May 20th, 2015
Struggling for ideas for a group presents? You all have different ideas? We have the perfect answer – a beautiful bespoke personalised TheCharmWorks bracelet!
The pictures below are a recent bracelet we sent out and we love the story behind it so we thought we would share it with you all. The bracelet was a gift for a bride to be from her hen party. Each hen chose a different charm which related to their friendship with the bride. This helped to create such a beautiful bracelet that was not only filled with memories from all those closest to her but also can now truly be cherished as a reminder of the big day.
The beauty of the whole thing was that even though not everyone knew each other it was quick and easy to arrange, everyone was informed of the idea and asked to add a charm. Each hen gave us a call here at TheCharmWorks and we were able to quickly add all the charms onto the order and make sure nobody was forgotten before assembling the whole bracelet!
We love the selection of different charms. Which is your favourite? Need help organising the perfect present? Then get in contact with us here at TheCharmWorks and we will be more than happy to help!
May 1st, 2015
With less that a week to go until the General Election we thought we would get involved here at TheCharmWorks by offering you cartoon pictures of politicians engraved on our favourite heart and for just £18. You can attach your pendant to either a necklace or bracelet and then embark on your favourite activities with your favourite politician (it will be just like they are there with you!).
David Cameron – Conservative
Are you a fellow Aston Villa/West Ham fan? And would love to have a kick about with the current Prime Minister? Available here…
Ed Miliband – Labour
Always had a secret crush on Ed Miliband? This pendant allows you to always keep him close by! Available here…
Nick Clegg – Liberal Democrats
Want to have a movie night in your onesie with Nick Clegg? Available here…
Natalie Bennett – Green Party
As the only party leader that knows how to sheer a sheep. You can complete a whole host of Green action with Natalie Bennett by your side. Available here…
Nigel Farage – UKIP
Fancy a drink with Nigel Farage? Our engraved pendant allows you to just that! Available here…
Nicola Sturgeon – SNP
Wondered what it would be like to take Nicola Sturgeon on a wild night out? Available here…
Show your support for your favourite politician by purchasing yours today in time for Thursday’s General Election or why not collect them all?!
April 23rd, 2015
Happy St George’s Day to all of our readers! Today we celebrate the patron Saint of England and we definitely think it should be a Bank Holiday as with St Patrick’s Day in Ireland! St George was a Roman soldier who protested against the torture of Christian’s and was beheaded after showing incredible courage and faith in his beliefs . St George’s emblem the red cross with the white background is more recognisable as the British flag. It was originally adopted by Richard The Lion Heart as the king’s soldiers wore it on their tunics to avoid confusion in battle. Although unlikely we still like to believe that Saint George really did fight a dragon and continue to remember him along with the rest of the world as the dragon-slaying patron Saint of England.
For the majority of you like us St George’s Day is just another ordinary working day however there is always an excuse to treat yourself or a loved one to a new charm….St George style!
And just in case you were wondering St George is also the patron saint of Aragon, Catalonia, England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, and Russia, as well as the cities of Amersfoort, Beirut, Bteghrine, Cáceres, Ferrara, Freiburg, Genoa, Ljubljana, Gozo, Pomorie, Qormi, Lod and Moscow.
April 14th, 2015
We were touched when Julie got in contact to thank us for her most recent TheCharmWorks charm and would love to share her story with you. Julie a hairdresser from Wirral has been buying her 14 year old daughter Hayley a charm each year for her birthday to represent something significant.
Where did Julie’s idea come from?
The idea came about from a friend she met in her early 20’s whose Dad had given her a charm bracelet when she was 21 with a charm on it to represent each year, something she truly cherished. Julie loved the idea and wanted to do the same for her daughter.
Hayley’s charms so far…
- Letter H – For Hayley!
- Crown – It was the Queen’s 50th Jubilee
- Stork – Julie was pregnant with Hayley’s brother
- Bike – Hayley learnt to ride a bike
- Fish – She could swim without floats two weeks before her 5th Birthday
- Dog – They got their puppy ‘Milly’
- Piano – Hayley was learning to play
- Football – Hayley was a football mascot with Jamie Caragher
- Ice Skate – A 9th Ice Skating Birthday Party
- Best Friend – A 10th ‘Best Friend’ Sleepover Party
- 2012 – Hayley was lucky enough to go to the 2012 London Olympics
- Running Shoe – 1st run on her own on the road
- Horse – Hayley’s love for horse riding
- Cottage – The family are buying a home very soon rather than renting.
Julie wants to add a charm each year until Hayley is 21 before getting all the charms assembled onto a bracelet for her 21st Birthday. A memorable present she can treasure forever.
For Julie her most recent purchase of the cottage charm is the most sentimental as it represents the family buying a house after renting for 5 years which will finally giving them all a place to settle. For Hayley it has to be the football because not every gets to be a football mascot and walk onto the pitch holding Jamie Caraghers hand!
A bit about Hayley…
Hayley loves all sports and is super active (as you can probably tell from her existing charms!) including horse riding, running, cycling, Taekwondo and has recently taken up trampolining so Julie has plenty of ideas for future charms! We are thrilled that Julie has chosen to use TheCharmWorks for many of Hayley’s charms and continues to remain a loyal customer to add to daughter’s bracelet describing us as “Good quality with great affordable prices”.
March 17th, 2015
Always held on 17th March St Patrick’s Day celebrates the life of the patron saint of Ireland. We thought we would give you some fun facts about the day.
- St Patrick wasn’t actually Irish, he was born in Britain and his parents were Romans, he moved to Ireland around the age of 14.
- St Patrick went to Ireland as he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the country. He tended to sheep for 6 years before running away and taking refuge in a monastery.
- It is believed he used the shamrock as a metaphor of the Holy Trinity when he first introduced Christianity to Ireland.
- Blue was the original colour associated with St Patrick until the 17th century when it all changed to green as Ireland was nicknamed the ‘Emerald Isle’ for its beautiful green landscape.
- St Patrick’s Day was first celebrated in 1737 in America.
- Just so you know there are no female leprechauns. In all traditional Irish folk tales, there are no women leprechauns only strangely dressed little men.
- March 17th used to be a dry strictly religious holiday, however this all changed in the 1970. On any one day 5.5 million pints of Guinness are sold, however on St Patrick’s day this figure rises to an astonishing 13 million!
- If you are hunting for a 4 leaf clover then good luck, your odds of finding one are 1 in 10,000. Maybe one of our lucky Irish charms will increase your chances?
You won’t get through the day without hearing “Erin go Bragh” which translates to “Ireland Forever”.