- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I’ve been having a think about my wedding day jewellery and am considering wearing my charm bracelet. Currently, none of the charms are even on it – I’ve just collected them and have never even worn the bracelet, which to me is incredibly sad! I’m thinking about having the charms cleaned up, soldered on and wearing it on the wedding day, but am worried it might be a bit childish.
If I do, I’d also like to get a new charm made from some jewellery Mr CL got me when we were teenagers. I lost one of the earrings and the necklace broke, so it’s useless as is. It has a blue stone (maybe topaz??) which could be incorporated into the charm as my ‘something blue’. I know of a jeweller who reclaims old jewellery for new commissions, so I know it’s possible.
Here’s the bracelet, with the history behind each of the charms:
Champagne Glass bought for my 18th birthday by my maternal grandparents
Trebel Clef also a gift from my grandparents on my 18th
Guitar given to me on my 16th birthday by my dad
3 Legs of Man bought by me on my first holiday with Mr CL to the Isle of Man
G my initial, given to me by my dad
Stork already on the bracelet when it was given to me for my Christening
Dragonfly given to me on my 18th birthday by my mum
Hearts given to me on my 16th birthday by my mum
Beer Stein bought by me during my and Mr CL’s tour of Europe on our gap year (I love this one because the lid even opens up!)
Ironbridge found among my paternal grandmother’s belongings after her death – my dad thinks it was meant to be a souvenir for me after she visited the Ironbridge Gorge Museum
Flip Flop given to me by my mum. It reminds me of her because she always wears flip flops throughout the year, regardless of the weather.