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

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.

Pandora Collection | Celestial Stars and Disney

In this video, I share my collection of Celestial Stars Pandora Bracelet themes. I wore all four of these bracelets to ring in the new year, 2020 and have been enjoying wearing them throughout January.

I filmed this video on January 1st or 2nd, but just got around to doing the voiceover now! Hence, the Christmas tree in the background, haha!

In this video, you will see the following Pandora Bracelets:

1. Disneyland, “When You Wish Upon a Star” Moments Pandora Bracelet, size 17cm. Featuring Disney x Pandora charms and Disney Park exclusive charms.

2. Disney Aladdin theme, “Magic Carpet Ride”
Limited Edition Fireworks Pandora Bangle with Pandora Charms.

3. Pandora Shine and Midnight Blue / celestial stars theme
Pandora Shooting Star Sliding Bracelet Slider Bracelet with Pave Star Slider and Star Dangles Both Inspirational Star Dangle Pandora Charm and Bracelet were gifted to me from Gold-N-Memories Pandora for our Instagram Collaboration.

4. O Holy Night theme Pandora limited edition Mesh Bangle, “Shine Bright”
Featuring Country exclusive, Mother Mary dangle.

Which Pandora Bracelet is your favourite?

P.S:  BE MAGICAL OFFICIAL GIVEAWAY RULES

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