We've always liked the concept of charm bracelets. The idea that you get a tiny object to wear that commemorates an event or reminds you of something special makes us happy. The trick is that with this most recent style of popular bracelets, we've never found anything that really clicked for us. "I could get the faceted glass bead in my birthstone color, and it'd go with a lot of stuff I wear." "Sure, that one with the vines on it is pretty, but it isn't really ME." There wasn't anything out there that allowed us to express our inner geek divas.
And then it struck us. We're ThinkGeek. We could create a line of geek-appropriate beads ourselves! And thus this bracelet was born.
One of our favorite things about these bracelets is that you build them yourself, so the final piece of jewelry really is uniquely yours. If you just consider buying one of each of the beads below and the bracelet, you can stack them in 20,922,789,888,000 different combinations.
Not that you'd want to, mind you, but you could. The mathematical potential is there. So let's tell you a little about each of them:
"But wait!" we hear you saying. "Timmy isn't IN the above grid. Why is that, ThinkGeek?" That's because the only way to get your Timmy Charm is to order a bracelet. Timmy comes with each bracelet you order. So we should probably tell you a little something about the bracelets themselves.
We had these sterling silver bracelets custom made for us with a toggle closure because we think toggles are so much easier to close with one hand than lobster clasps or twisty things or whatnot. Plus, that gives you a bit more play with the sizing.
When choosing a bracelet size, measure tightly where your wrist is widest and add an inch. That's your "average" bracelet size for a handful of beads (like the image above). If you plan to put lots of beads on the bracelet, order up a size. As you put more beads on, they effectively tighten the bracelet around your wrist. If you plan to highlight just one or two beads, order a size down. If you're ordering a gift for someone whose wrist size you can't get easily, just go with the 7.5". It's the most common. She can use the trick above (putting beads on and taking them off) to get to a length she's comfortable with.
Bracelets and charms come in small, glossy black jewelry boxes, suitable for gifting. The boxes are lined with tarnish-resistant cotton to keep your jewelry shiny longer when not in use.