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24 August 2013

Pandora

Before I show you Lady Alexandra's progress today, I'd like to share with you a side hobby of mine which I just got into early this year.
As those of you who've read my previous post know, I've had the chance to visit Melbourne, Australia and Bangkok, Thailand earlier this year. Now, I've never been big on buying souvenirs but I wanted something to remember the trips by. I didn't want a dime a dozen souvenirs like key chains, postcards or magnets.
With that in mind, I hit on the idea of charm bracelet. I ended up choosing Pandora as it's widely available in many countries. Here's my first bracelet with a travel theme. Each charm holds a specific memory or memories.
After that, came this ocean/marine bracelet because not only did I spent a lot of time on the beaches in Australia and Thailand, I also visited the aquariums in both cities.
Which brings me to what I really wanted to show you... my cross stitch bracelet. With my long time love for cross stitching, how could I resist making a bracelet to represent this hobby of mine?
An x-stitch charm with the stitches in gold. I'll admit part of the reason I took these photos was because I wanted to play with my 100 mm macro lens aka "L Baby". Yes, my camera and lens are my babies ^.^
A scissors charm. The reason these charms seemed littered with scuff marks is due to the macro power of the lens. Every tiny imperfect detail that's normally invisible to the naked eye has been enhanced tenfold.
And my very own frog prince. Isn't he charming with his golden crown? Hopefully he'll keep all frogs away from my stitching from now on.
Anyway, on to what you actually came here for... Lady Alexandra. (Aren't you tired of her yet? :P) One last shade of red to go.
One last thing, I've decided on Sparklies' Winter Skies for Red. Thank you to everyone who offered your opinions.
Till next time, Happy Stitching!

19 comments:

Margaret said...

I enjoyed both topics! Love your Pandora bracelets! Especially the xs one! I have a Pandora bracelet too -- so fun! Love your Lady A as well. She's so beautiful!

Julie said...

Super Pandora bracelets, both my daughter and I have one, there are so many wonderful charms to choose. I see a couple on yours that I have too.

Fabulous stitching, she is so gorgeous.

Ellen said...

Beautiful bracelets, love them!

Lady Alexandra is gorgeous!

Hugs,

Ellen said...

Beautiful bracelets, love them!

Lady Alexandra is gorgeous!

Hugs,

Ellen said...

Beautiful bracelets, love them!

Lady Alexandra is gorgeous!

Hugs,

Giovanna said...

Your photographs are fantastic, wow - much better than those on the Pandora site :-) You have a great collection there - I have 4 bracelets, and my latest purchase is the new earth globe clip: rushed to buy it as soon as it became available :-) Now I need the London phone box to go with the double decker bus...

Giovanna said...

Oops, got so carried away by the Pandoras that I forgot to say: great stitching on Alexandra!

Catherine said...

Beautiful bracelets! Love the cross~stitch themed one!
And your lady is stunning!! You are getting so close!!

katica said...

beautiful progress and a I love your bracelets!!

Anne said...

Such pretty bracelets Veronica! I looove the cross stitching one and your camera with the lens...I want one!! Lady is coming along beautifully. I could just see her wearing one of those bracelets! Titus and me send you hugs!!

Zeb said...

I adore Pandora, but only wear my bracelet on special occasions because I'm so worried about damaging it XD

LOVE your cross stitch themed one!

Vicky L said...

Beautiful charms and bracelets. Lady Alexandra is looking fantastic!

Jennifer M. said...

Love your Pandoras! They are beautiful. Lady A is looking exquisite. I enjoy seeing your progress on the FB Mirabilia Page too.

Brigitte said...

These bracelets are terrific. Great memories of your trips and of your favourite hobby.
Lady Alexandra is coming along great!

Manuela said...

The Lady looks fantastic.

Sari said...

The lady is just gorgeous. I love you frog prince :)

Grit said...

She looks so fantastic. Wonderful !!!

Melanie said...

Very nicely put together bracelets! I actually have some of those same beads - like the strawberry and fish, etc. (I will admit that I had to forgo authentic Pandora beads when the silver prices jumped up so much here though a few years ago. Mostly purchase base metal ones now to save $$. Poo!)

Can't believe how fast your Lady is coming along!! It's fabulous. :)

Pumpkin said...

What a brilliant way to remember your trips by! Your stitching bracelet is just too cute :)