All charms are not created equally.  Well made charms make jewelry designs far, far better.  One company which makes charms and other findings exceedingly well is TierraCast which is based in California.  I received their newest line, the you too Collection (shown below) for review.  It didn't disappoint.

They've following up their original you collection which I also reviewed a while back.  The you too collection has numerical charms as well as whimsical ones such as the bird, paw print and heart in 4 different finishes.  They also introduced their ball chain and ear wires. 

But the delicate bezels are the showstoppers because Tierracast precision manufactured to fit Swarovski flat back SS34 crystals (7.1 mm i.d.). These were my absolute favorites from this new line.  The bezels and rivoli frames with pre-glued Swarovski crystals!  They come in 15 colors - 12 birthstone and 3 neutrals.

I used the smaller pre-glued Swarovski crystals in bezel charms as well as some of their new charms to make geometric inspired spiral wire bookmarks. The tutorial for this will come out later this week.

Charms come in useful for all sorts of bracelet designs - kumihimo, wire work, crochet, beading etc! I used Tierracast charms including those from earlier collections for a series thread and cord wrap bracelets designs.  I also used some of the clasps Tierracast makes too. The tutorial for making these bracelets FAST with a simple tool will also be out later this week.

TierraCast's inhouse designers have more inspirational ideas :

If you would like to win TierraCast's new you too collection worth $75, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info if you do not have an online shop or blog.

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All images were captured using my iPhone 5, the camera+ app and the Modahaus TS320 Tabletop Photo Studio in natural light. Photo editing was done in-app with final tweaks in Adobe Photoshop Elements. Click for more information on my How to Photography Jewelry Webinar.

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