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:
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.”
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.
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.
“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!
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!
One more little post, although it is quite delayed because I published this video a few weeks before Halloween!
My close friend, Tiara (PandoraToldTales) was in town and we decided to film a video together. We actually had filmed a previous video, back in the summer time. Unfortunately, that footage got corrupted and I was unable to recover the video footage (just a few photos). I was sooo happy to finally have the opportunity to film another video with her, but more importantly…to see her and spend some much needed time catching up!
Tiara recently started her Pandora collection and she loves finding and hunting down preloved Pandora charms. She finds such crazy amazing deals on Pandora charms! We are hoping to film another video together, to give you tips and tricks on how to buy preloved Pandora.
Let’s also hope she starts a youtube channel or blog to share all her tips and designs, as well!