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.”
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.”
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:
*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
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.
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:
I even got to meet, Jafar!
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.
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 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!
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2. GIVEAWAY PERIOD
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4. THE PRIZE AND ITS APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE
One winner will receive the following: Pandora “Fun in Love” Gift set (Valued at $220 CAD) that includes 1 Pandora Rose Heart Clasp Bracelet, 2 Shining Path Clips and 1 Path to Love Dangle Charm that comes inside a pink Pandora jewellery box. The winner will also receive a Pandora Care Kit (Valued at $20 CAD) that includes a tooth brush, 2 polishing clothes (1 for pandora rose, 1 for silver) and 1 clasp opener.
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It doesn’t get much better than a Lego Disney Castle inspired by the actual Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World! My lovely husband surprised me with the Lego Castle for Christmas, as well as the Lego set for Cinderella’s Carriage. I shared my progress of building it on my Instagram stories and when I finished, I posted a photo asking if you’d like to see more pictures of it! So many of you messaged me saying you would love to see a video about it…so, here it is! I hope it adds a bit of magic into your day.
Well, it has been a very “Disney-fied” time on my youtube channel recently. I am slowly finishing my way through my Disneyland videos. As of most recently, I have published both my Disneyland and Disney x Pandora Park Exclusive charm videos to youtube (see below). And I am currently working on my final instalment of my Fashion Diaries | Disneyland series. With this instalment, I am trying to fit days 4, 5 and 6 together. Here’s hoping I can edit the footage so it is not too long. The only sad part is, I ended up loosing my day 4 video footage, so it will be mostly photos on that day.
Once I have finished editing and uploading all my Disney content, I will be in full Christmas mode. I am really looking forward to filming some fun Christmas content for you…and (of course) that will include my updated Pandora Christmas bracelet!
It’s been a bit of a delay since my last blog post! So much has happened the past two months, but the most exciting was my husband and I’s trip to Disneyland! It was the absolute best. Since I wasn’t able to go on rides (health reasons), I took a TON of video footage of all our adventures and I decided it would be fun to start a series called, Fashion Diaries. Basically, it’ll be a look into what I did and what I wore during special events, vacations, day in the life, etc.
So far, I have three videos published in my Fashion Diaries series, Disneyland Edition! I will leave them linked below. I hope to finish up days 4,5,6 either in 1-2 more videos. I ended up loosing the video footage from day 4 (so sad), so it should be easy to put days 4 and 5 together. Possibly, even day 6…depending on how long the footage is!
These videos are so much fun to edit, although they do take quite a bit of time! I have over an hours worth of footage for each day. It is amazing editing the footage because it truly transports me right back into Disneyland…I can relive all the magical moments!
Have you ever been to Disneyland? Or a special place you love to visit? I would love to know!