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Sure, you should be able to interchange every pendant and charm you collect with every chain you own, but it never seems to work out that way. Indeed, a perfect fit, unless you bought the charm and chain together, is rare. Enter Dara Adams, whose Sterling, VA. company Full Circle Studio came up with the brilliant idea of a little toggle bar and loop that lets you swap out a near-infinite number of charms on a single, all-purpose chain. The concept is simple: choose a chain (there are silver, gold and leather varieties), then choose a charm (you’ll find about a hundred to choose from at any given time, from the simple to the ornate, in materials we love like crystal and vermeil). There are ’literally thousands” of charms waiting in the wings, according to Adams, and as soon as one model sells out (there are only two or three of any given charm), new designs appear in her online store. Pile a whole bunch onto one chain and go for the kitchen-sink look—then accessorize with Full Circle’s recently-added earrings and rings. Right now, Adams only sells her wares online and through trunk shows in Virginia (though baubles make seasonal, irregular appearances in a store or two), but we can’t image a concept this great taking long to hit the streets.
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