any idea what this is?
(i don't know, but i cut my finger while i was making it.
a pile of worthless junk, maybe?
what about now?
still not sure?
it USED to be a pile of worthless junk - worthless junk that meant a lot to me.
i decided it was time for another tacky charm bracelet.
so i gathered up my bucket of buttons and all the beads i could find and hunted for knick-knacks that brought back memories, and i came up with this.
let me walk you through this.
on the far left is a treble clef charm that i bought for my campaign poster when i ran for band historian.
which i won.
because there was no one else running.
next is a bunny bead that is one of three beads my mom had for a long time and gave to me.
why she kept them, i don't know.
probably because they're so cute.
next is a little bell.
we've always had little bells laying all around the place in our crafting supplies.
so i'm finally putting one to good use.
now everyone will know when i walk in a room.
next is a big green twisty/swirly bead that i remember getting in kindergarten during a project.
we had to collect toilet paper rolls to make binoculars.
and our teacher brought beads to decorate them.
i stole all the cool ones.
next is my name.
all little girls had those necklaces with their names on them.
i was no exception.
it's in between cute little ladybug beads.
it's also in between two heart-shaped letter beads.
J and E.
the first letters of the names of the fictional loves of my life.
next is a giraffe.
that lived with the bunny.
then a shell and some more kindergarten beads.
one time, for my birthday,
i asked my parents to buy me the discover-your-own-pearl kit from stupid.com.
being the wonderful parents they are, they did.
it was supposed to come with a can containing a sealed oyster with a real pearl inside.
you got to pry it open, take out the pearl, and put it in this spiffy little locket sort of thing
that came with it.
when i got the kit, the oyster was already open and the pearl was loose in the can.
but i kept the pearl.
and there it is.
and the frog that lived with the giraffe and the bunny.
and here are some more pictures.
this tacky new bracelet lives next to my old, faded, friendship bracelet.
the friendship bracelet that i made by myself, for myself.
no friends or anything.