My DM would like a pandora style bracelet for christmas this year... well I suggested it and she loved the idea so much she's really looking forward to it.
My plan is to buy a bracelet and maybe 3 beads to start her off with it.
I know some of you may find pandora bracelets tacky, but if you could help me out that would be great.
What do I need to actually get as well as the bracelet and 3 beads. Do I need to buy things to secure the beads together so they dont slip and slide round the bracelet? I was hoping just to get 3 lampwork type beads. Im so confused
My budget is £20 as well. I figure i'll get the most confusing present first.
£20? Right so you're looking at the imitation ones, I think I saw some in Dorothy Perkins the other day?
You just need the bracelet, and any beads. With Pandora, you can get a 'safety chain', these are just an extra safety net so you don't loose £500 odd quid's worth of silver when you're out and about, so wouldn't worry if you're not getting Pandora ones.
I have a Pandora bracelet, know some people hate them, but I like it!
Truth Bracelets are still quite expensive. Is there anyone in your family who would be relieved to club together on the gift with you eg sibling of yours, sibling of hers, your Dad etc? Then you might manage the bracelet and a bead or two.
You don't sound like a cheapskate in the slightest and that's not what I was implying
I just didn't want you to buy the cheap stuff and then be disapointed when it came, they are often well photographed but look shit in RL.
What about getting her a leather bracelet and a single glass bead from Meesmerel on Etsy. It would put you slightly over budget, but would be a million time nicer than anything you will get on amazon or from avon.
(If you llok through her shop there are lots of other bead and other coloured bracelets, I have bought from her before and she is lovely).
There are also lots of other similar sellers on Etsy.
yep, avon does sell beads, they are quite nice but i do worry about it looking a bit shit. Had a look at etsy wherethewildthingswere. I'll speak to her tonight, but leather might not be her thing. she likes her metals
i got one ready made from next and the website charms 4 u do the plain bracelet then you select beads to add to it - got one for my dd last year as i didn't want her losing on with loads of expensive charms on it and it was lovely
Get to Dorothy perkins the bracelet is about £6 and you can get 3 v pretty beads for £2 then really you need a screw on one to stop the beads slipping off I got one of ebay for 3 its like a safety chain.
I have beads and charms from M&S and Hobbycraft. The Hobbycraft ones were nice, you can buy sets of about five co-ordinating beads, etc. for about a fiver. Can make a whole bracelet for about the price you were looking to spend!
thought i'd let you guys know. I went into DP today and got a bracelet and 3 charms. Total price - £5.25. They have a special offer going on the bracelets and beads! Now have extra pennies to get her something else. Thank you all!