It all started back in June 2012, when I began to write for Hubpages. My first articles were about Pandora and then also Trollbeads. I happen to love jewelry and when I saw an ad for a local sale for a free Pandora bracelet with $100 purchase.
I conveniently mentioned to Kevin right around anniversary in 2011 that I would love to be gifted a bracelet and a few charms to start my collection. I thought each holiday that he and the girls could give me another chart to begin to fill my bracelet.My First Pandora Bracelt – Back in 2011
Well, little did I know how addicting the want and desire to fill my bracelet would be. I explained this a bit more here on a Hubpages article, but still let’s just say I went a bit crazy buying, selling and trading on Facebook groups.
When I wrote those original articles, I was knee deep in this mild obsession.
In 2013, I slowed down on this, because I truly did feel like it was getting a bit out of control, but will admit I still would glance at the new charms here and there. I also never deleted my Facebook groups, but could not go in there for fear that I would start the cycle of buying, selling and trading all over again.
I was proud of myself for not having bought more then one charm for the whole year, when the 12 Days of Christmas Charms for Pandora were released.
I mentioned here how I went shopping on Black Friday with my mom. I decided to go take a quick look at those charms and really just was nosey to see what the limited edition and coveted Black Friday charm looked like.
When I saw it was a glitzy, shiny snowflake, I fell in love. And when the girl asked me if I wanted it, I stood there for all of 3 second before, I happily said, “Yes”!
She wrapped it up and I came home to for the first time in months rearrange my Pandora bracelet.
I realized I have two out of the three Black Friday charms and was still missing number one from the very first year back in 2011. I got on my computer and looked on Ebay, but still very leery about buying my Pandora there knowing that a lot of times they are fake or counterfeit.
So, off to my Pandora Facebook groups, I went in search of one. I found it in less then a half hour. My guilt for saving money and now buying another charm consumed me. But then I broke down when I got a great deal from a familiar face from back in the day.
When it arrived, I did a bit more rearranging of my bracelet. And after that I swore, I would be good.
But then, my dad asked if he could get me a gift card for of my choice for Christmas and I knew it had to be to our local store who sold Pandora.
And then, of course, came the text from my brother the week before Christmas, “Have you decided what you want for Christmas yet? I want to look to get you something.”
You guessed, I sent him this link that I had written up about my favorite Pandora charms from the 12 Days of Christmas and New Winter Collection here. He actually showed my article to the Pandora store clerk, seriously felt a bit proud that my article was seen there, but I digress.
And on Christmas morning, I received 2 new charms from my brother and my gift card from my father. More rearranging of my bracelet occurred that day.
The weekend after Christmas found me going to the mall to our Pandora Store to purchase the dangle snowflake charm, called Winter Kiss I was now dreaming of.
I got up to the counter and asked for it, only to find out that the sparkly snowflake was sold out out, had been ordered, but the store was not sure when they would get it back in.
I left with my gift card and called another store to find out similar. They put my name on a wait list to call me when they hopefully do get more in.
I even checked my Facebook groups to no avail. Definitely disappointed and do realize it is only jewelry, but I will say these charms are a hobby for me and definitely a fun way to express myself.
Now, I know the way I was back in 2012 was a bit excessive, but still I think not looking at all is not the route for me either, because again everyone needs a hobby, I suppose.
Kevin has video games and Playstation 3 and now also Playstation 4.
So, the moral of this long drawn out story (that I could hear Kevin telling me to get to the point) is I have decided to go back to my roots a bit with my love of Pandora and will be hopefully sharing the new collections and my thoughts on them (my favorites) as they come out, because I just can’t resist.
I think these types of articles were fun for me back in 2013, when I first started and would love to be able to do more on this topic again. I no longer really write on Hubpages with having my blog.
So, hopefully you my readers will enjoy when I do share more on this here when I can. I mean after all this is my blog, it is meant to be a place where I can share my loves and passions. So what better place then to do that then here. And promise to share the latest Valentine’s collection very soon. Stay tuned for this space for that in the near future!
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