Just some of my custom charm bracelets I've made in the past. All with great stories behind them.
Joy's Roller Derby request. Making the Dominion Derby girls and rewarding herself with her own custom charm bracelet. Colors of teal, black & white which also match the teams colors. She wanted a Rock-a-billy feel with charms including 2 skulls, a flower, a black ribbon bow and a roller skate sterling silver and polymer clay charm. I also included these tiny white flower charms and small teal ball beads with a black flower design. Sterling silver chain is 7.5" with toggle clasp.
Rachel's nautical request. In honor of her boyfriend graduating from basic training, she wanted a Navy themed bracelet with a nautical touch. Sterling silver charms include an anchor, a bee (to represent the Seabees), the letter 'A', the word 'Navy' and a nautical star. I used bright blue acrylic beads, cobalt crystal colored beads, dark blue pearl rocks with touches of silver. Set on a 7" sterling silver bracelet with a simple lobster clasp. Another great customer who has many JL♥ bracelets of her own, it was great to have one custom made just for her.
Devon's Anniversary Gift. Ruby red, hot pink and silver were the colors picked for this personal gift. Hot pink is always a popular choice, but I've never used any red with it so I was happy for the change. Ruby red was picked because of her birth stone. Sterling silver charms include a running shoe, a ribbon representing the military, heart, flip flops, starfish, a cartoon-like monkey, cowboy boot, Cancer zodiac sign, star, cross and a block letter 'D' for her name. Sterling silver chain with a toggle clasp.
Mandee's bracelet. A birthday gift from Devon for an army wife and University of Florida gator. The colors of blue & orange were requested to dominate the bracelet along with different types of pearls to represent her birthstone. Sterling silver charms include a gator, a letter block 'A' to represent her full name Amanda and her daughter Aidan, the photo charm with the Disney logo that I custom made where Mandee use to work at and was an inspiring animator. A ribbon, a running shoes, a sand dollar, a dragonfly (because they call her 'Bug') and a Florida state charm. Devon wanted a more streamline look so I used only bigger blue faceted beads to bring out the theme and smaller beads all around the bracelet to easily blend in. It was a great treat when she received this gift and 3rd request is already in the making...
Charmaine's request. A fan of purple and charms based around her and her husband. Sterling silver charms include an elephant, eyeglasses (both are opticians), a ladybug, a motorcycle, a Hawaii charm because that is where they spent their honeymoon and a rhino. She loves the colors of my other bracelets One Flashy Mix, Blush Vines and Rustic Bloom. She also mentioned she likes purple so I used larger purple beads with brown and green smaller beads mixed in. Set on a 7.5" metal plated chain with a toggle clasp.
The Wedding Planner. I made Jenny who recently got married a bridal bracelet and she wanted one made for her wedding planner Michelle. Sterling silver charms include an engagement ring, lipstick, a high heel, a flower (for something blue), glasses and a cell phone. Classic colors include black and silver with touches of soft pink. I included small silver wire balls and silver frost circle beads to add some shine. Sterling silver chain and toggle clasp 7.5" in length. A perfect look and style for her profession!
Amy's photo charm bracelet. A fan of the colors in Jasmin's Italy bracelet. Amy only wanted 3 photos on her bracelet with no charms. 3 photos made with resin molding. Bicone peridot luster beads with tan and green pearls and brown and light green glass beads. Another request was a ribbon bow. Set on a sterling silver chain with a toggle enclosure. I think the 3 photos she picked out were perfect and went along great with the rest of the bracelet.
Jenny's Bridal Bracelet. Made just in time right before her wedding. Colors were also based from her wedding with fuchsia, baby pink and silver. Her flowers included orchids, mini calla lillies, mona lisa roses and tulips. Sterling silver charms include a sling back heel, a pink & white polymer clay rose, an engagement ring, a Hello Kitty face, a silver mesh bow, a palm tree because their honeymoon will be in Aruba, a small blue aluminum rose for "something blue" and the initial J. I used baby pink and fuschia colored pearls along with soft pink tear drop glass beads and silver spacers. My favorite touch in this bracelet are the leaf bead caps attached to the bigger fuschia colored pearls. Set on a 7" sterling silver chain. Such a beautiful color combination for a wedding!
