1920s Themed Charm Bracelet

Candie Cooper 20s Charm Bracelet 2Do you ever make jewelry for fundraisers or auctions?  That’s how this piece came to be.  For the last 4 years I’ve had a small group of lovely and super generous ladies sponsor me to make a unique piece of jewelry to benefit our hospital.  These ladies have all been dear friends for years.  I love that about them.  And boy are they fun!  You would like them, I’m positive.Candie Cooper 20s Charm Bracelet 3This year’s hospital gala theme was full of Great Gatsby charm so I decided to go with it.  This is the first time I’ve made a set to go with the theme and it was a fun challenge.  It doesn’t hurt that charm bracelets are absolutely one of my favorite things in the whole wide world to make.  Can you tell?  The more stuff I can cram on a chain the better!  More. Is. More.Candie Cooper 20s Charm Bracelet 2AHere are a few elements with their manufacturer’s called out.  Vintaj, Tierra Cast, and Plaid components were spread between vintage brooches, cut up vintage Swarovski necklaces and little recycled cameo earrings.  This might be the first time I’ve ever used two different colors of metal for the chain and clasp.  Rebel without matching components at your service.  It worked.  My guardian angels made that happen.  I went to finish up the ends and thought, dear God, I don’t have a clasp to match this chain.  Oh Lord, please don’t make me drive 30 minutes (back) to the craft store.  Then the lights shined down on my Tierra Cast findings box and away I went.  It was just another moment where the Universe showed me that I have everything I need.Candie Cooper 20s Charm Bracelet 1