Charm Inspiration…

Jun 23, 2011

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.

 

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