Charm Bracelets and Belts

Say it, Wear it, Mean it

Maybe some girls just wanna have fun, but most of the girls we know want to make a statement — and have fun doing it. That’s just the point of Shains, an assortment of accessories that lets girls create their own messages, wear them proudly, and then change ‘em up whenever they like.

The idea for Shains came to creator Ewa Martinoff one day when she was driving home from work, thinking about a power cord bundler she had wrapped around her wrist. She collaborated with her daughter Natasha and turned that seed of an idea
into a collection of accessories with holes that hold snap-on letters, numbers and icons, so you can create your own custom messages. Molly Brandt, creator of Beadorable jewelry alerted us to Shains and says her daughter Sophie can’t get enough of these fashion-forward options for her and her friends to speak their minds.

The belts and bracelets are made of recycled rubber, and the interchangeable snap-on elements (100 letters, numbers and icons in every pack) are recycled plastic. Everything is lead-free and comes in recycled packaging, too. As if that wasn’t enough, Ewa is dedicated to what she calls “style sustainability.” That means a commitment not just to eco-friendly materials, but also to personal empowerment and giving back. So Shains products give girls an avenue for personal expression, and a portion of the net profits are donated to environmental organizations like Heal the Bay and the Jane Goodall Institute. That’s a whole lot of positive packed into one little bracelet or belt.

— Mir
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Ewa

    And many thanks to the Daily Grommet team (a wonderful bunch of people) for the opportunity to tell you about Shains! Shains recycled accessories are fun to put together and you can come up with something new each day! We love talking about all the things you can do and say with Shains and would love to hear some of your ideas! What would you like and mean to say and wear today?

  • Kate
    3/30/2010 1:00 PM

    Very cute and colorful. Do the charms that the kids have for their shoes also fit in these bracelets?

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    3/30/2010 1:08 PM

    These are really fun. They remind me of a combination of crocs shoes and the LiveStrong-type bracelets. My kids love to wear lots of different charms on their crocs so I know this will be hit. Good birthday gift.

  • Barbara
    3/30/2010 1:26 PM

    Great idea - just stocked up on a few to have on hand as birthday gifts.

  • Ewa
    Ewa – Special Guest
    3/30/2010 1:44 PM

    Hello and Thank you for your comments!- Shains elements are smaller than the Jibbitz or accessories for the Crocs. Good question about whether the Jibbitz will fit our bracelets - I think they might as the bracelet and belt stretch but I haven't tried it personally. Their holes are bigger so I know our elements won't fit their holes. Hope this is helpful!

  • Molly
    3/31/2010 12:38 AM

    The bracelets have been my daughter's favorite gift to give her friends. It is unique and personal, perfect for girls who have everything!

  • Jean
    5/11/2010 5:38 PM



  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/11/2010 6:37 PM

    @Jean and Molly - that's great to hear!!

  • Rosalind Langer
    Rosalind Langer
    11/10/2011 1:47 PM

    Please tell me how to buy more than one bracelet w/o buying more than one set. Do bracelets come in the refill pack?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/10/2011 5:03 PM

    @Rosalind Langer: Unfortunately, they are only available as part of the set.

  • ss
    11/12/2011 9:43 AM

    Will these bracelets fit an 8in wrist?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/12/2011 10:40 AM

    @ss: I checked with Ewa and she says that the bracelets can fit almost every size wrist as the tab to secure fits all of the holes.

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