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« on: May 08, 2011 02:49:02 PM »

I've been making lots of loaded charm bracelets for a while now, and a great many of them have been inspired by my love of Harry Potter.  Oddly though, I've made a few Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin bracelets for various people, and I never managed to get around to making a Gryffindor one!  

This bracelet was inspired by the character of Hermoine Granger, one of my favorite characters in the series.  She exemplifies so many of the qualities of Gryffindor House. Courage in the face of danger, unwavering loyalty to her friends, and the willingness taking a stand for what is right, no matter what others think, and no matter the cost.

The charms include:
~a red glass evil eye, for protection from evil
~a goblet for the Goblet of Fire
~a unicorn from the Forbidden Forest



~the golden snitch from Harry's first Quidditch match
~a stag, for her friend Harry's Patronus, which saves them in Prisoner of Azkaban
~Hogwart's castle
~Hedwig
~a lightning bolt for her friend Harry



~a lion for Gryffindor House
~a wand from Ollivander's
~Fawkes, symbol of the Order of the Phoenix
~a shining star
~the Silver Doe which led them to the Sword of Gryffindor
~a quill & inkwell for taking copious notes in class



~a Hungarian Horntail Dragon
~a Celtic hearts, for only through a stout heart and true friendship can we overcome evil
~a potion bottle for Hermoine's adeptness at brewing Polyjuice Potion





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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2011 02:56:22 PM »

I haven't even read Harry Potter..(I know, shame on me and I'm admitting it too!)

I LOVE this!  Do you use real silver on the bracelet and clasp?  How in the WORLD did you find all those really cool charms. I realllllly love this.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2011 04:23:49 PM »

it's absolutely perfect!  Grin 10 points for Gryffindor!!

did you hunt for the charms forever or just have a really good source?
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2011 04:30:29 PM »

it's absolutely perfect!  Grin 10 points for Gryffindor!!

did you hunt for the charms forever or just have a really good source?
as always....brilliant! Grin

and I happen to know jennie works hard searching for these charms. Cool
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2011 04:52:20 PM »

Thanks ladies!

I LOVE this!  Do you use real silver on the bracelet and clasp?  How in the WORLD did you find all those really cool charms. I realllllly love this.

No, it is not made of real silver.  With the number of charms I include on each bracelet that would cost me a fortune!  The charms are a mix of Tibetan/Bali silver and pewter.  The bracelet chain and clasps are base metal pieces from the craft store.

did you hunt for the charms forever or just have a really good source?

I spend a lot of time searching for just the right charm for each bracelet I make.   I get my charms from LOTS of different sources.  I didn't buy them as a group or anything.  (Though I think some sellers over on Etsy do sell themed groups of charms.)  I usually buy in bulk from various Ebay sellers in China.  If I only want  a few of something, I get them from Etsy shops and some from local craft stores.  I also get some items at beadsandcharms.com, which has okay prices on single charms.

and I happen to know jennie works hard searching for these charms. Cool

Thanks pinkleo!  It's true....  I spend way too much time shopping for charms.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2011 05:41:25 PM »

I was taking a look at your other things as well..you make reeeeaaally beautiful and unique items!!

 

I just love looking at all the charms on it. I love the other piece you posted as well with the Autumn leaves. Beautiful.


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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2011 10:18:50 AM »

This, along with all of your other pieces, is really beautiful. I love the theme of this one as well, because Hermoine is one of my favorite characters.
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