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Before we start, I have a confession to make--I have symmetrical tendencies. Meaning, my first instinct is always to put a pair of candlesticks on either side of a centerpiece; Pillows on both ends of a sofa; a large charm centered between two smaller ones.
Usually I fight the urge and end up with a more ‘modern’ composition, and am glad I did it. But when it comes to a good old-fashioned, classic charm bracelet, I stick with my symmetrical nature and build from the center out. It just works.
Let’s say we pick a bee for the centerpiece… Then I’ll pick two more large pieces halfway to the left and right (for balance, natch!). In between, I’ll get a little wild and random, but with limits—a pop of color on both sides, a flash of sparkle, and a few ‘signatures’ like an initial, some good-luck charms, and of course a cottonball pearl.
Sometimes it’s OK to be symmetrical, right?
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