Charm bracelets have been around in one form or another for thousands of years. I have a traditional bracelet but the jeweler that I trusted to sodder charms onto the bracelet moved. So I moved on to beads that can be added and rearranged without the help of a jeweler, European charm beads.
I have a Trollbead bracelet, a brand that all European charm beads fit onto. A great feature. It allows me to wear artisan beads and a few Disney beads from Chamila. I prefer the style and color choices of the Trollbeads brand so most of my beads are from that company.
I like to alternate Sterling Silver Beads with those made out of Murano Glass. Having beads in a variety of shapes sizes and colors adds interest to the bracelet. Each bead can have special meaning or just be selected because it looks good with the other beads around it. If you don’t like how it looks you just rearrange it yourself, no need to take it to a jeweler. Artistic expresssion simplified!! 🙂