Bracelet for winner of Model Search in Florida. This was made for a soon to be lucky winner in Orlando FL. I think I wore this for about 30 min after I made it because I loved the colors so much! I think COLOR when I think of Florida. This bracelet was so fun to make and includes round multi-colored resin beads, glass teardrops, pearl nuggets and an aqua mix of bicone glass beads. I also added an oversized bright orange acrylic flower to give it a tropical touch. Greens, reds, blues- it was hard to go wrong with these colors. This is definitely a bracelet I'm duplicating for myself. =P
Devon's request for Mother's Day. This gift for her mother asked for a really chunky, over-the-top, vintage look. I love how this bracelet ended up looking different from the others I've made. Charms include a cowboy boot and a Texas state charm. Her mother is a country girl at heart. A cross, a rooster and a Grandma charm in the shape of a heart. The colors were based on the birthstones of 3 of her children. Emerald, sapphire and oval. I used sterling silver and tarnished-looking silver charms all around the bracelet to help give it that vintage look. Since I didn't want to take anything away from the silver charms, I used smaller beads including bumpy swirl copper, crystal AB cathedral luster and an aqua mix of faceted nugget beads. This is a true charmed bracelet style that reminds me of how they use to look. Her ideas and style turned out great!
Laura's bracelet. When she saw the photo, she described it as the most Elegant sports themed bracelet! I love that description! Laura requested a bracelet that was based around her sons active passion for sports. The colors of black, gold and white are the school's colors and the mascot being the Go-Hawk. She also sent me two photos for ideas and so I made them into photo charms. Sterling silver charms include a football, a wrestler and a basketball & hoop. Her style was a lot of charms, very chunky and the definite WOW factor. It was fun for me to put this bracelet together and I especially love the combination of the black, white and gold.
Ashley's Birthday bracelet set. I really love how the burst of colors showed up in this set. I wanted to design something fun, colorful.. and did I mention FUN? Enamel charms included a flip flop, strawberry, birthday cake with candles, a gumball machine and the letter 'A'. I based the color design around the multi faceted cane glass beads along with colorful czech glass beadlettes. I also included them on the earrings too. They all came in different colors so it was just a matter of adding some blues, reds and pink beads. A perfect gift of celebration and something she can wear well into summer.
Kim's Birthday Set. A matching charm bracelet and set of earrings. I think this bracelet works out because of the colors and the bronze. A use of oversized heart pendants with pink and purple, tan colored tear drop glass beads, white, purple and soft pink pearls. For the earrings they include soft pink teardrops with the same purple pearls used in the bracelet. Kim already has a black & white and purple & black silver bracelet so I decided to go with a vintage dolly look with bronze and gold colors. I think this set will go well with the days she gets "All Dolled Up" for!
Crystal's request for her sister. She wanted a custom charm bracelet made for her sister as a wedding gift. Sticking to the classic black, white and silver colors she also wanted to include a photo of her sister's 2 bunnies and a photo of her sister and fiance. Charms include 2 bunnies (I've never used bunny charms before and these are soo cute!), the letter 'J', an artist palette, a sushi tray and a strawberry. Other beads include silver plated stardust beads, dark grey pearls and black and grey glass beads. Set on a 7" sterling silver chain with a lobster claw.
Cheryl's sister. A Hawaiian themed bracelet with neutral colors of greens and browns. Sterling silver charms include a handbag, the word 'Sisters', a hibiscus flower, a calculator because she's an accountant and a crystal cross. I also added an acrylic stackable flower. I think what completes this look is the brown wooden beads along with the green marble beads bringing in that island look. In between I added some gold, tan, green and yellow beading. The colors came out great in the end and definitely one of my favorite combinations for that everyday wear.
