I’ve really had fun making charms for Terri and Ansley as well as friends and family. I like to collect little things here and there to create something meaningful from a special moment or event. Then I’ll think and think on it until I come up with a unique way to incorporate the item or items into a small token to give as a remembrance of that day.
Last year, while I was in Greece for Cocoa Daisy Destination ~ Mykonos I brought back a little bit of sand, some coins and evil eye charms. I had no idea what I was going to do with them at the time but figured something would come to mind. Well, I will be rooming with Christine and Ronda at CHA-S next month and decided this would be a fun memento to give them in remembrance of that trip. We were roomies in Mykonos and the bond we formed will last forever.
Last summer, while visiting my mom’s side of the family in West Virginia, all us girl cousins were having a blast together target shooting. I saved all the blanks from the pistol and decided to create a charm for each of them. I used the blank as a vase then added a few rosary beads, rhinestones and millinery flowers. This is just a little something fun for all of us to remember that day.
Ha… and my neighbors thought I was outside picking weeds to toss in the trash… nope I was picking them to save for charms. I made Terri and Ansley each a wish charm. Inside the bottle are the seeds from a dandelion weed. I saw this idea on Pinterest a few months ago and could not wait for the weeds to start popping up. I really think this one is super cute and plan on making Ansley share hers with me. Terri is too far away to make her share.
Ansley asked me to make her a charm with tiny hearts inside so off to Hobby Lobby I went and found just the right sized hearts. The love charm accents the bottle perfectly. And speaking of the bottles I found mine at Hobby Lobby in the jewelry section. I’m going back today to get more. These will forever be a staple in my supplies.
So next time you’re on vacation or at a special event with friends or family save a few small items and create a memory charm or two. I think these are a wonderful way to reflect on special times.