Tea Room. They were having an Alice in Wonderland Mad Tea Party and this was one of the reasons I came to visit Nichol, at the end of February/early March (I also just LOVE her and missed her terribly, haha)! #beadsandtea was so much fun!

You can watch the video, HERE. Or you can watch it down below:

If you plan to make your first ever OHM Beads order, feel free to use my referral link or use code: EMILY1RVCHMDY (at checkout) to save 11% off your first OHM Beads purchase!

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and doing well, during this outbreak. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Have a wonderful rest of your day!

OHM Beads is MAD | The Alice in Wonderland Collection

“When I used to read fairy tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!” 

– Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Chapter 4

Happy Saturday! I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe, during this outbreak. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope this blog post adds a smile into your day!

I am excited to announce a simply MAD new collection from OHM Beads: the Alice in Wonderland collection! It will be releasing on April 1st, 2020. This collection is inspired by Lewis Carrol’s, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It features 9 new beads, 3 of which are made of Looking-Glass…oops, I mean OHM glass.

A special thank you to OHM Beads for sending me these beads to review and design with. What a dream come true…not only to have this collection coming out, but to be gifted them! Thank you to the bead community, as well. I would not have these opportunities without your support. <3

In this blog post, I will be sharing a bracelet design and an overview of the beads and their price points. Also, stay tuned for my OHM Alice in Wonderland YouTube video. This video will take a closer look at the beads, as well as share some clips from a “Mad Tea Party” that Nichol (@MyPandoraCharmedLife) and I attended at the Ivy Team Room in New Mexico.

Speaking of Nichol, she recently posted a video that we filmed together! If you’d like to see our first impressions and us unboxing the OHM Alice in Wonderland collection, CLICK HERE or watch down below:

Video from @MyPandoraCharmedLife Youtube Channel.

“Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English). 

– Alice in Wonderland – Chapter 2

When it came to designing my bracelet, I decided to incorporate all 9 beads on my silver OHM Twisted Bangle. Usually, this would be too many beads, for a bangle. However, my bangle is a size small and on the looser side. My wrist measurements is about 14.5 cm and I find the size small bangle allows more space for beads, but still provides a comfortable fit!

I may ultimately decide to do a layered bangle or OHM Whip Bracelet stack, with this collection, but it was fun to pair all the beads together. I would love to see an “Alice Blue” or lavender OHM Whip bracelet release!

It was all very well to say “Drink me,” but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry. “No, I’ll look first,” she said, “and see whether it’s marked ‘poison’ or not.” 

– Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 1

For this bracelet design, I added a few more beads, to go with the wonderland theme.

I chose to add OHM Pretty Tea Pot and OHM Pretty Tea Cup, (which pair with the OHM Eat Me and OHM Drink Me dangles). These tea themed beads are a perfect representation of the Mad Tea Party scene from the book! I love the floral detailing on both.

I also added the OHM BOTM Tea Bag dangle (paired after OHM Painting the Roses Red). If you’d like to see a video, taking a closer look at the OHM Tea Bag, CLICK HERE.

I also added the OHM Milky glass bead (paired beside, OHM Mad Hat). Tea with milk or cream…such a must! I also added my OHM Woodsy spacers to the bangle, as well. A representation of the woods that Alice wonders though, trying to find her way out of Wonderland.

“Well! I’ve often seen a cat without a grin,” thought Alice; “but a grin without a cat! It’s the most curious thing I ever saw in all my life!”

– Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6

Now, it is time to share a closer look at the 9 beads from the, OHM Alice in Wonderland collection. All these photos below are courtesy of OHM Beads, minus the last photo.

OHM White Rabbit

“The Duchess! The Duchess! Oh my dear paws! Oh my fur and whiskers! She’ll get me executed, as sure as ferrets are ferrets!” 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Chapter 4

OHM White Rabbit is magical, but running quite late for an important date! It has a thin, clear glass detailing surrounding a pure solid white core and magical bits of glittering sparkle! This bead retails for $60 US.

