We’re almost at the end of the first quarter for the year and today I’ve got my last review from the Chamilia Season 1 2015 Collection. This release has an assortment of themes beyond the typical Valentine’s Day love motifs. I was most taken with the music charms that came out and I’m excited to be featuring them here. There is a distinct rock n’ roll plus country feel to this set, including the Lil’ Bit Country Cowgirl Boots, Rockstar Microphone, Lil’ Bit Rock N’ Roll Guitar Pick, Tambourine, and You Spin Me Record Player. The other music themed charms are more generic including Music Heals the Soul Lyrical Banner, Wild at Heart Lyrical Banner, and High Note.
There’s a lot of glam incorporated in these designs and the Swarovski crystals are used for maximum impact. Lil’ Bit of Country Cowgirl Boots have an intricate pattern on them which is highlighted by yellow stones; the boots move independently of each other which is so cool. On the other spectrum, Lil’ Bit Rock N’ Roll Guitar Pick is a simple dangle with Rock N’ Roll engraved on the front and outlined with crystals plus a lightning sign on the back which is often associated with rock n’ roll bands.
My favorites from this collection is definitely the Rockstar Microphone and You Spin Me Record Player. They’re both two-tone in sterling silver with oxidized accents. The handle of the microphone is texturized dark rhodium plating and topped with a crystal encrusted ball. You Spin Me Record Player is incredibly detailed with an oxidized vinyl record sitting on top of the player. The bottom is engraved with “You Spin Me” and the top has an amazing depiction of the needle and arm.
The Tambourine is a fun and not often depicted musical instrument and this version is two-tone with gold chimes on a silver hoop. High Note is perfect for any music lover and is an all-silver fancy beamed note. The Lyrical Banners are round spherical charms with the words engraved on a banner which goes all the way around the bead, and Swarovski crystals also dot the design throughout.
Chamilia is compatible with all bracelet brands including Pandora. Blooming Boutique is hosting a special promotion for a few days only, from March 24th – 27th it’s buy 3, get 1 free on their website. The discount applies automatically upon check out and they offer free shipping over a certain amount ($75 domestic, $150 international). Otherwise, these can also be purchased on the main Chamilia website and my other recommended retailer Classic Beads. This set is dangle heavy so I chose to space them out with black and white beads which represents the notes on sheet music. What’s been your favorite theme from this release?
Bead index (starting from left, TB glass and Chamilia silvers): TB shooting stars lock, high note, black bubbles, inner peace, lil’ bit rock n’ roll guitar pick, black and white stripes, chess, music heals the soul banner, white heart, unique black and white stripes, rock star microphone, unique white music notes, onyx, you spin me record player, unique black and white ridges, unique black music notes, LE tourmaline, LE diamond white flower, wild at heart banner, white stripes, sahara night facet, tambourine, unique black and white swirls, black dillo.