A massive thanks to Tom and Candace at El Camino for collaborating with us on this fantastic review. Not only were we lucky enough to receive our very own El Camino bracelet, but we’re also giving a bracelet away to one lucky reader. Read on for more info!
The El Camino Story
If you’re a traveller who just loves to collect travel souvenirs, then we’ve got the perfect item for you! Think charm bracelet, meets travel memories, meets elegance and you’ve got this stylish and customizable bracelet from El Camino. These bracelets not only offer a personal and unique touch to your travel memories, but the product itself is of high quality and they look amazing.
Created by travellers, for travellers, Tom and Candace’s incredible concept first came about after long nights couped up in their tent, as they hiked, camped and roughed their way through Spain. Free from technology, it gave the pair plenty of time to tap into their creative sources and start drafting the initial idea. Originally just a really awesome way to showcase and document their travel memories, El Camino burst onto the scene as a popular product this year for travelers, whether you’re a hardcore veteran or have just come back from a short vacation.
The concept is simple, yet brilliant. Instead of dangly mismatched charms, you get high quality stainless steel beads that are engraved by hand. Customize each bead to show off where you’ve travelled, be it a city, country or whole region. Add them to a durable and beautifully woven bracelet, then space them out with oak or mahogany beads and you’ve got the perfect memento of your travels.
Choosing Your Bracelet
Here comes the difficult part; deciding how you’re going to customize your bracelet. With so many choices it makes for a hard decision, but we managed to narrow it down in the end. For us the Starter Package was the perfect way to kick off our first bracelet, giving us a great base to build on in the future. The package includes band, charms and spacers all in one, for a very reasonable price.
First step is to choose a band. There are 7 beautiful colors to decide from, each hand woven; with a premium grade stainless steal clasp and they’re tough enough to keep up with even the most rugged of travelers.
Once you’ve got your bracelet it’s time to build it up. Choose your steps (charms) from either country, city or other travel location. All the countries in the world are there, with some of your favorite cities and spots around the world represented as well. And if there’s anything missing, opt for a custom step and get it personally engraved with up to 32 characters. As a nice personal touch we received our very own Don’t Forget To Move step as a surprise from El Camino. Very cool!
If you can’t decide between countries, why not collect whole regions? There’s 12 colorfully crafted and engraved glass steps to choose from that symbolize every corner of the globe.
Piece it all together on your bracelet and stylize it with oak or mahogany spacers to separate your steps. The shiny silver, glistening glass and earthy wood make for a unique combination of colors and textures.
Christine’s El Camino Bracelet
Turquoise single band
Central America region step (our favorite travel area so far)
Peru step (where we met back in early 2012)
Mexico step (where we spent 6 months and one of our favorite countries)
California small step (Christine’s hometown)
Don’t Forget To Move custom step (a special surprise from Tom and Candace)
We love them! There’s probably only one bad thing about these amazing bracelets, and that’s limiting yourself to just one! If you’ve been around the world, good luck trying to decide how to customize one bracelet, so you’re better off buying a few! For an elegant, stylized and personal travel memory, at an affordable cost, you really can’t go past these bracelets as the perfect souvenir or gift.
Win Your Very Own El Camino Bracelet
The generosity of El Camino just keeps coming! El Camino and Don’t Forget To Move are pleased to offer you the chance to create your very own travel memory of your journey around the world. It’s easy to get in the running for this great prize and thanks to Rafflecopter you can enter more than once!