Ogerbeads | Winter’s Wishes 2020 Collection

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends! A huge virtual hug over to you. Although this Thanksgiving is a little different, I hope it will be special, cozy and full of love…in its own way!

In today’s blog post, I am sharing the new Winter 2020 collection from Ogerbeads: the Winter’s Wishes Collection. This collection launched today, Novemeber 26th, 2020. It features 13 new Murano glass beads and two sterling silver charms.

Ogerbeads also sent this collection for me to review, so stay tuned for an upcoming Youtube video/future blog post. I just received the package yesterday, so it will probably be coming out later next week.

So, if you are ready to see these gorgeous new beads, make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let me share this collection with you!

The Murano Glass Beads:

Snowdust Flowers, Pureness and Luxury look beautiful. I love the warm tones of gold mixed with creamy whites.

Beyond the Stars, Galactic and Violet Sparklz all feature touches of cubic zirconia accents. I bet these catch the light so beautifully!

Dark Purple Feather is a bead I cannot wait to see in person. It looks like it has beautiful dimension and detail. I am also excited to see more Moonlight beads releasing. The Moonlight beads glow in the dark!

These are the two other beads I am so excited about! Dawn and Fairytale Forest look so enchanting and very much my style!

The last two beads, Blueberry Dream and Midnight Dream feature cooler colour themes. They remind me of the Murano glass beads from Ogerbeads’ Spring/Summer 2020 collection.

The Sterling Silver Beads:

I love the inspiration behind both sterling silver beads. Wonderful reminders, especially for this year!

Black Friday Deal:

Ogerbeads is also offering a Black Friday promotion, which includes this beautiful new collection:

Buy 3 beads and receive the 4th bead for free.
November 27th-November 30th, 2020

This promotion excludes the Be Proud Bangle Deal.

And that concludes today’s blog post. I would love to know which Ogerbeads’ are your favourites, from this collection! Do you plan to purchase anything from their Black Friday promotion?

Thank You | Life Update | OHM Don’t Give Up

A few days ago, I posted this video on my IGTV. I decided to share it on here too. You can watch it HERE.

Sharing a life update and a heartfelt thank you to this community for getting me through this heartbreaking time.

It’s so crazy to me that my bead collaboration #OHMDONTGIVEUP with @ohmbeads is re-releasing on November 25th…. literally at a time where I need to hear the message, “Don’t Give Up” so badly.

In this video, I talk about that, share video memories of @pawfectella and also talk about what happened. 🙏🏻💕🐩✨ I also share my new bracelet design featuring the Poodle bead and two beads from @ohminaustralia.

@fashionstoryteller

CLICK HERE TO WATCH MY IGTV UPDATE

Pandora 20 | The Stars Charm | Wish Upon A Star

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time.
I hope this blog post adds a smile to your day!

This year, Pandora continues to celebrate 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!

I am so excited to continue celebrating Pandora‘s special milestone! To celebrate Pandora’s anniversary, each month, I 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 me share this month’s charm.

* All 2020 Limited Edition Stars charm photos are provided by Pandora *

The 2020 Limited Edition Stars Charm

It’s November 20th! Today we celebrate the relaunch of the Stars charm! The original style number of this vintage charm was 790348 and was originally known as the Seeing Stars charm. It was made in both a 14 ct. gold charm, as well as a sterling silver version. The 20th Anniversary Stars charm is done in sterling silver. The Pandora 20 hallmark is displayed on the front of the charm, near the far left corner.

Prices from $35 USD and $40 CAD.

Each 2020 Stars charm comes with a certificate, confirming its authenticity.

The 2020 Limited Edition Stars Charm is available globally on Pandora’s estore and in selected Pandora stores. Very limited numbers are available, so it’s best to purchase today, November 20th, 2020…if its not already sold out!

