May 25, 2011

charmed, I'm sure

Victorian era charm bracelet, Victoria & Albert Museum

Charms have been around for ages (at least, for as long as people have been paranoid and started carrying little trollies around their neck to ward off the evil forces), but charm bracelets were popularized by Queen Victoria.

I've found loads of little charms and pendants from the jewelry collections of my great-grandmothers and grandmothers, but they don't see much rotation and mainly hung out in a box on my vanity. With a little leftover chain (I feel like I'm swimming in leftover supplies!) and some jump rings, I put together all those broken earrings, brooches, and pendants to good use. This ain't your sister's Juicy Couture charm bracelet.





I think the gold colored pendant on the right is a gift my grandpa brought back from Korea for my grandmother.


Searching online, I found that this pendant is made from camphor glass. The star is the symbol of the Order of the Eastern Star.

2 comments:

  1. i used to LOVE charm bracelets, but now i'm old and grumpy and don't like things in my way, getting caught on stuff.

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  2. Aww this is a good idea. I love charm bracelets, ^^guess I'm not old and grumpy yet haha

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