Pandora Christmas 2014 Charms

pandora-christmas-bracelets-cover2I can’t believe how quickly this month has flown by this year and tomorrow is Christmas!  With the lateness of Thanksgiving this year, I have been waiting to break out my holiday bracelets until December and now I’m trying to get as much wear out of them as I can this season.  With the abundance of Christmas themed charms in the recent Pandora Winter 2014 Collection, I couldn’t resist creating another festive bracelet.

pandora-christmas-braceletsLast year, I got the 12 Days of Christmas set and made my first holiday bracelet featuring those charms and a couple more classic pieces.  I ended up having a few leftover beads which I put on a red leather but I really prefer the silver chains to the leather.  I was happy to see more additions this season and managed to make another full Christmas bracelet.  As with my other holiday combination (which I haven’t changed at all, pictured below), this one is also predominantly red with a splash of white, rather than the traditional red and green.

I added the Red Effervescence as well as the Wildflower Tribute for color.  Otherwise, I stuck to a very classic theme and included Nativity scene charms like the Camel, Holy Family, and the Silent Night.  But I also have the more modern fun Christmas charms like the Carolers, Christmas Bear, Sparkling Surprise, Jolly Santa, Letter to Santa, and Santa’s Elves.  There are also seasonal favorites like Christmas Pudding and Happy Snowman which have heavy enamel coating.  The new Christmas charms have a lot more detail than their older Christmas charms and that’s evident in the aesthetic.

My favorite is probably the vibrant Red Effervescent Murano and the exclusive Wildflower Tribute Murano which pairs very nicely together.  This year’s Black Friday Charm, Christmas Wish, complements the Christmas Ornament and I’ve already featured it in its own review.  Have you gotten any Christmas charms from the recent release?  I’d love to see your Christmas/holiday/winter bracelet creations, so please feel free to share them in the comments!

  • Lozzie

    Merry Christmas Leann!

    Beautiful bracelets. My favourite colour is red so I love your bracelets. Might do a Christmas bracelet next year. Certainly plenty of lovely Christmas charms to chose from.

    All the best to you and your family.

    • Leann

      Thank you! I hope you had a Merry Christmas too :). There are so many holiday charms, it won’t be difficult to do a Christmas bracelet :).

  • Laura Summers

    Here’s mine – will need to start a new one next year! I picked up poinsetta and the old sleigh from the outlets and the 2014 BF charm and Christmas pudding (though I always call it figgy pudding) from this year. I love this bracelet! Merry Christmas, ladies!

    • Laura Summers

      Oh, and I got Silent Night this year too, from Jared. It’s a beautiful, simple charm!

      • Lozzie

        Gorgeous bracelet. Love the single red murano and single green murano. They really add to the Christmas theme.

      • Laura Summers

        Thank you so much – that comment made my day! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

      • Leann

        I like that one too, but didn’t care for the Unforgettable Moments engraved three wise men.

    • amanda

      Beautiful!!

    • Leann

      Very nice! Love your bracelet, Laura :).

  • koolchicken

    There’s one slim bead with what look like swirls on your leather bracelet. Which bead is that because I can’t place it, but I love it!

    • Leann

      It’s a no-name stopper I got on Etsy :).

      • koolchicken

        Well it’s really lovely. I’m glad you found it, maybe I’ll get lucky myself one of these days and find something similar!

  • Mew Maria

    My Christmas bracelet, finished right before Thanksgiving. I’ve since switched the reindeer and ornament, since the reindeer was constantly catching on my clothes (and snagging to death some of my favorite red tops).

    • Molly

      Beautiful symmetry!! Lovely bracelet

    • amanda

      Very pretty, love the red pave! I might need to add those to my bracelet next year if they’ll fit. And I’ve had the same problem with the reindeer, I love that charm but I’ve found him to be extremely destructive to clothing.

    • Leann

      Love it! I know, the reindeer is very annoying :/. You’d think they would have tested it out.

    • Leann

      Looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing :D.

  • Ka Spa

    I did something different for my Christmas bracelet this year using Troll & Pandora beads. Less red, no green, using the Troll magic winter kit to match a blue sweater that I have with a beaded snowflake design. ( sorry for uploading 2 pics ,can’t figure out how to delete the first one.)

    • Leann

      Ooh, very nice! Love the Trollbeads glass too :).

  • Ania

    Beautiful Christmas bracelets. Love the red and white theme.

    I only got the Letter to Santa charm from this years Christmas charms. I was going to get the Carolers charm, but I couldn’t fit it on my bracelet.

    • Leann

      Thank you! Love your bracelet :D. It’s hard to find space when there’s so many Christmas charms now. 🙂

  • amanda

    I was just wondering, has anybody noticed that the 12 days of Christmas charms feel lighter and have a different sound than other charms? My sister just got the set for Christmas and she noticed they feel quite a bit lighter and make a “tinkling” sound on her bracelet insread of the normal clunky sound. Same thing with the two tone fairy charm?? They were bought from an authorized dealer so they should be authentic but we’re a little unsure?? Has anybody else noticed a difference in these charms? Thanks!

    • Leann

      The Santa’s sled and Fairy do make a tinkling sound. I haven’t noticed the overall set being lighter though.

  • Melissa Rex

    My Christmas bracelet I finally finished this year! I wore mine everyday in November and December

    • Leann

      Lovely! Thanks for sharing :).

  • Melissa Rex

    This was my Christmas gift this year from My husband and my parents! I was able to get two of the discontinued muranos for this bracelet from Pandora Towson.

    • Leann

      Awesome! Great gifts :).

      • Carol

        The Pandora Winter “Light up the Night Collection” was a favorite of mine as well. Living in southeastern CT, an hour from a concept store, I was lucky to find one! I was in Newport News, VA a few days ago and was very surprised that the concept store in the Patrick Henry Mall actually had quite a few left! I was so thrilled to get a second murano and finally complete my celestial bracelet! Even at this late date, apparently some are still available!! 😀

      • Leann

        Awesome! I’m glad you were able to get one :).

  • Michelle

    I love your bracelets Leann! Beautiful. I love the three dangles: the two ornaments and silver bells. The silver bells are at the top of my favorite charms list. 🙂 I might have to get another pair in the future

    • Leann

      Thank you! I really like the ornament charms 😀 too. 🙂