Charm Bracelet Shadowbox

Charm Bracelet Shadowbox

Our client had been collecting charms for her charm bracelet for many years. Finally, she decided to retire it and frame it so she could enjoy it without necessarily having to wear it. She brought it in and it was determined that we had just the thing, already built, on the shelf: An 8 x 8 black, wood, readymade shadowbox frame. The frame is by Lawrence Frames and is about 1 3/4" tall inside the frame. It comes with a velcro-covered fabric panel at the back of the frame for the do-it-yourself framer.

It was determined that we would make our own, drop-in shadowbox for the frame instead of the velcro panel, since the charm bracelet would need to be sewn down extensively to hold the positions shown in the photographs. The box was made from Bainbridge 4165 Coal Black Suede matboard. Although Dana, our shop manager, designed the piece, our other designer, Julie, ended up doing the framing and all the sewing. She had to spend twice as much time sewing as had been originally envisioned, since each little charm swung independently from the bracelet and had to be immobilized. Remember: Gravity rules!

Check out her handiwork:

Charm Bracelet Shadowbox Frame  charm Bracelet Detail 1






 charm Bracelet Detail #2



charm bracelet detail #3




 Charm bracelet shadowbox profile




Shadowbox Frame Store Display 






 Frame design by Dana L. Fisher, CPF

 Design executed by Julie Kotulak

Photos by Brian D. Flax, CPF

 Images shown by kind permission of Bea Cervantes. 


   At left is a display of the Lawrence readymade shadowbox frames that we stock in our frame shop. They come in either 8 x 8 or 12 x 12 size in Black, White or Espresso. They cost $24.99 and $37.50 respectively. They are a great bargain since it would, normally, cost $50 to $80 for just the frame alone if it were done as a custom frame. They are imported, but the quality is really good.