We’re barely into August and apparently the new Fall/Winter 2012 collection from Pandora has been released in the UK! Reports from ladies in the UK confirm that the new beads have hit stores, but not all of them. In the picture Susan Huckstepp was kind enough to share her treats from the new collection – the new Family Forever charm and the wishbone dangle. Following the Family Ties fiasco, lots of fans were clamoring for a re-release of the charm, but that was unlikely given the backlash already experienced by the company. So many customers were delighted to see the inclusion of a family themed bead available for sale this season. The charm is an openworks (no threads) and has a mommy, daddy, boy, girl, and baby represented on the bead. The wishbone dangle is so delicate and the base reminds me of the one for the Venus dangle.
With this collection the UK is finally getting some of the looking glass Muranos, specifically the turquoise, pink, and white ones, as well as the Kiss Me I’m Irish Murano. This is the first time we have a stock photo of the koala! I think it’s adorable, but I’m surprised it’s a dangle. I had a peek of this picture and I can’t wait to see it in person. The new collection is already available on some British websites: Beadazzle, Jewel Hut, John Greed, and Argento.
This collection is expected to ship immediately following the bracelet promotion next month in the US; so like all of the prior releases, I’m assuming the East Coast will have the charms first. I’ve been told that Perlen will be receiving the new collection at the end of this month or early September, which is very soon now! Of course, I will let everyone know as soon as the new charms are available for sale on Perlen ;).
In other exciting UK news, shops including online stores will be offering a free single leather bracelet with a purchase of £75 from August 30 – September 2. Upgrades might be available, but contact your local store to confirm.