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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2009 04:22:56 AM »

I don't think they are childish at all.  I collect charm bracelets and love the old ones.  There are some absolutely beautiful charm bracelets out there - even the jangly ones are sometimes fun. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2009 04:33:03 AM »

i don't think they're childish, neither do my family as they seem to be a bit a coming of age thing
my mam has one that she got when she started dating my dad she doesn't wear it now because the catch is broken (she's been telling me for 5 years that she'll get the catch fixed and i can have it)
i was bought one for my 21st (a Pandora which i love and only remove when i absolutely have to) with matching necklace
though i have one from when i was about 10-12 too, my parents bought me a winnie the pooh charm bracelet, i never had that one added though, i just never got round to it
but yea, in my family charm bracelets mean you're a lady now
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2009 04:36:00 AM »

Selnith - that's such a nice tradition!  My daughter received her first charm bracelet when she turned 12 - I thought that was an appropriate age.
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« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2009 04:58:50 AM »

yea, i think my mam bought me my first (the winnie the pooh) when i was about that age
and i got my swish Pandora for my 21st, my SIL has one and we got my mam one for mothers day
i hope one day to have a little girl of my own so i can pass the charms/charm bracelets on, aswell as the various other bits of jewellery i've inherited (and will have inherited, mam's already told me what she's giving me)
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2009 08:41:49 AM »

Charm bracelets arent tacky or childish in the slightest!

My mother has bought a charm for every year that I have been alive, such as a little penguin when I was 5, as i was obsessed (still love those chilly artic birds), the most recent being a mini sewing machine.
All the charms are gold and will be put on a gold bracelet when I turn 21.
My sister got hers last year and it is the most beautiful piece of jewellery she owns.

My mum has also started sending charms to my baby cousin and her toddler sister for my aunt to carry on the tradition.
I think they are beautiful. Someone had done a steampunk style Star Trek one, and as cheesy as it is, it is lovely and I would by it in a heartbeat if I wasn't saving for Uni.
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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2009 08:59:05 AM »

yea, my mam's charms all have a meaning behind them
mine are mostly birthdays and christmases
but there's one studded with amethyst, my birth stone
one with gold K's in it, my initial
a d6, because i roleplay
a dragon, i love them/am one
a fish, pisceas
the pisceas symbol
a turtle, i like discworld
a little girl, because i'm my mam's baby girl
an owl, for wisdom
one inlaid with blue enamel butterflies, for passing my blue belt grading
ok, so maybe most of them have meaning beyond being gifts *hasn't bought herself a single charm yet* but yea *luffs her Pandora*
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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2009 05:39:16 AM »

Wear what you love - and don't worry about what others think. That's my .02!
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« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2009 12:10:15 PM »

Me I do not wear one but my wife (who is 26) loves them. I made her a special one for Christmas that I will make and add charms too for many years to come (I posted picture of it a few days ago). Personally I think charm bracelets carry more meaning to the wearer and they will like it more then anyone else because it will always bring back pleasant memories, so if you show it to someone else it may look pretty but to the wearer it hold more value then just being pretty. But man... they do make a lot of noise while she is doing stuff.
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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2009 11:50:21 AM »

I don't think they're childish at all! I have two that I wear pretty regularly. One my husband made for me and the other was a wedding gift from a friend. They make noise when I'm doing stuff (and sometimes I just like to shake them to make more noise. Cheesy) but that's because all of my charms are stone, bone and metal.

I ask for them all the time in swaps because I love them. Wear what you love and don't let your MIL get you down. Wink
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« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2009 10:17:11 AM »

I don't think charm bracelets are childish, necessarily. The only jewelry I know of that makes me think automatically of 'childish' is pony bead or macaroni necklaces. Even paper beads can be dressed up and made into something cool and mature. [Even pony beads can make nice animal keychains...but macaroni is stuck at kindergarten level, sorry...]

In fact, I'm thinking of doing a bit of jewelry called 'key chains' where it's a chain mail(le) bracelet made with washers and jumprings with old keys or key charms hanging from it.... I'm thinking of seeing if any of the local locksmiths will let me have their miskeys. LOL

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