That the 90s are pretty much back in fashion, with all their fads and edgy slash kitschy things is no surprise anymore. So the fact that charm bracelets are slowly creeping their way back onto our wrists is no surprise. God I remember back in the 90s when my right wrist was pretty much covered in leather, beads, and silver charm bracelets.
Traditionally they are started at any time, but are usually bought at a baby’s Christening to mark the little milestones with charms. Charm bracelets bought this early are usually kept somewhere safe until it is time to give them as personalized presents once the baby grows up.
The number of beads and charms that you will include in the bracelet will depend on what you believe will fit the liking of the receiver. But if you are buying a charm bracelet as a stylish accessory, then you can be as creative as you want. You can add age related beads, trendy designs, and even star sign charms to the bracelet to create a piece of accessory that is individual to you. If you are starting from scratch, you can have fun with a lot of details, colours, and materials and are unsure of the carrier bracelet you must choose, and the material and colour options that will complement the charms, then this guide is for you. Ross Fraser from Fraser Ross goes over some of the simple steps you can take to create the perfect charm bracelet so you can build your own stylish piece with confidence.
Choose a Brand
There are several designer jewellery brands that make exquisite charms and charms bracelets. Your first step involves choosing a charm brand, so you can narrow down your options, and proceed to finding a bracelet that will serve as the base to which you can continuously add charms. Some brands specialise in rectangular links, while others produce colorful beads in silver or gold. In the end, the charm styles you are looking for will dictate which brand is the right one for you.
Find a Bracelet Chain
Once you have picked a charm brand, the next step is to choose from a wide selection of bracelets offered by your brand of choice. Starter bracelets range in material, color, and style, and some of the most popular options are cuff bangles, silver carrier bracelets, double curb chains, and charm bracelet with clasp.
Choose Charms and Build Your Collection
Once you have a starter bracelet, it’s time to choose the charms you want to add to the bangle or chain. You can start creating your very own charm bracelet by investing in a few simplistic charms at first, and adding more charms that mark precious moments in your life. You can arrange the charms any way you want, or have your trusted store distribute the trinkets and charms evenly across your chain bracelet.
Make it Meaningful and Trendy
A charm bracelet can represent your style preference, and carry your treasured memories. As such, you are free to mix decorative pendants to feature the latest trends, and precious mementos to commemorate important occasions in your life.
Buy from a Trusted Store
Buying online is a convenient option if you cannot visit a physical store. You can find a number of online stores that carry thousands of different charm styles, from yellow gold charm, sterling silver charms, and rose gold charms. You might even find tarnish resistant charms that are made of a new alloy of sterling silver and a small percentage of germanium.
Get open jump rings, and add more charms to your gold or silver charm bracelet, or opt for parrot clasps that allow you to move your charms around your bracelet or to clip them on another silver chain. Parrot clasps, which are often shaped like the claw of a lobster, are great because they give a streamlined quality to any charm bracelet.