I used Pewter letter blocks and Swarovski Crystals when making these bracelets. Pewter is a great alternative metal as it is not expensive like silver and still has a lovely colour to it. When the light hits the crystals it shines beautifully.
This one I made for my mam it is my parents, my sisters and my initials surrounded by each of our birthstone colours.
This one I made using the initials but used a lovely blue crystal instead of the birthstones.