Although the long term side effects from COVID are still unknown, a major impact from quarantine for jewelry lovers has definitely been CHARM OVERLOAD. Collecting charms for most of 2020 has been the only activity that has given me some happiness and I’ve built up quite the collection! If you’re right there with me, I’ve got something you’re going to love. It is one of the newest pieces from a favorite jewelry designer of mine, Jessie V E (who makes the constellation ring I wear all the time).
The piece is a Keep Safe Co. Charm Holder, inspired by antique safes (think of the ones that had brass hands as the main handle, old & dusty, but usually filled with treasures) and influenced by the designer’s need to keep a few pieces locked on for life. What was born from this idea is the coolest charm holder that features a hand and handle — a definite nod to antique, with a touch of modern it-girl. It comes in two sizes, small or large, which I have it in the small size (shown here).
When creating jewelry out of pieces you’ve collected over the years, there’s an overwhelming satisfaction of it all coming together. With the Keep Safe Co. Charm Holder, the charms you choose to add to it totally depend on you! You can tell a story with them or pick a theme to go off of. The charms can either be clipped on or soldered on with jump rings and done by a jeweler (similar to a charm bracelet or necklace). Each comes with a bolt spring ring, so you’re able to attach bits and bobs without them being permanent. Jessie says, “We want to bring back the ritual of taking a new charm to your local jeweller and having it soldered on. We are all about nostalgia with this one.”
I’ve spent some time with mine and just trying to decide which charms I want to put on it! Help me decide. I’m thinking either:
— a theme of hands since it is a motif I collect and the charm holder itself features a hand
— or the super gemmy route with gemstone charms and adding lots of colors
Which do you think?!