My husband isn't a fan of gift giving occasions. He never knows what to buy me and I really hate having to tell him what to go buy so I just generally say I don't want anything. However, this last birthday I was determined to find something that he could buy and even provide future gift solutions.
So, I started exploring Pandora bracelets and even pinned some to my Pinterest page. I wasn't sure I wanted one of these but they were intriguing. So, after playing on the Pandora website and looking at all the eye candy there I finally got so confused I dismissed the idea until......I decided on a theme.
I have a traditional charm bracelet that my husband gave me for my 16th birthday. I have added all manner of charms to it over the years -- all commemorating something. Then, he bought me another traditional charm bracelet for my "family" charms honoring my kids and grandkids. That is all I intend to put on that bracelet to keep it light weight. The teenage bracelet is heavy and makes lots of noise so I don't wear it too often. I wear the "family" bracelet quite often and I just didn't know about another "charm" bracelet. What I came up with is a "genealogy" bracelet. Putting charms on to honor my ancestry. My ancestry isn't too varied so I figure I can fill in with some of the pretty spacers and interesting beads.
At any rate this is what I have so far:
|Claddagh for my Irish Ancestry|
|Feather for my Native American Ancestry|
|Crown for my English Ancestry|
|These are the clips I chose|
Now I need to find something for my Welsh ancestry -- I just can't find a cute dragon so I might have to settle for a daffodil. I am looking at a windmill for my Dutch ancestry and I need something for the small bit of German ancestry. Unless I discover something else, that pretty much sums it up. I guess I am going to have to buy lots of spacers! At least that will help my husband with gift giving frustrations!