Saturday, February 18, 2012

Charmed

Years ago my mother bought me a charm bracelet. I don't think I ever wore it and there are only 3 charms on it.
These days my charm bracelet is a Pandora that I got from my mother in law a couple years ago for Christmas.


Not all of the beads on my Pandora bracelet are real Pandora beads (those suckers are expensive) but I like it anyway.
Did  you know that charms go back as far as the Neolithic era? Want to know a little history about charms and charm bracelets? If so then check out this link 
 If not then that's all for today :) See you tomorrow

29 comments:

Ginny said...

I think they are both equally beautiful! Why don't you wear the one your mom gave you? When I was a teenager I had one of the coin charm bracelets and I just loved it. Sadly, I don't know whatever happened to it.

Out on the prairie said...

I was shocked at the price, but love these bangos

aureliaeugenia said...

Love the photoes and the charm bracelets -this year I offered one to my dollgirl just before Christmas and ....she never weared it...
Dear Ann,I want you-if you want it too,come to my blog so I can visit you easier.
Thank you and love you and Duke ,of course !!!!!
aureliaeugenia

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Whoa, those charm beads are HUGE!

allotments4you said...

I have two charm bracelets which I wore a lot when I was younger but not so much any more. The Pandora bracelet is lovely too...I think my sister has one of these!!

Josep said...

Thanks for the link — I so enjoy reading these ancient era stories. There is a little camera on your bracelet, isn't it? :)

Don't unplug your hub said...

I'd never heard of a pandora before. Lovely photographs.

Sandra said...

don't know what a pandora bracelet is, but now I do, i love the little camera. charm bracelets were really popular when i was in high school late fifties, i had a fake one that came with a lot of charms on it, always wanted a real one, but now that i could have one, i can't stand wearing jewelery of any kind other than my two rings. i like the little crystal box and the photos came out beautiful

Donna said...

How pretty! LOL, love the camera charm! Its good to see them making a comeback right now. I remember when the bracelets were all the rage when I was a youngster!

Erika said...

These are very pretty. I figure that any kind of bead that is shown on billboards for a jeweler is probably going to cost more than I want to spend. I do have a James Avery silver charm bracelet my husband got me after I had the kids.

aureliaeugenia said...

Dearest Ann,
Thank you so much for coming to my blog and... I have a surprise for you and Duke.Me and my daughter Dana have a new blog named :PHOTOS FROM MY LIFE. If you have the pleasure and time to visit it , we will wait you with love and impatience.
Dana is also a big fan of you.
hugs,aureliaeugenia

Grace said...

Charm bracelets were popular when I was a kid but I was never into them...aside from my birthday nothing significant to commemorate...your camera charm tho is perfect! What no Westie charm?

Country Mouse Studio said...

I did follow the link, what an interesting article. I had no idea.

Daisy said...

My Mommeh got a silver charm bracelet when she was in high school. I like how it is jinglyjangly.

Sandee said...

What a great history charm bracelets have. I didn't know any of this but it sure makes sense.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

gayle said...

I have a Pandora that I just love! I also have several others. We should start wearing our old ones too! Love your pictures!

Marg said...

Gosh, that brings back so many memories of charm bracelets. Those are some terrific charms. Very interesting hearing about them all. Take care and have a super weekend.

Chatty Crone said...

You know I have two old charm bracelets and two from my mother. I need to get those out and look at them again. I don't have a new one though. Like yours. sandie

silverthoughts2 said...

I like the idea of Pandora bracelets, but I'd probably never wear one.

BeadedTail said...

I have a charm bracelet but not a Pandora one. That camera charm is perfect for you!

Reeni said...

I have a ton of those knock-off pandora charms from when I was making jewelry. Yours is really pretty! Love the camera.

Ratty said...

I like the little camera.

Lin said...

I have a charm bracelet that I started when I was a little girl and I still try to collect charms from wherever I travel to remind me of the trip. I started one for Em too when she was little and hers is LOADED! I love charms although I don't really like the pandora ones--I like the old-fashioned ones because I think they are more 3 dimensional.

~ a paper {life} said...

my name is cheryl and I am a pandora-ahollic :)

I must say I am ADDICTED to these adorable beads...I have a silver bracelet and a leather one. Both are full of Pandors charms and all but 3 were gifts (great for me cause, as you say, they are expensive)

looks like you have some gold ones but mine are all silver so far....in my dreams I own the crown :) which is over $900 (yikes)

Catherine said...

Very pretty Ann! I have an old silver charm bracelet filled with dangly charms from when I was a young girl. I look at it every once in awhile. Now I have a Pandora knock-off bracelet with one real Pandora bead, some Persona beads, and a couple of other knock-offs. I think all the beads are pretty. No matter the brand name. Love the little camera bead - cute!

xo Catherine

Anny said...

That's a really beautiful pandora bracelet with the china motifs... love the small camera.. that's just so you.

Sharkbytes said...

I had a charm bracelet in jr hi- I tried being a "girl" for about a year- gave it up as not sustainable. Wonder if I still have the bracelet. I sure don't remember what charms were on it, although I remember shopping for some of them. Mostly because my mother had such hopes that I might be a little more feminine.

Ann said...

Ah, I used to have a charm bracelet, but had forgotten about it. I bet I still have it somewhere in this house! My aunt had the coolest one... every charm moved in some way. Your photos are gorgeous!

Tammy said...

Both bracelets are very nice. I have a Pandora like bracelet because yes the real thing is very expensive.

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