Unique gift idea for the travel oriented

Landmark Beads for the travel oriented
New Landmark Beads for 2014

Sterling Silver Landmark Beads are a unique gift idea for the travel oriented woman who also love beads and charms.

Every year billions of people travel around the world on family vacation, business trips, or in travel groups, while others make their living as travel agents or tour guides.

Landmark Beads offer a special way for the world traveler to represent travel destinations on charm bead or pandora travel bracelets.

Landmark Beads have a wide variety of popular locations and this year there are five new beads added to the collection (from left to right in photo):

  1. Mount Rushmore
  2. The Milan Duomo
  3. Manneken Pis
  4. Cape Neddick Lighthouse
  5. Route 66 Sign

Landmark Beads are compatible with all brands of European Charm Bead bracelets. Made of fine quality .925 Sterling Silver and the hole size is a large 5mm with no threading.

These make a wonderful and meaningful unique gift for travelers, travel agents, business travelers, and many more.

Available for order on our website at Bead Lovers Korner.

One Simple Idea to Make a Coin Holder Necklace

Everyone loves a cool necklace, and here is one simple idea to make a beautiful coin holder necklace while also using European Charm Beads.

Carlo Biagi Coin Holder Pendants and Coins are a fashionable new way to show a womans personality and match her wardrobe by using interchangeable jewelry coins.

This great idea also includes selecting a few favorite charm beads and stringing them on a chain or leather cord to create a whole new look!

Coin Pendant with Beads
This example shows the Multi Heart Black Coin, Cz Coin Holder and a variety of beads

Make these beautiful necklaces for women with any type of Coin Pendant or Charm Bead such as PANDORA beads, Chamilia, Carlo Biagi, Nikki Lissoni, Mi Moneda, Lucet Mundi and more.

What you will need

Directions: Insert coin into the coin holder pendant and string onto leather, tied a knot and then add the European beads. Tie another knot if you want them held in place, or just place around your neck!

A few examples are shown in this blog post to give ideas of how to arrange beads to mix and match with pendants to make really colorful necklaces.

Match Charm Beads and Coin Pendants by Color or Theme
Select European Charm Beads and Coin Pendants to match by Color or Theme!

Check out all the beautiful beads and other unique items at Bead Lovers Korner!

European Charm Beads and Bangles Bracelets

I recently had the opportunity to send one of my European Charm Beads and Bangle bracelets to a popular blogger for a product review.

Not only did Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog review this bangle bracelet, but they also wrote their 3 Top Tips for Buying Jewelry! Three things to think about before making a jewelry purchase for either yourself or for a gift.

Examples of European Charm Beads and Bangle Bracelets

Below are a couple of other European Beads and bangles bracelets showing examples of how you can arrange different Pandora Style beads and charms.

Blue Beads Bangle Bracelet
Royal Blue & Gold European Beads and Stainless Steel Bangle Bracelet

This Stainless Steel Carlo Biagi Bangle is a smooth finish and the bangle is rigid. One of the round ball ends unscrew so that beads can be added or rearranged. This example comes with blue and gold glass beads as well as the crystal European bead in the center.

Red Beads Starter Bangle Bracelet
Red Floral and Pink Crystal European Bead Bangle

This red and pink starter bracelet has a wire etched texture and is somewhat flexible, one of the ends unscrew on this bangle bracelet also. This feminine combination is a great way to start a European beads and bangles collection, and makes great gifts for mom, your wife or girlfriend!

“e.g. our products fits the PANDORA bracelets”. Counterfeiting and the PANDORA Trademark

Here is my take on the whole PANDORA trademark issue and the quote “e.g. our products fits the PANDORA bracelets”.

It is counterfeiting according to PANDORA, so don’t use that word. Strike the word PANDORA from your vocabulary when referring to beads or jewelry unless you are one of their die-hard followers or you are talking about something from mythology.

Apparently this company wants sole use of the word in any form as it relates to beads or jewelry. If you use the word PANDORA and are not one of their sellers then you are counterfeiting their PANDORA trademark.

Enough said. I am sick of the whole thing. If you ask me if my beads will fit on your bracelet that starts with the alphabet letter P, then I will tell you, otherwise I am not saying. I have removed it from every single place I have a listing or information about the compatibility of my items except in few rare places where I use combined phrases for general customer information and here on my blog.

Here is a statement from that company that you can read:

A Message from PANDORA Head Office Regarding Counterfeiting

At one point in the above Message it says:

“The use of the trademark PANDORA stand-alone and in combined phrases is only accepted in general customer information describing in long text the products offered, “e.g. our products fits the PANDORA bracelets.”

I was skeptical in believing this, and actually removed it from everywhere. I suffered a tremendous loss in business and also had to answer a zillion questions from customers who wanted to know if my beads would fit on PANDORA bracelets. I did add the phrase in my general information areas, but lots of people do not read that and ask questions anyway. However it is still best not to use that word in direct item titles.

Many bead sellers have been sued and taken to court and I do believe the PANDORA Nazis are still out there, so it is best to NOT use that word. It is not worth the headache and the risk of getting sued if they decide that you are a risk to them. So pretend the word does not exist. Most bead sellers today refer to large hole beads as a “European Bead”.

The beads I sell have a large diameter hole, and will fit on any thing with a smaller diameter such as a bracelet, necklace, leather, cord, beaded chain, key chain, anywhere you want.

I carry the Carlo Biagi brand and the Landmark brand, occasionally I will bring in some economy beads with a low price point. Everything I sell is of high quality .925 sterling silver (unless it is mentioned otherwise in the listing such as the economy beads) and will have lasting value for the bearer of the bead or charm, as long as they treat it with care and clean the item properly.

Years ago when this all started I was totally insulted that just because I said that a bead will fit on a P-ND-RA bracelet that this meant I am selling counterfeit beads. I was not, and never have sold any of the rip-off beads that are available. If you have had a run in with PANDORA or are not sure if you can use the phrase “Pandora style”, my advise is to not do so. Quality beads such as the brands I carry will sell on their own merit and the excellent customer service that I provide. I just have to explain in a little more detail about the hole size of the bead.

PANDORA may want to corner the market on large hole beads temporarily, but beads have been around for thousands of years and will continue to be a part of jewelry design, large hole or small hole!

To anyone who reads this post, thanks for reading and if you buy or sell beads I hope this information has helped you. One last thought:

What exactly came out of Pandora’s Box? All the evils of the world, so leave it alone.

Carlo Biagi Beads shown in photo can be found on Bead Lovers Korner website