Today’s post brings some news for Pandora collectors in the US, with a preview of two new Easter designs, live shots of some recent US-exclusive releases and a little item of Pandora Disney Parks news!
Pandora US are really capitalising on the ability of engraved charms to let them release beads in honour of more niche events and celebrations – they’ve released a huge number of engraved charms over the past couple of months. Read on to see the latest!
Pandora Easter 2018 charms for the US *UPDATED*
Following the success of their engraved Halloween charms last year, Pandora US are now releasing two similar designs for Easter. Both of these are heavy on the enamel, featuring the bright, primary colours you’d expect for Easter. They’re also very cartoon-like in style.
The first is the You’re my Favourite Chick charm, which features a beribboned yellow chick on one side and an inscription on the other – giving Easter charms a romantic twist! It will be priced at $65 USD.
The next is more straight-forward in theme, with no romantic message on the back. This is a sweet enamel basket of Easter eggs. The pavé makes this one a little more expensive at $75 USD.
Both these beads are scheduled for release with the Pandora Spring 2018 collection on 15 March.
Other Pandora US exclusives
The first of the other US exclusive engraved designs is the Lucky Charm. I previewed this a few weeks ago, and it has now been released. You can see it on the US eStore and elsewhere! Pandora’s original blurb for this charm linked it to St Patrick’s Day, but there’s no mention of it now in their advertising. A couple of readers pointed out that it should be a shamrock (☘), not a four-leaf clover (?), for St Patrick’s Day, so I guess that they realised their error before marketing it!
I don’t usually go in for the engraved dangles, but this one really caught my fancy – so I bought one, and now have a couple of live shots to show you!
The writing is darkly defined, which makes it easier to read than some of the other engraved pendants – and the enamel is a very pretty green. This picture was taken by my friend in the US who helps me out with exclusives, and I am waiting for mine to wing its way across the ocean to me her win the UK. ^^
I also got my Trillium dangle from tiedyedeb, which is a Canadian exclusive – I featured it in my Canada exclusive post. ^^
Next, a bunch of sports-related designs have been released alongside the Lucky charm. I posted stock images in a previous article, but now we have some live shots of the new beads courtesy of tiedyedeb.
Finally for new designs, we have the Western Cowgirl charm! This is not going to be sold across the country, but will be a regional exclusive, from what I understand.
Other notable US exclusive beads have included the inspirational set of dangles and the professions (nurse, firefighter, police, teacher), which I featured in my December News Round-Up. The So Many Reasons to be Happy charm in particular has attracted a lot of attention – I featured it in my post to celebrate the Lunar New Year:
Pandora Disney Princess Half-Marathon Charm 2018
Finally, we have a little bit of Pandora Disney Parks news! The 2018 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend will be taking place at Walt Disney World Resort in the US from 22–25 February.
To celebrate the marathon, Pandora will be releasing a new engraved Unforgettable Moments dangle, which will come in a set with the double silver leather bracelet. Unfortunately the picture Disney uploaded is a bit cropped, but you can see all the details!
This will be a US Disney Parks exclusive, of course.
I am hopeful that, if some of these engraved charms are successful, Pandora might commit to doing some proper new designs along the same lines. The engraved Halloween charms seemed to do very well indeed, and, if Pandora can see the demand is there, they might be more willing to take a punt on something more official globally! It would be nice to see some proper Halloween and Easter designs.
In the meantime, I like the Lucky Charm dangle and am going to wear it with the Kiss Me I’m Irish bead (from the Rue La La sale) on a black leather. I will post some inspiration either here or on my Instagram! ?
People seemed to enjoy the Canada-related post I did – if you’d like to see more content on country exclusives like that, please do let me know and I will see if I can dig up some more. :) It was a fun article to write!
Are you planning on getting any of these beads? Do either of the Easter designs tickle your fancy?