My brand new lovely niece, Stella, was born in August 2012. Her Dad, my Brother, commissioned me to make a charm every year. This charm marks the most important object or memory of her previous year. It is an annual gift, that a loving Father will give to his daughter, marking their memories for now, and the years to come.
I am so honoured to be a part of this meaningful project. And look so forward to adding to this immensely important, personal charm bracelet as the years pass.
* This collection will be increased by one each year…
Year One: Sophie the Giraffe
Year Two: Snow Suit
Year Three: Watering Can
“Water” was the theme, so I took her favorite watering can, and shrunk it teeny-tiny (15 x 13 mm), carved in wax, cast in silver, and ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’s hand writing was engraved on either side.
Year Four: LOVIE
This has been her stuffed animal of choice for four years now. ‘Lovie’ has been truly well Loved, and is always just within arms’ reach.
Year Five: Mellica
Mellica, the beloved gentle giant, passed away this winter. He was truly a member of the family and will be missed in his Northern home by the lake. A beautiful silver Great Dane with such a gentle, cuddly laid back disposition. He is missed, but he had a wonderful, long life with his human family.