OHM Saganistute

The word “saganistute” appears to be a portmanteau for “sage” and “astute”. We love that word here at OHM; so as part of our own “Alice in Wonderland” series, we proudly present our new glass bead entitled, Saganistute. sage in classical philosophy, means “someone who has attained wisdom” or someone who lives “according to an ideal that transcends that everyday”. Astute describes one having “mental sharpness and perception”.

Brilliantly, this creations transcends the everyday, and if you look astutely, you will find sage advice in the sprinkle of sparking magic wafting though the twilight sky and alluring depths of the wonderland around you. Saganistute: “a wise person of poetry and vision.” That’s you!

– OHM Beads

OHM Saganistute is whimsical! I love the purple shade of colour mixing with sparkle and magic. It pairs beautifully with OHM Gallymoggers (pictured below). This bead will retail for $60 US.

OHM Gallymoggers

OHM’s GALLYMOGGERS is a part of our Alice in Wonderland series. Look closely at and you’ll see splashes of euphoric cream in bubbles of delirious blue tea or perhaps you’ll see only the white teeth of the Cheshire Cat as the rest him fades into a transparent dream. Maybe you’ll see Alice’s blue-and-white dress as she tumbles down the rabbit hole into a realm of wonder. Once you wear our GALLYMOGGERS bead, you’ll believe six impossible things before breakfast!

– OHM Beads

OHM Gallmoggers is the last glass bead in the OHM Alice in Wonderland Collection. It will retail for $60 US and is that perfect “Alice Blue”. It is a magical reference to Alice’s blue and white dress.

OHM Who Are You

“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar.

This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, “I—I hardly know, Sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”

“What do you mean by that?” said the Caterpillar, sternly. “Explain yourself!”

“I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, Sir,” said Alice, “because I am not myself, you see.” 

—Alice in Wonderland – Chapter 5

The OHM Who Are You silver bead is packed with detail! It captures every detail of a wonderland mushroom. It also shows evidence of the Caterpillar enjoying too much of his hookah (love those droopy “ears”/antennas). From every angle, there is something to appreciate. He will retail for $60 US.

OHM Mad Time

“In that direction,” the Cat said, waving its right paw round, “lives a Hatter: and in that direction,” waving the other paw, “lives a March Hare. Visit either you like: they’re both mad.”

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.

“Oh, you ca’n’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”

“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.

“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6,

OHM Mad Time is one of my favourite silver beads (if I had to pick). I love that we see the Cheshire Cat’s eyes and toothy grin. I also love that it resembles the White Rabbit’s pocket watch. Time is quite an interesting theme in Wonderland and I love the OHM Beads did a reference to it! I also love the back detailing that says: “We’re all mad here”. This bead can be threaded through the core or the little bale detail, on the top. It will retail for $65 US.

OHM Mad Hat

“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.

“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone: “so I ca’n’t take more.”

“You mean you ca’n’t take less,” said the Hatter: “It’s very easy to take more than nothing.”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 7

My other favourite silver bead is the OHM Mad Hat. It is inspired by the one and only Mad Hatter! This silver bead has simply MAD details: a peacock feather, signs of age and wear and a saucer like base. It is truly a must for any Wonderland fan! This bead will retail for $60 US.

“I suppose I ought to eat or drink something or other; but the great question is ‘What?’”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 4

OHM Eat Me & OHM Drink Me

OHM Drink Me and the OHM EAT ME beads look like they are straight out of wonderland! I love how they are crumpled slightly and have small tears…so realistic. They are very light weight and with a small bale, they are easy to squeeze onto a bracelet design! Separately, they retail for $30 US each.

OHM Painting the Roses Red

A large rose-tree stood near the entrance of the garden: the roses growing on it were white, but there were three gardeners at it, busily painting them red.