Sheila's request for Karen. Sheila requested this one for her best friends birthday. She wanted bright colors and chunky pieces. Charms include a pair of running shoes, a photo of her and her husband, a best friends heart, an Air Force charm and another photo of her children. Other beads include black jet colored bicones, red glass pearls, a red acrylic flower and I really love the huge white pearls paired with vintage like bead caps in this look. It was the last thing I added for the finishing touch and gives it more of that chunky charm bracelet feel.
Hello Kitty request for Angelica. A christmas present from her brother Jay. (so sweet!). He pretty much just wanted a HK style bracelet. First thing I think of when it comes to Hello Kitty is candy colors, sweets and everything girly. I've included a small black Hello Kitty face, a white rose flower, a hot pink & soft pink stackable acrylic flower, a black & white HK face with a black bow, a pink donut dessert, a black bow with white polka dots and a purple heart. The candy colored beads are multi dyed round semi-precious. I added some soft pink bicone beads along with some amethyst a/b beads that have a dark purple look to them. I also added tiny ivory pearl beads to give a little classic look, but didn't want them to stand out too much and take away from all the fun color. It's a fun and sweet bracelet that I know Angelica will love.
Marisa's second request. This is a gift where she requested the colors of red, yellows and blues. She wanted an antique look to it and a theme of pansies and orchids. It was hard for me to find those specific flower charms so I made resin photo charms out of them instead. I was able to find photos of red orchids and yellow & blue pansies and made them into resin charms. I used leaf-like bead caps over yellow circular beads to give it more of the antique feel she wanted. I also found these great flower and leaf charms that I put throughout the bracelet. My favorite part is the flower toggle clasp in the end. I've used these in necklaces before but never in a bracelet and I think it's a great finishing touch!
Antonette's request. She was a fan of the colors that were included in my Blush Vines, Lively Forest and Alice themed bracelets. With that in mind I included colors of light blue, pink, teal and golds. I didn't want to make the bracelet one main color so I included a little of everything. I added some light blue cloissone flower beads and a 3 layered red, orange and pink stackable flower. Her choice of charms include an angel, an owl, a lightning bolt, a dragon and lips. Lately I've been loving the animal and creature charms customers have been requesting and I like how they look with bright and fun colors. Looks like I'll be making more of this style in the future. The charms and the coloration of Antonette's bracelet are fun and it's great when customers are fearless when it comes to color!
Marissa first request. For one of the bracelets she requested she wanted one made for her daughter. These great colors on this bracelet include midnight blue, green, purple and hot pink. I don't think I've done this combination before and I really like how it turned out in the end. Charms include a lacrosse stick, a reading book, a photo charm of her daughter (I love the picture she picked out btw), a purple hippo and the word 'New York'. Her daughters name 'Abbi' is added with letter beads. There's just something about the colors, the photo and the purple hippo that just bring it all together to create a colorful and spirited look!
Jaime T. This bracelet was part of a promotion I have with DCPG Photography. Jaime had a photo session with DCPG and whatever photo she chose, I made into a charm bracelet. She wanted hers to be similar to Ciesther's style and not too overpowering. She suggested the inner strands to be sapphire and opal colors. I used Crystal AB, dark sapphire, crystal rocks and silver plated corrugated and window beads. The outer strand is a sterling silver chain with sterling silver charms of a starfish, a heart and a block letter 'R'. The photo charm is her son Ryan which I sealed with a resin coating. I used a sterling silver lobster claw which can be adjusted to any length and is more practical for a 3-strand bracelet. I think her ideas and theme are perfect and go well with Ryan's photo =) DCPG & JenLove Jewelry Promotion.
Jaimie's request. Inspired by her grandmother Rosa who passed away from breast cancer. She wanted to make a bracelet based on her grandmothers interest. Charms include a nurse's cap, a photo of her and her grandmother, a pink breast cancer ribbon, a charm plate with the word 'Faith', an angel with wings and a rose. I've also added the name 'Rosa' in white letter beads. A combination of black, silver, pink and deep purples were also requested. All set on a 7" sterling silver bracelet. All of these things were ideas from Jaimie herself and I think she has a great eye for details and color! I appreciate the offer of having the chance to make this meaningful bracelet for her because I want my charm bracelets to be more than just a piece of jewelry and in this case, I consider this more of telling a story and keeping memories.
