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Journal Theme: Heros

Hi Pandora family. I made this journal post and intended to send it to Dora before I knew of her tragic passing. To honour her memory, I feel so privileged to be one of the contributors who continues her amazing blog. Rest in peace Dora, the community misses you dearly. It seems fitting that this blog post was all about heroes as I know Dora was one of our heroes.

Every Hero has to start somewhere!

Kamala Khan

While I have not been online that much over the last few months, I have not neglected my Pandora passion. In fact, quite the contrary! With the release of the new Pandora x Marvel collection, I thought it would be awesome to watch all the Marvel movies in ‘timeline order’ and by doing so I grew to know and love the Marvel collection even more. Without further ado, let me introduce you to a new bracelet design featuring none other than the marvellous Avengers!

I feel I must start with none other than the famous Iron Man – Tony Stark who turns his amazing genius and fortune into a truly technologically creative enterprise. The Iron Man suit is so amazingly advanced and Jarvis, the voice within the suit, guides Tony’s actions and conscience with great witticism. The amazing CZ crystals and red enamel which contrasts the 14k gold plating on the charm support the engraving of ‘find your power’, which is on the back of the charm. This charm reminds me that we all have the power to be heroes in our own right.

I also love that the 14k gold plating on the Iron Man charm, matches the Pandora Shine Avengers Infinity Stones Ring and Gauntlet Dangle Charm. These are both stunning charms and allow you to hold the power of the universe in your hand.

The ring in particular sold out super quickly here and has since made a comeback in store. It is a stunning piece of jewellery that is versatile and easy to pair with so many designs.

I like that it can be recognisable as a Marvel piece, but also can be worn with so many other charms and bracelets due to the diverse colour palette of the infinity stones.

When ‘assembling my heroes’, I could not go past the Black Widow Dangle and the incredible Avengers Hulk charm  – we know they are a power couple in the Marvel Avengers timeline. Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff’s can-do girl power attitude is aptly captured in the engraving “Actually, I can”.

I get emails from a raccoon. So, nothing sounds crazy anymore.

Black widow

The Marvel Avengers Hulk charm with the “Hulk Smash” engraving represents the many sides to all of us and our capacity to change when we are controlled by our emotions. I really like the complexity of Hulk’s character and how he fits into the ‘Dr Jekyll, Mr Hyde’ archetype. He also has a very entertaining rivalry with Thor, as they constantly contend for the title of the strongest Avenger and partake in a humorous clash during a Gladiator battle for the Grandmaster in Thor Ragnarok.

I know this guy, we are friends from work

Thor to hulk

Speaking of the almighty Thor, God of Thunder with his trust hammer Mjolnir, Pandora has released the Hammer Dangle Charm for all those of us who are indeed worthy. Thor is by far my favourite Avenger, not just for his smashing good looks, but also for his sense of humour and ridiculous ego which often only serves to enhance his goofy wit.

Let’s see who you are. I take off your disguise. And flick!
You flicked too hard, d@mmit!

zeus and thor

The most recent Thor: Love and Thunder movie, while it got mixed reviews, in my opinion was incredibly funny and a great mix of 80s pop culture references with a compelling storyline and humorous characters – of note the screaming goats. I really hope that Pandora releases a Thor and The Mighty Thor (Jane) character charms, with all the glorious space Viking details in future releases.

“You are a good man, with a good heart. And it’s hard for a good man to be a king.”

T’Chaka

Another inspiring Avenger is Black Panther, the heir of the advanced and hidden kingdom of Wakanda. I love how the enamel design of this charm fits with the purple birthstone and enamel heart charms, it fits King T’Challa’s regal nature. This was a fantastic film and the charm keeps the spirit of ‘Wakanda forever’.

Last but certainly not least we have the noble Captain America, the shield dangle charm is one of my favourite in the collection, it pairs perfectly with the Pandora Galaxy Blue and Star Muranos and reminds me of the strength we have inside ourselves even when it doesn’t feel like we do. I often wear this charm separately on my O-pendant.

Sometimes we could all do with a little reflection on our heroes. I often wear this bracelet when I need a bit of a confidence boost or when I am going to the movies. Personally, I would love to see a Wanda, Mighty Thor, Corg and Zeus charm and maybe even a symbol from the Dr Strange movies to appear in future releases. Which Marvel Avengers would you love to see in future releases? Did you purchase any Marvel charms? I would love to know in the comments below. 

If you would like to incorporate some journaling into your jewellery design, consider your thoughts on the following questions: 

  1. If you had to ‘assemble your heroes’ who would you choose? 
  2. Are there certain charms that represent the heroes in your life?
  3. If you are a Marvel fan, who is your favourite Avenger and what qualities draws you to them? 
  4. Which Heroes do you wish Pandora added to their Avengers collection? 

Much Pandora love always,

xx Lina

Part of the journey is the end

Tony stark
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