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

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

This charm has to be in my top three favourites of the 20th Anniversary charms! This charm speaks to my heart, as it reminds me of a special Eskimo Proverb:

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”

I have heard this proverb before and it has always made my heart smile. It has only been a few days since my dear miniature poodle Ella, passed away. This charm could not have been released at a better time for me. It will serve as a reminder that she’s looking down on me now, shining brightly. I would love to get two of these charms, if I am lucky. I want to add one to my “PawfectElla” themed Pandora Bracelet, inspired by her. I would also like to add it to my Pandora 20 themed bracelet too.

Celebrate #Pandora20 with me:

Each month, I celebrate Pandora’s 20th anniversary by sharing a special charm in my personal Pandora collection. For this month, I am telling the story behind the Inspirational Stars Dangle Charm. I have them on my When You Wish Upon A Star Pandora Bracelet:

Each charm on this bracelet represents going after your dreams and making the seemingly impossible, possible. It is also inspired by wonderful memories of visiting Disneyland.

My Story behind the Inspirational Stars Dangle Charm:

I have created a Youtube video to more personally tell you the story behind this charm! You can watch it HERE or down below:

The Details…

The Inspirational Stars Dangle Charm

The The Inspirational Stars Dangle Charm is a sterling silver dangle charm with shimmering blue enamel, as well as sparking cubic zirconia stars and bale detailing. On the back of the charm, it reads: Dream it, Wish It, Do it with a small star on the top. This charm is inspired by the night sky.

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 excited to share exclusive Pandora 20 content and moments with you, for the month of December! I cannot believe that the year is coming to an end! Pandora will be providing me with 3 of the 12 anniversary charms, in this celebration.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Pandora releases their Cinderella 70th Anniversary Capsule Collection | Disney x Pandora

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time, while enjoying the Autumn season! Today, an enchanting new capsule collection released from Pandora:

As Disney Cinderella celebrates her 70th birthday this year, Pandora and Disney partnered to create a new, sparkling ten-piece capsule collection inspired by the iconic princess.

– Pandora

I am excited to share this capsule collection with you, as well as celebrate Disney Cinderella’s 70th Anniversary! So, make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let’s begin!

* Disney x Pandora Cinderella Capsule Collection Photos are provided by Pandora *

The Capsule Collection:

Pandora’s design team worked with a Disney Princess Specialist to ensure every piece of jewellery perfectly reflects the beloved fairytale. Each hand-finished pieces are inspired by Disney Cinderella’s journey and feature beloved characters and themes from the film.

Tapping into beloved characters and themes from the film, the designers carefully created pieces inspired by Disney Cinderella’s enchanting journey.

It is very hard for me to pick a favourite from this collection. As many of you know, I am a huge Disney Cinderella lover. In fact, my miniature poodle name (Ella) was inspired by Cinderella herself!

I have two Cinderella themed Pandora Bracelets already and I think it is safe to say that I will be starting a third! I love every single one of these charms! I also love the new earrings, necklace and ring. They have such intricate and whimsical details.

The Bracelet:

I love that Pandora made the Pumpkin Coach into a clasp! I am currently debating if I should change my Ella themed bracelet from my Disney Parks Pandora Moments Bracelet for this one! It is so beautiful.

The Charms:

This dangle reminds me of my guinea pigs and Ella. I am currently debating whether it should go on my Ella themed Pandora Bracelet or add it to a new bracelet design. I will keep you guys posted!

I love openwork charms and this one has the clock tower on the back!

It is so lovely to see little Suzy and a sewing themed charm from Pandora. I have wanted a sewing charm for YEARS! As many of you know, my background is in Fashion Design and I have always been sad that Pandora never released a sewing charm into their Hobby charms. It is finally here and it could not be more adorable or magical! I love this scene from the movie.

The scene where the Fairy-Godmother transforms Cinderella’s torn dress into an enchanting ballgown is iconic and a beloved magical moment! I love how Pandora added blue cubic zirconia’s to represent the Fairy-Godmother’s magic!

If I had to pick a favourite Disney character, it would have to be Gus (Gus Gus). He is so funny and sweet. I love how Pandora added his hat with green enamel detailing. He also has the cutest little expression on his face!

