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!
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.
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!
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.
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. 🙂