In this first installment of my revamped YouTube video format, I take a look at comparing the newly debuted Thomas Sabo Karma Beads with the Pandora Essence Collection which came out last ll. Ive had a lot of feedback on the Karma Beads and the compatibility of the two brands, so I thought itd be more fun to show you ;). Please post any comments or questions on the blog here, I hope you enjoy.
Also, Thomas Sabo is having a promotion right now! With the purchase of a bracelet or necklace, receive a stone bead for free ($24.50 value). This is a great value and time to start your Karma Beads Collection! I have a couple of the stone beads (obsidian and white jade) and show them off in the video. Have you considered this brand?
I have both and I have to say Ive been wearing more of my Thomas Sabo. I like the slightly larger size of the beads in Sabo and the ct that you can put Pandora and Troll beads on it as well. One note of caution, though: I have already had a stone ll out of one of my new Thomas Sabo beads and I am not that rough with my jewellery. I have the suspicion that the Sabo beads are more cheaply made than the Pandora ones. They feel much lighter in weight. That being said, I like having more choices in the color and design of the beads. I will just avoid beads with stones in the future.
Awesome! Thanks for adding your feedback. I dont have any of the CZ beads, I like the openworks a lot :D.
Tried to make a purchase using the code but it said that it could not find the specific offer code. Guess no purchase today!
Dont worry, its all for the best- I need to put a hold on all this spending.
I enjoyed your new comparison format. Although I like their beads, still not sure about TS quality.
Haha, we all need a break, I hope the companies are listening! I dont think you need to worry about the quality, the beads are hollow and openworks, but its silver :).
I love the Karma collection! I also love the pandora. Essence collection. I like the ct they offer different metals with the Sabos. It really adds interest to the bracelet.
Loved the video. You can see so much more than photos. Thanks very much. Its confirmed to me that I made the right decision to get the TS Karma beads. I only have 2 so r but they are beautiful.
Leann, thanks for the video! It was awesome! Youre doing great with the video editingespecially loved the pop-ups. And the content was very interesting. Its cool to see the bracelets and beads live like that. Keep up the good work!
Youre so welcome, Jen :). Im glad you found it helpful! Im really excited to make more videos like these, and hopefully Ill get st at it ;).
Leann, Thanks for enabling me once again! I have been eyeing this line up for a while and decided to take the plunge with the promo. Thanks to your awesome video I knew to order stoppers. I picked the blue chalcedony for my freebie. And ordered the sunrise and starfish bead as well. Cant wait to see it in person!
Haha, I am a terrible enabler! Im so glad you found the video helpful :). Let me know what you think of them when you get it!
My Thomas Sabo came today and I LOVE it. Its a nice size difference from the Pandora essence and even though two of the beads that I bought were open work they still had a nice weight to them. I am so pleased with it, I placed another order! Leann, thanks again for then intro
Woohoo!! Im so glad to hear that you love them :D. Its really impressed me too. Which beads did you get?? 😀
I first bought Sunrise and the starfish. For my free bead I picked the Blue Chaldoncey. (sp?) Then I just bought the Om bead and the white ceted quartz. Im sure its not going to end there!
Haha, go nuts! Its so much fun and Im glad the price is reasonable too. 😀 Youll have to post a pic of your bracelet!
Leann, I just recd my last order. Quicker than the first too. I am sooo in love with this line. I am already picking out my next beads! Karma is one if my next ones!
Heres a pic.
Great video! So helpful and informative. It makes me one to buy a bracelet too, haha! Leann do you happen to know if their bracelet sizes are about the same as Pandora? Since the Pandora ones stretch out a tad after wear, does that happen to Thomas Sabo as well? I have a 17cm Pandora bracelet (not Essence) and kinda wondering if I need 17cm too for the Thomas Sabo one. Not quite sure if the Essence and regular Pandora bracelet are that much different from eachother.
Leann how cool is your youtube comparison video. But after watching the video not only do I still not like Essence but do not like Karma now.
The Karma beads looks thin and light. Actually the Essence beads looks like they are made better.
Fantastic video congrats on your first one! Id never have known that this is the first video youve done, you look like a pro.
I love the Sabo bracelet links, and Im glad that the Sabo beads fit the Essence bracelet. But thats probably because Ive already got an Essence! 😉
Thanks Denise! Im glad you like it :). I think the beads fit well with the EssenceI cant seem to overcome my OCD to put the brands together though ;).
Wow! I absolutely love your video. I mentioned it on another post that i just ordered an 18 oxidized bracelet and a free matte obsidian bead and i am soooo impatiently waiting. I have the essence bracelet as well, but the karma beads have more edgy beads. So excited to add to my karma collection!
Im glad you like itKarma has some really cool designs. Youre going to love it!
I got the oxidised bracelet but you cant really tell! I want the wheel of karma and the shiny obsidian as well. Ive only got the wellness charm on my essence and I like it as it is, so probably wont get any more essence charms unless I really like the cord bracelets!
Im not sure if I like them together as theyre such different looks (possible OCD there lol).
Im already addicted to normal pandora so trying not to get addicted to essence or karma as well, but I couldnt resist the edgier look of karma when there was a good promo!
No, YouTube took down my account a few weeks ago and were trying to get all the videos back up on the new account. Keep checking, Ill try to get back up this weekend!
I got Amethyst, Heliotrope, Dumortierite, Hematin, 2 stopper to get the FREE Thomas Sabo Karma bracelet with a free jewelry roll up in a new concept store opening in Toronto. Totol $134 + tax! very beautiful. It is more beautiful than Pandora Essensce which I dont have.
I got the Free Karma bracelet with 4 semi precious stone beads purchase in Toronto, they have spend 125 to get the free bracelet now. Oh! Pandora moment bead ( threaded, unthreaded, clip ) can all go on Karma bracelet. Fun! I dont have Essence bracelet but Enjoy Karma bracelet more.
Full-time professional and beadaholic. Passionately collecting and writing about Pandora, Trollbeads, redbalifrog, Ohm Beads, and more since 2011. She lives in Seattle, with her husband, fur baby Beau, and son Alex. Read more about Leann.
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