My Pandora Collection Part 3 – My First Bracelet

This is the third and final post from my Pandora series and I’m so glad that I finally got around to doing it, because I have wanted to for as long as I can remember. This post will be talking about my first Pandora bracelet and by far my favourite piece in my collection for many, many reasons!

This bracelet doesn’t just symbolise me as a person, but it also reminds me of my boyfriend, and my family whenever I look at it because it is just full of them. I only have room for another six or seven charms now, and as soon as this is filled, I’ll need to get another bangle bracelet so I can start filling that one up too.

However, until then I will be talking about the charms I have so far. I first spoke about my bracelet last February and since then I’ve added eight charms, so I have a lot to talk about! I will briefly go over the ones I have covered in the past, but most of the detail will go into my newer ones. If you would like to read about the other charms in more detail, here’s the link to the February post.

Like I did a couple of days ago with my second bracelet, I’ll be going right to left again. This is the order that I received the charms.

  • Owl, Cat and Letter N

These three charms were on the bracelet when I received it and only recently did I realise that the owl and cat charm could associate with the poem The Owl and the Pussy-Cat which really does make me smile, even if deep down that isn’t the meaning behind them. Of course my name is Nat, so it starts with an N. These were ideal first charms for this bracelet.

  • Mrs Hedgehog and Bunny

These were the first charms I received from my dad for Christmas 2013. Sadly they were surprises as I chose them myself, but they do have a lot of meaning behind them. As a child I always associated Mrs Tiggy Winkle with my gran, and as she passed away in 2013, this charm was a must. It reminds me of both her and my dad whenever I look at it, and that makes me happy. As for the bunny charm, it doesn’t really have much meaning behind it. I just really liked the look of it. I think it’s a special edition from Easter that has seemed to stick around.

  • Waving Cat and Elephant

These are both charms I received for my 24th birthday, the cat from my boyfriend, and the elephant from my dad. My boyfriend has always known how much I want a lucky cat so he bought this for me, which meant a lot. It’s also the charm that started up a colour scheme for my bracelet which I loved. The elephant is from my dad, it was my choice again and I fell in love with it when I saw it. This is apparently discontinued now, but the website doesn’t state this. Either way it’s a fat cuddly looking elephant and it makes me happy.

So now I can finally tell you all about my newer charms!

  • Mouse In The Cup

This was a present from my boyfriend for our first anniversary together and it meant a lot. I knew I would going to be getting it, as hard as he tried to make it a surprise. I’ve always wanted this charm and it would only be right for my boyfriend to buy it for me. It is one of my favourite charms for many reasons, but most of all because it was such a special time for us both. We went to Bristol for our anniversary and we loved it. We had an amazing time and since then and a year later I crave to go back. The detail on this charm is gorgeous from the pattern on the cup, the writing “be mine” on a heart by the mouse, to the little nose of the mouse.

  • Angel and Telephone Box

These were the second set of charms my dad bought for me for Christmas in 2014 and this time, I didn’t pick. They have a lot of meaning behind them that nearly made me cry when he told me on Christmas Day. “The angel symbolises what you are to mean and the telephone shows you can call me whenever you need.” As on the bottom of the telephone box it says, “call me” which means a lot. It also has a red Union Jack on the top which is a really nice touch and once again adds some more colour to my bracelet, which at the time was looking to be red. One of my favourite colours to wear! It is just really thoughtful and lovely. My family aren’t the type to show their feelings and emotions often, but when it comes to Christmas and birthday’s they really do shine.

  • Snowboarder and Camera

These are both birthday presents, one from my boyfriend and one from his parents. The snowboarder is from my boyfriend as he’s a snowboarder and thanks to him I have wanted to get into it for ages, and even went for my first class at the start of the year. It’s a dangle charm and the first one to become an addition to my bracelet. The snowboard has red on the top, which isn’t showing very well in these images, sorry. The camera is from his parents, something I have wanted ever since I first got a Pandora bracelet. My mom has the camera charm and now I have it to match! My boyfriends parents know how much I love my photography so they bought me this, and it’s such gorgeous detail. On the back it has all the buttons a digital SLR would have, and even a screen. I love it!

  • Teal Faceted Murano and Seahorse

These are both charms I picked up whilst I was on holiday. The bead I bought for myself as a treat, the seahorse from my dad for my 25th birthday. I have wanted these charms ever since they were released last summer whilst I was in Bristol, and I nearly bought myself a necklace and the seahorse charm. I’m glad I never! These have added some more colour to my bracelet, and also remind me of Fuerteventura, my second home. The bead reminds me of the sea, and pools, which I love swimming in. I’m sure in a second life I was a mermaid (everyone claims this)! As for the seahorse, it’s such beautiful quality and for how small it is, has such gorgeous detailing.

  • Bear Hug

This is the charm that my boyfriend bought for our second anniversary at the start of the month. He bought it whilst we were on holiday, as due to it being a no tax island, you do save quite a significant amount of money. It’s a gorgeous teddy bear couple, holding a gold heart. So cute and symbolises how our love has blossomed since we first got together. I love it so much and I am rather sad that this couldn’t work on the necklace chain he bought me, but I would prefer it on my bracelet. This bracelet means so much to me, and isn’t just about me but all about the special people in my life. Including him. I just love it so much and have been showing it off as much as possible since getting it.

