12 Weeks of Christmas Ideas & Inspiration
by Stella MacKay

Week 5 – Simply Adorned Charms


This week I'm sharing a gift I received that I just loved. Perhaps you would love to share

your creativity via some custom jewelry as well? My fellow Advisory Board member,

Janet Wakeland, gave me a collection of inserts for the largest (1 1/2" x 2") Simply

Adorned rectangle charm and they are just amazingly cute.


Though these weekly tips are about Christmas, I'm sharing all the inserts she made

for me to show how this is a gift that keeps on giving. You can make them all at once

for someone or how about giving her one then add to it throughout the year? What a

fun surprise for someone you care about.

And, remember, you don't have to be creative to create………

Simply Adorned charms are lockets–they open up so you can insert your custom stamped image. The Charming stamp set, along with Rub-Ons, glitter, ribbons, and other embellishments, can help you create your unique charm insert. And don't forget that you can embellish the chains with ribbon, felt flowers . . . the possibilities are endless! The frame surrounds tempered beveled glass on the front and flat glass on the back. Because there's glass on both sides of the charm, you can display an image on one side or both.


You can create a custom heirloom piece that you'll never want to change, or you can swap artwork in and out, depending on your mood and your wardrobe.

And although Stampin' Up! designed Simply Adorned charms to be jewelry, they also make delightful key chains or Christmas tree ornaments. Insert a stamped image or photo of your loved ones, tie a ribbon through the clasp, and you're done!

Our Simply Adorned line includes nickel-plated charms in a variety of sizes, anodized stainless steel chains in two lengths, a bracelet, and a new line of baubles. Each piece comes in a Chocolate Chip box (box for charms: 3-1/4" x 2-1/2" x 1"; box for chains: 9-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 1").

The charms are available in five different sizes:

  • Square charms
    • 5/8" x 5/8"
    • 1" x 1"
  • Rectangle charms
    • 1" x 1-1/4"
    • 1-1/2" x 2"
  • Circle charm: 5/8"

Chains come in three sizes: 8" (bracelet), 24" & 34".

For Christmas and winter time:

To be worn now, in time for Thanksgiving:

Worn recently for Halloween:

For anytime you might be celebrating a crazy owl:

Coming up for Valentine's Day:

And here's a smaller charm (1" x 1 1/4") on our 24" chain where I have a Window Sheet stamped with our Craft White ink:


See our Simply Adorned line on page 189 of our main catalog or in my online store found here.