I have been collecting charms for this bracelet since I was a teenager. I got it as a present from my Oma and Opa when I was about 14 or 15.
The charms are from all over the world. Spain, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and the USA.
I make it my mission to buy one from each country I visit. I don’t know what I’ll do when the bracelet runs out of space (it’s is starting to run out of space now, actually!).
The above necklace was also a gift from my Oma and Opa (they sure know how to pick jewellery!).
It’s by Anna Palmer, a NZ artist. It’s really amazing. I love all the different colours and the Koru shapes in the green.
Her website says:
Anna’s passion for colour sees her specialising in hand-made dichroic glass jewellery, which displays a wide spectrum of colours that change when viewed from different directions. The result is a ‘fiery iridescence’, an effect also seen in nature in peacock feathers and opals.
The website also explains how Anna makes them:
Anna uses heat to fuse the dichroic glass with other cuts to further heighten the special effects of the glass resulting in stunning pieces of wearable art.
The Anna Palmer jewellery can be found here.
Have a look at all of those beautiful necklaces and bracelets, brooches and earrings.
I’m not sure where they can be bought now. But I previously bought some for presents for family in Holland (as they are so one of a kind NZ-style). I got them at a shop in Downtown Auckland.
And now, the best news: last week was World Teacher’s Day. I got a whole lot of handmade cards from my lovely students and one of my old student’s bought in all this delicious bikkies for me. I taught him in Term 1 and some of Term 2, but had to move him to the next door class as there were too many kids in my class! Man, the bikkies were DELISH! I told him he needed to bring me the recipe (still waiting!). He was so proud when I asked him if he helped his mum make them!
Have a good Thursday everyone! One day left of work/school and then it’s the weekend (and finally some summer-like weather!