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Collector’s Corner

Collector’s Corner

Welcome to Collector’s Corner, a new feature on theartofpandora.com. Each week we will interview one PANDORA collector and learn about their collection. We will link to their Instagram account and hopefully it will be a nice way for our readers to find interesting new accounts on that platform too.

 

 

 

Collector’s Corner: Sierra @allthepandora

Opening the new series is the charming Sierra whose owns the Instagram account @allthepandora. Sierra started posting on IG in June 2017 and has already given us a glimpse into her beautiful PANDORA collection. Now we will discover a little more…
 
 
 

Hi Sierra, how long have you been collecting PANDORA jewellery?

I have been collecting PANDORA for over 10 years. I received my first bracelet and 3 charms from my aunt as a university graduation gift and I was immediately hooked. My husband and other family members have contributed greatly to my collection over the years but I also treat myself fairly regularly 😉😋
 
 

 

You’re not the only one, I treat myself with PANDORA too! So Sierra, what made you fall in love with PANDORA?

When I began collecting PANDORA, it wasn’t as popular and widespread as it is now – at least not where I’m from – Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I loved that you could personalize your jewelry in a way so that no one else would have the exact same design. I also loved how you could get a charm to represent just about any occasion or interest.
 
 
 

You’ve been collecting for quite some time. Can you tell us about your collection?

I have a rather large collection with a mixture of older and newer pieces. I collect the silver and the PANDORA Rose primarily, though I do have some two-tone charms as well. I have silver, leather and fabric bracelets, bangles, rings, earrings and necklaces. I also love and collect the Essence line. I really am addicted to PANDORA! Here is a photo of my Stackers jewelry box that I store all of my PANDORA in:

  

PANDORA Stackers jewellery box

Sierra’s magnificent PANDORA collection, organised and stored in her Stackers jewellery box.

  
 

Wow! Such an amazing collection and so well organised! Do you have any rare, or hard to find pieces?

I have been collecting the PANDORA Christmas ornaments for years and last Christmas my husband surprised me with two very rare ones – the silver snowman from 2009 and the sled from 2010.

  

Pandora rare ornaments

Sierra’s prized PANDORA Christmas ornaments


 

 

This is a bangle that not many people have – it is part of the liquid silver line from many years ago:

 

pandora liquid bangle
pandora liquid bangle

Sierra’s gorgeous PANDORA bangle from the retired Liquid Range.


 
 

I also have some older, retired rings that I believe are hard to find:

 

Pandora rare rings
Pandora rare rings

Sierra’s collection of rare PANDORA rings


 
 

 

They are gorgeous! What is your favourite piece of PANDORA jewellery?

It’s so hard to pick just one! I honestly don’t think  I can, haha. Right now, my favourite bracelet is one comprised primarily of Pandora’s new spring line. I love the animal and insect motifs and the Enchanted Garden Murano:

  

Favorite Pandora piece

  

I also really love the popcorn and coffee to go charms:

  

Pandora Popcorn Charm

  
 

Do you make up bracelets one by one, or do you keep your charms and bracelets separate and make up bracelets for any occasion?

I typically make up bracelets one by one and have several full ones as well as ones currently in the making. However, when I get bored with one particular bracelet I may take it apart and have fun redesigning it. I tend to use leathers and bangles for mini designs with just a few charms. These I play with and change more frequently than my full snake chain bracelets.

  
 

What is on your wish list?

I love hunting down retired beads and just recently finished obtaining all of the PANDORA Club charms:

 
 

Pandora Club Charms

Sierra’s PANDORA Club Charm bracelet

  

There are a few newer pieces I’m considering purchasing – the PANDORA Rose Mesh Bracelet, when it is released, is a must. I will also probably buy the cute pink Cupcake to go with my recently purchased Coffee to Go and Popcorn charms. I’m also considering the PANDORA Essence Bangle.

  
 

Good picks. The PANDORA Rose Mesh Bracelet looks stunning and it’s on my wish list too!
What do you think of the direction PANDORA is taking in 2018?

So far I’ve been really impressed with the PANDORA Spring and Summer releases and have purchased several pieces from each collection – many of which I have shared photos of on my Instagram account. I really like that PANDORA seems to be creating fresh ideas and producing more charms that depict different hobbies and interests, including food. The newer Murano charms have all been gorgeous as well and I have grabbed up all of them.

  
 

What would you like to see from PANDORA in the future?

I would love for PANDORA to create a funkier, edgier collection with cute little skulls, dragons, dark stones and Celtic-type designs. I know other brands do this, but PANDORA is my favourite and I really think they could do it well!

  
 

I think that would be very popular with other collectors too.
PANDORA has a popular Disney range, is there a particular character you would like PANDORA to produce?

My favourite Disney movie growing up was probably The Lion King, so charms from this movie would be cute.

  
 

Thanks so much Sierra for taking the time to answer some of my questions and sending in your photos. It has been great to learn a bit more about you and your fantastic PANDORA jewellery collection!

  
 
 

 

If you would like to be featured on Collector’s Corner in the future, comment below or email me dora@theartofpandora.com.

Plus anyone commenting on the blog can easily add their Instagram account by typing instagram.com/your-user-name in the website field.
 
 

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Patricia
Patricia

Wow, this is a really interesting idea to share ideas from other pandora collectors. Thanks for sharing Sierra, I love your collection.

Sierra
Sierra

Thanks Patricia! And thanks so much, Dora, for choosing me to be the first for such an amazing idea!

Dora

Hi Sierra,
Thank you for showing us your wonderful collection! I hope to see a Lion King charm one day too. Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Dora 🦁

Dora

Hi Patricia,
I’m so happy you enjoyed our new feature! It is so much fun to have a little peek into PANDORA fan’s collections.
Thank you for commenting and enjoy your weekend!
Dora 🎀

Priscilla
Priscilla

Hi Dora, this is a great idea!! Sierra’s collection is awesome. It’s nice to learn about the other Pandora addicts 😉, and a nice way to share their beautiful designs!

Dora

Hi Priscilla,
I’m so pleased you enjoyed the feature. It is great to see what charms other fans have and get some inspiration too. Plus it’s nice to chat with other PANDORA collectors. Thank you for reading and commenting and have a great weekend!
Dora 💕

Ashley
Ashley

This is a great idea! So fun to learn about others and see their unique pieces! Thank you both for sharing!

Dora

Hi Ashley,
It is fun to have a little nosy into other fans collections! Thank you for reading and commenting and have a great week!
Dora 🎀