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« on: April 07, 2011 07:58:53 PM »

A few months ago I fell in love.  Head-over-heels, once-in-a-lifetime kind of love.  It was sudden.  It was magical.  It was intense.

It was with a fictional character.

While participating in the last round of Matchbox swapping, I created a Doctor Who themed matchbox for my partner spidermom.  I had never seen the show before, but she had so many cute Doctor Who related items on her wist, and I was sure I could pull together something adorable for her.  After scheming, creating, and shipping my TARDIS Matchbox, I got curious.  I sat down with Netflix while DH was out at his weekly board game night, and started watching.  And that was all it took.  A few short hours and I was in love with a madman in a blue box.  At that moment I began dreaming up this bracelet.  I spent weeks finding just the right charms.  Ordering them from all over the place.  Some from local Etsy sellers, some from Asia, and some I made myself.  So, without further ado, here is my entry, The Doctor's Companion Bracelet.  (Or "His 'Plus-One' Bracelet"!)

The beads are a mixture of glass, crystal, and freshwater pearls in TARDIS blue, and the black of empty space, with a few clear AB crystals.  Overall the color palette was taken directly from the TARDIS itself, but it also reminds me a lot of the designs for the episode "Midnight", set on a dark and barren diamond covered planet.  The charms are a mix of Tibetan silver, pewter, and handmade bezels.  The clasp is a VERY sturdy lobster style clasp.  I had wanted to pick out something pretty and decorative, but being the Doctor's Companion does require an awful LOT of running, so I figured a secure clasp was better in the end.  Cheesy

The charms include:
Hope Bead: "Oh, I always live in hope." - The Doctor
Star: Part of the wonders the Doctor sees in his travels.
Fob Watch: Also known as the Chameleon Arch, a pocket watch in which the Doctor can store his memories and personality, while becoming temporarily human.  Martha, this watch is me! - The Doctor, Human Nature (Handmade charm)

Two Hearts:  My favorite alien has two hearts.  A condition which can save his life, but also lead to twice the sorrow when they are broken.  "Only one heart working... how do you cope like this? - The Doctor, The Shakespeare Code
Planet of the Ood: Also called the Ood Sphere, whose inhabitants will sing the song of The Doctor-Donna for ages.
Union Jack: "And Rose...  Love the tee shirt!" - Capt. Jack Harkness, utterly incorrigible flirt, The Doctor Dances
(Also part one of that episode: "And I'm looking for a blonde in a Union Jack. A specific one, mind you, I didn't just wake up this morning with a craving." - The Doctor, The Empty Child)
Bad Wolf:  "I am the Bad Wolf. I create myself. I take the words... I scatter them, in time and space." - Rose Tyler, The Parting of the Ways

Angel Wing: One of the most terrifying creations in science fiction history.  Angel statues that can kill you, but ONLY when you aren't looking at them.  "The angels are coming for you, but listen, your life could depend on this: don't blink. Don't even blink. Blink and you're dead. They are fast, faster than you could believe. Don't turn your back, don't look away, and *don't blink*! Good luck." - The Doctor, Blink
the TARDIS Time And Relative Dimension in Space; the Doctors wonderful Police Box shaped time machine & spacecraft; aka the sports car of time travel. (Handmade charm)
Stethoscope: [Donna looks shocked as the Doctor pulls a stethoscope out of his rather fitted suit pocket.]  "They're bigger on the inside." - The Doctor

Teacup: Tea! That's all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannin, just the thing for healing the synapses... The Doctor, the Christmas Invasion
Wonderful token: "He's like fire and ice and rage. He's like the night and the storm in the heart of the sun. He's ancient and forever. He burns at the centre of time and can see the turn of the universe. and... he's WONDERFUL." -Tim Latimer, describing the Doctor, The Family of Blood

Handy Spare Hand: My hand there. My handy spare hand. Remember? Christmas Day. Sycorax. Lost my hand in a sword fight. That's my hand. Hello. The Doctor, Journeys End
Masked Lady: Clockwork robots in the Girl in the Fireplace

Earth: And when you go back to the stars and tell others of this planet, when you tell them of its riches, its people, its potential, when you talk of the Earth, then make sure that you tell them this... IT. IS. DEFENDED! - The Doctor, saving the planet once again in The Christmas Invasion (Handmade charm)
Key to the TARDIS
Doctor: "By the way, you'll be needing this." [reveals a TARDIS key hanging on a string]
Martha Jones: "Really?"
The Doctor: "Frequent fliers privilege."  - The Doctor, 42
Banana: Well, among other things, I *think* I just invented the banana daiquiri a couple of centuries early. Do you know they'd never seen a banana before? Always take a banana to a party, Rose, bananas are good. - The Doctor, The Girl in the Fireplace

Sadly some of the pictures don't show the bracelet's true colors.  It is much more blue in reality.  I'll try to get an extra pic out in natural light this afternoon!  Enjoy.  Cheesy  
« Last Edit: May 01, 2011 11:31:39 AM by jennieingram » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011 08:22:37 PM »

Don't you just love it when you find a new show that makes you love it this much? I love to say to people randomly "Never trust anyone who doesn't know what a Tardis is." lol Pretty piece of work there, love the watch.

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011 08:51:12 PM »

Beautiful! So many different parts of the show!

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011 09:18:41 PM »

That is fantastic! I love the charms you chose and the color is definitely reminiscent of the TARDIS.

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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011 10:23:14 PM »

oh....my....god.....that is AMAZING! absolutely love it!

« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011 10:28:52 PM »

Wow, you really put some thought into this braclet. Ain't true love grand even if it's with a chacter on a t.v. show.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2011 10:57:20 PM »

I love this braclet  Grin Can I ask, where do you get all your charms from? your braclets have such a wide variety. Ive never seen so many.

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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2011 12:02:09 AM »

This is utterly beautiful - I'm a huge Who fan & really looking forward to the new series, and your bracelet brought back memories of all the great Tennant & Eccleston episodes! Your hand made charms are especially awesome. Wonderful Cheesy

« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2011 12:30:06 AM »

Oh my, this is just stunning  Smiley I want one! Well done!

« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2011 12:52:39 AM »

Wow! So much thought into almost random seeming charms (like the banana, I would have never associated that to the Doctor!). And I love the blue mixing it all together!
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