QOTW: Do you have a ‘theme’ for pull charms?

Written on March 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

I regret to confess that the majority of my dolls have boring things on their pullstrings. That is, most of them have their pull ring (and that’s it). A select few have some charms and I’m actually looking to continue on with getting beads and other charms for my dolls so that they can have something cute on their strings. I recently gave some of my dolls a few more charms, nothing too extravagant but just a little something for them. Prior to Blythe (and my obsession with yarn), I made a lot of jewellery (I still do!) so I have a lot of beads leftover that still need to be put to use. Hence the use of some of them as pull charms, because why not?


The only doll that really has any theme to hers is Mollie, who was my Christmas doll back in 2012 so she has Christmas-themed lampwork beads on her string. Her “twin”, Moxie, recently got a few beads as well – because I couldn’t very well favour one twin over the other, right?

Does your Blythes’ pull charms have a theme?

3 Responses to “QOTW: Do you have a ‘theme’ for pull charms?”

  1. SonjeB says:

    Oh yes! I’m not a professional customizer, but I always give my girls their own special pull-charms. I have a punk-rocker with guitar charms, a child-like girl with Hello Kitty charms, a girly-girl with vintage-looking rhinestone charms and a Swedish girl with a dala horse and swedish fish charms.

    If you had strings hanging out of the back of your head, you wouldn’t want generic-looking charms tied to the end of them, would you?

  2. I have found that you can be REALLY creative with the pull cords….and it doesn’t have to be just charms.. I have stacked beautiful glass beads, pandora style beads and even silk tassels at the bottom. A couple of my girls have Buddha heads on their cords. I love customizing the pull cords. It’s like their jewelry! 🙂

  3. RagingMoon1987 says:

    I’m looking to buy my first Blythe in the near future. I plan on modding her so she’ll have two pull chains, and her charms have a definite theme. One charm is a mochi rabbit and the other is a hanami dango. Funny, I’ve bought the charms well ahead of the doll. LOL

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