well, when an idea comes at me from more than five different directions, i tend to stand up and take notice, or at least mull over the pros and cons for a few months before i dive in. the idea in question is initial charms. everyone does them, everyone loves them. just not necessarily me. but when my LA rep asked me to do a collection for his showroom, i decided his was the straw that broke my camel's back, or at least got my camel thinking about its back, or something like that.
i spent quite a bit of time figuring out how to make them mildly original, totally handmade, and affordable. here's what i came up with, and low and behold, i love them! i'm wearing all my samples today. (i didn't make 26.)