Charm bracelets are a piece of jewelry I've been fascinated with ever since I was younger. It's a piece that grows with time, brings about memories, and represents who you are or who you were. The charm bracelets I remember wanting were the ones from Tiffany's with the super dangly charms. I had one, still do, but the weight of the bracelet and the large charms made it hard for me to wear everyday. In comes Pandora, a brand my mom had discovered and fallen in love with. She's very big into charms and keepsakes, so my sister and I got her one for the holidays. The charm of these types of bracelets wore off for me but when my sister got one for her birthday and I watched as they both collected charms, I found myself remembering why I wanted one in the first place. Today, I thought I'd share which different charms I have and what they mean to me. If you'd like to know more about Pandora and their charms you can visit their website here. This post is more personal than it is a review.
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✿ Black Friday 2012 // This was a charm that Pandora released on Black Friday to mark the beginning of the holiday season. My mom had driven me to my first shift at Bath & Body Works, which also happened to be Black Friday. We got there too early and of course she had to see the sales at Pandora. There were none, but they did have this charm that now my mom, sister, and I all have to remember the holidays starting.
✿ Blue Tendril // I have two of these on my bracelet. They're meant to beautify the small twist that keeps the charms in the middle section from moving. I loved the filagree design. It seemed almost magical and mystical, and I love that sort of thing. I thought it would give me some magical powers, haha.
✿ Teal Polka Dots // This is a retired charm but it was one of my first. If you haven't already guessed it, I got this charm because it looked like a bubble with dots of mermaid colors on it.
✿ London Bus // This charm represents my deep desire to travel to the UK, especially London. I'm intrigued by the accents, the "British" culture, and the general atmosphere that seems so different than where I'm from. I want to visit and experience it all. I know a lot of people say that London is like New York but with English accents, which sometimes seems true, but ... I don't know. I can never accurately describe why I have this deep love and yearning to visit the UK.
✿ Ballet Slippers Dangle // My mom gifted me this charm after my last dance recital a year ago. Dance is something I've loved to do wether it be at home in my cow jammies, in a studio, or on stage at a competition. Every time I look at it I get a bit sad that I don't dance anymore because I don't have the time (being an adult SUCKS)
✿ Babushka // Haha, this is a fun charm. It's meant to represent a Matryoshka (Russian dolls that are stacked inside one another and get smaller and smaller) They called it 'Babushka' which means grandma in Russian and it does kind of look like what I imagine a lot of little old lady's in Russia to look like! This charm represents my Russian heritage and it's just the cutest little thing ever!
✿ Seashell // MERMAIDS. I got this charm for my 20th birthday and it just stands for my absolute obsession with mermaids and the sea. I can't help it - I need therapy, haha!
✿ Green Swirl // That's now what it's actually called but I cannot for the life of me find it on any site. Again, this charm just represents the general theme of my bracelet which is the ocean and mermaids. It also happens to be in a color that I love!
✿ Turtle // I'm sad to say this turtle has no real meaning. My mom went to a jeweler's to buy a different bracelet for my sister; my sister didn't like it and they wouldn't refund so we ended up with store credit and I ended up with this cute little turtle! I guess we can pretend it's a sea turtle and keep running with the whole love of the ocean/mermaids, deal :)