Charm Bracelets – Start Your Own Tradition
A charm bracelet is so much more than just a piece of pretty jewellery, it is about self-expression, and designed to capture cherished memories, loves, passions and personal milestones as each representative charm dangles from your wrist.
If you are you searching for the perfect gift that's not only thoughtful but also personalised, look no further than creating a charm bracelet.
Charm bracelets have been cherished for centuries, and they continue to be a beloved accessory for people of all ages.
Charm Bracelets make amazing gifts, that build and grow with life experience. The perfect gift for the woman or child in your life, that you can add to as life milestone occurs. Never again will you ask yourself 'what shall I gift them?'
Six Reasons to create a Charm Bracelet.
1. Mark your Milestones
throughout your life to signify special moments. A flamingo
for the trip to Miami, a scroll
at graduation, or perhaps you ought to visit Paris so the Eiffel Tower
can be added? A flying pig
for starting the business you always wanted to? A star
for when you make your first sale?
We all have milestones that we want to celebrate and remember, and Lily Charmed has designed unique charms for you to collect or gift.
Think of the places you have travelled, the people you love, the achievements you have made, special birthdays - each charm you chose can represent these milestones, and trigger joy each and every time the charm is worn.
2. A Charming Personalised Gift
Charm bracelets are highly customizable, allowing you to choose charms that reflect the recipient's interests, hobbies, and life experiences. This level of personalization demonstrates that you've put thought and effort into selecting a meaningful gift. When the recipient wears the charm bracelet, they carry a piece of your thoughtfulness with them wherever they go. This constant reminder of your affection and care can be a source of comfort and joy.
As a child I was gifted a silver charm bracelet with one charm, by a thoughtful Uncle. Each Christmas and Birthday, he added a charm to the bracelet – which reflected my childhood. Pets, ballet, dice, a fairy, my birthstone and a teddy. A special gift that reminds me of my childhood, and a special relationship!
A Charm bracelet would also be the perfect gift for a new Mother, to add charms that represent her children, ambitions, and life story – or a young woman starting a new life after leaving school or college , so you can gift charms to represent the new chapters in her life.
Every person has a story to tell, and charms that represent their unique life experience.
3. Heritage and the Tradition of Charm Giving
To inherit or be gifted a charm bracelet is to be given a gift of hope. The hope that the links and spaces will be filled with friendship, good luck
. Giving Charms follows an ancient tradition; medieval knights wore charms for protection in battle, and Norman Knights carried acorn charms for luck.
Ancient Egyptians used charms to signify faith and luck, and were used to identify themselves to the gods in the afterlife. Early Christians secretly wore small fish charms to signal their faith.
Queen Victoria’s devoted mourning of Prince Albert was signified by the wearing of black jet charms, on her charm bracelets, a fashion adopted widely in her reign.
Giving a bridesmaid, friend or daughter a charm bracelet is a way of passing on a tradition of good luck for them, and creating a unique jewellery heirloom that transports memories across generations to come
4. Conversation Starter
A charm bracelet is a lovely conversation starter.
Lily Charmed was inspired in part after noticing how the eclectic cluster of charms on my necklace invited comment- the little silver fork purchased on a Greek Island holiday entranced my little niece who would insist on feeding me bits of pasta with it and my tiny lucky coin charm I found in a park reminds me of a fun and drunken night, and the locket that I was given as a bridesmaid aged 8 was my first ever piece of ‘proper’ jewellery.
Anecdotes are shared when you wear a charm bracelet, people love to share the history of a special charm, or of the interesting designs they have given and seen.
It is these personal recollections that make creating a charm bracelet so special – and we would love to hear your stories too.
What we love about charm bracelets are the treasure trove of vintage finds available – we love looking out for unusual vintage charms to inspire us – we’ve designed mix tapes, roller boots, biscuits , scissors – such detail in miniature is magical and such an affordable way to collect true examples of imagination and craftsmanship.
We are often inspired in our own design by simple objects that inspire sentiment, a clothes peg
, and cassette tape
and a balloon dog
being three of our favourites
6. Timeless Style
A charm bracelet will never fall from fashion – take a look at our Pinterest boards
to see our favourite pins of screen icons like Lauren Bacall and Elizabeth Taylor wearing theirs with enviable panache, and Royals Wallis Simpson and Princess Diana.
German charms carved in mammoth bone have been dated at 30,000 years old and the first charm bracelets were worn by Assyrians, Babylonians, Hittites and Persians from between 600 - 400 BC, the delight of a charm bracelet shows no sign of fading!
We design our charms to stand the test of time and charm bracelet will look just a delightful with a summer dress as with a chunky winter jumper, so indulge yourself – it’s a year round, timeless accessory!
Five Steps to Create Your Own Charm Bracelet
Gather Your Supplies
Before you begin crafting your charm bracelet, gather the essential supplies: a chain or bracelet base, jump rings, charms, and pliers – if you are using jump ring charms. Or if you like a simple life – select charms with a clasp, to add and remove easily from your chosen bracelet.
Select Your Charms
The fun part is choosing the charms that best represent the recipient's personality and interests. You can select from our wide range of charms, from animals and hobbies to birthstones and food. The possibilities are endless, so take your time and pick out the perfect ones!
Lily Charmed has a large selection of charms in both Recycled silver and gold plated recycled silver.
Plan the Layout
Lay out your charms to see how they'll look on the bracelet. Experiment with the placement and order until you're satisfied with the arrangement. This step ensures your bracelet tells a cohesive story.
Attach the Charms
Using jump rings and pliers, or a charm with a clasp attachment add the charms to the bracelet. Be gentle and precise to prevent any damage or breakage. Ensure that each charm is securely fastened. If you attach charms with pliers and a jump ring – you may wish to get the jump ring soldered, to make it super secure.
Wear and receive compliments
Charm bracelets should be worn and admired, they evolve with you, enjoy you bracelet – and when it’s so full of charms it can take no more… Begin again with step 1.
Your Design, your stories.
Each charm on the bracelet can tell a story. Whether it's about travels, achievements, loved ones, or personal interests, the charms can narrate the recipient's life journey in a visually appealing way.
Lily Charmed offers various charm bracelets and bangles for you to create your charm bracelet AND plenty of single charms to add to them
Add charms with a jump ring to your bracelet by sliding onto the chain, or select the clasp fixing to add (and remove) from your charm bracelet.
In summary, charm bracelets are fantastic gifts because they allow you to create a personalized, sentimental, and unique piece of jewelry that tells a story, suits various occasions, and holds timeless appeal. These qualities make charm bracelets a heartfelt and meaningful gift choice for expressing your love, appreciation, or congratulations to a special person in your life.
You'll be glad to know that all our charms are made with recycled silver. We design each piece with care and love, and are always open to design ideas from our customers, so if there is a charm design you have always wanted, but never found email us email@example.com and let us know!