Thomas Sabo Karma Beads vs. Pandora Essence

karma-beads-vs-essence-coverIn this first installment of my revamped YouTube video format, I take a look at comparing the newly debuted Thomas Sabo Karma Beads with the Pandora Essence Collection which came out last fall.  I’ve had a lot of feedback on the Karma Beads and the compatibility of the two brands, so I thought it’d be more fun to show you ;).  Please post any comments or questions on the blog here, I hope you enjoy.

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Also, Thomas Sabo is having a promotion right now!  With the purchase of a bracelet or necklace, receive a stone bead for free ($24.50 value).  This is a great value and time to start your Karma Beads Collection!  I have a couple of the stone beads (obsidian and white jade) and show them off in the video.  Have you considered this brand?

  • Maryll

    I have both and I have to say I’ve been wearing more of my Thomas Sabo. I like the slightly larger size of the beads in Sabo and the fact that you can put Pandora and Troll beads on it as well. One note of caution, though: I have already had a stone fall out of one of my new Thomas Sabo beads and I am not that rough with my jewellery. I have the suspicion that the Sabo beads are more cheaply made than the Pandora ones. They feel much lighter in weight. That being said, I like having more choices in the color and design of the beads. I will just avoid beads with stones in the future.

    • Leann

      Awesome! Thanks for adding your feedback. I don’t have any of the CZ beads, I like the openworks a lot :D.

  • Boricuadiva

    Tried to make a purchase using the code but it said that it could not find the specific offer code. Guess no purchase today!

    • Leann

      I totally forgot, it expired on the 7th! 🙁 :(.

      • Boricuadiva

        Don’t worry, it’s all for the best- I need to put a hold on all this spending.
        I enjoyed your new comparison format. Although I like their beads, still not sure about TS quality.

      • Leann

        Haha, we all need a break, I hope the companies are listening! I don’t think you need to worry about the quality, the beads are hollow and openworks, but it’s silver :).

  • carol

    I love the Karma collection! I also love the pandora. Essence collection. I like the fact they offer different metals with the Sabos. It really adds interest to the bracelet.

    • Leann

      I like both a lot! They look together too :).

  • Jaine Hollis

    Loved the video. You can see so much more than photos. Thanks very much. It’s confirmed to me that I made the right decision to get the TS Karma beads. I only have 2 so far but they are beautiful.

    • Leann

      Thank you, Jaine! I’m glad you liked the video :).

  • Martha

    Great video, thanks!

    • Leann

      You’re welcome, Marth! 😀

  • Jen Tab

    Leann, thanks for the video! It was awesome! You’re doing great with the video editing…especially loved the pop-ups. And the content was very interesting. It’s cool to see the bracelets and beads live like that. Keep up the good work!

    • Leann

      You’re so welcome, Jen :). I’m glad you found it helpful! I’m really excited to make more videos like these, and hopefully I’ll get fast at it ;).

  • Michelle

    Leann, Thanks for enabling me once again! I have been eyeing this line up for a while and decided to take the plunge with the promo. Thanks to your awesome video I knew to order stoppers. I picked the blue chalcedony for my freebie. And ordered the sunrise and starfish bead as well. Can’t wait to see it in person!

    • Leann

      Haha, I am a terrible enabler! I’m so glad you found the video helpful :). Let me know what you think of them when you get it!

      • Michelle

        My Thomas Sabo came today and I LOVE it. It’s a nice size difference from the Pandora essence and even though two of the beads that I bought were open work they still had a nice weight to them. I am so pleased with it, I placed another order! Leann, thanks again for then intro 🙂

      • Leann

        Woohoo!! I’m so glad to hear that you love them :D. It’s really impressed me too. Which beads did you get?? 😀

      • Michelle

        I first bought Sunrise and the starfish. For my free bead I picked the Blue Chaldoncey. (sp?) Then I just bought the Om bead and the white faceted quartz. I’m sure it’s not going to end there!

      • Leann

        Haha, go nuts! It’s so much fun and I’m glad the price is reasonable too. 😀 You’ll have to post a pic of your bracelet!

