Friday, February 6, 2009

Wear Your Hobby on Your Wrist!

The Italian Charm Bracelet by Artist's Palette.
If you browse and slobber through the various Quilting magazines like I do, you may have spotted this dazzling little beauty in the Winter addition of “Quiltmaker’s; Favorites, Collector's Eddition”. It’s a must-have for you jewelry fans out there who prefer a little something special adorning your wrists.

The starter bracelet itself; which comes in either a matte or shiny finish, is simply composed of 15 silver charms measuring approximately 5 ½ inches. OK- that might be great for you tiny little folks, but we NORMAL sized people prefer something that won’t cut off the oxygen to our digits. Not to mention that we can’t quilt as well if our fingers fall off.

Oh, but what you can add….

The brilliant artists at Artists Palette have created little mini wonders in the form of quilt blocks to add to your newly acquired too-small bracelet. In my opinion, you need at least three to make your bracelet a comfortable fit. But that’s ok- I want them ALL. The quilt block charms bring back fond memories of some of our favorite blocks, like the Friendship Star, North Star, Log Cabin, Flying Geese, Starflower, Double Wedding Ring, and the Pineapple just to name a few.

I will be adding these fantastic starter bracelets and charms to my store very soon, so keep watch. I am eyeballing the mail box myself!