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!

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

Pandora 20 | Pandora 20th Anniversary Strawberry Charm Unboxing and First Impressions

In this video, I unbox the Pandora 20th Anniversary Strawberry Charm, as well as a special charm for my “Ella/Dog” themed bracelet!

This year, Pandora celebrates their 20th Anniversary of the, Pandora Moments charm bracelet. 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 and very limited quantities available. Each charm will be available only until it has sold out, which makes all 12 charms an absolute must for a Pandora collector! To learn more about Pandora’s 20th Anniversary, CLICK HERE.

I ordered my Strawberry charm at 9:00 PM EST on January 19th, 2020. My friend, Linda helped me find it on the Canadian estore. I had no issues with my order! However, I heard from a few Canadian and American friends that their, Strawberry Charm orders were cancelled, sadly!

This video was filmed the last week of January and I hope you enjoy seeing my unboxing and first impressions of the Strawberry charm! I also compare it to the original, retired Pandora Strawberry Charm.

Harry Potter x Pandora | My Bracelet Design

In today’s blog post, I am sharing some photos of my, Harry Potter x Pandora bracelet! I just finished filming a video about it and I am looking forward to editing it. Whenever I film, I always make sure to take photos, as well! That way, everything is cohesive and reflects well together.

I quickly edited these photos and I am excited to give you a quick look at the design I came up with!

From left to right:
Red/Green Moonlight (Ogerbeads), Gryffindor Dangle Charm (Pandora),
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Pandora),
Fire Fragments 2.0 (Ogerbeads), Dobby the House Elf Charm (Pandora)

In the photo above, you’ll see a nice close up of the openwork charm: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This retails for $50 CAD and I have to tell you: I was shocked by the price point! I was expecting it to be around $80-100 CAD. When I received it in the mail from Gold-N-Memories Pandora, I could not get over the amount of detail on it! I also love that the back of the charm features the school’s crest and it is frame with dainty star details. Even without cubic zirconia, it is truly magical (and probably why it isn’t in the price range I was expecting to pay).

Beside that charm, heading over to the right, I also have Ogerbeads, Fire Fragments 2.0. It really makes me think of Harry Potter and almost resembles a lightning bolt! It contains pure magic, with touches of cubic zirconia and glitter and I cannot wait to edit the video, so you can see how it sparkles!

Heading over to the left of the Hogwarts charm, we have the Gryffindor Dangle Charm, which is my house! Both on Pottermore and at Warner Bros. Studio’s “Sorting Hat”, I was sorted into the Gryffindor house. So was my husband!

I love this dangle for a number of different reasons:

1. It has SO much detail, all over. This is something I love to see on any charm or bead.

2. It has magical, red cubic zirconia stars that just twinkle when they catch the light.

3. The bail detail reminds me of that old, classic Pandora look! I find that Pandora (recently) has been doing more plainer bails and it is sooo refreshing and lovely to see some more creativity to them.

4. The beautiful inscriptions on the bead: Gryffindor, Harry Potter and the three characteristics of Gryffindors: courage, determination, bravery.

Gryffindor Dangle Pandora Charm

Beside this Pandora charm, I have Ogerbeads Red/Green Moonlight Murano. The yellow and red detailing remind me of Gryffindor and the fact that it glows in the dark…and turns into a green colour, is just totally Harry Potter vibes!

Red/Green Moonlight Ogerbeads Murano.

Moving along, we have the first charm I ordered from the Harry Potter x Pandora release: Dobby the House Elf Charm. He is my favourite Harry Potter character besides, Professor Snape. I just adore him and every time I read or watch about what happens to him, I cry so hard. It breaks my heart! He is just the sweetest and while the charm is a bit too cartoony, for my liking…I love him just the same and I could NOT…not get him.

Dobby the House Elf Pandora Charm

I love his wide-open smile and his cute little ears. His feet are a bit too plain for my liking, but I just adore that he is holding a little white sock behind him. That part is soo detailed and brings tears to my eyes.

His garment has cute draped details and I love the black enamel button eyes. It’s lovely to see those little enamel accents.

Can you spot the sock on the, Dobby the House Elf Pandora Charm?

Over to the left of Dobby, you will spot the Black/Green Moonlight Murano from Ogerbeads. This also glows-in-the-dark and turns into a green colour, much like my other moonlight Murano shown earlier.

And there you have it! That is my Harry Potter themed charm bracelet! I have this bracelet on my Pandora Open Bangle, in case you were curious.

I would love to know what you think of my design and stay tuned for a video, coming out within the next few weeks.

ALSO: make sure to check out, Aali | Pandorably Charmed‘s video on her Harry Potter themed bracelet. She styled it on a Pandora Moments snake chain bracelet and added some really cute charms to go with it. I especially love the car charm, she picked out. So clever! You can watch her video, HERE.

