Although the Pandora Spring Collection doesn’t officially come out until March 15, my lovely local store usually gets the pieces early. So Friday night I made a quick dash out to the mall and bought three things, the adorable little Spring Bird House, the Enchanted Garden Glass (Bee Murano) and the Spring Bird Ring. I could have spent WAY more money as there were so many cute items I’d like to get, including Blue Swirls (which is STUNNING), Blue Ripples and Bella Bot.
Here’s the little Spring Bird House, which is my absolute favourite from the collection. Like many people, Pandora is what got me started collecting beads and this one really feels special. We have bird houses in the front and back yards and I love to see the birds come and go. It’s always a special treat if a family makes a nest and we get to hear the chirps of little baby birds.
Look at the back of it!
The glass bead is quite intricate with a tiny little bee which is best seen up close. The base has some iridescent, lavender coloured glass.
First I made up a mixed brand bracelet as I wanted to use the Redbalifrog Nest bead. Going clockwise from the top right are a Trollbeads Trunk of Treasures/Lavender Prism, Redbalifrog Fern Leaf, True Beadz True Touch Lilac, Redbalifrog Nest, Pandora Enchanted Garden Glass/Spring Bird House, True Beadz True Touch Lilac, Redbalifrog Tree of Life, Trollbeads Lavender Prism/Trunk of Treasures. The lock is the Trollbeads Balance Lily Lock.
The ring has a wood grain to it and is just darling.
I paired it with an older daisy ring.
Lastly, I made up an all Pandora bracelet. I thought the yellow Belle Muranos might bring out the yellow in the bees. The bees on my bead are super tiny, but the store had ones with larger bees. However, the flowers were quite a striking colour on this one and I’m so glad to have it. Because it’s such a busy bead I was searching for solid coloured beads to use with it. I know Sarah of Instagram is going to come up with some amazing combos with her fantastic collection full of glass in pairs!
That’s it for today and I am back on a bead ban! I’ve ordered a few things from GirleGo, bought these items plus was able to buy the Perlen event Ohm Bead and some pink X Links on Saturday. What’s on everyone’s radar for the near future purchases?