      • Michelle

        Leann, I just rec’d my last order. Quicker than the first too. I am sooo in love with this line. I am already picking out my next beads! Karma is one if my next ones!
        Here’s a pic.

      • Leann

        Yay!! Looks fabulous! Are you going to fille the bracelet?

      • Michelle

        Thanks! I sure am!

  • Carolyn

    Well done, you can tell you’re a little nervous, but it’s fantastic anyway!

    • Leann

      I still hate public speaking no matter how much I do it, haha! Thanks Carolyn :).

  • Romy

    Great video! So helpful and informative. It makes me one to buy a bracelet too, haha! Leann do you happen to know if their bracelet sizes are about the same as Pandora? Since the Pandora ones “stretch out” a tad after wear, does that happen to Thomas Sabo as well? I have a 17cm Pandora bracelet (not Essence) and kinda wondering if I need 17cm too for the Thomas Sabo one. Not quite sure if the Essence and regular Pandora bracelet are that much different from eachother.

  • Francine

    Leann how cool is your youtube comparison video. But after watching the video not only do I still not like Essence but do not like Karma now.
    The Karma beads looks thin and light. Actually the Essence beads looks like they are made better.

  • http://www.OhmBeads.com Mike @ Ohm

    Congratulations on your first new video. Looking forward to more. DFTBA!

    • Leann

      Haha, thanks Mike! <3

  • Denise

    Fantastic video – congrats on your first one! I’d never have known that this is the first video you’ve done, you look like a pro. 🙂

    I love the Sabo bracelet links, and I’m glad that the Sabo beads fit the Essence bracelet. But that’s probably because I’ve already got an Essence! 😉

    • Leann

      Thanks Denise! I’m glad you like it :). I think the beads fit well with the Essence…I can’t seem to overcome my OCD to put the brands together though ;).

  • Becky Bella

    Do Trollbeads stoppers fit Karma? Thanks

    • Leann

      They don’t…the chain is thinner.

  • Becky Bella

    I really liked this video! Thanks!

    • Leann

      Yay! I’m glad it was helpful, Becky :).

  • Melinda Deyhle

    Wow! I absolutely love your video. I mentioned it on another post that i just ordered an 18″ oxidized bracelet and a free matte obsidian bead and i am soooo impatiently waiting. I have the essence bracelet as well, but the karma beads have more edgy beads. So excited to add to my karma collection!

    • Leann

      Thanks, Melinda! 🙂 I’m glad you like it…Karma has some really cool designs. You’re going to love it!

  • Amy

    I got my karma bracelet with a free matt obsidian last week 🙂 I got the oxidised bracelet but you can’t really tell! I want the wheel of karma and the shiny obsidian as well. I’ve only got the wellness charm on my essence and I like it as it is, so probably won’t get any more essence charms – unless I really like the cord bracelets!
    Amy

    • Leann

      Beautiful! Those go so well together :D. I hope you get more, it’s addictive ;).

      • Amy

        Thank you 🙂 I’m not sure if I like them together as they’re such different looks (possible OCD there lol).
        I’m already addicted to normal pandora so trying not to get addicted to essence or karma as well, but I couldn’t resist the edgier look of karma when there was a good promo!

  • Amy

    Trying to add a photo!

  • Marta Correia

    Hi Leann!!! I cannot find the video on this post. Am I seeing wrong?

    • Leann

      No, YouTube took down my account a few weeks ago and we’re trying to get all the videos back up on the new account. Keep checking, I’ll try to get back up this weekend! 🙂

      • Marta Correia

        Thanks Leann. I’m really interested in see your video. I will keep checking

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  • Michele

    I got Amethyst, Heliotrope, Dumortierite, Hematin, 2 stopper to get the FREE Thomas Sabo Karma bracelet with a free jewelry roll up in a new concept store opening in Toronto. Totol $134 + tax! very beautiful. It is more beautiful than Pandora Essensce which I don’t have.

  • Michele

    I got the Free Karma bracelet with 4 semi precious stone beads purchase in Toronto, they have spend 125 to get the free bracelet now. Oh! Pandora moment bead ( threaded, unthreaded, clip ) can all go on Karma bracelet. Fun! I don’t have Essence bracelet but Enjoy Karma bracelet more.