Carolyn's request. This is a great combination of gold and warm colors. Pink, bronze, orange and reds. Based on her family charms include a Bible, a photo charm that she will put her own photo in, an engagement ring, a wrench and music notes. She also wanted her name added so I used gold colored letter beads to with with the rustic gold chain she requested. Her daughter is also an owner of one of my Ice Cream Bar Lovers bracelet. I really like how the warm colors went with the bronze chain. A fun piece to into the Fall with.
Jasmin's Italy themed bracelet. One of two bracelets she requested. She will be going to Italy on her Honeymoon and thought of this great idea. I LOVE love love the color scheme of this one. She wanted the colors of bronze and green. Charms include a wine bottle, the name 'Pat', a camera, a blank photo charm (pic will be inserted after trip), an italy shaped charm and a gondola. Green, iris and an amber mix of faceted beads were used. The colors and details of this bracelet turned out great when everything was all put together.
TV Reporter/Host and former NFL Cheerleader Aubrey Aquino. Her style consists of many colors so it was hard to decide which ones I wanted to use. I decided with blues & purples. She liked the idea of a 'Good Luck' charm bracelet so I used four-leaf clover charms, a horse shoe, a lucky star and a heart key & locket charm with emerald swarovski crystals. Beading includes bicone glass, a sea breeze mix glass donut beads, a soft array of fresh water pearls, blue/amethyst iris faceted glass beads and a 3-layered purple fabric flower. This is my first 'good luck' charm bracelet I really thought it was a cute idea that she thought of.
The Bra-Ha-Ha®. I had a great opportunity to design a bracelet for this organization. This bracelet will also be displayed at their Opening Gala Event. I got the inspiration and colors from the previous designs of bras submitted and their logo. Their logo carries the colors of pink & purple so I decided to use those colors. The charms were based around the great designs I saw of last years bra decorating competition and also from what women request the most when I design custom charm bracelets. I included a white rose, a butterfly, a glitter star, a pink breast cancer ribbon, a porcelain white & black bra on a hanger (so cute!), a pink flower, a small heart and a charm that says the word 'Believe'. Set on a sterling silver chain at 7.5". Dark purple pearls, clear round crystal beads and amethyst colored bicone glass beads finish up the rest of the look. Of course I added my signature bow at the end of the bracelet and the word 'Bra-Ha-Ha' in white letter beads. I can't wait for the Gala and to see the other great artists displaying their artwork of bras for this 'Uplifting Event'!!
Jocelyn's bracelet. For her second request, we have a rainbow of colors! She pretty much loves every color there is so I decided to put a little of everything in here. Charms include a boy/girl charm for her children, a high heel, a butterfly, a sparkling palm tree for Miami and music notes for the music lover. I also added an orange acrylic flower. Other beads are in the colors of red, orange, blue, purple, yellow and pink. I didn't try putting a color theme with this one and just wanted to see how it would look like with all the colors put together. I really liked how this vibrant bracelet turned out!
Bella Grace This is Mary's request based around her daughter. The color's of hot, soft and pastel pinks go perfect with the look she wanted. She liked the theme I had going on with my 'Babygirl' bracelet so I made it similar to that style with a few changes. Along with light pink, tear-dropped shaped crystal beads, I used ivory pearls and buttons and small, clear crystal beads. Charms include a ladybug, a photo charm of hearts, a hot pink & white polymer rose, a photo charm of her daughter with 'BG' in letter beads and a clear white heart. Pink is always a popular color request so it's always a challenge for me to make the bracelets so that they all don't look the same. That's why I think my favorite part of this bracelet are the ivory button and pearl accents because they go so well with the color scheme!!
