Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Charm Factory Review and Giveaway

Giveaway is closed

I recently was given the opportunity to review a bracelet from Charm Factory. I was so excited as this is my first time of someone not only offering to send me product to review but also offering one to give away to one of my readers. Yes you heard right you will also have the chance to own a bracelet like the one I am reviewing today.

Charm Factory which you can find here offers a wide variety of jewelry options. You will find products from pre made bracelets to build your own necklaces/bracelets, charms, pendants, beads and much more. Their prices are pretty reasonable compared to other companies I have seen.

Now on to my review... I had a hard time picking but, I chose the October Tourmaline Bracelet. Not only because it is pink and pretty but I'm doing the giveaway in October and pink is the color for breast cancer awareness. It seemed like the logical choice for me. This bracelet is on sale right now and is nicely priced at $10.99. You can view it and other beaded bracelets here.

I received the bracelet very quickly in about a week from making my choice. It came packaged nicely, the bracelet was secured to a jewelry card and placed in a jewelry box with cushioning.

I chose the 9 inch length because I have HUGE wrists, but you can get it in 7 1/2, 8, or 9 inch sizes. I was surprised at the weight of the bracelet when I got it, it was heavier than I had thought it would be. (I'm not sure why I thought that since I knew it was made with glass and pewter beads.) Anyway back to what I was saying, the whole bracelet is what I would consider to be a bit on the heavy side, but not so heavy that I wouldn't wear it. I have worn it every day since I got it, so the weight isn't much of an issue for me. The length of it is very accurate, and the chain and clasp are very sturdily made. I have issues with my hands and can't normally open clasps but I had absolutely no problem with this bracelet.

Look at the nice size of the clasp, perfect for those of us who have issues with normal sized ones. Plus how cute is that heart? It looks like a little lock, I love it.

Now I will tell you, the only real issue I had was that the beads wouldn't stay on the top part of the bracelet. Yes I know they slide, but on the bracelet there are these little stopper things that are suppose to help keep the beads from sliding all over. I personally think it is because of the beads being heavier and my bracelet was a tad big (to my surprise). Did it make me love the bracelet any less? Nope not at all, I am just more careful when wearing it not to bang the glass beads on stuff.

Now with chasing 2- 2 year olds all day, cooking, cleaning, and all that other mom stuff I have to say the bracelet passed my tests and even came out looking beautiful still.

Contest will run from today Tuesday October 18th until 12pm(CST) Monday October 24th
All you have to do is be a follower of my blog, just click the GFC join button to the right.
Visit Charm Factory and tell me your favorite item in a comment below along with your email address so I can contact the winner.

The bracelet was sent to me for review by Charm Factory. I was not paid to do this review and all opinions are my own. Giveaway bracelet will be sent by Charm Factory directly to the winner.

Peace, Love and Cupcakes


  1. Wow, tons of products. I would buy a big chain (yeah for those) and create a charm bracelet For sure a bead that pertains to roses and a ribbon for pancreatic cancer awareness.

    thevelvetrosepetal (at) gmail (dot) com.


    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. What a cute bracelet. My favorite would probably be a custom bracelet...starting with the red flower lampwork glass bead, footprints bead, and pewter geometric design bead. They have a lot of nice choices :D

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    naturallabeauty [at] gmail.com

  3. Here's my fave- http://www.charmfactory.com/red-and-yellow-bracelet.htm

    I follow via GFC - Karlatrx
    karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

  4. My favorite item is the December Zircon Bracelet!
    I follow via GFC as Chan G.
    kileiona (at) gmail dot com!

  5. I love the January bracelet, but they are all gorgeous!


  6. I love the September bracelet, and the Love & Believe bracelet, they are both so pretty.
    Following as Painted Moonkin
    glitterpwnd [@] paintedmoonkin.net

  7. The December bracelet is my favorite- the teal is so pretty. I'm impressed- not much jewelry can pass the mom test and still look stunning! I'm following as Amanda, and my email is amanda at karmicdreaming dot net.

  8. My favorite item is the skull bead! :D

    I'm following as B and my email is ohwtoftw at gmail dot com <3

  9. I'd like to have a bracelet with the ribbon bead with a purple crystal to symbolize Rett Syndrome.
    I'm following as Dez and my email is thumper1182 at hotmail dot com.

  10. I love the July bracelet! ^_^
    I'm following via GFC as Eplefe! email is eplefe [at] gmail [dot] com.

  11. I'm a follower! I love the Zodiac charms! YAY


    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  12. I am commenting for Jess who is a follower that for some reason can't get her comment to publish. Here is what she says:
    I like the silver star charm bracelets. jessiejanetownsend(at)gmail.com

  13. I'm a follower, and I would be cheesy and get the Renesmee locket so I could put mine and my daughters pic in it :) melissa.blackburn01(at)gmail.com
    Thanks for the giveaway!



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