I have a soft spot for jewelry. When I was in my teens I did a lot of beading and in my early twenties I did a short stint working at a small, high end jewelry store. My tastes have changed from chunky, hippie-esque handmade necklaces to dainty silver charms and faceted stones, but I always like to put my own spin on it.
I acquired an European style charm bracelet while I was working at the small jewelry store, a Christmas gift from a coworker that turned out to be a forever kind of friend. The thing is, I didn’t really acquire a lot of the beads that go on the bracelet. They’re seriously expensive. A silver Chamilia charm with no crystal or enamel embellishments will set you back $45 before tax. Throw in swarovski crystals or enamel and the price skyrockets. And Pandora is so snobby about mixing the beads you’d think they were pre-civil rights.
Think Geek has a solution for that problem and an outlet to let us girly geeks show our love. They offer a line of charms that fit the European style bracelets and cost anywhere from $9.99 to $45 (I believe). Think Geek’s charms fill a range of fandoms to please all the girly geeks. Harry Potter and Guardians of the Galaxy are the newest fandom additions to their line; a few examples include a Hedwig charm and a moving Baby Groot charm. Doctor Who, Firefly, Avengers, Star Wars, and Tabletop RPG are other themes that can be found on Think Geek.
The site is having a sale on some of the Guardians of the Galaxy and Harry Potter charms (as I write this), selling them at 9.99 a piece. Mind you, they aren’t sterling silver like their cousins. Instead, these charms are made with surgical steel. Think Geek even offered a mystery bag for a while with three mystery charms at a pretty reasonable price (beware: one reviewer claimed to have gotten three of the same unwanted charm). While my bank account is running on low the temptation is still there. If you want to carry a piece of your fandom with you on the down low this is a cool way to do it.