– Alice in Wonderland

The OHM Painting the Roses Red bead is heart shaped. The Queen of Hearts would be very pleased, with this reference to her! It has the option to be worn as a bead or pendant. Some of my favourite details are the “painted” red enamel roses, followed by the beautiful vines and branch detailing. This bead will retail for $65 US.

This concludes a look at the, OHM Alice in Wonderland collection. What are your favourite bead(s) from this upcoming release?

As a reminder, this collection will release on April 1st, 2020 along with a huge launch of other OHM collections and beads (stay tuned).

If you plan to make your first ever OHM Beads order, feel free to use my referral link or use code: EMILY1RVCHMDY (at checkout) to save 11% off your first OHM Beads purchase!

Pandora 20 | The 2020 Limited Edition Bee Charm + My Story Behind the Enchanted Mouse Charm

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this outbreak. I hope this blog post adds some happiness into your day. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

This year, Pandora celebrates their 20th Anniversary of the Pandora Moments charm bracelet. This charm bracelet was first released in 2000. To celebrate 20 years of collecting, Pandora is going through their archives and bringing back a vintage charm every month in 2020. All 12 of the charms will be limited-edition. Each charm will be available only until it has sold out, which makes all 12 charms an absolute must for a Pandora collector!

“Pandora releases the third of its limited edition, collectable charms to mark the 20th birthday of the iconic Pandora Moments charm bracelet.”

– Pandora

I am so excited to join Pandora in celebrating this special milestone! To celebrate Pandora’s anniversary, each month, I will share a special story behind a charm in my collection, and reveal what the limited-edition Pandora 20 Charm is!

So, make sure to grab a cup of tea…and let’s get started!

Sweet like honey

* All 2020 Limited Edition Bee Charm photos are provided by Pandora *

Hello March 20th! Today we celebrate the relaunch of the Queen Bee Charm, in sterling silver! On her belly, you will see the Pandora 20 hallmark. Originally a two-tone charm, the vintage Queen Bee is found on many collector’s bracelets. She represents an unforgettable moment.

“This happy little bee, with the Pandora crown atop its head, reminds us of the power of community and the energy of nature. A beloved charm that holds so many stories for so many people worldwide.”

– Pandora

For me, the Queen Bee Charm represents when I was promoted to a manager role. She also reminds me of my former manager, who was a strong, successful and supportive leader!

Each 2020 Limited Edition Bee Charm comes with a certificate, confirming her authenticity.

The 2020 Limited Edition Bee Charm is sweet as honey. Her little smile, cheerful eyes and Pandora crown are some of my favourite details. She is available globally, at select stores. Very limited numbers are available, so it is best to purchase today, March 20th, 2020…if she is not already sold out! You can also find her for purchase on Pandora’s estore:

Click HERE to shop (EN)
Click HERE to shop (FR)

*please note that these charms are very limited. Until supplies last.

Take part in the celebration, with the hashtag: #Pandora20

Now, let me share the story behind my Enchanted Mouse Pandora Charm. His item number is, 791107. This adorable little mouse was originally released in 2013, and is now retired. Depending on your location, he may go by the name, Mouse in the Cup.

Some of my favourite details:

– he proudly wears the Pandora crown
– his cute little whiskers and pointy nose
– his tail curling down outside of the teacup
– he is nestled inside a teacup and saucer
– the tea cup has beautiful little accents, like you would find on a real teacup
– placed inside the teacup is the adorable, “Be Mine” heart shaped balloon, a lovely nod to Valentine’s Day

The Enchanted Mouse Pandora charm found a home on my Tea themed Pandora Moments bracelet, a two tone charm bracelet with Pandora Rose and Sterling Silver. I added some pops of colour with touches of purple and pink enamel details. I have my “tea themed” charms on my 17 cm, Pandora Moments Heart Clasp Snake Chain Bracelet.

It also features a few Pandora X Disney charms! Can you spot Mrs. Potts, Alice and the Mad Tea Party scene?