Sophia's bracelet. This is Jian's second request! She wanted Sophia's look to be girly, glamorous and romantic. Great combination I must add! Colors in pink, gold and bronze. Charms and sweet trinkets include a heart, roses, a lipstick, the word 'Faith', a bow, a pink flower and Hello Kitty. Her name Sophia also added in gold block letters. I added white pearls in gold cones and dark bronze corrugated ball charms to add to that 'romantic' touch and aged look. A light pink ribbon tied at the end set on a gold chain.
For the FIDM graduate. I LOVE the way this turned out! This is Jian's bracelet request #1. For a graduate of 'Fashion Design' all the way from LA! Charms include a Chanel logo, a high heel, a camera, the Hollywood name and a taxi cab because she wants her next move to be NYC! Her name 'Robin' was also added in bead letters. I added a silver mesh bow charm because we are talking about fashion now. Jian requested black, white and silver colors with a sleek, edgy and fashion forward look. I included dark gray antique style beading for a nice classic touch but not all the way. I just pictured a sophisticated fashion student walking down the streets of LA , portfolio in hand and the dashing bracelet on her wrist- this is how it would look like!!
Kathy's Request. Silver, black, white and a touch of maroon. She bought my 'Bronze Hearts' set which is on the neutral side so she wanted another bracelet with classic colors to match her other outfits. Charms include a cross, 2 letter A's for her boys initials, a heart, a photo of her 2 boys, flip-flops because she says she wears them all year around (so do I!) and a hibiscus flower. A great friend and I also have to add a super-mom! She does everything! I used a combination of swarovski, crystal and stone beads. The maroon beads are faceted opaque rondel glass which is my favorite part of this bracelet because they shimmer perfectly. I also didn't want to fill in the bracelet and overpower it with too much black so I kept it light by spacing the black beads farther apart. A great piece representing Kathy's loving family life and interests.
Jackie's request. A radio listener of 99WMYX Milwaukee who overheard Kim Iverson mentioning my site requested this style for her 30th birthday. She had all her ideas set and knew what she wanted! As far as colors, amethyst is her birthstone and she wanted any hues of purple, pink and silver. She's very into Egyptology (and so am I!) so she requested the Ankh symbol as one of her charms. She's a freshwater enthusiast so included are a seashell, a starfish and a tropical fish. Also added is a heart charm. She provided me with a photo of star links that she also wanted. In the beginning I didn't think I was going to be able to do it, but somehow I did! She also liked the previous styles of the multi-strand bracelets I've made so I put it all together with the style she asked for. She wanted her name somehow on the bracelet but not on letter beads so I made a design with her name with stars in the background (because she loves stars) and added a coat of resin on top of it. She's very happy with how it turned out and can't wait to wear it to her cruise.
Ciesther's Simple Request. For her second bracelet, she wanted a simpler style that she can wear while she worked. Color theme was black and white with hot pink accents. This time a black and white photo of Mia was added, a camera charm and the letters 'DCPG'. I decided to hang the charms on the toggle instead of all around the bracelet so the focus was all on one side. This bracelet also has a clear coating finish that I will now be using on all of my photos. This design just shows you that even photographers in action can work and be stylish all together!
Eloy's Martial Arts request. This bracelet has probably taken me the most time to put together due to the detail of the charms (but in a good way!). I even surprised myself when I was able to find some of these. For the filipino martial artist, these charms include a dagger, angel with big wings wearing a robe, a Kris Sword which Eloy describes is '-->indigenous to the Philippines' and a dragon with wings. She also wanted to word 'protector' added to the bracelet. We went back & forth a lot with what charms I was able to find and not find, but in the end it all worked out! The colors of black, white, grey and yellow match the 'Impact Athletes' school colors where she also teaches. Her whole idea was to come up with a charm bracelet to not only represent Filipino Martial Arts, but also something sentimental to herself. This bracelet was probably one of my biggest challenges and I'm very happy with how it turned out.