So that’s my first Pandora bracelet and by far my favourite piece of jewellery to date! I can’t wait to have it filled one day. I just wonder what will appear on it next!

What do you think of this bracelet? Which charm is your favourite? Also, do you own any of these charms? I would love to hear what the charms on your bracelets mean!

I hope you have all enjoyed this mini series, I know I’ve loved it.

Until next time, take care all.

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My Pandora Collection Part 2 – My Second Bracelet

So as I promised a few days ago, I would be doing my three part series about my Pandora jewellery and here is post two! I’ll be talking about the second Pandora bracelet I received from my parents as a random gift. Well, I say random but it has some meaning behind it. They bought it for me as a gift to me starting back on sorting my career out when I started my MA in September. It was a very generous gift and I was surprised when I was given it.

Since I got it in September, I have added two more charms to it, again gifts from my mom, which is lovely of her.

This is the bracelet I’ll wear if I don’t want to wear anything too “in your face” or heavy, as my first bracelet is pretty heavy due to all the charms on it.

I’ll be talking in some detail about which charms are on the bracelet, and the meaning behind them, as they all have meaning. This is something I love about Pandora the most. You can look at someone’s bracelet and get an understanding about the person due to what charms they have on there. I’ll be going right to left.

  • Study Book

Due to starting university when I was given this bracelet, of course there would be a studying charm on here and what better than this cute little study book charm? It has an owl on top of the first book, who is wearing a little graduation cap. On the bottom of the last book it says “study”. The detail of the books is gorgeous.

  • Openwork Butterfly

This is somewhat random, but nonetheless it’s a gorgeous charm and the butterflies just look pretty. I think my dad stated that he chose this charm as it’s girly and reminded me of him. Very sweet.

  • Fairy Pixie

Another somewhat random charm, but one my parents really liked due to the little fairy holding a gold heart. Something different and it really does compliment the design of the charm, and the silver. It looks like Tinkerbell, which most girls associate with and think is cute. I’m not one of those girls. 😛 Either way, I love this charm, it’s my favourite one on this bracelet.

  • Theatre Mask

Due to taking drama in my undergraduate degree, my parents knew they had to get this for me. Also due to my love of acting and writing plays they loved it for that too. It doesn’t just have the happy mask, but the sad mask too, and on the top it says, “To be or not To be” which really does make this a special charm for me.

  • Crown

This and the next charm are both part of a set that my mom bought on the plane back from holiday at the start of the year. They don’t exactly have much meaning to them, but the thought was lovely of course. She joked stating, “you’re like my little princess so I guess that can work!” which made me laugh. Bless her!

  • Pandora Bag

This is the charm that came with the Crown and out of the two I like this one more. Only because I love shopping and I love Pandora! My mom said it was this charm that drew her into picking up the set of charms as whilst we were on holiday together we shopped, a lot! So she said it reminded her of the holiday. It is such gorgeous detail for such a simple charm too, which I love.

So that is my second Pandora bracelet! What do you think of it? Which charm do you like the most? Let me know in the comments down below.

Until next time all, take care.

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My Pandora Bracelet

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I told you before 2014 started that in the future I would do a post about my Pandora bracelet and finally, nearly 2 months later, it’s here!

Before I kick off with this post, I just want to add how I am not meaning to show off which charms I have, or for that matter how many I have. I know I love seeing and reading about other people’s Pandora bracelets and I thought it’d be nice to share mine too! So if you feel I AM showing off, then this post obviously isn’t for you…

I’ve been excited about writing this post up for a while, so without further ado, let’s get on with it!

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So here it is, my Pandora bracelet! I have the bangle instead of the usual charm bracelet that most own. I’d always set my heart on the charm bracelet, but when my Mom brought me this bangle back from her holiday in November last year, I was pretty pleased about it! She has the charm bracelet and I’m really not a fan of it, but I guess that’s just me! The clip for this opens with a bit of force and due to that it closes firmly and stays that way, so I never have to worry about it undoing whilst I’m out and losing any of my charms. I don’t know how much this cost her to buy me from abroad, but these in the UK cost £55 and of course this is in silver too.

In total I have 7 charms, 3 of them came with the bracelet when I received it, 2 were Christmas presents from my Dad, 1 was from my boyfriend for my 24th birthday this year, and 1 was from my Dad for my 24th birthday this year. As you can see they’re all silver, only one containing some sort of colour, which is my Waving Cat charm. Another thing you can see with my charms is that apart from my N charm, they’re all animal related! This wasn’t intentional, but I really do need to break out of the animal charms pattern.

I’m going to talk about each charm in detail, but not too much detail! Just about who bought it me, what occasion and why they bought it for me, I guess my family and boyfriend know me well! I’ll be talking about these in the order I’ve received them.

