Every year I’m always incredibly enthusiastic for Halloween and I spent a good majority of October featuring scary themed charms and bracelets. Today is Trick o’ Treat night and even though it’s pouring cats and dogs outside here, I am still excited for All Hallows’ Eve. It’s been quite some time since Pandora has released any Halloween charms, in fact they have been systematically retiring the ones they do have, but other companies have been much more on the ball and have consistently released new designs for this holiday. Since there are so many brands offering fun creepy beads, this post is a compilation of all my Halloween bracelets this season including Ohm Beads, Trollbeads, X by Trollbeads, *redbalifrog*, Macrow Exclusive Beads, Chamilia, and byBiehl.
Ohm Beads is the leader in this category with no less than 3 separate releases this year starting with the amazingly popular LE Sugar Sleigh Ride. Their Teddy Scares Collection may not necessarily be a dedicated Halloween release, but their morbidly cute aesthetic is certainly perfect for the occasion. My favorite though is their surprise collection for the month called Death Barrels and they are some of the best from the brand and I’ve been sporting them nonstop all month! I also took a look back through their catalog with a few classic Halloween/horror movie themed charms too.
I was delighted that Trollbeads released their Halloween 2014 Collection, and their sister line X by Trollbeads did as well. The theme was bats and I couldn’t resist getting all of them – Spooky Bats lock, Hanging Bat charm, and Happy Bat earring. The Stormy X Alive Collection was a welcomed addition and I was able to add more links to my Halloween X bracelet which I started last year. Lastly, I also wrote a belated review of the Trollbeads Day 2014 exclusive bead this month and created another spooky themed bracelet to showcase it.
I featured a number of *redbalifrog* Halloween beads last year and for 2014, I reviewed a few non-traditional scary creatures that were based in fantasy but still ties in perfectly with the rest of the spooky charms. I titled these Mythological Creatures and they have so much detail which is typical for the brand. The Macrow Exclusive Beads Halloween Collection debuted at the beginning of the month and quickly sold out. I paired their wonderful Halloween glass with *redbalifrog* silvers for another ghoulish bracelet.
Chamilia offers a limited edition set with every release and for their Fall 2014 Collection, they had a bundle called the Witchy Way Set which included a special Murano, Cat Eyes, and Over the Moon charms. I picked out Cat Eyes, Over the Moon, another favorite from the collection called Love You To Death to start my Chamilia Halloween bracelet. Another brand I featured this month is the Gothic Glam pods from byBiehl, which is a stylish way to wear and stack elegant charms.
I’ve had so much fun with these charms this year and I hope these jewelry companies continue to expand on this theme. What has been your favorite go-to bracelet for Halloween? Are you dressing up for Trick o’ Treating tonight?