I used to work at a consignment store, and I would see all sorts of fun and interesting items come through the door. One of the more exciting ones in recent history was a customer who brought in a whole bundle of Bourbon & Boweties bracelets.
Bourbon & Boweties bracelets are simple in design. Its a wire wrap bracelet with three charms, usually of the same type, tied into the band.
The charms can be geodes, stones, beads, even coins. The company makes new styles of bracelets constantly, so once you get into these, beware, because your collection will never be complete.
My eyes lit up when exploring through this particular collection. There were so many styles I had never seen before, and it inspired my brain with new possibilities!
I was quick to put on the bracelets in different combinations. Mixing and matching, looking for the perfect collection. They all looked so fun it was hard to choose!
I gravitated the smaller, simpler styles. I focused on color and shape creating a unique variation I was pleased with.
After wearing the bracelets for a few minutes, I quickly began to realize they are one chunky charm of a bracelet. They were so distracting falling up and down my arm that I knew it was not meant to be.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good statement piece, but there comes a time when fashion and comfort have to agree with one another. Sadly, they did not agree with the Bourbon & Boweties.
I found that these bracelets needed to be layered to get the full effect. Wearing one or two bracelets really doesn’t give way to the charm bracelet style.
However, I found that wearing three or more was much too distracting during typical daily activities. Wearing small charmed bracelets still did not help.
Discovering these adorable bracelets would not be making their way into my wardrobe was surprisingly upsetting for me. It had been a while since I was excited about a new jewelry piece.
Even though I choose not to wear them, I still enjoy the Bourbon & Boweties charm bracelet look. I appreciate the wonderful women out there rocking them, and my hats are off to those daring ladies who wear the giant rocks around their wrist.