Pandora updated the two-tone 14 ct. gold version of the Carriage charm into an enchanting Pandora Rose version! It looks so feminine and romantic. It will pair beautifully with the Disney Parks Cinderella Coach Charm.

The Earrings, Necklace and Ring:

And that concludes this blog post! I would like to thank Pandora for sharing these photos with me! I am so excited to shop this collection! I currently have a few pieces on hold at my local Pandora store. Will you be purchasing anything from this enchanting collection? Please let me know, down below!

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Our Autumn Pandora Bracelets | Collab with MySparklingJoy

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time, while enjoying the Autumn season. I hope this blog post adds a smile to your day!

In today’s blog post, I am sharing a collaboration video I did with Federica @MySparklingJoy on her YouTube channel. It truly was a collaboration project, as we both came up with ideas and had a wonderful time creating content and editing the footage.

The video is about our Autumn themed Pandora bracelets! If you would like to see it, you can watch it HERE or down below:

https://youtu.be/W05GzphpwEY

This video will be premiering at 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone.

A look at my Enchanted Forest Bracelet:

A look at Federica‘s Magical Forest Bracelet:

We hope you enjoy watching the video, as much as we enjoyed creating it together! Have a wonderful week ahead, xo!

Halloween Bracelet | Ogerbeads & Corner 35

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time, while enjoying the Autumn season. I hope this blog post adds a smile to your day!

In today’s blog post, I am sharing a look at another Halloween themed bracelet. This bracelet is primarily Ogerbeads, but has a spooky touch of Corner 35. I really love how this bracelet design turned out, but I do have a sad story: I lost this bracelet just over a week ago. But more on that later!

If you would like to see what beads and bangle I used to create this design…make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let’s get started!

This post contains gifted items.

The Beads:

The first three beads I have to share with you are some of my favourite Murano glass beads from Ogerbeads. As my centrepiece bead, I have Snowdust Confetti. I love the dotted details and golden sparkle. It reminds me of a cold Halloween Night! Snowdust Confetti is included in the 3=2 promotion from Ogerbeads.

Further spread out from Snowdust Confetti, I have two Snowdust Baroque Festival beads. Both the small core and retiring universal core (3=2 deal) size options are on sale. I love the golden swirls on this bead. It adds a hint of magic and chilling breeze!

To the left of Snowdust Confetti, I have my favourite sterling silver bead from Ogerbeads: Bewitched. You may remember me featuring this bead on last year’s Halloween bracelets YouTube video:

The Bewitched bead is part of Ogerbeads 5PlusDeal (receive a 6th bead free when you order 5). It has so many “spooktacular” details including a menacing grin, witches hat, cobwebs and a spider.

To the right of Snowdust Confetti, we have the cutest spooky friend: Wannabe Ghost by Corner 35.

I love designer Wendy’s description of him:

It looks like a ghost and it acts like one. But if you look closely, you can see his tiny feet sticking out! His arms are ready to grab and terrify you. Aren’t you scared?

Wendy Verkooijen

Isn’t he so cute and fun? Those feet on the bottom are so adorable!

This sterling silver bead is compatible with all major interchangeable bracelet systems.

Moving along, I also have two sterling silver beads from Ogerbeads. They are opposite sides of the bangle. They are Perspective and Universe. They are also included in the 5PlusDeal.

For bangle stoppers, I added two Black Widow Stoppers from Ogerbeads, also included in the 5PlusDeal.

The Bracelet:

Lastly I added the stoppers and beads onto my Ogerbeads Peacock Bangle. If you would like more information about this bangle, I do have a blog post and a Youtube Video:

As mentioned earlier, I lost this bangle bracelet just over a week ago. I was out for the entire day. It was when I got home that night, that I realized the bracelet was missing. I was shocked and heartbroken!

The next day, I tried to retrace my steps. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful at finding it.

