Now that we’ve had the chance to see a good deal of the upcoming Spring and Summer collections, I thought I’d share some of the designs that I’d love Pandora to produce, with a bit of inspiration from other brands. Please feel free to share your own, I always love to hear other people’s ideas for designs.
My favourite designs are the vintage quirky ones and the more romantic, fairy tale ones. I adored the Best of British series, and cutesy charms such as the Mittens dangle. I’m also a big fan of cute animals, I’m afraid to say. Consequently, it’s no surprise that my first request is for…
I love the Ohm Beads Otter. He’s just too cute. I know that Pandora are known for their cute animals, and that they’ve got plenty – but they’re popular for a reason! ;)
More dog breeds! This is a very popular request, and I’d love a pretty spaniel charm myself to represent my own darlings – Josh and puppy Ruby. Josh is 14 years old and creaking his way through life, whereas Rubes is 4 months old and never, ever stops! She adores him, and he just wants to be as far away from her as possible. ;)
Ohm Beads currently offer a range of dog breeds, and it would be nice to see a few more popular breeds offered from Pandora.
I’d love a typewriter charm. Writers and readers are under-represented in Pandora’s collections, and, as both, a typewriter charm would be perfect for me. I think this would have enough of that vintage, quirky feel to appeal to a range of people, too. This typewriter by Ohm Beads is lovely, although I think I’d like a less curvy version.
I know we also have the Fairy Tale Book charm to represent readers, but I’d like to see just a plain book charm, something like the new Trollbeads one:
Also, a sewing bead. I see this requested all the time, and I think a little cotton reel or sewing machine charm would be gorgeous. There was the thimble charm, of course, but that’s been long retired. My boyfriend’s mother is an amazing seamstress and collects Pandora, so a sewing charm would be perfect.
It may be a pipe dream, I know. But rumours keep trickling on the Pandora grape vine that the brand is trying for its own contract with Disney. I’d love an Eeyore charm, something like this Chamilia one.
Going back to Ruby again, she has this way of sitting that is EXACTLY like Eeyore, like she doesn’t know what to do with her back legs. Eeyore would be perfect to represent her!
While Pandora have undoubtedly improved in terms of their murano glass, I still think that many of their beads lack the subtlety and creativity of those of other brands. If you look at Trollbeads murano glass, they feature a dazzling array of colours and textures – Pandora definitely has some way to go before it matches the imagination of some of these beautiful beads:
Also, I’d like to see some pink murano glass beads from Pandora that are actually pink. Many of them, when you see them in person, are more of a peachy shade, which is pretty in itself, but not pink. This includes the recent Pink Fizzle charm.
More safety chains!
The current designs available are all gorgeous. However, there simply aren’t enough of them. There are only two of the clip-on versions, and very limited two tone options. I was really hoping for one to debut with the Spring collection, but unfortunately not.
MORE HEARTS AND FLOWERS!
Just kidding. We have lots of those.
Which charms do you wish Pandora would make? Do you have any hobbies or interests that you’d like a charm for? Or maybe you’re a gold lover who’s feeling a little neglected? Let me know! :)