Celebrating Easter with Pandora Flowers for You Murano Collection

pandora-garden-braceletEaster always reminds me of egg hunting on the lawn, garden parties, and hanging out with family. With that in mind, I’m happy to present one of my completed bracelets – Pandora’s Garden. While it’s not strictly Easter themed, the garden is what reminds me most about this holiday and with spring just arriving on our doorsteps. For this bracelet, I was inspired by a lovely lady I met on the Pandora cruise last year and so I decided to use all the Flowers for You Muranos in the collection, and there are 9 lovely shades. Only 2 of the 9 has been retired (black with yellow flowers for you and yellow flowers for you), but that’s not bad so these must sell pretty well. This is my heaviest Murano bracelet and so I had to go up a size to 7.9″ to accommodate all the glass beads.

The design is relatively simple; the bead features almost opaque glass in various colors with a flower pattern in a lighter shade on top. Not to be confused with the Flowers Murano Collection, these flower petals are a bit rounder and the glass less transparent. This collection is my favorite of all the Muranos since I love flower themed charms; and in fact the green flowers for you Murano was my very first glass bead from Pandora.  All the colors from this set creates a beautiful rainbow.

Alternating between the glass beads are flora, fauna, and other items that can be found in a garden. There are a number of flower charms, and I picked the wildflower walk openwork to cover the end thread, the two-tone lazy daisy clips, rose, and the forever bloom dangle.  The little creatures I choose are the porcupine, bunny, ladybug, butterflies, and bird.  I cannot resist the Pandora animal charms which is partially the reason I came up with this garden themed bracelet.  To top off the bracelet are the garden hat dangle and the elf or as I like to call him the garden gnome. The colorful nature of this bracelet makes me so happy.  :)

How are you celebrating Easter this beautiful Sunday?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003140581685 Alexandra Mitchnik

    I bought 3 amber beads from D4E, and now I feel extremely guilty.

    • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

      Hehe, that’s a good way to celebrate! 🙂

  • Ashley

    Leann, you’ve completely inspired me!! So I love pretty much all Pandora animal charms and I took a few of my bracelets apart and wanted to do something bracelet themed with my animals but I’ve been stuck! I have all these plain beautiful silver animal charms but how to make them pop? What a great idea to do a collection of murano charms from the flowers for you. 🙂 Your bracelet looks so colorful and fun! I’m going to keep my eye out on what Pandora has coming out this summer in the murano world. Because I really need to add to my collection in that department! 🙂 Hopefully see something new that will fit nicely with my animals bracelet. It’s hard, I get so impatient! 🙂

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! 🙂

    • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

      I had a wonderful Easter, how about you? Thanks so much! I really like how colorful this bracelet is, it’s the only one I have that’s more than 2 colors. I absolutely adore the animal charms, they’re so cute! I think I’ve managed to collect most of them…These Muranos are my favorite out of all the Pandora glass. Unfortunately Pandora isn’t coming out with that many new glass beads this summer – the most exciting will be the sea glass and I’m interested to see what they look like in person. 🙂

  • Velma

    Since I’m new to Pandora & to Charms Addict, I’ve gone back & now started reading your older articles. I’ve seen one were you started a “Zoo Bracelet”. Do you finish? I may have missed the finished bracelet.

    • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

      Hi Velma, I haven’t photographed it, but it is done :). You haven’t missed it!

  • Kristen M

    This is a beauty! Will you be planning to do a video? I love all your videos 😀

    • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

      Thanks, Kristen! I thought since this one didn’t really have any “unforgettable moments”, I would skip the video this time :(. Up next is my reworked fairy tale bracelet and I will be doing a video for that one! 🙂

  • Kristen M

    Thanks for the info Leann! Okay cannot wait to see your reworked fairytale bracelet 😀

    • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

      Thanks, Kristen!

  • Ana

    Hello,

    I just bought the murano aqua heart online in a sight that said authentic but as I start reading your site I think I got a fake. It says pandora on one side but it only says 925 ALE with no S? Is this a fake? Thanks in advance.

    • http://charmsaddict.com Leann

      Hi Ana, please use the contact form for your question :).

  • Lori Melhuish

    I have fallen in love with the Flowers for You after seeing all of them on your bracelet. It seems like Pandora has retired all but 3 now. I have blue which is still current and also red which is now retired too. 🙁 I hope to find all 9. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    • Leann

      I know :/. This is one of my favorite patterns so I was quite sad to see them go! You’ll be able to find them, they were only retired recently.