Book One: Finding Your Heart

A Charmed Life

Book 1 Love, Loss, and Silver An introduction to a charmed existence, a series.

When I was little, I was mesmerized by small things.

My most beloved possession was a tiny charm bracelet, given to me by an older cousin. It had little scissors that opened and closed and a “spinner” which held a disk; if you blew on it it would spin and read “I love you.”

One day, the bracelet disappeared.

At a Loss

When I became an adult I went into antique stores looking for my bracelet— I was convinced it was there, somewhere, waiting for me.

Years later I learned a bigger lesson: If you want something, create it yourself.

My Charmed Life Began

I started searching for the most unusual treasures. I began to live in another time.

Every charm has meaning. Charms are words waiting for other words to create sentences from silver or gold. They create poetry. They write history.

I began collecting vintage and antique charms and bracelets. I collected the silver stories that belonged to other people and rewrote them.

Hearts and Flowers

Antique and vintage sterling charms, some enameled, on vintage double flower chain.

Am I Blue?

Vintage and antique sterling silver hearts, some enameled, some engraved, on a vintage silver bracelet.

Engravings

Many charms are engraved in the back to commemorate a time, a place, a person, a feeling.

Hearts on the Gate

Vintage and antique sterling silver hearts, some enameled, on a vintage gate-link bracelet. A vintage padlock charm secures the bracelet. Find the bluebird of happiness.

Hearts on a Fob

Antique sterling silver hearts added to an antique watch fob chain, with tassel. Now a bracelet.

Love & Luck

Vintage and antique sterling silver hearts, some engraved, on a vintage silver horseshoe-link bracelet.

Hearts on Lace

Vintage and antique sterling silver hearts, some enameled, on a lacy silver vintage bracelet.

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