Courage, Determination, Bravery

Pandora Winter Collection | Haul and Styling

Pandora Winter Collection 2019

In this video, I share my favourite items from the Pandora Winter collection and why they are meaningful to me! I also show how I chose to design and style them together, on bracelets and with two different outfits! I hope you enjoy this video…I love that Ella was able to co-host with me.

Enjoying a cup of DAVIDsTEA with Ella!
Celestial Stars Pandora Ring
Dream it. Wish it. DO IT!
Pave Star Slider detail!

OUTFIT ONE DETAILS:

Kate Spade New York Star Silk Dress
Pandora Pave Star Slider Bracelet + Inspiration Stars Dangle Pandora Charm

Dress: Kate Spade Silk Chiffon Dress (retired) Similar design
Pandora Pave Star Slider Bracelet *
Inspirational Dangle Pandora Charm *
Celestial Stars Pandora Ring *
Pandora Bracelet | When You Wish Upon A Star | Disneyland themed bracelet
Starshine Pandora Earrings (retired)
Pandora Starshine Ring (retiring)
Pandora Star Ring (retired)


* These Pandora Jewellery items were gifted to me from Gold-N-Memories Pandora for our collaboration on Instagram! They were so sweet and sponsored some of my Instagram content in celebration of their new online store! I have been a huge fan and customer of Gold-N-Memories for around 2 years and I cannot recommend them enough! They have amazing customer service and ship Canada Wide! You can see their full Pandora collection online and can place an order on their estore or feel free to give them a call or send them an email, with your order (that’s what I love to do).

I love Anthropologie! It is one of my favourite stores to purchase special and cute clothing items!

OUTFIT TWO DETAILS:
Blue Star Sweater Between You & Me | Anthropologie
Liquid Charcoal Black Leggings
Roots Cabin Socks
Pandora Sliding Bracelet + Pandora Charms
Pandora Fireworks Bangle + Pandora Charms | Disney x Pandora Aladdin Pandora O Pendant
This necklace has:
Ohm Beads Beadmas Tree
Ohm Beads Snow Angel
Ohm Beads St. Nick

And everything else worn is the same as outfit one!

What are your favourite pieces from the Pandora Winter 2019 Collection?
I love the Pandora Winter Packaging, this year! A magical night’s sky!
Pandora Sliding Bracelet! Can you spot my Disney x Pandora | When You Wish Upon A Star Disneyland themed Pandora Bracelet?

Pandora Me Haul & Review | Pandora X Millie Bobby Brown

In this video, I share my Pandora Me Haul, as well as a full review of the Pandora Me Collector’s Kit, Pandora Me Safety Pin Brooch and Pandora Me Micro Charm Dangles. I also share my personal style suggestions on how I like to wear the Pandora Brooch and I answer the question if Pandora Me Micro Charm Dangles fit on Pandora Essence! I hope you enjoy this video!

TEA OF THE VIDEO:

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Pandora Me Safety Pin Brooch with My Shooting Star and My Nature Micro Dangles
Pandora Me Collectors Set
Pandora Me Collectors Set Gift with Purchase

Reliving my Childhood Wonder through the Disney x Pandora | Aladdin Charms

If you rubbed the Magic Lamp, what would your three wishes be?

When I was a little girl, I was captivated by the animated film, @disneyaladdin ✨ I owned all three films, I wore my princess Jasmine pjs to bed, (every single night) and I would pretend to be Genie, Aladdin or Jasmine in the fun “make believe” games with my brothers. For a while, when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I told them: Princess Jasmine and an artist. 🎨👸

These animated characters were so special to me and it was a story that truly let me imagination take flight…and often made me wonder if my blanket could fly like a magic carpet (I may or may not have made a few attempts with my brothers).

Last September, I even had the privilege of meeting, Aladdin at Disneyland. It was like meeting an old, childhood friend:

Talking to Aladdin nearby Sleeping Beauty’s Castle
Meeting a childhood friend <3

I even got to meet, Jafar!

Jafar was so flattered to hear he was my favourite villain.

My husband and I went to see the live action version of @disneyaladdin on opening night. What an incredible time…it was reliving my childhood wonder and excitement of the story! I enjoyed the changes and additional story lines they added, especially to Jasmine’s character. I love that she didn’t need to be rescued and the ending was just amazing!!! I’ll try not to spoil anything, incase you haven’t seen it yet 😉 But it is a vibrant, fun movie that will not disappoint and you will leave with a smile on your face.

Opening Night of Disney’s Aladdin. I wore my Hot Topic Aladdin t-shirt and Magic Carpet Ride pin.

When @theofficialpandora came out with three special charms for the live action film, I knew I had to get one of each! I designed two themed bracelets incorporating these new charms as well as the Jasmine Murano and the Jasmine Dress (both are now retired). These bracelets transport me back to that childhood excitement after seeing the movie for the first time. Childhood Emily would have loved these bracelets and would never take them off, haha. That’s the beauty in #disneyxpandora collection, even as an adult…I can have that smile and touch of magic to my outfit… In an understated way. I love that!!!

