HOW TO: Make a Chanel Charm Bracelet Using the December Issue of Vogue

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If you happen to see any stray copies of the December Vogue left on newstands, pick it up because there’s something in there that you want – a super chic black and gold Chanel holiday card emblazoned with the #5 on the front and “A drop of No 5 and nothing else” scribed on the inside. But that’s not all. The intricate card is also strung with 5 delicate strands of gilded Chanel sequins in the shapes of perfume bottles, snowflakes and CCs. Of course the card is lovely to look at just as it is, but I know what I was thinking as soon as I opened mine up – DIY time! Read on to see how I transformed a few rows of the sequins into a glamorous Chanel charm bracelet.

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Chanel in a Bottle Necklace Charm

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Even though I’m the kind of woman who would pull a splinter out of my finger and save it for a later project, I’m also a clutterphobe who lives in a tiny 500 sq. ft apartment with limited storage space. That’s why, while I’m ashamed to admit it, I actually thought about discarding the tiny bits of navy silk I had leftover from my Chanel scarf refashion. But then I thought – are you mad, woman?! That scarf cost me a small fortune, so throwing those pieces out would be like throwing away dollar bills. For weeks, I tried to think of a little accessory that would do the lovely gold logo-emblazoned fabric justice and I think I finally found it my newest creation – this tiny glass bottle pendant. The bottle charm can actually be uncorked, which is how I filled it with a circle of the silk and a handful of tiny opalescent beads. This would be a cute way to display any other meaningful bits and baubles you might have that are too small to make into anything else. Enjoy!

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Hardy Boys Book Charm Necklace

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A you a bibliophile and not afraid to show it? Tell the world how you feel by wearing this darling book charm around your neck. The teensy tiny paperback is a copy of the Hardy Boys adventure “The Secret of the Caves” and even has text written on every page!

Charm is approx. 3/4″ in length.

Chain is reclaimed and may vary from photo.

$15 + shipping


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Please treat this charm with care and do not wear in the shower (for obvious reasons).

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Eat Your Heart Out “Use Your Own Chain” Fork Charm

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Do you live to eat, while others eat to live? Show the world you’d choose utensils over diamonds any day with this tiny fork charm. Part of Clossette’s “Use Your Own Chain” line of charms, this tiny utensil is a great conversation starter and comes in your choice of either gold colored metal or silver colored metal.

While the charm itself isn’t made of recycled metals, it does encourage you to use your own chain (since it doesn’t come with one). After all, if you already own a chain you like, why would you need another? Follow our motto – “use your brain – reuse your chain!” Just pop this charm onto the chain you already own and you can even mix and match charms with ones you already have or our other cute choices here and here.


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Mini Scissor Charm: The Newest Addition to Our “Use Your Own Chain” Line!

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Do you have a razor-sharp, witty personality you want to show off? Our adorable mini scissor charm is the perfect way to do just that! Part of Clossette’s “Use Your Own Chain” line of charms, this tiny pair of shears is a great conversation starter and comes in your choice of either gold colored metal or silver colored metal.

While the charm itself isn’t made of recycled metals, it does encourage you to use your own chain (since it doesn’t come with one). After all, if you already own a chain you like, why would you need another? Follow our motto – “use your brain – reuse your chain!” Just pop this charm onto the chain you already own and you can even mix and match charms with ones you already have or our other cute choices here and here.


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Note: Charm is not real gold or silver and does not function as a real scissor (that would be dangerous!)

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Silver Grey Perfumed Tassel Necklace

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You may have seen celebs rockin’ sassy tassel necklaces on the runways, and for good reason. They’re elegant, easy to throw on and totally in tune with the swinging 70s trend for this spring.

This particular tassel necklace has special significance because it is made from a very special silver grey tassel. During my F.I.T. days, the famous french perfumery Caron held a competition to design their storefront window for the annual Bridal march down Madison Avenue, and boy were my friends and I amazed when we found out our concept took first prize! Not really knowing what the heck we were doing (were we actually putting together a store window on Madison Ave.?! we wondered), we toiled for days perfecting everything in our window until it was exactly the vignette of romance we imagined it to be. On opening night, Caron held a cocktail reception honoring the new window and I still remember the feeling of getting a goodie bag (I’d never gotten one at a fancy party before!) and reaching in to find, amongst other trinkets, this silky tassel. So that I would never forget that feeling, I slipped a chain through it and wore it around my neck – and it still smells like Caron‘s signature scent.





Clossette Silver Grey Perfumed Tassle Necklace
Our winning Caron window. It was a vision of a bride and groom gazing into separate mirrors getting ready for their big day – while at the same time staring into one another’s eyes. Not bad for a couple of kids, eh?

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Eat Your Heart Out Spoon Charm

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Do you live to eat, while others eat to live? Show the world you’d choose utensils over diamonds any day with this tiny spoon charm on a recycled chain. Part of Clossette’s “Use Your Own Chain” line of charms, this tiny utensil is a great conversation starter and comes in your choice of either gold colored metal or silver colored metal.

While the charm itself isn’t made of recycled metals, it does encourage you to use your own chain (since it doesn’t come with one). After all, if you already own a chain you like, why would you need another? Follow our motto – “use your brain – reuse your chain!” Just pop this charm onto the chain you already own and you can even mix and match charms with ones you already have or our other cute choices here and here.


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