A big thank you to everyone who posted comments, links, and sent emails regarding my charm bracelet dilemma! I've seriously been pondering this all week ~ I think I'm going to go with the Brighton bracelet for now. I like that we can mix beads with dangle charms and that she will be able to swap out the charms easily. I was a little nervous that she may get annoyed with all of the dangles of a traditional bracelet ~ she's a girlie-girl, but she is very active. The Brighton charms are also much more affordable and they also have very kid-friendly designs.
I thought I'd share my mother's charm bracelet ~ which is now mine. I remember being little and digging it out of her jewelry box to tinker with all the charms. Opening the typewriter case, cranking on the wishing well, and playing with the fish. The interactive charms are the best! She started it as a teenager about 50 or so years ago. Most of the charms were collected when she was a camp counselor. At the end of each summer, the counselors were allowed to pick a charm from a catalog to celebrate the end of the season. A fun tradition. I think the charm bracelet fad must have gone out of style in her early 20s, because she stopped collecting them ~ and I never had one made for me! Boohoo. I have a Pandora, but I think I need to create a vintage charm bracelet for myself. I'm happy to see that collecting charms is back "in"!
I also wanted to let you know that I just completed a small shop update. There are several new ribbons and trims, as well as some vintage jewelry bits. I've also discontinued several styles of the German Scrap foils and borders. Most are marked up to 50% off!
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