You can see my two designs and the charms below as well as more information about the designs and charms in the captions:

I created a blue themed bracelet inspired by the Magic Carpet Ride charm from Pandora. I added the Patterns of Frost charms as it made me think of the blurry, starlit sky. I also added the firworks charm and put the charms on the fireworks Pandora bangle, to represent the beautiful fireworks in both the animated and live action versions of Aladdin.
Here is a closer look at my Magic Carpet themed bangle.
And an even closer look at the charm. I love the glittering sky!
The back reads: you fill my world with wonder.
My next bracelet design was put onto the exclusive Pandora Jasmine Bangle (the clasp is so detailed)!
I included the Jasmine Muranos and Jasmine Dress Dangle…I love the pop of colour next to the Pandora Shine dangles.
Agrabah Pandora Shine Dangle and the Magic Lamp Pandora Shine Dangle both have a CZ detail on the bale. The lamp’s lid also opens and reveals a shimmering hint of blue…could that be the Genie?
Could that be the Genie inside the Magic Lamp? I love these clever details that Pandora includes.
Abrabah
Never Loose Your Sense of Wonder ✨ Jasmine Pandora Bangle
Never Loose Your Sense of Wonder ✨ Jasmine Pandora Bangle

I love the Pandora Shine for the Lamp and Castle, although it would have also been sooo cool to see Pandora also offer two tone 14k gold versions of these charms, as well. A lot of collectors are not interested in purchasing from the Pandora Shine range, as it is a gold plated collection. Often, gold plating does not hold up well…and with the price point of Shine, many collectors feel it is not worth it.

I inquired to a few Pandora associates, at different locations, their thoughts on Pandora Shine and how long it will last. I did not get a set amount of time, but I heard the same thing from each associate and even a manager: the Shine plating is strong and more durable than Pandora Rose. I thought this was quite interesting. Since I have recently invested in a few Shine pieces (besides the bee petite and two Shine muranos my husband got me last spring)…I will keep you posted on if this is true…and how long the plating truly lasts, with proper care!

My “go to” Pandora Earrings…for any occasion!

The best “go to” earrings are the ones that compliment any look or occasion.

Fairytale Tiara Earrings

Pandora’s Fairytale Tiara Earrings

Pandora’s Fairytale Tiara Earrings are so beautiful and unique, but classic enough to balance any look!!! I also love that they provide a “two looks in one” option…you can wear them just as a stud earring, as well!

Light as a Feather Earrings

Pandora’s Light as a Feather Set

The “light as a feather” earrings were my first ever earrings from Pandora. I wore them for about 2 years straight. They have a beautiful sparkle about them and while they are a bigger earring, there is something very classic and wearable for them. I find whether I dress them up or down, they always work!!!

And if I can pick two more options…

I’ll be honest, I also have a few runners up, such as the Daisy Stud and Starshine Stud earrings. There’s something so effortless and easy about stud earrings!!!

What are your “go to” Pandora earrings?

Pandora Boxing Day Haul | Gold N’ Memories

Happy Weekend!!! I hope you are enjoying a relaxing and cozy Saturday as I write today’s blog post. And what is that blog post about? Well, if you watched my Instagram stories, you would have seen a mini unboxing of my Gold N’ Memories package that arrived on Thursday. It was my order from Pandora’s Boxing Day sale!!!

I really love ordering through Gold N’ Memories, far more than the Pandora estore. The staff are very personable and take the time to get to know you and help you out with your choices, whether it’s through email or the phone (I have yet to shop in person, but I am certain it is a great experience too). My absolute favourite to work with is Stephanie. She is just the best and is so genuine. Another great thing with ordering through Gold N’ Memories is the shipping! I find it much faster than the Pandora estore AND…you guys, they package it all so beautifully and securely. I never worry about any of the items getting damaged on the way.



Anyway…let’s get to what I picked out! Disney x Pandora charms were included in this sale, so I had to get the Mickey Mouse Spacers (two, of course), I got the Fairy Godmothers from Sleeping Beauty as well as the Aurora Murano.

I also picked up the Positivity Essence bead. I’ve been told I’m an extremely positive person, so it made sense to add it to my collection…not to mention it is gorgeous!!! I love the white and grey detailing.

The last charm I picked out wasn’t actually part of the Boxing Day sale…it is a new release from the Pandora Valentine’s Day collection 2018. I just had to get him…I couldn’t wait for a promo!!! His name is Rob Bot (but I prefer to call him, Mr. Robot) and he reminds me of my husband. I am going to do a separate blog post on him, so stay tuned for the meanings behind him and some cute photos!



Anyway, that’s it for my mini haul…so curious to hear what you picked up from the recent sale!!!

All my love,

Emily xx