I loved my charm bracelet. It was a Christmas present from my best friend when I was 17. I think I bought all of the charms myself because I was very fussy about it. I only wanted ones that were symbolic.
There are 16 charms on the bracelet.
A penny-farthing - I don't like riding bikes, but I love the period in history from which they come.
A vanity dressing table - While I don't have the time nor inclination for it these days, once upon a time I was pretty vane. I spent a lot of time in front of the mirror and was interested in beauty and fashion. And again, I love the olde worlde charm of the this charm.A cherub - They speak to me spiritually.
A harp - I have always loved the way a harp looks and harp music is simply divine.
Ballet slippers - One of my earliest memories is wanting to be a ballerina when I grew up. I never did to learn ballet, but I love watching it.
A wishing well - For good luck and because one of the things I say a lot is "I wish...."
A church - At the time I was a practising Catholic and even though I don't go to Mass anymore I do still love churches.
A grand piano - I play the piano and the one thing I've always dreamed of having is a baby grand....still dreaming. (The lid on this charm lifts up!)
A sewing machine - I love to sew. My pipe dream was to be a bridal designer/dressmaker.
A crown - While I don't call myself a monarchist, I do love anything related to the British Royal Family and have a large collection of books about them.
Eiffel Tower - I always wanted to visit Paris and go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Guess what? I did!
A Flamenco dancer - I love watching dancing, and this style is so glamourous.
Nefertiti - I find Egyptian history fascinating and have always wanted to visit Egypt. I haven't yet. But I have seen real Egyptian artifacts in the British Museum and in the Louvre. Amazing.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge - I love this Australian icon and I bought this charm for my cousins in Sydney who I didn't see often enough.
Faith, Hope & Charity - Virtues I've tried to live by.
Comedy/Tragedy Masks - I love the dramatic arts. I took performing arts as my major at teacher's college.
So, there you have it.
One little piece of jewellery can certainly say a lot about a person, don't you think?