Charm bracelets are a personal form of expression. They are sentimental little tokens that commemorate a moment in one’s life, a magical history tour collected over years and often passed down through generations. For those that haven’t yet succumbed to the addiction here’s the first in a series of tips on how to assemble your […]
Second post in a series of helpful tips on creating a cherished bracelet of your own. Bracelet Theme Pick a theme for your bracelet. It can be mementos from special times in your life, or holidays, travels, animals, beach charms, the possibilities are endless. It’s a great creative outlet & way to express your personality. Some charm […]
Attaching the Charms After you have purchased some charms, they will need to be attached to the bracelet. There are a few options here. One is to buy jump rings & attach them yourself. This method is nice because it offers flexibility in the placement of charms as you purchase them. The charms can be taken […]
The Result Now you’re ready to put on your bracelet & start jingling. Expect to receive lots of inquiries & complements on your creation. Charm bracelets are sentimental little tokens of one’s life. Like your own individual magical history tour. You’ll be surprised how addicting charm collecting is. Enjoy – it’s lots of fun!
I’ve been enchanted with a bracelet filled with vintage golden crystal Nuvo and Chim charms for a while now. It’s a bit more than I can afford to spend but occasionally I look at it and dream. I understand completely the reason for the price. The seller has invested a lot of time and effort and money into collecting and assembling this vintage charm treasure.
Historically in the golden age of charms, around the mid 20th century, women bought charms that commemorated events and special times in their lives and filled up their charm bracelets with their memories. These days one doesn’t hear too much about that tradition. But with Mother’s Day coming up…
Vintage Graduation CharmCharm bracelets are a traditional gift for a young woman graduating from high school or college. It’s a nice way to commemorate such a special event with a keepsake that she can wear on any occasion.
They’re easy to come by now days on internet and sites. Why not consider a vintage charm bracelet for your loved one’s graduation?
I have some favorite new charms. They are made by the Rembrandt Charm Company, which offers a wide selection of sterling silver, gold-plated, and solid yellow or white gold charms. I even created a Rembrandt Charm Squidoo Lens about these little beauties.
There are as many ways to make altered art charms as there are people who make them. There is no right or wrong in creativity. It’s a process of taking items that are thought to be worthless or worn out and giving them new life as a token on a charm bracelet.
Artistic jewelry has gained a lot of popularity in the past few years. There are some amazing examples for sale on a variety of online marketplaces and individual websites. One of the best places that I’ve found to buy altered art charm bracelets is Etsy, which is a venue created for folks that sell handmade items.
Juicy Couture offers a trendy contemporary line of jewelry. Juicy jewelry is sparkly, bright, and all about the bling. It conveys a sense of fun and playfulness about the wearer. The brilliant glass stones, pave crusted surfaces, colorful enamel, and quality plated metal complement each other to make their jewelry creations spectacular.
The Brighton Company was formed in 1991 and began their signature line of fashions by creating high quality leather belts. Brighton jewelry was a natural extension of the brand and the silver pendants, bracelets, and rings are some of the most popular items sold in the hundreds of Brighton stores today.
Judith Jack CharmMy first piece of Judith Jack jewelry was a little Santa Claus pin that I found in a clearance bin at Bloomingdales after Christmas sale. He had lots of marcasite and the prettiest jewel tone red jacket and I fell in love with it right away. I’ve worn him for years in the days leading up to Christmas and he is still my favorite pin.
This is short and “sweet”. I think this is perhaps the cutest charm I’ve EVER seen. I’ve got to have it. A Limited Edition 2011 Juicy Couture Box of Chocolate charm.
Slide bracelets gained favor in Victorian England. They began as a decorative accessory to a watch chain or necklace. Women added watch fobs that were made into slides as necessary to move the watch up or down on the chain, and also to prevent the chain from twisting. Sometimes they cut the heads off of stick pins and fashioned them into watch chain slides.
I’ve been seeing Chamilia Bead Charm Bracelets on the wrists of lots of ladies where I work. They start with a few, and little by little load them up with gifts received for special occasions, or that they buy for themselves. They’re pretty and a great conversation starter around the office and I had to learn how they work and start my own collection.
I’m a sweet treat lover. It’s not a good habit to have but I’m trying to exercise a bit of self control when it comes to candy, cake, donuts, and the like. As I was browsing through some Juicy Couture charms I decided to make a little collage out of my favorite sweet tooth charms. […]