Now, for the story behind my, Enchanted Mouse Pandora Charm…I have created a special YouTube video.

In this video, I share:

– a closer look at my tea themed bracelet
– the story behind my, Enchanted Mouse Charm
– how I styled my Pandora Moments “tea themed” bracelet with other Pandora Jewellery pieces

You can find the video, HERE! Or watch it, down below:

And that concludes this blog post! I would like to thank Pandora for the opportunity to be a part of their 20th Anniversary celebration! I am so excited to share exclusive Pandora 20 content and moments with you, over the next 9 months! Pandora will be providing me with 3 of the 12 anniversary charms, in this celebration.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Take care, stay healthy and spread love, especially during this time…praying for the world. <3

Pandora Garden | The Pandora Spring Ring Collection

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are staying safe and healthy, during this time. I also hope this blog post, gives you a brief moment away, from the outside world…and you can escape into a daisy garden.

In today’s blog, I am sharing the new Pandora Rings from the, Pandora Garden spring collection. All photos and information are courtesy of Pandora.

You might remember my recent blog post, about the inspiration behind newest, Pandora Garden spring collection. It is all about the beautiful, daisy flower! Click HERE, to read that blog post.

AND…with the being said: make sure to grab a cup of tea…and let’s get started!

The Pandora Rings:

Pink Daisy Flower Trio Ring

Style #188792C01

This beautiful Pandora Rose ring, features a row of daisy flowers with sparkling cubic zirconia in the centre. I love the colour combination of light pink and magenta pink, set beautifully in Pandora Rose. It is such a romantic ring! And one that is top on my Pandora Ring Wishlist!!!

Sparking Daisy Flower Crown Ring

Style # 188799C01

Style # 198799C01

This Pandora ring features a band of daisy flowers with small stones in centre of each flower. Beautiful worn alone or stacked! It is available in Pandora Rose or silver.

Flower Petals Band Ring

Style # 188791C01

This band Pandora Rose ring features sparkling cubic zirconia separated by delicate arches resembling a flower petal.

It is also available in silver:

Style # 198791C01

Pavé Daisy Flower Statement Ring

This adorable daisy flower ring, come with a beautiful pavé in centre. It is a wonderful statement piece! It is available in silver.

Style # 198817C01

Sparkling Dragonfly Open Ring

Another statement ring, the Dragonfly Pandora Ring is available in silver: Wrapping around the finger; lines of sparkling stones form the body and tail of the dragonfly; stone details on the wings.

Style # 198806C01

And that is it, for today’s blog post! Which ring(s) are your favourites, from the Pandora Garden Spring Collection?

The Inspiration Behind Pandora Garden | the Spring 2020 Collection

Today is the day!!! The Pandora Garden | Spring 2020 collection officially released and I could not be more excited. My wallet is in SO much trouble, as my Pandora wish list has grown with this new collection!

Over the next few days, I will be sharing blog posts, devoted to this new collection. A special thank you to, Pandora for providing photos and insight information, into this new collection.

In today’s blog post, I will be sharing the inspiration behind, Pandora Garden 2020. So, if you are ready…make sure to grab a cup of tea and let’s get started!

Spring brings with it new beginnings and a feeling of
positivity as nature bursts to life once more.

– Pandora

Welcome to Pandora Garden; the new 2020 collection from Pandora! The daisy is the main inspiration for this release and it makes a wonderful comeback in Pandora Rose.

Here is why Pandora chose the daisy:

Not only beautiful, the daisy is strong, planting its seed wherever it lands to thrive anywhere and everywhere. As a new expression of freedom and fortitude – to be whoever and whatever you want and to bloom in the face of adversity – the traditional flower is rendered wild and free, as a reminder that beauty and strength go hand in hand.

The daisies in Pandora Rose are decorated with cubic zirconia and pink & white enamel accents. They are vibrant, enchanting and truly blossoming in each photo I’ve seen! As you know, I am a huge fan of Pandora Rose and my favourite colour is pink…so, this is a match made in floral heaven, for me!