How did I manage to loose it? I believe the bangle fell off my wrist on my morning walk with my miniature poodle, Ella. I usually put the handle part of her leash, on my wrist. I hold the rest of the leash in my hand.

Since this bangle is quite flexible, I am confident that part pulled onto the open bangle design (as Ella pulled on the leash) and that expanded it. It would only be a matter of minutes before it would fall off. And since I was already wearing an additional bracelet and had the leash on my wrist, I did not notice it falling.

As some of you know, it is so heartbreaking when you loose a jewellery item, but I like to think that someone found it, who needed a smile in their day. It makes me happy to think someone is wearing it and loving it. And the silver lining is that these beads are currently still available. I will be able to replace them, over time.

I will need to be more cautious with open bangle designs, moving forward. I won’t be wearing them on walks with Ella, that is for sure! It was a good lesson learned.

Have you ever lost a bracelet or jewellery piece? Were you able to find it?

And that concludes today’s blog post! If you would like to see my other Halloween bracelet designs, I have Youtube videos of my Pandora Halloween Bracelet, as well as my OHM Beads Halloween Bracelet.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Pandora 20 | The Swirl Charm

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time, while enjoying the Autumn season. I hope this blog post adds a smile to your day!

This year, Pandora continues to celebrate 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!

I am so excited to continue celebrating Pandora‘s special milestone! To celebrate Pandora’s anniversary, each month, I 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 me share this month’s charm.

* All 2020 Limited Edition Swirl charm photos are provided by Pandora *

The 2020 Limited Edition Swirl Charm

It’s October 20th! Today we celebrate the relaunch of the two tone Swirl charm! The original style number of this vintage charm was 790414. It was made in 14 ct. gold and sterling silver. Like the original, the 20th Anniversary Swirl charm is done in 14 ct. gold and sterling silver. The Pandora 20 hallmark is displayed on the front of the charm, near the far left.

Prices from $115 USD and $130 CAD.

Each 2020 Swirl charm comes with a certificate, confirming its authenticity.

The 2020 Limited Edition Swirl Charm is available globally on Pandora’s estore and in selected Pandora stores. Very limited numbers are available, so it’s best to purchase today, October 20th, 2020…if its not already sold out!

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

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

I am so happy to see another two tone charm has been added to the Pandora 20th Anniversary collection! I am excited to add this charm into my collection, as I do not have the original. I do have a few charms that are similar to the Swirl charm however, including one of my first Pandora charms, the Rose Leaf style 790136. I purchased two of these charms and I can see myself wanting to pair them with the Limited Edition Swirl Charm!

Celebrate #Pandora20 with me:

Each month, I celebrate Pandora’s 20th anniversary by sharing a special charm in my personal Pandora collection. For this month, I am telling the story behind two charms: the Witch and the Hocus Pocus Dangle Charm. I have them on my Halloween themed Pandora Bracelet:

Each charm on my Halloween themed bracelet represents a special childhood memory or favourite halloween tradition or activity. The main colours on this bracelet are oxidized silver, silver, orange and black. It has a mixture of vintage Pandora charms and new charms.

My Story behind the Witch and Hocus Pocus Charms:

Both the Witch and Hocus Pocus dangle charm represent my best friend, Tiara and our favourite Halloween movies: Hocus Pocus and Halloween Town. Each year, we cannot wait to enjoy some delicious Pumpkin Chai lattes and spending an afternoon watching movies together.

I paired these two charms together, since the stories behind them are the same. I also think they look so cute together!

I have created a Youtube video to more personally tell you the story behind these two charms! You can watch it HERE or down below:

The Details…

The Witch Charm

The Witch charm is a sterling silver charm that features a witch in flight, on her broomstick. She has a grinning smile, long pointy nose and adorable witch’s hat. She is now retired and her style number is 790544.

The Hocus Pocus Dangle Charm

The Hocus Pocus Dangle Charm was available in the US. It is a sterling silver dangle charm and has cubic zirconia accents, with orange and black enamel detailing. It features a witch’s hat, bats and the inscription: Hocus Pocus. The style number is ENG792017CZ_10.

