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.
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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