Mother’s Day is this Sunday and to start my mom inspired bracelets this week is a look at the new Chamilia Spring/Summer 2015 Collection! There were a number of family themed charms in this release and I was lucky to see all of them in person. I appreciate so much the detailing on these designs and the inspiration behind all the pieces. The charms featured today are My Mother, My Friend; My Sister, My Friend; My Daughter, My Friend, Flourish, Lean on Me; Live Laugh Love; My Wish for You; True Blue Friendship; and the limited edition Adoration, Fancy Heart, and Sparkling Heart.
The My Friend series is simply elegant and conveys a beautiful message. I don’t have a daughter yet or sister, so I was most drawn to the My Mother, My Friend. They have enamel and crystal accents with writing on the front and back. My Mother is blue, My Daughter is pink, and My Sister is light blue. I would add True Blue Friendship to this category as well, as it fits in with the sentiment. It comes as two separate pieces that you can wear together or apart, and the butterfly wings have gorgeous teal and clear stones and oxidized flourishes.
The inspirational charms are delightful and I especially love the Live Laugh Love bead. Each adjective is written on a leaf dangling from the pink CZ flower and the backs also have leaf detailing. Another favorite of mine from this collection is the My Wish For You pendant. It is a large dangle with a flower design on the front highlighted with opalesque crystals and “Wish” engraved on the back. Lean on Me is an openworks bead and has a banner engraved with “Lean on Me” and decorated with birds and tiny crystals too. Flourish depicts a vein growing across the bead with a smaller bird looking up at a larger one and has wonderful milgrain beading and also set with tiny Swarovski stones.
Lastly, the Sparkling Heart, Fancy Heart, and Adoration are all limited edition for this season and make perfect Mother’s Day gifts. They all say Mom on one side and decorative detailing on the other. Sparkling Heart has light pink CZ and vines on the back, Fancy Heart is plain silver with a braid of hearts, and Adoration has flowers with bright pink centers.
Chamilia charms have threaded cores so they are compatible with all bracelet brands including Pandora. I recommend purchasing these beads on the official website or authorized dealer like Classic Beads and Blooming Boutique. I made a classic bangle with the Mom engraved beads. What are your favorite designs from this set?