Pandora Fabric Friendship Bracelet

Just a quick post today to show some live pictures of a Pandora Fabric Friendship Bracelet. My local store always gets things fairly early and I thought I’d pick up the purple one. They are fairly inexpensive, so for $40 CAN it was worth a try for me. They do fit a bit small, the sales lady mentioned. Usually I wear a Medium but decided to go with the Large since I wanted to put a couple of beads on. A traditional friendship bracelet fits very tightly to the wrist. My son is currently wearing one he made at camp, in fact. It wasn’t $40, though, ha ha ha! In the warm weather I don’t like things tight fitting and sticky feeling, so wanted a looser feel. It would be worth trying them on in the store before purchasing. 

Here is the cute little heart where the cord slips over. I think it feels pretty secure, although I’ve only been wearing it for a day! I can get it done up by myself but some people might find it a bit fiddly.

For me the super fun part is that Trollbeads fit on! Yay! It’s always nice to have options. Top to bottom are an Amazonite, Amethyst and Malachite. Gorgeous with the purple, I think!

Here is a ‘waving my arm wildly to show how it stays’ video. 

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While Trollbeads (and therefore pretty much any brand of beads) fit on, you might want to use the silicone stoppers perhaps. I tried that and didn’t care for the look, perhaps because mine are fairly chunky and the fabric is a bit more delicate looking. It works okay to use a few beads but they can slip around and the beads will possibly fall to the bottom of the wrist after a while. These are Trollbeads’ Flip Flops, Sea Anemone and Lucky Knot along with the Ohm Beads Twisted Bangle and a Tiffany bracelet. I still think these Flip Flops are cute! 

For warm and sticky weather I will go with something like this-no beads at all. 

Also, I like it as a pop of colour with other bracelets, like my Daisy Duck one.  

Lastly, I tried a combo that ended up being my favourite, being a Trollie at heart. 

It will be interesting to see if the fabric stretches over time. This will be a great bracelet for travel to hot and humid climates. Perfect if one is in a place like South Korea for when you step outside and it feels like you are swimming as you walk around as it’s so humid. To see the rest of the colours check out Mora Pandora here and The Art of Pandora here. I can tell from my blog views that most of my readers are Trollbeads fans, but is anyone planning on getting one?

Coming up tomorrow is the Trollbeads Dreams of Freedom Kit and then by next week I should have some new Ohm Beads, including the fabulously fresh looking Green Crack. 

25 Comments

  1. Hi Martha,
    I have one of the original fabric bracelets ( 5 string kind ) and like it very much. I think I would give this one a try only thing I wonder is if the circle where the heart goes will stretch over time therefore leaving a useless bracelet. Do the charms stay put or roll around ?

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    1. Hi Alex! I actually tried pulling on the fabric and didn’t think there was any stretch to it, but as I said, I’ve only had it for one day. The Trollbeads I used stayed put better than the Pandora beads, because of the smaller core. The silicone stoppers will help the beads to stay put but then with all that weight, they will fall to the under part of the wrist. I wore three Trollbeads on it all afternoon and evening and enjoyed it that way, but will mostly use it with no beads at all.

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  2. I’ll have to get one 😄 – it looks like a really pretty way to highlight one special bead (Pandora or Troll!). I would wear it with no bead too. I’m thinking the turquoise one, and I’ll wear my Deep Ocean Trollbead on that to highlight it!

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    1. Thanks for the info and your right only time will tell either way even if it stretches over a year or two it’s worth it as the price is so low. I think without beads it would look better stacked ( in two coordinating colors at the same time maybe blue and green or black and fuchsia ) 🙂

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  3. Hi Martha, I LOVE the combination with the green and purple beads. In the first photo, could you please tell me what the silver bead is? I’m planning to go to the Pandora store in a couple of weeks ( need to get some money first…a lot of beads purchased recently!).

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    1. Hi Suzanne! Oooo, that’s a super old Pandora bead called Climbing Ivy. You could check Perlen to see if they still have it but I bought it years ago. It’s lovely though! I’d love to hear what you are planning to buy!

