News-Antique.com - Jan 29,2009 - This evening finds me going through jewelry and collectibles as I decide on things to list on my website.
Sifting through my "keeper" boxes, I found myself drawn to all the charms that I have been collecting for the past 25 years or so. I realize that I have HUNDREDS of charms.
There is something about charms that make me want to have them all. At least for a little while. Most new charms being made today are fairly boring; I'm talking about vintage charms from the mid 1900s and earlier.
So I perused through my little personal stash, deciding what I may sell and what I would keep. What I decided was to list some amazing chunky bracelets, mostly sterling silver charms, many of them movable ones with little wheels that turn, hinges that open, even a Victrola with a crank that works. The details given to little silver and gold charms are amazing!
One of my favorite bracelets ever has ornate baubles and a lovely carved bone elephant, but maybe one of my favorite things about it is the jangly sound it makes when worn. It can now be found on my website after over 2 decades in my private collection.
I remember finding this one unique charm bracelet (also on my website) many years ago at an antique show. It's a heavy bracelet with lovely 3D charms, most of them a circus motif. My son, now 19, was not born yet. Back in those days, I practically lived to go antiquing, leaving no stone unturned as I found all sorts of treasures.
Maybe one of the coolest bracelets I decided to part with is an ornate Victorian style bracelet with mythological and 3D charms. I'm not sure, but it may be a rare designer piece by Peruzzi.
I now have 2 great nieces and I decided to start them each a charm bracelet. They may not have as much fun with them now, Tickle Me Elmo being a much more compelling attraction, but one day, they will have a little keepsake with tiny mementos. Little reminders of the snapshots of life that make up our memories and make us smile.
If you would like to view and maybe even purchase some of these lovely charms and bracelets, simply go to my online store and search under the silver charms tab. Or feel free to email me from the site for more details.
What a fun way to document the memories today for the future!