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Pandora Braclets

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tinseltot Sat 13-Jun-09 16:43:29

So, what do we all think?

Yay or nay? Bling or ming?

I am NOT a charm braclet fan at all but for some reason i am quite tempted by pandora...

www.pandorauk.com/PANDORAchains.html

Mutt Sat 13-Jun-09 16:45:37

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tinseltot Sat 13-Jun-09 17:21:47

I havn't noticed anyone wearing one yet round here. Have they been popular for long or is it a very recent thing? I first heard of pandora about 3 months ago.

I think that what attracts me is the potential to mix the braclet up adding in colours to match outfits etc. You can get necklaces too, would look lovely with just a few beads on. Am also liking idea that can keep collecting more and more to create totally different looks. Will have to get a 'pandora's box' to store them all!

Think i would go for the silver braclet with the gold bead clasp. Especially odd for me as don't ever usually wear gold. Just think that that braclet would better tie in with some of the beads i like some (silver but with tiny bits of gold).

But, given many of the beads/charms are pretty expensive (some are a few hundred pounds each) i am very concerned that this hobby could become addictive and costly......

Need to give this some more thought before taking the plunge!

Tn0g Sat 13-Jun-09 17:26:04

I received one from dh for my 40th with 3 charms and I was a bit unsure about it.

I think the fact that is a Pandora and that the charms are official Pandora ones sways me in its favour but I'm still a little hmmm about it.

LaurieFairyCake Sat 13-Jun-09 17:29:28

I bought one about 8 weeks ago and have 6 charms on it so far - have spent £175 on it i think. I didn't think I would like it But I do. You will get the vast majority of your money back if you don't like it and resell it on ebay (keep the receipts). I saw one the other day on ebay which went for all it was worth (and she'd had it six months) minus £5.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 13-Jun-09 17:40:37

I've had one for about a month, it's got 10 charms on it so far and I have not seen anyone into the bling wink wearing one. They can be tasteful. They can also work out expensive if you total up the cost of the charms you like so it can work out as expensive as a diamond bracelet. Friends and family can buy you bits for it as a present though if you are stuck for ideas for christmas/birthday.

tinseltot Sat 13-Jun-09 18:11:22

Tnog - i know what you mean about 'hmmmmm'. Though i am vastly reassured by fluffy above who seems confident that Pandora would not generally be seen on the wrist of someone wearing gold creoles in their ears wink!!

I think the gold thing is making me a bit uneasy. I don't wear gold ever but i really do quite fancy the silver with gold cip braclet and even like a couple of the gold charms. I think i am challenging my own tastes and it has shaken me a little!

All in all though i think i am going to get one.

If you get yourself onto the official website www.pandora-jewelry.com there is a braclet design tool where you drag and drop beads onto the braclet of your choice so you can see the finished result. I have spent some time on there this morning i admit.....

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 13-Jun-09 18:22:58

They come plain with no charms, the silver bracelets start at £48, the gold ones are alot more expensive, the gold charms are very expensive (cheapest is £120) but you can get silver with little bits of gold on them for alot cheaper. I never thought I'd like them and it took me ages to decide. I'm pleased I have though but you need some restraint to stop buying the charms. The sales assistant told me she now has three bracelets full of charms! It is very addictive, the silver does look really nice, a few glass beads and a few silver/gold mix charms is nice, gold ones look OTT though.

tinseltot Sat 13-Jun-09 18:32:31

Agreed fluffy. I will defo go steady on the gold beads. Perhaps just 1 for christmas! Am just waiting now for someone to come along and complain that they wear 3 gold creoles in each ear and what exactly is wrong with that?!

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 13-Jun-09 18:38:31

grin Gold would be nice, just not loads of them, mix them in with some silver/gold and some silver ones. You don't need as many charms as you think as you can fill most of it with the cheaper spacers. They will try and talk you into buying clips to keep the charms and spacers in place but the whole bracelet will be heavy at the bottom anyway so you don't really need them, nor do you need to fill the whole thing up. Stop when you want, don't be tempted. The shop will have a small catalogue, take it home, pick the ones you like and have a budget that you will stick to, it is easy (like the shop assistant) to go OTT.

LaurieFairyCake Sat 13-Jun-09 18:50:26

Oh yeah, meant to say I saw someone the other day with about 6 bracelets full on her wrist. It looked lovely. She was all tall, swishy hair, white jeans, floaty top and birkies.

I had person envy envy

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 13-Jun-09 18:51:59

shock You can get something really pretty from Tiffany's for all that!

Restraint is such a difficult word though!

tinseltot Sat 13-Jun-09 18:54:19

ooohhh, you should work for pandora fluffy! You have defo swayed me to go for it. I plan on building it slowley. I love some of the red and blue glass beads.... what braclet did you go for and what look are you going for with yours..........?

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 13-Jun-09 18:59:30

I have some brown glass ones as I wear alot of brown (only 2 though, I'm still collecting), three different 'dangly' ones with gems inside them, two that look like leaves and the one that looks like a boy (ds wink) My plan was to buy a couple every pay day as a 'me' treat. I hardly ever treat myself so it's quite nice. I'm going to get some red ones as they look nice with brown, only a couple gold ones (with gems in them), a few gold and silver ones then that's it! grin I may buy some different coloured glass beads so I can change them when I'm bored.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 13-Jun-09 19:00:28

Or I could just stop now, save and buy something from Tiffany's blush

wotulookinat Sat 13-Jun-09 19:03:09

I really want one grin

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 13-Jun-09 19:04:06

grin

tinseltot Sat 13-Jun-09 19:25:13

It sounds lovely fluffy. Especially like you having a ds charm! I fancy 3 of the letter beads, for my 3 dd's initials. I like the idea of buying little treats for my self now and again. Makes up for all the pooey nappies i change!

On the official website they have some earings too. They have silver ones with gold leaves on, they might match your leaf charm.......

Ikwym re knowing where to draw the line with it though, otherwise you will spend loads and then start to wonder what else you could have bought for the same total price.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 13-Jun-09 19:29:05

Thankyou. I really like leaf/flower ones and dangly sparkly ones (shh, don't tell anyone I'm a girlie girl blush). I don't want too many so may save up for something from Tiffany's after (depending on the finances though sad).

tinseltot Sat 13-Jun-09 19:47:55

grin you're a girl after my own heart fluffy, i am long overdue a tiffany piece.....

Tn0g Sat 13-Jun-09 19:54:30

Ok, I'm starting to see the possibilities and looking at my bracelet with renewed eyes now.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 13-Jun-09 20:00:20

They are fab, get lots of the £12 spacers, some pretty dangly gem ones and some glass ones. Orange and red go together, so do brown and red, blue and green. Then you are sorted, you don't need many glass ones, nor do you need a whole braclet full. They will naturally hang down to the bottom when they are on your wrist anyway so you don't need the clips that hold them in the centre to be honest.
I have to curb my spending now so I'm going to have to think creatively sad

tinseltot Sat 13-Jun-09 20:08:55

tnog - i reckon you can personalise your braclet beautifully. Get to the website and try out some combinations. The glass ones can be swapped easily to match your outfit.

Tn0g Sat 13-Jun-09 20:19:03

The website is very good isn't it?

I feel quite bad that I was disappointed with my bracelet and like you say, Tinsel it'll be fun adding to it and personalising it over time.

< warms up and envisages endless changing combinations >

tinseltot Sat 13-Jun-09 20:25:57

I lost at least an hour to that website this morning tnog!! Your dh sounds very thoughtful, hopefully he will be supportive of you amassing a collection of beads......!

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