Rachel's NY themed bracelet. Similar to my previous NY bracelet I've sold, she really loved the beading, colors and style. With this version I used some of the same beading but a different set of charms. This bracelet includes a red apple, a slice of pizza, a photo bubble cap of the Chrysler Building, a camera and the Empire State Building. Just like with my original one, when I think of NY I can't think of just one color, so I used many! I liked the contrast of the blues & oranges, blues & yellows and red & blues. The catchy colors is definitely what set this bracelet from the rest.
Alice In Wonderland. This is a second request from Marissa for her niece's birthday. She is having an 'Alice In Wonderland' themed party. She told me her niece really liked lime green so I used that and also added some blue, darker greens, coral and a pearly pink. The charms include a teacup with a bite taken out of it, a mushroom that Alice took 2 pieces of which ended up making her taller, a tea pot that the Mad Hatter stuffed the Dormouse in, the words 'Eat Me' that were on top of the cake that Alice ate which made her grow into a tremendous size, a pocket watch that was in the waist coast that we all know of.. The White Rabbit and the bottle labeled 'Drink Me' that Alice drank out of that made her shrink. I also added a yellow acrylic flower because flowers were definitely included in this crazy wonderland story. This story-telling bracelet was crazy fun to put together!
Kim N. This will be her second bracelet =). She originally requested an 'all black 'bracelet, but I talked her into doing a little silver and last minute put in a splash of soft pink. Set on a rustic colored chain, she wanted the charms of an alarm clock, a cross, a fish, a heart, a lipstick and a pair of lips! Surrounding these charms are black, white and silver glass beads. I also included a separate chain of black and grey irridescent beads that hang great along side the thicker chain when worn. For a great, talented and stylish makeup artist!!
Linda's birthday request. Here is the first bracelet she requested for her friends birthday. She loves pink, silver and black and Hello Kitty! Charms include the letter 'J', a photo of her son, a handbag, a Hello Kitty charm, a high heel and a white Chanel logo. I included light pink and a magenta acrylic flower, light pink & clear crystal beads and black cloissone flower beads. I think the colors went well with the flower scheme too.
Ciesther's bracelet. She liked my previous 3-stranded bracelets I've made and so I used 2 strands of beading and one chain for this bracelet. Colors requested were greens, browns and basically neutral colors. Sterling silver charms include a bass clef, a camera and the letter 'M'. Of course we had to add the cutest picture of Mia! I used a variety of beads such as chipped rocks, crystal, wooden and pearl rock beads. It hangs so nice on the wrist. Yes, I like to model my bracelets before I give them away. =P Also a starting piece for my promotion with DCPG Photography.
Marie's wedding gift request to a childhood friend. This bracelet has great meaning behind it. Scissors because her friend is an army surgeon, a heart with the word 'Mother' in it and an even smaller heart inside of that with the word 'Daughter' in it, a paintbrush to represent her artistry, a piano for the piano player, the letters J&J next to a clear heart and a Pisces fish symbol to represent her and her sister. She requested an aquamarine color scheme for her birthstone and I added blue hibiscus flowers and brown leaf beads to add more of a 'Hawaiian' look because that's where her friend lives and will be getting married. The Mother & Daughter and Pisces charm represent her mother and her sister who sadly passed away years ago. Marie wrote me and had all her ideas and the look of the bracelet so she is the 'designer' of this bracelet. I'm just happy I was able to help her tell her story.
For Marissa's Mom. For her birthday, she wanted a bracelet made for her mom that was still a charm-style, but still simple enough to be able to wear to work. (She's a nurse too!) She requested the initials, D, M and E. Other charms include a mixer (she loves to cook), a flower for gardening, a cross and a nurses cap. I also used black, grey & clear crystal beads and light silver pearl beads.
Carolyn's Daughter. Another great bracelet for a princess! Her daughter saw my website and liked my 'Ice Cream Bar Lovers' bracelet so this one was made similar to that look. Requested on a gold chain. This cute & girly bracelet includes a pair of light blue shoes, tiara charm, an ice cream bar, a heart, a hello kitty charm and a star. Another great look put together by a customer for her daughter!
