An addiction is born

A few years ago I was gifted a Pandora bracelet and charm. I had never heard of the brand, but with two small children who yanked at necklaces as soon as they were within arms reach, a bracelet filled my accessories needs perfectly. A quick peek at the website and I quickly fell down the rabbit hole. And an addiction was born.

But Pandora turned out to be a gateway addiction. I soon discovered there were numerous interchangeable charms, some compatible with Pandora, some not. A scant six months after being introduced to Pandora, my first Trollbeads bracelet arrived. Six months later, a *redbalifrog* charm was added. In between, a few artisan beads arrived to round things out. Oh, and a few more Trollbeads. *wink*