I almost didn’t wear my planned bracelet on Mother’s Day because the original outfit that I put on that day didn’t quite seem right for the bracelet. I really wanted to wear my X by Trollbeads bracelet with the Karma link that I received for Mother’s Day, so I briefly entertained pairing my X bracelet with my Pandora bracelet since they share similar tones, but after debating it I decided to stick with my “Mother’s Day” bracelet and I changed my outfit. Afterwards, I reflect that my Pandora bracelet really would have been just as appropriate since it has evolved into my family bracelet anyway!
While I mix many of my Pandora beads into other bracelets, I don’t often feature my Pandora bracelet because I only have one and although it’s the first that I started, it has been much more slow going than my others. Early on I was collecting every bead that caught my eye but I finally settled into creating a two-tone bracelet and while I love the slight contrast between the two colours, the higher price tags have slowed my acquisition of charms for it. At least I don’t have a taste for the gold! After the limited edition redbalifrog brass Endless Love charms debuted I considered getting one as a way to add some contrast and help grow my bracelet, but ultimately missed out on them since they sold out so quickly. I really hope that Amanda sees success with the brass beads and brings more out in the future!
My Pandora bracelet is a bit different than my others in one regard: it has no glass beads on it. It’s my only all-metal bracelet (other than my X by Trollbeads bracelet, which is so close to being done it’s driving me a bit bonkers!) which means that I usually find myself wearing it when I’m looking for a bracelet that doesn’t stand out as much as my more glass-centric ones or when I’m looking for something a bit dressier. It also feels visually “heavier” so it doesn’t get out as much in the warmer months. In Canada, that still leaves quite a few months to wear it! :D