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« on: January 28, 2009 05:06:38 AM »

I've wanted a charm bracelet for a while, so I finally decided to just make myself one. I have all these charms that I love but didn't have any projects for them! I like simple and elegant, so I used a silver/glass/pearl color scheme. I think a lot of the charms represent me. I'll talk about that in a minute, but first- the pictures!




There's lots of little leaves and flowers because I love nature and create french beaded flowers and wire trees. I have 2 little chinese coins because I collect foreign coins (I have over 600 coins from about 80 countries). There's also some dice, not because I believe in luck but because I believe that life is really random, a kitty cat head (I have 2 kitties), a charm that says "laugh," and various other little beads and things- silver, glass, swarovski crystal, and glass "pearls." I love the way it jingles on my wrist. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009 06:27:22 AM »

That is really pretty, I love it. Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009 07:04:38 AM »

Nice job. It came out really delicate and charming!
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009 07:12:23 AM »

This is so pretty! I really like it!
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2009 07:25:20 AM »

Nice job. It came out really delicate and charming!

Thanks! I'm not so much a fan of the big chunky charm bracelets that seem to be "in" right now, but I love how meaningful and fun they can be. I think this one really came out well and really suits my style.

My only issue is that I'm horrible at judging how much wire to leave to make the loop at the end of each headpin, and I'm not so good at the loops in general. Tips, anyone?
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2009 02:21:48 PM »

I love both the beautiful delicate charm bracelets like yours, and the bold crazy chunky ones too.
The monochromatic theme really suits that style - simple and chic!

If you have charm bracelet construction questions, message Jenicat - she is the queen of beaded jewelry!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2009 06:36:05 PM »

The queen?!   Grin

I sent you a PM, but I like the bracelet!  I'm not huge on bracelets myself, but I found a great store in southern CA that sells a TON of charms, so I had to buy a bunch of them.  Now to use them for something.  I've had them for over a year.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009 08:02:50 PM »

The queen?!   Grin

I sent you a PM, but I like the bracelet!  I'm not huge on bracelets myself, but I found a great store in southern CA that sells a TON of charms, so I had to buy a bunch of them.  Now to use them for something.  I've had them for over a year.   Roll Eyes

You could always use them to make a charm bracelet or something for a future swap. Smiley  I also have some really neat beads and charms that still don't have a purpose yet. I'll have to work on that.
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