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PostSubject: Charms   Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:04 am

Hey girlies,

I really love all the handmade/vintage-y/brass - style jewellery that you see on Etsy and in cute designer shops but find them way too expensive to buy on a regular basis...

e.g. i love this...




... but it's 14 from Urban Outfitters which I find rediculous for one necklace!

So I was thinking it can't be hard to make them, it's just a bit of chain and a charm... but I'm struggling to find places with really cute and pretty charms. All I've come up with so far is My Vintage Charms which has some nice stuff, but I'd like more inspiration!!
If there are any UK Sites you guys know of... those would be much preferable to US/AUS - I'm impatient!! Razz

Also to any ladies who do make their own jewellery, is it really as easy as it looks?! And where do you find your pieces from?

Thanks Smile xxxxxx
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PostSubject: Re: Charms   Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:51 pm

not related but thank you! i love that site.
im kind of hoping it's reliable. im a ridiculously huge fan of alice in wonderland and i want to make a charm bracelet now!
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PostSubject: Re: Charms   Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:29 am

not really browsed but
other site
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PostSubject: Re: Charms   Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:57 am

Have you looked on etsy? They have a million great suppliers. Thats where I find some of my more unusual supplies.
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PostSubject: Re: Charms   Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:54 pm

No problem Kiki, I places a huuge order yesterday so will tell you how long it takes to come! Smile. Thanks for the other link too - will have a browse!

Jessie I've looked on etsy but can only find complete necklaces/jewellery etc. Is there a special section for supplies that I'm missing? Sorry, I'm a total etsy novice!
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PostSubject: Re: Charms   Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:03 pm

You can search in supplies eg...

http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=tag_title_supplies&search_query=charms
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PostSubject: Re: Charms   Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:37 am

Ohhh thanks Sally!
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PostSubject: Re: Charms   Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:40 pm

I was actually looking for vintage charms on etsy, and found those envelope ones! Just type in something like vintage brass charms..
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PostSubject: Re: Charms   Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:10 pm

Thanks Jessie! I wish I'd asked for help here sooner, I've been looking for those charms for weeks! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Charms   Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:03 pm

i love that vintage charm shop
think they ship outta the uk?

edit. nvm read through it
they do
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PostSubject: Re: Charms   Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:27 pm

did anyone order from that vintage charm site?

or any other ones? im making charm bracelets for my three friends for christmas and am shopping for charms.
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PostSubject: Re: Charms   Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:42 pm

I ordered tons from My Vintage Charms and the stuff came within about a week.

It arrived in an a5 padded jiffy envelope and most of the charms were just wrapped in paper with a sticker to tell you what they were. I got some jump rings and chains too which came in little plastic bags.
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PostSubject: Re: Charms   Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:16 pm

sweet. i think i might order some stuff then! Very Happy

thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Charms   Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:15 pm

woo i finally put in an order. i love it. i spent about 20 on stuff.

i got things to make my alice in wonderland charm bracelet.
i got a bunch of other charms too. i ordered it on wednesday and it came on saturday, after getting an email on friday to say it had been dispatched.
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PostSubject: Re: Charms   Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:27 pm

I ordered about 30 on stuff before christmas from MyVintage Charms and i too were completely chuffed! =)

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