The pretty pink daisy makes a cool comeback in Pandora Rose, our 14k gold-plated unique metal blend. An intrinsic part of our floral offerings, the commonplace but never ordinary bloom is reimagined as a dainty flower with a powerful twist.

My first Pandora bracelet was inspired by a fairy garden. I have classic daisy themed charms, from past Pandora collections, on it. I am looking forward to adding these new daisy designs onto my bracelet, or creating a continuation of that theme on a bangle or my O Pendant.

I also am working on a new butterfly garden theme, that is inspired by my dear friends, @ACharmedDreamer, @DailyCharmAddict and @MyPandoraCharmedLife. This bracelet already has a Pandora Rose theme and many of these new spring charms will work beautifully with it too!

Do you have a bracelet/necklace theme or design idea(s) for some of the new daisy themed pieces?

Looking at the Pandora Garden collection, it looks like I walked into a flower shop. I can handpick a perfect “bouquet” of jewellery!

Can’t you just smell that fresh spring air, the freshly cut flowers…and hear the birds sing, when looking at these photos? This collection is spring in full bloom! It makes me want to put on my favourite spring dress, twirl around and start planning some of my favourite spring activities.

What are some of your favourite spring activities or hobbies, that you look forward to? I always love to see hobby themed charms from Pandora!!!

The Pandora Garden collection also features additional rings, bracelets, charms, earrings and pendants. These are available in Pandora Rose, Pandora Shine and sterling silver. Many of these jewellery pieces provide beautiful options to stack together and/or combine, to suit your individual style.

Flower Power

Let your creativity blossom with the daisy re-imagined in pink tones and Pandora Rose. Add floral charms to your Pandora O Pendant or create an impactful look with rows of daisy charms stacked on your bracelet. You can also keep it low key with a couple flower rings on your fingers.

Over the next few days, I will be sharing these pieces with you, in featured blog posts.

BUT…for a little overview, here are some other inspirations that carry out the Pandora Garden theme:

Completing the garden theme are symbols of renewal and community, like the dragonfly and the bee…

And this concludes a look into the inspiration behind Pandora’s Spring 2020 collection. What do you think of the inspiration for this collection? Please let me know down below!

#CharmsForChange Concert | Pandora Celebrates International Women’s Day

Anne-Marie singing at the concert.
Photo courtesy of PANDORA.

Happy Thursday, every one! For today’s blog post, I will be sharing some fun photos and information about a celebratory event that Pandora held on March 8th, 2020. All photos and information are courtesy of Pandora. SO…make sure to grab a cup of tea and let’s get started!

Hosts, Maya Jama and Halima Aden.
Photo Courtesy of Pandora.

In honour and celebration of, International Women’s Day, Pandora held an exclusive concert, hosted by Maya Jama and Halima Aden! The event was held in London, in support of UNICEF.

The ticket sales supported UNICEF in empowering young people through programmes, such as UPSHIFT education, gender equality, rights awareness personal empowerment and civic engagement). If you would like to know more information about the #PandoraForUNICEF #CharmsForChange 3 year partnership, I have a blog post, HERE. There is also a special and newly released charm: We Can Do Anything. Proceeds will be donated to UNICE, until April 30th.


Now, back to the event! The intimate crowd was moved by upbeat songs by performers, Anne-Marie and Mahalia. These stars helped celebrated female empowerment! Some songs that were sung were: R.E.S.P.E.C.T, Flawless and Wannabe.

Also at the event, were the, The Pandora Muses – Halima Aden, Larsen Thompson, Margaret Zhang and Tasya van Ree. I am a fan of, Halima Aden and I was sooo excited when she became a Pandora Muse!

The Pandora Muses

The Pandora Muses also celebrated the event with, Neelam Gill, Leomie Anderson, Louise Thompson, Roxy Horner, Chloe Lloyd and Jess Woodley.

From the pictures and the fun content I saw from Pandora’s Instagram page…the event truly looked spectacular and so much fun! How cool would it have been to attend this concert and support such a wonderful cause? I love that Pandora gives back and empowers women, all over the world.

Have you ever attended a Pandora event? It is on my bucket list and I hope to attend one, some day!!!

Pandora 2020 Dangle Charm + Designing with my Pandora20 Charms

A few weeks ago, Snowman (AKA, my husband), was able to find the Pandora 2020 New Year Dangle Charm, for me. It had been on my Wishlist, but I wasn’t in a huge hurry to get it, when it first released. With the busy Christmas/New Years season, I had been so busy and didn’t have time to pop over to a Pandora store! Well, once February was nearly here, I realized I better get the charm, before it sold out! BUT…ALAS, it was sold out every where I checked, including online. I was so frustrated that I didn’t purchase it, as soon as it came out!

Luckily, my husband was able to find one, during a business trip. It was the last one. These are the types of situations that I call the, “meant to be” ones!

Why was this charm on my Wishlist? 2020 is a huge year for me. There’s so much going on, this year and I wanted this charm to represent that! And don’t worry…you’ll hear all about my 2020 year adventures on here, Instagram and YouTube!

A closeup look at the 2020 dangle detail.
Angled detail of the 2020 dangle.

This charm is elegantly detailed with beautiful blue cubic zirconia surrounding a classic Pandora heart shape. In the inside of the heart, there is a dangling 2020 detail. I especially love the bale details, which is what first attracted me to the charm. It reads: “Happiness, Health & Love”. All three of those words summarize some of the things already planned or currently happening this year, for me.

Here is what Pandora has to say about this charm:

“This limited edition Pandora Moments 2020 dangle charm in sterling silver is the perfect way to celebrate and commemorate the start of an exciting new decade. The sparkling heart frame features the numbers 2020 designed in elegant script, while the blue cubic zirconia that surround it create a beautiful ombré effect. On the top part, the silver heart dangle charm is engraved with the inspiring words: “Happiness, Health, Love” to remind you of everything that matters in the upcoming decade.

This charm retails for $55 CAD. You can find the ALE and S925 markings on the front, right side of the bale. It is a lighter weight charm and really catches the light!

Right Side Detail.
The back detail of the 2020 Pandora Charm.

I plan to put this charm on a 20th themed Pandora bracelet. Currently, I am thinking it would make a nice centrepiece charm, however I’ll have to wait and see. I do plan to add all the Pandora 20 Anniversary charms to this 20th theme, as well (if I am lucky to get them all).

I still have to add my 2020 dangle to a design theme. For this post, I just added it to my Pandora medium sized O pendant. I am excited to design with it afterwards, and perhaps pair it with the, We Can Do Anything charm. I think they will compliment one another beautifully, especially with the blue cubic zirconia details.

I currently have a mini design with my Pandora 20 charms (on my open bangle) and I would also love to find a way to incorporate my 2020 dangle and the, We can Do Anything charm to these, as well.

For Pandora 20th Anniversary charms, I have January’s Strawberry and February’s Frog. I paired them with the two Rainbow muranos (retired), two Hearts All Over charms, the Blue Water Heart charm and added them onto my Pandora Open Bangle. I am excited to pair all of theses pieces with the 2020 dangle charm, but perhaps on a Moments charm bracelet. I just need to decide on which one!!!

Speaking of which, any one else hoping that Pandora will do a 20th Anniversary bracelet? I really hope they will!!!!!

Below, is the January Pandora 20th Anniversary Strawberry Charm, followed by February Pandora 20th Anniversary Frog Charm. I still cannot believe how lucky I was to be able to add them to my collection! There is such limited stock available, all over the world!

And that’s it for today’s blog post! Do you plan on creating a 20th Anniversary or 2020 themed Pandora bracelet?

