he cyclical nature of fashion trends gives cause for hoarders everywhere to stash away clothing and accessories for the next time they are front and centre on the scene.
If beaded charms for your phone was something you never thought would be revived past the Y2Ks when they first found popularity dangling off flip phones, we’re here to tell you that not only are you wrong, but it’s time for you to reinvest as soon as physically possible.
As an antidote to the never-ending despair that accompanies the state of the world at the moment, we are always looking for mood-boosters where we can get it. From our interiors, to our jewellery and now, perhaps it’s no surprise that even our phones aren’t immune from a kitschy overhaul.
Given the seal of approval by Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Dua Lipa where you can often see the rainbow detail hanging from their mirror selfies, these phone adornments are offered with bright hues, cartoonish charms with fruit, smiley face, flowers or celestial-inspired creations and many have the ability to be customised so you can add your name or the mantra that you need reminding of in one of the hundreds of time you pick up your phone throughout the day.
Below you’ll find our favourite takes on this ever-growing trend.
Roxanne Assoulin Rainbow Pearl enamel, gold-tone and faux pearl phone charm
Out with the pared-back and in with the eye-popping, this phone charm is the accessory you need to give your phone the OTT personal touch. It combines rainbow enamel beads with faux pearls for a nostalgia-inducing way to spruce up your tech.
Rainbow Chain Wrist Strap
With a chunky chain detail, you’ll never lose your phone in your bag again. This whimsical design has an attractive rainbow pastel array of shades to brighten up your day, but it’s still lightweight thanks to the acrylic beads. The chain is 25cm long.
Talis Chains Beaded phone wristlet
This mood-boosting strap is adorned with a combination of acrylic beads and smiley faces set between faux pearls for an extra hit of glam. Hang over your wrist to prevent those all too common drops, knocks and bumps. It measures 35.5cm in length and is 9mm wide.
Beaded Phone Strap
You’ve got your beaded necklaces, rings, bracelets and anklets at the ready but there’s one crucial accessory missing – your beaded phone strap. Skinnydip has got you covered with this playful charm with smiley faces, fruit and faux pearls set along the chain.
The Little Statement Rainbow Phone Charm Chain
If you can’t get enough of the charm used by Kendall Jenner, you can get in on the action with this rainbow phone charm that very closely resembles that used by the supermodel. You can choose from the cube or the ball construction or else opt for the two-pack with both. Variety is the spice of life after all.
Colourful Beaded Phone Charm
Wave farewell to the frustration of not being able to find your phone by adding a brightly coloured strap so you can keep it close and make sure it looks good while you’re doing it. These charms come as a set of two with a fruit or smiley face theme so you can gift one to a loved one or be constantly changing up your accessory game.
Multi Fruit Beaded Phone Case Charm
Your five-a-day have never looked this cute. You’ll find an array of apples, strawberries, grapes and more set in a row that you can hang from your phone case to give your tech the kitschy touch.
Beaded Phone Lanyard
These phone loops hang around your wrist bringing fun and function every time you need to check your notifications. They come as a set of five each of which takes on a different colour palette so you can have your entire friendship group co-ordinating or match the charm to your outfit.
X REVOLVE Mymymy Phone Wristlet
Our phone stats are a revealing thing. If you’re anything like us and you pick up your phone ten, 15 or 20 times a day, then you’re in need of this charm. It is set with a row of pearls with a classic but still playful design to adorn around your wrist so it’s always on hand.
Multi 1m Long Length Beaded Phone Charm Flowers
Every time that you reach for your phone, this charm will put a smile on your face. It has a row of joyful beads including fruit, smiley faces, flowers and hearts in an eye-catching array of bright and bold colours.
Custom beaded phone charm
When accessories become functional, it’s the best of both worlds. This combination of beads can be personalised where you can add your name and change the colour or design in anyway that suits you.
Multi 1m Long Length Beaded Phone Charm Hearts
This phone charm from I Saw It First can be worn on your wrist or around your neck to ensure it is always close to hand. It is one metre in length and is set with a combination of pearls and multicoloured heart charms.