Today’s post brings my monthly Pandora news round-up, featuring all the details on what’s coming up for June 2017 – and beyond! This month, I have some updates on and further live shots of the new Summer 2017/Disney Parks charms, a sneak peek at some Pre-Autumn 2017 campaign images, and further details on the Pandora UK summer sale, plus other promotions!
I already have my Pandora Summer 2017 reviews lined up for the month, plus a few Spring catch-up ones, I hope, so look out for those later! In the meantime, read on for all the details on what’s coming up for Pandora collectors in June. :)
Pandora Summer 2017 Launch
We’ve already had our biggest event of the month earlier this week, which was the launch of the Pandora Summer 2017 collection! I posted lots of live images and shots on the day, but I’ve now had a chance to go the store and see what I think of everything.
As usual, stock images do not do these pieces justice. Of the three new leather bracelets (white/ivory, mixed pink, and mixed blue), I absolutely loved the pink leather in person. It looked gorgeous with the orchids. A really nice combination would be the white Orchids with the pink leather, and then the pink Orchids with the white leather, I think.
The blues were just as pretty as I thought they would be, and it’s only that I have two teal/blue summer leathers finished already that has stopped me from indulging in any.
The plain silver open bangle has shot straight to the top of my wish list – it looked like the perfect way to showcase a favourite murano glass bead. It’s elegant and chic, and I think it looked amazing with just one or a handful of charms. On the other hand, for me, the sparkle ends of the pave version detracted a bit from the charms that were on the bracelet – your eye was drawn in two different directions at once.
What I did come away with was two Mint Glitter muranos. ☺️ I’ve been going on about how I wanted them to be more green than blue, so that I could pair them with my green Tinker Bell charms. Alas, as soon as I saw them, I realised that they’re definitely on the blue side – however, they were just so gorgeous with their lovely sandy glitter that I got them anyway. And, they did actually go surprisingly well with my green beads despite being a slightly different shade. I’ll show you this properly when I review them!
My other Summer 2017 purchase was the adorable Asian Sunny Doll. It arrived with me this weekend, and accompanied me out for the day on Saturday, already bringing with it the good weather! ^^
As a reminder: if you’re in the UK, then authorised retailer The Jewel Hut have the new jewellery in stock online!
Pandora Disney Parks Fantasyland Gift Set Update: Dumbo, Alice and the Carousel
I have a few updates regarding the newly launched Pandora Disney Parks exclusive Fantasyland gift set, retailing for $200 USD. It’s currently the only way for US shoppers to buy the much-sought after Dumbo, Alice and Carousel charms from the latest Disney Parks collection.
To clarify, according to this article on the Disney Parks blog, the Fantasyland gift set is currently available from the following stores:
- Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park – Uptown Jewelers on Main Street, U.S.A.
Epcot – Mouse Gear in Future World
Disney Springs – World of Disney
- Disneyland Resort
Disneyland park – La Mascarade d’Orleans in New Orleans Square and New Century Jewelry on Main Street, U.S.A.
Downtown Disney District – World of Disney
However, they also state that they expect the charms to be sold separately at ‘a later date’. More specifically, a friend of mine who was visiting the parks in Florida was told by SAs that they should be sold separately from the 1st of July at the Pandora store at Disney Springs. It seems likely the Disneystore online will also sell them separately, but no confirmation on that just yet.
I have some lovely live shots courtesy of Judy S, who bought the gift set already. You can get a nice sense of how big the lithograph poster is compared to the charms. Dumbo looks just the cutest, and I cannot wait to get mine! He looks bigger than I thought, though. I’m getting one courtesy of a kind collector who didn’t want him from her set.
Judy also noted that the ‘special presentation box’ mentioned in the copy online is just the regular Pandora Disney Parks box.
Pandora Pre-Autumn 2017 Campaign Images
We don’t have another collection launch to look forward to in June, unfortunately – our next release is a fair way off, with the new Pre-Autumn beads and bracelets launching on 20th July. For a full preview, check out my post here!
In the meantime, I have a few extra campaign images to whet your whistle:
Pandora UK Summer Sale 2017
I’m happy to confirm that the UK Pandora summer sale is scheduled to start on the 15th June!
I’ve been told that there are some rather exciting bits going in it this time, including lots of two-tone beads (the Swan Embrace, the limited edition Bound by Love, for example), rings, some 14kt gold, and the Black Friday 2017 Poinsettia. Sadly, I’ve also been told that the oxidised bracelet – an absolute favourite of mine – will be included. This provokes mixed feelings in me: on the one hand, it’s an excellent opportunity to stock up on some oxidised bracelets on the cheap, but on the other hand, I’m gutted that it’s being retired.
Pandora Leather Bracelet Promo for Canada
I posted last month about the upcoming Pandora Canada leather bracelet which will be running from 8th-18th June. I’ve had the Canadian spends confirmed as being $125 CAD for a free $55 CAD leather bracelet, with upgrades to other charm-carrying bracelets allowed, too.
I’ve had conflicting information from different sources regarding this but, overall, it doesn’t sound like US stores will be offering this promo. The US just had the Memorial Day weekend spend & save promo, so perhaps that has bumped this leather bracelet event, which is a shame.
Pandora Retired Mini Haul
While new things are exciting, a lot of my recent Pandora pennies have been going on retired beads as well as the new muranos, and I thought I’d do a little update on what I’ve been buying lately!
When thinking of future designs I might put together, I find my attention wandering back to character beads from previous years that I missed or passed over for newer things at the time. I’ve put together a little list of beads I’d like to find and, through researching this, I’ve discovered my favourite ‘era’ of Pandora. From 2014/15 onwards, I love lots of the murano glass beads and gorgeous decorative pieces, but there are fewer plain silver / two-tone classic characters; meanwhile, up until 2010/11, I absolutely adore all the quirky little characters, the animals, the nods to fairy-tales, but find the glass beads are often a little simple, the enamels a bit bright in places. There are very pretty beads, and you have the cabochon gems etc, but overall there are fewer decorative beads that pop for me.
However, from around 2011-2014 – this is my personal Pandora golden age, marrying gorgeous decorative pieces and quirky, thoughtful character beads. So far, I’ve picked up the Forever Bloom dangle (pictured on my bracelet below), and the beautiful two-tone Beehive, which I’ve yet to take a picture of.
Going forward, I want to put together a blue and silver bracelet, featuring older Pandora periwinkle blue muranos, moonstones, and some original silver characters. I’m really excited to get started with it! But I need to finish a couple of my current works-in-progress first. ?
I’ve bought my immediate must-haves from the Pandora Summer 2017 collection – the Mint Glitter muranos and the Sunny Doll – but I will definitely be back at some point for the silver open bangle, if not this month. I’m really looking forward to the UK sale, where I hope to pick up a couple of oxidised bracelets for future designs, and maybe some two-tone classics – and the Canadian bracelet promo is tempting..! I’d like to get the Spring 2017 Insignia clip safety chains in silver and in rose, and it would be nice to get the free bracelet to go along with them.
In the meantime, my hunt for retired beads will continue I’m sure! :D
What are you looking forward to this month?