Charm bracelets and me go way back

I think I was six when I first got my charm bracelet. My mom had a gold one that I LOVED and I couldn’t wait to get my own. 

I still have it, which is a miracle in itself because we were robbed 6 years ago and all of my jewellery was stolen except for this bracelet and my wedding rings.  

I love the story this bracelet tells: I was a ballet dancer. I loved travel. I have a summer birthday. I have Scottish and Dutch heritage. I loved my dog. I have family out west. I can remember almost every occasion that I received one of these charms, who gave them to me and why. That’s pretty powerful.

I have new versions of a couple of these beads for my current charm bracelets

The Dutch clogs and crab are trollbeads and are currently available. The Canada 150 dangle is from Pandora and has limited availability across Canada. My sweet bicycle, Ohmbeads Ride me is part of their Go Dutch series available in the Nederlands, I ordered from but FrankatOhm on IG could help you here and/or

And one I don’t have but am totally head over heels in love with is coming soon 

Ohm’s Brave Bison that is part of the Yellowstone collection which is in preview now and will be released in September. I went to University of Manitoba whose mascot just happens to be this guy 😱 he is a beauty! 

The other beads in this collection are just as gorgeous and  I can see being very popular, especially with Canadians (isn’t this moose awesome) and GOT fans. 

Maybe I need them all 🤔

Every bead tells a story


Winter is Coming ( actually it arrived Sunday night at 9pm) 

Game of Thrones season 7 ( part 1) started this past weekend and the whole world seemed to be excited about the cold. The beadverse was no different with many people posting bracelets or stacks in honour of the event. I was no exception 

I seldom stick to one brand of bead and this stack is no exception #allthebeads

I used a lot of white or silver glass to represent the ice or winter that GOT has been saying is coming since it started. All of the glass on this bracelet is from Elfbeads which I usually buy from Jennifer at Even though I technically live in a bead wasteland, I actually live in the same city at Jennifer and have the luxury of seeing and picking these beads out in person

1. Air Dewdrops

2. Air Life

3. Air Fractal

4. Silver Flakes

My sweet little knight is from Ohmbeads he is representing Jon Snow here, protector of Westeros at The Wall ( which is what all the beads are standing in for)  and my tower ( ) can be Castle Black or Winterfell depending on my mood.

My second bracelet keeps the snow and ice theme going with beads 3. White Steel ( trollbeads) and 6. Cold Milk ( ohmbeads ). 2.  Ohmgnome ( Ohmbeads) is Tyrrion who drinks and knows things hence the 1.  Wine Harvest bead ( Trollbeads) and 5.  Siphappens ( Ohmbeads) is Cersei who is also never without a glass of red juice 🍷4. True City Jungle ( Truebeadz) is for King’s  Landimg where the Iron Throne sits in the Red Keep 7. ( Ohmbeads) and where Cersei is currently ruling the seven kingdoms.

All of the bracelets I have used are from Trollbeads as are 1. , 2, and 4. White Paper Fold because GOT is based on a book series by George R.R. Martin and because Samwell Tarly is going to save people with his smarts and books. He is a book dragon ( not a bookworm ) fierce and smart like my bead from Firebeasts through Etsy ( they seem to be taking a break but you can look Tatiana up on IG to see some of her awesome lampwork and msg her if you want). Last but not least 4. True Once Upon a Time ( Truebeadz) because GOT is a fairy tale of the highest order.