This is the first post in my bracelet showcase series, and so I’ve decided that it would be fitting to show my first ever Pandora bracelet! If I get more readers, what I’d like to do is showcase your bracelets :) however, in the meantime, I’ll be sharing my collection, bracelet by bracelet. :)
This one was given to me on Valentine’s Day 2012 by my boyfriend. He always laughs about that as, when we went into the shop and I realised that he wanted to buy me a bracelet, I got super, super shy. I was so embarrassed that he was getting me such a big gift that I barely said a word to him or to the sales assistant when they were trying the bracelet on me. Obviously I was thrilled, but I just didn’t know what to say! Awkward girl. ;)
This bracelet is obviously really close to my heart. It has some of my most special charms and memories on it. It encapsulates, for me, the beginning of my relationship: all the little first milestones, those first happy butterfly feelings! The first charm I got (it came with the bracelet) was the African elephant charm. I loved elephants when I was little, and it just seemed like a perfect ‘Ellie’ charm!
The other charms are mostly gifts from my boyfriend, for little anniversaries or trips that we made together. The Union Jack bus was a present from my mum, and is a nice reminder of last summer when Britain hosted the Olympics. The dice is also my little good luck charm that I bought for myself before exams! If ever I’m feeling nervous, I always always wear this bracelet.
However, it’s been the exact same for about a year – I finished it late August 2012 (quick work, I know!). And I’ve been feeling that itch: I wasn’t quite satisfied with its design, and so I’ve compromised. I took three charms off it last week: the bracelet remains almost identical to its precious first design. All I’ve done is remove the colours that clashed with the rest: the pink enamel hearts, the blue butterflies and the London bus. The pink hearts charm is a very, very important charm, as I bought it in remembrance of my gran when she died last year. Consequently, it has gone straight on to another bracelet – my pink leather. It’s the only charm on it, and so it has become an entire bracelet of in memory of her; I’d be happy with that.
My blue butterflies and London bus, however, are on my charm bar. I’m considering starting another bracelet, with a blue theme, for those two charms.
Anyway, this is the revised bracelet. The picture isn’t amazing, but you get the idea! I think the colours match better now, but I’m not sure that it hasn’t lost something. If I kept it this way, my rough plan would be to add the new owl with his lovely green eyes, the amethyst birthstone flower (my bf’s birthstone – I don’t like my September one) and another silver charm.
So, what do you think? Which version is better? :)