For Jennifers Daughter. For the birthday girl! A great request of colors for this one! Blues, teal, maroon and dark purple were just some of her favorite colors. Sterling silver charms include a cross, a reading book, a lacrosse stick, a seashell and a dolphin. I also added the letters 'AJ' for her name. I used a mix of glass, crystal and rock beads set on a 6" silver chain.
Kim Iverson's bracelet. A nationally syndicated radio talk show host with a great sense of style! She's a fan of peach, corals and blues. A color combination I haven't made before, but loved the turnout. Charms include a treble clef for her interest in music, a cat charm because she loves her cats, a martini, a seashell for the beach and like most girls, loves her heels! Other beads include tan, round freshwater pearl discs, blue, tan & peach crystal beads, small coral round beads and tiny tan & blue pearl rock beads for fillers. I'm so happy and very lucky to have had the opportunity to make this for her!!
Ashley's beach bracelet request. A great combination of blues & yellows! I've made a beach themed bracelet previously so it's always a challenge to always keep thinking of different styles and looks. Charms include a sand dollar, beach sandals, a yellow & pink beach ball, a starfish and a pair of sunglasses. She also wanted seashells so I added a combination of ivory and blue shells. I also used light blue and yellow glass and plastic beads, a yellow acrylic flower and bright yellow swarovski cube beads.
Christina's request #2. From one jeweler to another! Not only did she get a bracelet made for her mother, but she's also a mother herself. Charms include a butterfly, a treble clef because she loves music, a book for reading, a swarovski star because she is a diamond jeweler herself, a nautilus shell charm for the beach and a baby angel and the number 3 next to it for her 3 angels. She also wanted her name added so I decided to use silver lettering that also matches the lettering I used for her mothers bracelet. She loves the color purple (and so do I!!) so I used a mixture of plastic pearl, stones and glass beads. The light purple cylinder-like shaped rock beads with the gold swirls around them are actually stones that I purchased from Egypt and have been wanting to use them and thought this was the perfect time. It's great to know that a real jeweler recognizes and likes my work enough to have one for her own! =)
Tiffany's bracelet. Oh, how I love the rustic vintage look! Nothing better than bronze, browns and pinks! I originally was just going to keep this with neutral colors, but decided to put in a splash of soft and hot pink to add more color. I love the rhinestone hummingbird and pearl charm on this bracelet. I also added a bubble cap photo of her daughter. Of course I couldn't resist a flower and a ribbon bow to finish it off!
Hieu's bracelet. A tribute to Greece! The place where she grew up is the theme she wanted for her bracelet. The colors of light blue, aqua & white. Sterling silver charms include a sun, flip flops, a photo of the Colussus of Rhodes and the letters W & S for William and Skylar. I used a mixture of blue stones, light blue and green stone and crackled rock beads. The soothing color scheme and the theme of this bracelet makes me want to go on vacation! Another early birthday and Mother's Day gift!
Crystal's mom. To the craft enthusiast! She loves to garden, scrapbook, sew and knit. Charms include a dogwood flower (love it!), yarn & needles, a bubble cap heart photo of Crystal & Chris when they were younger, a pair of scissors and a sewing machine (looove it). She loves earthy tones, greens and browns. Crystal had everything on point so it was pretty easy to put together. She originally sent me 2 different photos of her and her brother. I usually don't like to use more than one photo charm on a bracelet because I think it's a bit much so I combined the photos and added 'C&C' for their names. She also gave me the scissor charm herself to add and the rest was up to me. Her mom ended up loving her birthday/early Mother's Day gift!
Christina's request #1. I LOVE the colors and theme of this one. Made for her mom, she wanted blues & greens. She loves the beach and is a wedding caterer. Charms include a starfish, a palm tree, a turtle, #1 Grandma heart and a 2-tier wedding cake. Also the name 'Nadine' in silver letters. I also added seashell beads to complete that beachy look and went well with the other colors. It turned out great!
