It took me 25 years to realize the genius and craft behind charm bracelets.
I had one a decade ago. My mom sent me and sister a charm bracelet each, but it has been so long that I don’t even remember the charms on it. I left it in the Philippines, because it was around the time when I wasn’t used to wearing sparkly jewelry.
But this past weekend, my mom and I ventured into Hobby Lobby and found the aisle that housed the pretty little trinkets. And before long, my hands were full of charms, a bracelet, beads, and hooks.
The first trip cost me $12, since the charms were discounted. Had I known, I would have gotten more.
The second trip cost me a lot more, because the sale was over and I didn’t realize.
But here is my little collection, because I’m quite proud of what I got: