Thursday, August 27, 2009

Charmed, I'm Sure





I remain crazy as ever about charm bracelets and am glad other people share my enthusiasm! One of my favorite co-workers, Ms. Caroline, asked me to make up some charm bracelets for her daughter, future daughter-in-law and of course, herself. The requests were black and white and beach-y, turquoises and beach-y and antique brass and neutral for Caroline--who has the tiniest wrist ever--5 3/8"!

You can click on each photo above for a larger view. The squares at the top are actually blue and green mother-of-pearl, a lime-y sort of green, although they look yellow in the picture. Ick. There's some actual turquoise and other natural elements as well as a glass fish and many fun charms.

The antique brass bracelet has brown pearls, brown mother-of-pearl, wood beads, foiled or dichroic beads, resin flowers, picture jasper and lots of brass findings. That's jewelry-speak for "metal accents." The adjustable chain clasp has a brass filigree dragonfly and crystal accent.

The black and white bracelet has some vintage buttons as well as big black and white lace-y glass beads, black and white swirl mother-of-pearl, pearls in silver bead cages, nautical charms and a nautical lobster-style clasp. That's also jewelry-speak for a claw-type clasp that actually has nothing to do per se with the nautical theme, except that this one is shaped like a buouy.

I love making each charm and dangle. They are always so hard to part with. Every time I make a bracelet for someone else, I tell myself I will make one just like it. But I never seen to get around to it. At least I have my pictures to remind myself in case I ever do.

9 comments:

vivian said...

they are oh so pretty! I'm sure they will all love them.
have a great thursday!

Bryanna Lenan said...

I am a charm bracelet lover as well! I have my Mother's charm bracelet from long ago and it is just lovely. It is posted in my blog somewhere... I realy love the bracelets you have made... they are just sassy and delicious... Great JOB!!!

Terri Gordon said...

Gina, these are lovely. I love how all are so different. Beautiful work.

Amy Faith said...

Lovely, Gina.

henzy said...

very cute charms.

Julie Fillo said...

Gina,
I'm going to follow this blog, after looking at all yours, wow, you are something!

Elise said...

Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

It's all perfect !

Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

random notes said...

These are nice Gina! I had no idea that you were doing this too. You go girl!

Tolegranny said...

Love your charm bracelets. Wish I had time to make some, instead I will sit and admire yours. Great job Gina.