Chic Magnetsmagnabilities

It’s enough of a struggle getting your kids out the door fully dressed (and with matching socks on) each day—you’re hardly paying a moment’s attention to your own ensemble, let alone accessories. Lucky for you, the latest do-it-all accessory to hit the scene is a locally-designed necklace with interchangeable magnetic inserts. Magnabilities will satisfy your inner style-maven while indulging your “collector” habits.  Created by a Northwest mom/graphic designer, Magnabilities are popping up all over Seattle. First you select a pendant, which comes in a variety of finishes (antique silver, pewter, gold), and then the fun starts. The magnetic “buttons” – about the size of a quarter – just pop into the circular opening, providing the wearer with endless possibilities. The patent-pending inserts come in stylish designs (such as animal prints) or solid colors. Novelty and seasonal designs make fun teacher gifts (apples, ballet shoes, birthday cupcakes, and more).

We especially dig the custom function on their website which makes DIY mommy jewelry a snap. Simply upload your own photo, image, or text. A classic black & white photo of your little one makes a gorgeous keepsake (or a fab gift for aunts & grandparents). Expectant moms can have fun announcing their baby’s gender or due date on the necklace and you can even upload your child’s scanned artwork and sport it proudly. With affordable prices (approximately $15 for the pendants and $3-$4 for the inserts), you can have a new look every day of the week in just seconds.

Check them out in person at Queen Anne Mail & Dispatch, Andaluz in Seattle’s Columbia City, and Dragonfly in Redmond Town Center

*Red Tricycle readers get a free design insert with an order of $20 or more. Enter code redtri at checkout.

—Angie J. Ballas