Charms for Change | Pandora Supports UNICEF | International Women’s Day

* All photos, in this blog post, are provided by Pandora *

Did you know that the world is home to 600 million adolescent girls, aged 10-19? 1 in 6 of these girls are not in secondary school and are unable to fulfill their potential and dreams. This can change, if they are given the opportunities, right resources and the environment to learn.

Pandora has partnered with UNICEF to support these young voices. Through the sale of jewellery and other initiatives, Pandora will raise funds to empower children and young people, around the world. Pandora will be supporting UNICEF programs on education, gender equality, rights awareness, personal empowerment and civic engagement. Part of this annual donation to UNICEF, will also go towards supporting and improving the life of millions of children worldwide.

This is a 3-year collaboration and twice a year, Pandora will offer limited-edition jewellery pieces to support UNICEF. The funds raised, from these dedicated charms will be donated to UNICEF.

The first jewellery item is under the, Charms for Change initiative. It is called the, We Can Do Anything charm. This charm is also tied into, International Women’s Day, (March 8th, 2020).

Here is what Pandora has to say about this special charm:

Being empowered to make healthy, positive life choices is key to the ability of young women to become agents of change, as individuals and within their families and communities. For International Women’s Day, Pandora has created a limited edition Pandora for UNICEF We Can Do Anything charm that symbolises support from girl-to-girl and woman-to-woman as a part of the Charms for Change initiative. 

The Pandora for UNICEF We Can Do Anything charm is a call for unity. Designed with self-awareness, exploring values and building self-confidence in mind, the sterling silver design is detailed with “The power is in me” and “We can do anything” in tonal blue man-made crystals and cubic zirconia. Designed to fit our Pandora Moments bracelets and bangles — a collectible jewellery concept made for storytelling and styling to express personality and passions — the design recognizes the fact that together we hold the power to effect positive change. 

WE can do anything.

Launching globally in stores and online on 5 March and available for a limited period, the release of the Pandora for UNICEF We Can Do Anything charm links to International Women’s Day on 8 March, but the meaning and message behind it go beyond the day itself. 

Between 5 March and 30 April 2020, Pandora will donate €15 of the purchase price of each charm sold to UNICEF.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: #PandoraForUNICEF with #CharmsForChange 

I love the message and representation behind this charm, but I adore that this charm will be supporting UNICEF. This charm released yesterday and I am hoping to have the opportunity to go to my local Pandora store to purchase it, over the weekend! I feel it will pair beautifully with my Pandora 2020 dangle. Stay tuned for a bracelet design!!!

Do you plan to purchase this charm for yourself or perhaps a loved one? If so, how do you plan on styling it?

P.S: Nichol!!! I think we both need this charm to represent us too!!! xo

P.S x2: a special thank you to Pandora for these photos!!! xo

Harry Potter x Pandora Style Video

Last week, I published a new YouTube video: My Harry Potter themed Pandora Bracelet. You might remember the blog post I did…well, this is an extension of that post, as well as showing how I styled my bracelet with a Harry Potter inspired outfit! You can watch the video, HERE.

PANDORA JEWELLERY FEATURED:

PANDORA BRACELETS:

Pandora Open Bangle
Pandora Leather Bracelet (retired)

PANDORA CHARMS:

Pandora Harry Potter, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Charm Pandora Harry Potter, Dobby the House Elf Charm
Pandora Harry Potter, Gryffindor Dangle Charm

PANDORA RINGS:

Star Band Ring (retired)
Star Ring (retired)
Starshine Ring (retired)
Celestial Stars Ring

PANDORA EARRINGS:

Starshine Stud Pandora Earrings (retired)

PANDORA PENDANT/NECKLACE:

Dragon Fly Pandora Pendant (retired)

OGERBEADS Muranos FEATURED:

Fire 2.0 Fragments Murano
Red/Green Moonlight Murano
Black/Green Moonlight Murano