FYI: Pandora Murano Glass Bead Manufacturing Differences

Hello all and welcome to an actual blog post!! It didn’t dawn on me until a couple of weeks ago when I uploaded my last video that for the entire month of November all I did were video posts (oops!). As I’ve stated before, sometimes it’s just easier to shoot some footage and edit it and slap it online! Also, there were a lot of hauls because the Trollbeads Wishful Sky bracelet came out, then it was my birthday and then it was Black Friday, you get my drift right? So today’s post will be a small one, but we will actually be discussing something that you all may have already noticed, but it’s something that I JUST noticed, and that is that Pandora is starting to make their Muranos a bit different!

So a couple of months ago I noticed (obviously while shopping), that the Murano charms looked bigger, I thought maybe Pandora was making their glass beads taller or somehow using more glass. They even reminded me of Trollbeads glass Muranos and I liked their aesthetic more as well. Then I thought maybe they were using smaller cores, but that couldn’t be as then they wouldn’t fit on their bracelets. I didn’t think much of it, until I came home then really started to pay attention.

Turns out Pandora has been making their glass beads a bit differently after all and it took closer observation to figure it out LOL.

I guess this means Pandora has started to make their Muranos a bit differently and I have to say, I’m liking it a lot! This means more glass and less metal, very Trollbeads-like. The thinner band around the core makes the bead look bigger without actually making it bigger, and it showcases more of the bead. I’ve always preferred Trollbeads glass over Pandora, but I have to admit Pandora is getting better with the glass bead designs it has released lately.

What do you think of this new design? I realize now the change happened awhile ago and I’m just now noticing. Anyone else as surprised as me?