Are Landmark beads Pandora compatible charms?

Will Landmark beads work on my bracelet? Are they Pandora compatible charms? I get asked these questions all the time, and the answer is YES! Landmark Beads are compatible with Pandora, Biagi, Chamila and more!

The large smooth bead hole, which measures approximately 5mm,  has no threading and this makes them compatible with all popular bead bracelets and the beads will slip on and off easily.

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Las Vegas Sign Landmark Bead. Photo Copyright © 2015 Bead Lovers Korner

Why doesn’t it say they are Pandora compatible charms in the listing?

Technically I am not supposed to mention the name Pandora in any product listing for sale that is not an actual Pandora brand.

Years ago the Pandora Nazis were all over the internet forcing companies to take listings down and even taking them to court for trademark infringement.

This activity might have loosened up in recent years, I am not really sure. I had my own bad experience with the Pandora Police and being a really small business I can’t risk a lawsuit.

So I am writing about it here for those who might Google the question looking for answers.

About Landmark Beads

There are currently over 70 different highly detailed Landmark beads representing locations from around the world and the United States.

There are also several beads designed to help tell the story of your travels, which include a cruise ship, jet airplane, sail boat, camper and more.

Landmark Beads for travel
Landmark Beads that represent modes of travel. Examples shown are the jet plane and train engine. Photo Copyright © 2015 Bead Lovers Korner

Landmark Beads should only be cleaned with a silver cleaning cloth. Do not use silver polish dip, as this may remove the oxidation that shows the tiny details in the silver.

When you are not wearing your bracelet, keep it stored in a safe place in either a plastic Ziploc bag or special jewelry storage, this will help keep it from tarnishing quickly.

As with all fine jewelry, do not wear while swimming, cleaning, bathing, etc. Some chemicals can ruin good jewelry. Also be careful not to wear during highly physical activities, such as sports, this can cause scratching, denting or loss.

With proper care, Landmark beads will be a lasting memory of your travels around the world!

Check out all the Landmark Beads at Bead Lovers Korner!

Where were you on September 11 2001?

September 11 2001 is a day that changed everything, not just in the United States of America but in the entire world. The Twin Towers attack on 9-11-2001, followed by the Pentagon and United 93 is something we must NEVER FORGET!

World Trade Center Landmark Bead
World Trade Center Twin Towers Landmark Bead

Where were you on September 11 2001?

I was working at Creative Catalog Concepts, a publishing company in Orange City, Florida. I was on the phone with Bobby Susser from New Hope Records, discussing a custom job we were doing for him.

As I sat there on the phone, one of our Graphic Artists went into our “Break Area” and turned on the TV. I could see this from my desk and thought it was unusual since it was so early in the day.

Then several other employees gathered and sounded alarmed so I asked Bobby to hold while I went to see what happened. The first plane, American Airlines Flight 11, had crashed into the North Tower.

I got back on the phone with Bobby and told him what had happened and we ended the call. Then I stood there with the others and we watched in horror as the second plane, United Airlines Flight 175, crashed into the South Tower on live TV. Stunned and shocked we could not believe our eyes, panic was setting in as we knew that this was not an accident.

Shortly after that I called my husband, who works for an airline, and that was when he told me of the unprecedented grounding of all flights in the United States of America!

Then we heard about the other two flights – American Airlines Flight 77 and United 93. The knowledge that this was an attack on the USA was prevalent in our minds and we all could not believe this was happening!!

The rest of the day was spent not doing a whole lot of anything except crying, watching the news and wondering what was next. No one wanted to work, the whole day was surreal and the skies were eerily silent.

Always remember 9/11

I will never forget what happened on September 11th. My heart still aches for those who perished, those who lost loved ones and the brave Americans who dealt with this in their personal lives.

Each story, each thought and memory of the 9/11 attacks will keep those who perished and those who suffered alive in our hearts and minds.

Please share your story and NEVER FORGET September 11 2001!

Where is your American Spirit?

On this Memorial Day I want to ask everyone to show their American Spirit. I have heard different opinions about how patriotism isn’t as strong as it once was.

My own children were taught to think that the United States of America is a bully, going around the world taking over and getting involved in everyone’s business. They weren’t taught the reason why.

Red, White and Blue Earrings
Red, White and Blue Earrings

What is the American Spirit?

Simply put: to be free

Many people around the world would love to be free of oppressive governments and dictators. Over the past 240 years we have developed a great military with which to defend ourselves and help those who seek freedom.

But freedom comes at a price. Brave men and women have paid that price with their lives.

As we remember and honor those who have fallen and lost their lives serving the USA, please pay particular attention to the importance of not letting that fade from your memory.

Tatue of Liberty Bead
Statue of Liberty Landmark Bead

How do you show your American Spirit?

What are the symbols of the American Spirit of Freedom? There are many, and can be incorporated into any fashion:

  • The colors red, white and blue
  • Stars
  • Display the flag
  • Lady Liberty
  • The Liberty Bell
  • The Eagle

On this Memorial Day I will show my spirit and be somber, in honor of those we lost and in contemplation of the loss of more lives defending our flag and our right to be free people.

Whether you lean to the left, lean to the right or just stand straight, please remember that brave soldiers lost their lives so that you could stand wherever you want.

Make an extra effort to be proud of our country.

Pay respect to the souls of brave men and women who died protecting our flag, our country and our freedom.

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.