This is the project that inspired the concept for Charmed & Cherished. It is a project and purpose that is very near and dear to my heart.
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.
Year Six: Bear-Bear
One of her favourite stuffies, immortalized on her Charm Bracelet, as time passes and she moves on to more ‘grown-up’ interests…
Year Seven: Electric Motorbike
She’s growing up! A pretty exciting electric motorbike that she loves to ride around with her Dad, who is on a much larger version.
(It’s so wee! and the wheels rotate!)