REVIEW: PANDORA Colour Ferris Wheel Charm
“Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels…”
Recall dusk at the fair, the smell of popcorn in the air and twinkling colourful carriages on the Ferris wheel.
One of the most interesting charms from the PANDORA Summers 2018 Collection is the fun PANDORA Ferris Wheel Charm (797199NLCMX). For me, one of the joys of summertime are the long hazy days and having more time to spend laughing and enjoying with friends. I have fond memories of warm summer evenings filled with dizzy bright lights and thrilling fairground rides whenever the fair came to town. The sweet PANDORA Ferris Wheel Charm is the perfect symbol for Summer fun!
Dora Explores: PANDORA Ferris Wheel Charm
My first impression of the PANDORA Ferris Wheel Charm was noticing it’s impressive stature. Not only is it physically larger than most charms, it fills more space with its vibrant spirit. Plus, unlike most PANDORA charms which are spherical, the Ferris Wheel Charm design includes a stand that makes the charm feel larger than it actually is. One side of the Ferris Wheel Charm has the PANDORA logo engraved in a circular design on the outside of the wheel’s spokes.
Each of the Ferris Wheels’ carriages are represented with sparkling stones in a variety of colours, including two lilac crystals, four orchid pink crystal, two green crystals, two fancy golden coloured cubic zirconia and four aqua blue crystals. A small opening at the centre of each ‘carriage’ allows light to shine through the crystals creating added brilliance. A beaded silver design decorates the back of the PANDORA Ferris Wheel Charm.
A side view of the Ferris Wheel Charm shows it’s large scale and barrel like shape. As with quite a few of the newer PANDORA charms, the Ferris Wheel Charm is incredibly shiny and doesn’t have have much oxidisation. Although, the space between each of the wheel’s spokes has been oxidised which adds depth to the charm.
The standard PANDORA hallmarks, ‘S925 ALE’, are placed discreetly underneath the Ferris Wheel Charm. Remember, life is too short to buy fake PANDORA and rather than face disappointment it is best to purchase PANDORA from authorised retailers such as BeCharming.
Style 1: Touch The Sky
'I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.' - E.B. White
'Hope is a Ferris wheel - It takes Low and High; And when you reach the Top, It’s like you can touch The Sky! And when it takes you Down - Hope becomes A Thing That, When you’re getting Off, You take With you to Bring.' - Robin Herrera
My first design with the PANDORA Ferris Wheel Charm is theme park inspired, ready for my trip to Walt Disney World later this month. Using the PANDORA Disney Mickey Bracelet (590731CZ) as a magical backdrop, I created a fun filled design with the adorable Flying Dumbo Dangle Charm at the centre. The two tone PANDORA Disney Parks Carousel and Ferris Wheel Charms sit either side of the Pearlescent Mickey Silhouettes (791818MOP) charm and the delicious Multi-Coloured Mosaic Charm (797183MPR) creating an mini theme park island. Spinning teacups are represented with the dizzy Disney Parks Alice in a Teacup charm and its pretty pink enamel decoration is emphasised with the glittering rose of Aurora’s Signature Colour Murano (791658). Taking place of a swan shaped pedalo is the glorious Majestic Swan (791732CZ) charm which lends a drop of elegance to this animated styling.
'If you want to see the world don't be the fulcrum pin of the ferris wheel. Rather be a nail on one of the benches in one of the cars.' - Vineet Raj Kapoor
Style 2: Moons, Junes & Ferris Wheels
'You loved ferris wheels more than roller coasters because life shouldn’t be lived at full speed, but in anticipation and appreciation.' - Amy Harmon
'Ride the ferris wheel. There’s something romantic about riding the Ferris wheel, especially when it stops and you’re feeling like you’re on top of the world.' - Julie Spira
This splendid star filled design is dedicated to the charming Jahndra at MyXpressions blog, who has some stunning star themed bracelets. Check out her blog for the latest list of retired PANDORA jewellery.
The second styling of the PANDORA Ferris Wheel Charm highlights how carnivals and fun fairs are often associated with bright twinkling lights at nighttime. With its’ shimmering multi-coloured carriages, the Ferris Wheel Charm makes a statement in the central position. Surrounding it are the metallic Silvery Glitter Ball (796327EN144) and the sublime Celestial Mosaic (796400MMB) charms. One of my favourite Murano charms, the retired Fascinating Adventurescent Stardust Murano Charm (791628) is perfect for magical luminary themes. I can’t recommend these magnificent Murano charms enough and if the opportunity ever arrises to purchase them, do it!
Touches of midnight blue continue throughout the bracelet with the heavenly Royal Blue Galaxy (796361NCB) and the chillingly beautiful Wintry Delight (796357EN63) and Dazzling Snowflake (796358NTB) charms. Celestial wonderment is presented with the sweet Illuminating Stars (796373CZ), majestic Night Sky (791371CZ) and the long retired two tone Starburst (790188cz) charms.
The Illuminating Stars button charm is ideal for Disney bracelet designs as well as star themes and it is currently available for just £19 on PANDORA UK.
'Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels the dizzy dancing way you feel. As every fairy tale comes real I’ve looked at love that way.' - Joni Mitchell.
Style 3: Ferris Wheel Kisses
'The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.' - Natalie Babbitt
'You never know how great a kiss can feel, when you're stopped at the top of a Ferris wheel.' - Freddy Cannon
My final styling of the PANDORA Ferris Wheel Charm uses the pretty Mesh Bracelet (596543) to tell a story of two BFF’s having fun at the fair! Hopefully PANDORA will produce a handsome boyfriend for Bella Bot (797141EN160) in the future, but for now the adorable PANDORA Rose Bella Bot (787141EN160) keeps her company. The lovely pastels of the Pink (791499PCZ) and Green Petite Facet (791499SGQ) charms combined with the gorgeous Multi-Coloured Mosaic (797183MPR) charm, create a look that is as sweet as the fun fairs candy floss!
'The first lights of the evening were springing into pale existence. The Ferris wheel, pricked out now in lights, revolved leisurely through the dusk; a few empty cars of the roller coaster rattled overhead.' - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Read our recent review of the PANDORA Multi-Coloured Mosaic Charm for more style inspiration.
My verdict on the PANDORA Ferris Wheel Charm? I'm dizzy with love!
PANDORA Colour Ferris Wheel Charm (797199NLCMX)
- Wow Factor - 10/1010/10
- Value - 10/1010/10
- Design - 10/1010/10
- Versatility - 8.5/108.5/10
The creative PANDORA Ferris Wheel charm is a very near 10/10 for me! With its’ unique design and large size it definitely possesses wow factor. Plus considering the size and crystals it is good value too. The only area that it dropped on points is versatility. I found that its shape made it harder to place against certain charms, although smaller round charms nestle beautiful either side of it. All in all though this is a fantastic and original charm!
What are your views on the PANDORA Ferris Wheel Charm? Does it make you dizzy with excitement or slightly queasy in your tummy? Let us know in the comments below…