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Owl

This is the first charm I received on my bracelet and because of that it’ll always be one of my favourites. I don’t know what made my Mom pick this out for me, but I have a feeling it’s due to my owl lamp in my room. Either way it’s so cute and the detailing on it is lovely! In the future I can see me buying my Mom the same owl so that we have matching charms, but this being said, the Camera charm is on my wish list, which she was bought recently, so that could always be our matching charms. Who knows!

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Charms R-L: Cat, N, and Mrs Hedgehog

This Cat charm is cute and whilst it wouldn’t ever be on my wish list, it’s the thought that counts and the cats little face is rather cute! Apparently my Mom had bought this for herself, but ended up giving it to me as she thought I would like it more, which makes this charm even more sweeter! The cat does just look all snuggled up and comfortable on its cushion. This charm reminds me of my Mom and it’s definitely something she would pick up for herself, which is why I like it so much.

I rather like this charm. As regular readers will know or if not, you’ll see my name at the side of this post, my name’s Natalee, so of course the letter N charm had to be bought for me! My Mom got me this when she bought me the bracelet and it’s a nice charm to have and probably one everyone should have on their bracelet. At one point she did contemplate getting me the rest of my name, but I said it was a tad on the tacky side and that the N was good enough for me. 🙂

This is one of my favourite charms, my Mrs Hedgehog charm. My Dad bought me this for Christmas 2013 and it has a big meaning behind it. As a child Mrs Tiggy-Winkle reminded me of my Gran, I don’t fully understand why but the cute little hedgehog by Beatrix Potter has always reminded me of her, maybe the way she acted, what she wore, even her cute little face! Sadly, as old readers will know, my Gran sadly passed away nearly a year ago, so when I saw this charm, I knew I had to have it on my bracelet. Every time I look at it, it reminds me of my Gran, so it’s lovely to have that feeling whilst I wear this. As well as that the detailing on this charm is beautiful! The little rounded dots for her spikes, her little toes, and even the detailing on her handbag! It’s a beautiful charm and I’m glad to have it on my bracelet.

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Charms R-L Bunny, Waving Cat, and Elephant

This bunny charm was also another Christmas 2013 present from my Dad! He knew he was going to buy me Mrs Hedgehog, as he knew how much I wanted it, but whilst we were in Pandora he asked which other charm I wanted. I had a look in the display and asked to have a look at the Bunny. My boyfriend had commented a few months previous of how I reminded him of a bunny too, so that was rather cute. ANYWAY! I just loved the look of the little Bunny charm and although it is obviously a Bunny to symbolise Easter, it’s still really cute and another of my favourites. The detail on this charm is amazing, maybe even better than the hedgehog, thus being the most detailed charm on my bracelet so far! He has his cute little face, long ears, and paws, but as well as that he also has a basket on his back full of Easter eggs! The basket is really detailed and is shown to be a wicker basket, and there are two eggs inside of it, one with swirled patterns all over and one with zigzags and dots. Amazing quality, as well as being adorable, a very girly charm!

This charm is actually the reason why this post wasn’t written up and posted more sooner! I would go into details, but there’s not much point about that, all I’ll say is that he was sold a fake version of this charm… A terrible one at that! After a crap day at work a couple of weeks ago, my boyfriend and I ventured to town for some yummy food and to possibly buy some nice things, where he ended up buying me this charm. He had originally bought the fake for my 24th birthday this year, but due to that he sent it back, got a refund and a month or so down the line, he bought me the real charm! This charm is beautiful and my boyfriend did well in the reasons as to why he chose this one. I’m not sure if he had seen my wish list that I posted about just before the end of 2013, or if he had just been good and paid attention to what I’d been talking about before Christmas. I know I’d mentioned to him before about wanting this charm, but also how I would really like a Chinese Lucky Cat whilst we were out shopping. EITHER WAY the thought was lovely when he gave it to me and said, “I know how you wanted a Lucky Cat, so I thought this would be perfect for you!” which of course, is so sweet! I love this charm so much and it’ll always remind me of him and I especially love that it has that little bit of colour of it, as this is the first charm on my bracelet to contain any colour. Love it so much!

We finally have my last charm and most recently bought. My Dad bought me this gorgeous Elephant charm for my 24th birthday this year. He didn’t know which charm to get me and whilst I looked in the display box it was a choice between this charm and the Turtle charm and whilst I still want the Turtle, I’m really glad I asked for this one, as it’s now been discontinued! It’s such a cute cartoon looking elephant and out of the 3 charms my Dad has bought me to date, this one will remind me of him more than the others! Elephants are said to be old and wise, which is exactly what my Dad is. I just love how this Elephant looks, it’s another of my favourite charms for sure!

So that was my Pandora bracelet and the charms I have on it!

They all mean a lot to me but the one flaw I have with my charm so far is that it has no colour on it, which people keep commenting on! I’ve seen two coloured charms that I would like to get, but I’ll be saving those for another wish list post.

Do you have a Pandora bracelet? If so, which charms do you have on it?

If you don’t have a Pandora bracelet, would you like one? If so, which charms would you want on it?

Let me know all your answers and questions down below!

Until next time, take care all.

P.S. Sorry I’ve been quiet the past 3 days, I’ve just been pretty tired and lazy, but also I’ve just wanted to spend time with my boyfriend without writing getting in the way. 🙂

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