One of the easiest ways to design unique jewelry is to use large hole beads for specialized charm bracelets. Charms can be bought at different times, perhaps to celebrate a birthday or Mother's Day and added for an eclectic and perhaps meaningful collection. There are a number of brands out there such as Pandora, Camilia and Troll Beads but Soufeel is another alternative which is easier on the wallet.
This Hong Kong based company specializes in sterling silver charms which fit popular makes of charm bracelets. These types of bracelets are specially designed to open up at the clasp (a barrel shaped one with the company name on it) allow addition of the charms. The idea is to gift charms at anniversaries, birthdays and special occasions to slowly build up a memento bracelet. There are also locking charms which can be clipped on at strategic positions to stop charms from sliding around too much.
They ship internationally with free shipping for orders above $50. One lucky winner will win $80 worth of items from their store. Here are some of my favorite ones:
Their range of memorable charms allows you to submit your own photograph for inclusion into the charms.
There are some beautiful Murano glass charms too. This one is a stunner.
There are many other ways to use these charms in jewelry besides just adding them to thick bracelets or hanging them from necklaces such as the one below. Consider adding them to kumihimo cords, Viking knit or spool knitted wire work for really unique pieces.
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