At 41, I probably shouldn't be sharing my age anymore, but I think that I'm only getting better with age! I'm a wife & mom of two terrific kids, and we live in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio. In my spare time (ha ha!), I moonlight as an interior decorator.
I've loved charms & charm bracelets since I was a kid, and I've always been artsy & crafty. After doing time in the corporate world, I saw that my creative nature was being stifled. Big time. Think "caged animal syndrome"!
One day back in 2004, there was a storm...a brainstorm, that is. Synapses were flaring and suddenly I realized that I could combine my love of charms & my desire to create something artsy & fun, and Charming Darling was born.
Charming Darling started out with sterling silver charm bracelets with whimsical themes. Pretty soon I started putting more than just sterling silver charms on bracelets...in fact, now I put just about anything on a charm bracelet, necklace or earrings!
I also design the Vintage Darlings (TM) line, which are fabulous, one-of-a-kind bracelets & other jewelry, made with vintage components. My latest passion is creating dainty necklaces with vintage components.
In addition to www.CharmingDarling.com and www.CharmingDarling.Etsy.com, you can also see my jewelry on the Bracelet a Day Project at www.braceletaday.blogspot.com, which is an experiment in jewelry, based on the "Painting a Day" trend. A bracelet every day...or at least on weekdays...for one year...and maybe a necklace or earrings thrown in every now & then.
Here are some of my personal faves...
A Burly Man Holds the Key to My Heart Necklace
Vintage Cracker Jack & Gumball Charm Bracelet
Bad Girl Bracelet
Blue Platform Shoe Earrings
Vintage Blue Floral Rhinestone Charm Bracelet