1980s Plastic Charm Bracelets & Necklaces
Eighties Vintage Plastic Charms
Every girl in the 80s had a few, right? Those beautiful brightly colored cheap plastic charms on a cheap plastic chain. Never before and never since has a pile of colorful plastic jewelry meant so much to a girl. They were crazy cheap, and EVERYWHERE. Some girls trading them with their friends, others simply could not part with them.
Each little charm had the clip, a bell, and the charm hanging off a little loop. Bicycles, fruit, animals, electronics, frying pans....they were all available....and I HAD to have them.
At age seven, it was my mission in life to have enough of these to reach from one wall of my room to the other. No need for the chains; I wanted to just link all the charms in succession. And, I was successful.
Check out my collection of 80s plastic bell charms, and how you can get your hands on some charms now (in case you didn't hold on to your collection).
My 80's Plastic Bell Charm Collection
Up for Auction: 80s Plastic Charm Bracelets & Necklaces
If you never had any, or can no longer find them, buy some charms on ebay! It's interesting to look there to see some you remember having, and to see some you never saw before - almost like it was when you were searching the bins for one back in the day.
How Many 1980s Plastic Charms Did You Have?
It seems to be that people didn't have one or two or even five of these charms....they had a whole bunch.
How many did YOU have?
How many of these plastic charms did you have back in the day?
Anatomy of a 1980s Plastic Charm
Prized Possession of a 1980s Girl Who Grew Into a Geek
An 80s plastic charm featuring a whistle with Robin, Batman's loyal sidekick!
What a cool crossover piece of pop culture history! It's geek-tastic!
If this little vintage charm whistle isn't the envy or every female batman collector of every geeky plastic charm collector, I don't know what is. It's cool for at least 5 different reasons.
Fruit Bell Charms
Everyone had fruit charms for their 80s charm bracelet!
I think everyone had a few pieces of fruit in their charm collection. After all, it was the eighties - the time of Strawberry Shortcake and her berry fruity friends, the time of Pac Man and his cherries, and the era of the banana clip.
I think it was also the colors. We just LOVED colors in the eighties. Somehow we've forgotten how cool colors are. Some cars only come in black, gray, white, or tan. How boring is that?!
I have in my vintage charm collection strawberries, grapes, cherries, apples, bananas, and ice cream. Ice Cream is a fruit, right?
Plastic Charm Necklace
Just Can't Get Enough '80s? - Toys, Games, and Other Stuff from the 80s that Rocked
Did you have plastic charms? How many? What was your favorite? Do tell!