REVIEW: Pandora Kitten and Yarn Ball Charm
“All you need is love and a cat.”
Proudly display your love for your fur baby with the adorable Kitten and Yarn Ball charm!
Each year the Pandora Autumn tends to be my favourite release and the Pandora Autumn 2021 Collection was no exception! Besides a selection of exciting new charm holders and pretty Disney Princesses, the 2021 Autumn Collection includes stunning nature inspired jewellery. New animal charms include the fun Cute Piggy Bank (799549C00), Polished Rubber Duck (799554C01) and my favourite, the Pandora Kitten and Yarn Ball Charm (799535C00).
Dora Explores: Pandora Kitten & Yarn Ball Charm
As a cat mummy I was delighted when Pandora released a new cat charm. The Pandora Kitten and Yarn Ball Charm (799535C00) is not just a typical cat charm but features a little cat holding a ball of wool. Oxidisation detail highlights the individual strings of wool as well as the kitty’s eyes, nose and whiskers.
Hanging from the bottom of the Pandora Kitten and Yarn Ball Charm is a tiny silver disc, stamped with the word ‘ME♥︎W’. Other cute details include little embossed paws and grooved shapes that depict the cats fur pattern.
More grooved markings can be seen on the back of the Pandora Kitten and Yarn Ball Charm and the cats stripey tail curls around his back, finishing in a fluffy tip.
The normal Pandora hallmark for silver jewellery, ‘S925 ALE’ is engraved on the bottom of the Pandora Kitten and Yarn Ball Charm and the Pandora logo is stamped on the back of the disc. Initially I thought the Kitten and Yarn Ball charm was going to have a threaded core, but it actually has a smooth interior. This makes it quick and easy to thread onto bracelets but perhaps should not be the final charm on a bracelet to avoid it slipping off when opening the bracelet.
The Marmalade Cat
The smallest feline is a masterpiece.Leonardo da Vinci
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.Terry Pratchett
One cat just leads to another.Ernest Hemingway
My first design with the Pandora Kitten and Yarn Ball Charm (799535C00) is a two tone design inspired by my first pet cat, set on the pretty Pandora Moments Heart Clasp Snake Chain Bracelet (580719).
Warm rose gold tones interspersed on the bracelet illustrate my marmalade cats orange patterned fur. Blossoming at the centre of the design is the Pink Daisy Flower Charm (788775C01). Sitting on one side, Dora Bear (788007) represents me and the Kitten and Yarn Ball acts as my beloved pet cat. Burnt orange and pink hues on the Glittering Sunset Murano Glass (789440C00) perfectly imitate the ginger colour of my marmalade cat.
At the back of the bracelet, the Limited Edition Pandora 20th Anniversary House Charm (799118C00) portrays my family home, while the Openwork Pink Daisy Flower Charm (788772C01) denotes the surrounding woodland. Two Pink Peach Blossom Flower Spacers (788111ENMX) add a vintage look to the design and the Openwork Family Tree Heart Charm (788826C01) highlights how a cat is truly part of a family.
Time spent with cats is never wasted.Sigmund Freud
I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult.Bill Dana
It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days.
I have studied many philosophers and many cats.HIPPOLYTE TAINE
The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
As the Pandora Kitten and Yarn Ball Charm (799535C00) features a cat playing with look, my second design is inspired by a warm knitted jumper set on the Pandora Moments Sparkling Pavé Clasp Bracelet (590723CZ).
The Pandora Kitten and Yarn Ball Charm is the focal point of the design with the retired Glittering Shapes (796243CZ) and Woven Together (790568D) charm illustrating wool and a knitted pattern. Silver lines on both versions of the Funny Bones (790569DB, 790569DN) charms depict stripes on a wooly jumper and the Matte Green (799555C00) and Matte Purple (789547C00) Murano charms convey the colour. Two tone charms such as the Golden Star (790563), Flower Power (790399DN) and Desert Star (790188CZ) act as different knitting designs and patterns.
My verdict on the Pandora Kitten & Yarn Ball Charm?
It’s the cat’s whiskers!DORA
Pandora Kitten and Yarn Ball Charm (799535C00)
- Wow Factor - 7/107/10
- Value - 10/1010/10
- Design - 10/1010/10
- Versatility - 9/109/10
The Pandora Kitten and Yarn Ball Charm (799535C00) has an adorable design and priced at £35 is an affordable gift for a cat mum. As a silver charm it is very versatile and will suit lots of styles. It has a slightly larger size which provides added wow factor. All together it is a wonderful charm and will hold a special place in my Pandora collection.