Charming charm bracelets [part 1]│Blackberry Designs

A charm bracelet is always a talking point, as it’s so full of stories! They tend to be packed full of charms from places travelled and of things you love, and often passed down between generations. There’s just something so whimsical and magical about them! I’m not the only one with this belief; Dea from Blackberry Designs thinks so too, which led her to start crafting her own range of beautiful charm bracelets. She has been so kind and generous as to send me a number of her creations, which I’ll be featuring on the blog over the next couple of weeks! Read on to find out more about Blackberry Designs and the charm bracelets I’ve styled for today’s post.

Blackberry Designs has been lovingly crafting charm bracelets for a number of years and Dea has got them down to a fine art. Everything is made by Dea, by hand, which is incredible as there is such a huge amount of detail that goes into every piece. Many of the bracelets are themed, and personalised options are available too. All Blackberry Designs charm bracelets are made from high quality sterling silver and stainless steel which will never change colour or tarnish, and they’ve been designed with the aim of being lightweight, durable, and comfortable.

I am a huge fan of musicals; if you were watching my IG stories while I was in London you’ll see I went to a lot, so of course this Broadway musicals themed bracelet has my heart! You can personalise this piece with up to 8 images of your favourite musicals, which are spread around the bracelet with themed charms around them. For example, the Hairspray poster is surrounded by a can of hairspray, a laser engraved Hairspray charm, and a comb, while the Cabaret poster has a corset next to it. If you’re a theatre lover like me then you will need this bracelet in your life! I may not have made it to New York yet but it certainly has me dreaming.

The Fairy Bangle bracelet set is a sweet addition to any wrist! This is a themed two-piece set designed to be worn together, though that’s not to stop you from wearing them separately. One bracelet features copper and emerald crystal beads which are interspersed with silver beads. The second has a star and fairy charms, as well as a laser engraved ‘believe in fairies’ tag. The beads perfectly match with the fairy image, linking the two bracelets together so well. Each bracelet is also adjustable and available in three different sizes.

It’s coming up to summer here in New Zealand, and though I will take any opportunity to wear my fruit-themed skirts and dresses it’s hard to deny that the best time for that is summer. And now I have the perfect accessory to pair with them – this fruit-themed charm bracelet! This piece is all your Carmen Miranda dreams come true, and it even features pictures of the lady herself. Lampglass beads of pineapple, strawberry, and orange all adorn this bracelet, as well as different coloured candy swirls and silver fruit charms. The attention to detail on all of Dea’s jewellery is amazing, and this bracelet is no exception with the level of design and texture that’s gone into each piece of fruit. This is truly summer fun in a bracelet!

Any of these bracelets and many more can be purchased directly through the Blackberry Designs Etsy store, and prices range from around $60USD/$80NZD for simpler styles to $195USD/$270NZD for styles jam-packed with charms. There is also the option to build your own charm bracelet by choosing custom charms, crystals, and images, and you can choose the length of any design. All items are carefully packaged in padded purple boxes, and worldwide shipping is available.


A huge thank you to the lovely Dea from Blackberry Designs for letting me try out some of her bracelets! Make sure you’re following on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with new styles. And thank you as always to @cmjsnz for snapping these pics around London. Look out for part 2 featuring more Blackberry Designs pieces soon!

Miss Hero Holliday



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