Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Charm Bracelets by Ellen Fagan

I've known Ellen since kindergarten. 
The thing that I remember most about her, is not necessarily her kindness, sense of fairness, or her beauty... 
but rather the fact that in 5th grade, she won the Spelling Bee.

I occasionally run into her, but living such busy lives, we'd have a quick, but brilliant catch-up, 
and like a flash she 'd be gone again.

This time when we caught-up with each other, we had a long sit-down at the diner and she showed me what she's been up to...

How gorgeous are these charm bracelets!!??? 

...and in some cases, how NAUGHTY are they?!

She fashions them out of vintage Cracker Jack charms and old earrings.
I think it's awesome that she's using her Spelling-Bee-Winning intelligence to create things of beauty... using her powers for good, instead of evil. 
The results are so Faboo! It's as though each bracelet is it's own art exhibit!
I have been gently suggesting that she start her own online shop, and hoping it gets through.
Can you guys help me convince her?
Meanwhile, you can find her pieces at this store in Chelsea. Or contact her for more info: hipt79[at]


pve design said...

why there is one for e-v-e-r-y day of the week.
yes, get that girl an on line store, to cast her spell.
what a charmed life and friendship.

Krissy | Paper Schmaper said...

These are really something! Thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

these are super aunt gave me a charm every year for my birthday and I still wear the charm bracelet to this day.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Haha...charmed life...that PVE is so witty. :-)

Our house came complete with a toaster built in to the wall (?!?!), so I'm particularly fond or the toaster one.

Fifi Flowers said...

Those are FUN! I have a similar one... but I never wear it... I actually have it on display in my studio... I'm too afraid of losing a charm.

Anonymous said...

from Cousin Leslie
I always knew whatever Ellen did was special. I love the bracelets!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, all! (I'm the responsible party, bracelet-wise.) I, too, tend to display them more than wear them but I have a careful method for making sure the myriad charms stay intact. After I finish up the piece I cringe, then toss the bracelet onto the floor. If it withstands THAT, great! If not, reinforcing becomes necessary.

Looking forward to replenishing my stock!

Love reading these fun comments...many, many thanks...

Lucky said...

i have ALWAYS loved charm bracelets! i have given them to all the women in my life at some point or another. i adore them!

love these!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

these are fabulous!