Here are photos of other charms on my
Pandora Halloween themed bracelet:

Skeleton Girl Charm is so cute! I have her as the centrepiece on this year’s design. She has heart-shaped eyes and an upside down heart, as her nose. I also love how her lower body dangles, like she is dancing! She came out in this year’s Autumn Collection.

I am a huge fan of the Nightmare Before Christmas and couldn’t resist adding the new Disney Nightmare Before Christmas Double Dangle Charm. He goes perfectly with my Disney Parks Exclusive Jack and Sally charm.

I also have the new Disney Parks Exclusive charm, Halloween Mickey charm. My husband and I love visiting Disneyland during Halloween time! We love taking a photo in-front of the giant pumpkin Mickey. This was a must-have for me!

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 2 months! Pandora will be providing me with 3 of the 12 anniversary charms, in this celebration.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day.

OHM Beads Halloween Bracelet Designs

Hello everyone! I hope this blog post finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and well, during this time. Happy Spooky Season!

In today’s blog and video post, I am sharing two Halloween themed OHM Beads bracelets that I designed. One is on my OHM Snap Closure bracelet and the other is on my OHM Plain bangle bracelet.

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

#BlackLivesMatter | To learn more, click HERE.

I love wearing both of these bracelet designs stacked together. I love how they add a fun pop of Halloween fun (and colour) to my outfit.

And don’t they match so nicely with my Colorstreet Nails?

Also, can you spot OHM Ghost Skull? I am wearing him as a pendant, but you can also wear him on your OHM Beads bracelet too.

I have created a YouTube video to better share my designs, as well as show each charm up close, so you can see the OHMazing details. You can watch it HERE or down below:

If you haven’t seen my OHM Beads Blog Preview or Youtube video of the new October 2020 release, I’ll leave it linked down below:

Do you have any special OHM Beads Halloween pieces in your collection? Which ones are your favourites?

Pandora Moments T-Bar Snake Chain Bracelet | Pandora Bracelet Review + Pandora Autumn Collection Haul

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time, while enjoying the enchanting season of Autumn.

A few weeks ago, I posted my review video of the Pandora T-Bar Snake Chain Bracelet over on my Youtube Channel. In case you missed seeing it, you can watch it HERE or down below.

During the Pandora Bracelet Event, I ended up picking up the Pandora Rose T-Bar bracelet too! I am so excited to style with it. Stay tuned for another Pandora Haul video, sharing what else I picked up during the promotion.

If you missed seeing my Pandora Autumn Collection Haul, I also have a video about that too:

I hope you are all have a wonderful day. <3

Faunas of the Fall | Lili Tae X Moress Collection

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time, while enjoying the enchanting season of Autumn. I hope this blog post adds a smile to your day!

In today’s blog and video post, I am sharing a look at some of the pieces available in Moress‘ new collection: Faunas of the Fall. This is a collaborative project where Moress teamed up with illustrator designer, Lili Tae. Together, they took her 2D illustrations and transformed them into 3D charms.

A special thank you to Moress for sending me these pieces to review, as well to each and every one of you. I do not have these opportunities with your love and support.

So, if you are ready…make sure to grab a cup of tea…and let me share with you this beautiful new collection!

Faunas of the Fall

Faunas of the Fall is a 14 piece collection. 13 of the pieces are charms, made of sterling silver. The other piece is a Japanese Silk Lili Tae Scarf.

I received 4 charms and the scarf to review. You can watch my review video HERE, or down below:

I received the following charms to review: Dewie, Sunny Bunny, Purring Dahlia and Cosmo Canary.

Each charm comes with their own illustration card. On the back of each card, you will find the story of the forest creature.

I decided to style my charms on my Moress Heritage Bangle No. 52 and added my Moress Heritage Bead No. 593 as the centrepiece.

What do you think of this new collection? Please let me know, down below!