For each of these I have a star.
To remember my life's times
I began a band of jingling chimes.
Each shining charm of gold
holds a story to be told."ⓒ
Charm bracelets ~ how I love them! I love the soft jingle-jangle sounds they make, the significance of each tiny work of art, the memories each one brings to mind. Charms are added to my bracelets for each state we visit, for each place we visit on our travels afar and each grandchild that comes along. Special charms are added for family members that were so dear to me.
My first charm bracelet with three silver charms was given to me by a high school beau when I was a senior. That would make it 45 years old. The friendship didn't last, but have I gotten mileage out of that bracelet!
This is my gold charm bracelet...a mix of 14K and 18K golds. I began it when I became a grandmother. At the same time I started one for my granddaughter when she was born. I don't know how many more charms this one will hold.
and brought back little sparking lights.
I plucked a star from here and there.
I hope to have one from everywhere.
I traveled lands near and far
from each of those I took a star,
twinkling and shining bright.
Welcome to my charmed life."ⓒ
my family there amongst the gold.
There is Daddy's beloved mandolin
and his guitar that so pleased him.
Here are baby shoes for my girls,
a little locket for their curls,
a towering lighthouse for my brother,
an artist's palette for the other.
For my mother, a beautiful "A",
an "I Love You" for my soul mate.
A hive here, a honeybee there -
symbols of my given name fair.
A little miss with a great big bow,
my sweet granddaughter, don't you know.
Little boys with baseball caps -
they are my grandsons - happy chaps.
Here is one that I treasure dear.
It holds the name I love to hear.
The heart inscribed "Grandma"
for that is what I am called."ⓒ
"See this little basket of my favorite roses,
a Faberge' egg that opens and closes,
a lock to hold this strand together,
a sapphire key to lock it forever."ⓒ
Not long ago, I began another silver bracelet. I have charms that have not been added yet.
Copyright - Verses are from a poem I wrote three years ago.
LIZ AT ROSE VINGETTES is hosting a CHARM SCHOOL.
Show off your charms, then let Liz know.