Beading Resources > EncycloBEADia > Game Day Jewelry

by Jake Woolley, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Avid football fans are everywhere and sporting their team spirit is an essential part of enjoying the game with fellow fans. Regardless of our own affection towards football, we all know a fanatic sports fan able to watch countless hours of football only pausing for more chips and dip. Football fans range from the most intense tailgating, statistic spouting, Fantasy Football-loving individuals to the more passive fans that enjoy a shared bond between friends and the occasional game day platter of chicken wings.

Regardless of your level of enthusiasm, football team-inspired jewelry creates a connection between the designer, the fans and their team. Jump on the bandwagon this season and create game day jewelry designs using official team charms and a variety of matching Dione® Add A Beads and fire-polished beads.

Everyday charms are traditionally used for embellishing basic jewelry items, but the beauty of official team charms is hands down their versatility. Each team charm contains an iconic symbol of that particular team and can be used to decorate virtually anything a fan would want. Go ahead and throw out the conventional playbook; using your heightened creativity, begin embellishing a full range of objects from jewelry to party invitations, home décor to office supplies and any other noteworthy item to honor a fan's team.

Football games are only seasonal, but team spirit thrives year round!
*Due to ongoing changes of NFL team colors and logos, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads inventory of NFL charms are subject to change without notice.

Need a kickoff plan?
  1. Choose an official team charm.
  2. Select matching beads, using the ''Football Charms: Professional Team Color Guide''
  3. Create customer game day design.
  4. Wear it, gift it or sell it to any of the millions of football fans across the country.

Additional MaterialsResources
Team names and logos are registered trademarks of the National Football League. All NFL logos and marks and NFL team logos and marks depicted are the property of the NFL and the respective teams and may not be reproduced without prior written consent of NFL Enterprises.

Customer Comments

We would like to share some of the customer comments we received in response to the article, "Game Day Jewelry," featured in a newsletter. Please keep in mind that the comments expressed below are those of our customers and do not reflect the views of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.

''My family frequently uses your MLB and NFL pendants. You do not currently carry all the teams. You are short 14 of the MLB teams and I was wondering if you were planning on carrying all the teams in the future. Also, will you be carrying any UCONN pendants? I am from Connecticut and a lot of my customers request my product that I attach these pendants to. Thank you for your help.''

"Today's e-newsletter has at the top sports charms for sale to incorporate into jewelry to sell. It also has in Ask the Expert the question of whether one can use those charms in jewelry to resell--with an answer from the normally terrific David Weiman implying the answer is no--but it looks like he misunderstood the question. Seems it might be a good idea to look over those expert answers before putting them in your newsletter, especially when it seems to contradict your sales pitch."
- Beth

"I am a fan of the MLB team the Arizona Diamondbacks. You have quite a selection of other MLB baseball teams, but not the Diamondbacks. I am very disappointed. Also I could find no baseball beads."
- Mary

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Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists;
children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.

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