Lina's request. She wanted this one made for her sister. A pink, silver and black color scheme with a martini charm, a shopping bag, an acrylic pink flower, a black ribbon bow, a pink & white rose, a silver mesh metal bow and a Hello Kitty charm. I can never get enough of flowers and pink!! I love the touch of the martini charm in this one!
Tina's bracelet. Even though this isn't the first time I've made a black & silver themed bracelet, I love the way this one turned out! Sterling silver charms include a heart, the letter 'Q' and a butterfly. Other charms included are a black polymer clay rose with a white outline, a black heart with white flowers metal pendant and a matching black & white Hello Kitty with her eyes closed holding a heart. All other beading includes black, silver, gray and clear glass and plastic beads. I love how all the charms are the same colors, but still stand out on their own!
Paris's bracelet. Another addition to my children's charm bracelets. This is for Pam's daughter. She loves peace signs, hearts, butterflies and hot pink! She wanted a girly look to it so I used a heart toggle clasp and added a clear and white beads. Sterling silver charms include a peace sign & heart together, a butterfly and a peace sign. I also included a hugh hot pink heart pendant with silver rhinestones on it. Also included is here name in different colored lettering. Perfect for a little princess!
Pam's bracelet. Another fan of purple! My favorite color I must add. I also mixed in a little pale pink and black. Pam's theme was 'anything Paris' (her daughters name) and loves dragonflies and photography. Sterling silver and pewter charms include a dragonfly, the word 'OUI', the Eiffel Tower, an old school camera with a flash (I love that charm) and a bottle of wine with 'Paris' on the front. She also wanted Paris added to the bracelet. She also requested one for her daughter so I'll be posting that one soon!
DJ HeavyGrinder. aka 'Bobbie'. So here is the finished product! Set on a 7" sterling silver chain, I decided to use the colors black, silver and pinks. She did request musical notes and Hello Kitty charms. I also added a high heel for her great fashion sense, a black bow tie and a framed photo of a Hello Kitty DJ. Check out my 'Glitterati' section of my site to see photos of where I got some of my ideas.
Meagan's 'Vintage Nurse'. So here's the finished product! A VERY fun bracelet to make. Being a nursing student myself, I may have to make a similar one for me =). It was a challenge to try and find nursing themed anything, but I was able to to put a few things together and make it work. Charms include 2 nursing caps, a first-aid heart, a bubble cap photo of a vintage nurse, red & pink stackable flowers, a red & white heart, red heels and of course the medical sign. A white ribbon bow on one end and a clear heart on the other. Like I said, a very fun bracelet to make!!
Ashley's Wedding themed bracelet So I decided to do a little twist and take the charm bracelet to a different level. Instead of showcasing the theme around the entire bracelet, I decided to only use half. She wanted a vintage look to it. All charms are sterling silver and include a rolls royce, an engagement ring, a garter and a 3-tier wedding cake. To finish off this vintage look I also added a stackable gold & white metal flower. I'm very happy with how this turned out and I'm sure Ashley will love it
Request from Kim R I definitely had fun making this pink & girly bracelet. She's a fan of Hello Kitty, roses and of course, cupcakes! Pewter silver charms include a palm tree, high-heeled shoe, a vanity mirror and an anchor. She will soon be a a military wife, loves to travel and is very into the hair thing!!
This bracelet was made for Kim N She is also a make-up artist and like me- I know she loves the colors black & purple. Pewter silver charms include a make-up chair, 2 crossses, hearts, sushi tray and a lace corset. I also added her name in black circle letters to give it a more personal touch. Hidden away is also a black Hello Kitty charm. I decided to use purple stones with light purple and maroon splotches for her artsy side. Length is 7.5"
BFF Akayla & Charisma. It's always fun putting together children's bracelets. Akayla & Charisma are the best of friends. Akayla loves the color purple and I gave Charisma the watermelon colored heart. Right now Akayla is at that age where she's wanting to spell and learn words so I personalized each of their bracelets with their own names. I wanted their jewelry to have a similar style so I used similar beads with some different color schemes. Friendship bracelets are always a fun idea!