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      1. I already know I need to get another silver bracelet. I have one that I did mostly with my retired charms, but I like it so much I’ve decided not to take it apart. I have been wanting to get a pair of the gold floral spacers. I’ve been working on an Asian inspired bracelet which is almost finished now. And then we’ll see! I can always count on the girls there to come up with something! Pandora is actually what I first started collecting but somehow I have gotten away from it lately.

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      2. Oh, I bet your Asian inspired bracelet will be lovely! They’ve been making a lot of cute Asian inspired beads lately. I love the little dolls that are dangles.

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  4. I have the little Japanese one! I just looked on Perlen, but Climbing Ivy is sold out. I did find it on a site I like to use called Denmark Style so we’ll see😊

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  5. Well, it’s purple! So, or course, I love it. And now I want it 😂
    Thanks for the review. I wasn’t even aware that these bracelets existed.
    I loved the video 😉

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  6. Thanks for showing us Martha! Just a few questions. Are they washable? Being polyester will they absorb odour? Purple isn’t my favourite colour, are there other colours?

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    1. Hi Janet! I just asked my friend who works for Pandora and she says they are washable in warm water with a drop of mild detergent. I’m afraid I have no idea about absorbing odour though. There are 6 colours altogether and you can see them by clicking on the blog posts by Mora Pandora and The Art of Pandora towards the end of my article. I didn’t really check out the other colours, I must say, as I was on a mission to buy the purple!

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  7. Another informative post Martha. Purple is great for you, and I really like the blue, even the hot pink if I was as tanned as the model in Pandora’s ads, and as thin, and as pretty! LOL
    Your shaking video was fun, and I guess it means it’s a good size for you,(I didn’t even think of doing that with mine)!
    I am having a few issues with fitting customers for the right size as there are only three to choose from. I wonder if they will add a few more sizes for those who can’t fit into any of the three sizes available now? No matter. For for now, they’re silky and fun and would make a sweet gift for a friend, very affordable, I agree.

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    1. Sarah, I had totally forgotten they were coming out with them and was reminded by seeing yours the other day. The perfect size for me might be between the M and L, but I really enjoyed wearing mine today with no beads on it. My son James had the biggest eye roll you’ve ever seen when I mentioned his friendship bracelet that he made at camp and that now there was a Pandora one. But he’s a 13 year old boy and I think the tween/teen girls are just going to love these. I agree that they will make a lovely gift and I like the price.

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  8. I’m not a huge purple fan, but this is a very pretty shade of purple and looks lovely with all the murano stylings! I especially love it with the sea anemone bead! There are so many fun colors of this bracelet. I may need to consider the pink and blue,….as if I don’t have enough Pandora jewelry in pink and blue… 😁 Martha, you are such an enabler!!! 😉

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    1. Ha! It’s all Sarah’s fault, really. I saw hers then remembered they were coming out and my local mall is only 5 minutes away. It’s so much fun to have options, isn’t it? 😘

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  9. I think that the new Pandora Friendship bracelet is so cute! I love it as a stacking piece! I think that it’s adorable on it’s own or perhaps with a single charm. It’s also great to know that Trollbeads will actually fit on the bracelet! Yay! I will probably purchase the turquoise bracelet! Beautiful color and perfect for summer! 💚💙😍

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    1. Hi Carol! Turquoise would fit in so well with your collection. I was super excited when I tried a Trollbead on it! You and Sarah can be Turquoise bracelet sisters one day this summer. 💙💚🎉

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  10. These look like really fun bracelets! I’d pick the purple one, too, Martha! I was at a large mall in the Chicago suburbs today and asked at the Pandora store if they had them yet and they did not. Suzanne, thanks for asking about the Climbing Ivy charm in the first picture. I was drawn to it as well and wondered what it was. I love how it looks on the purple Friendship Bracelet! Too bad it’s retired. Bummer! I may be a little afraid to put charms on this bracelet since the lock may not be secure enough, but it is very pretty as an accent color on the wrist. Thanks for showing it, Martha! I’ll be looking for it in my local Pandora store.

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    1. Hi Dawn! I wouldn’t be too afraid of putting charms on it, but maybe just one. I think they recommend 3-4 at most. My store gets things in super early, so I am a bit lucky! That Climbing Ivy charm is SO pretty! It’s a real Pandora classic, I think. It probably sometimes gets hot and humid where you live, I imagine and these little fabric bracelets make a great accent colour, as you say!

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