My Across the Universe bracelets have finally been sent them off to their new home, and I can now reveal pictures!
They are absolutely packed with Tibetan silver and pewter charms, and are finished with the cutest star shaped toggle clasps.
Each one boasts 19 different charms including:
Light Bulb from the Navigation room representing Eldest's lies to the people of Godspeed
Book from the Recorder Hall
Flowers that Elder picked for Amy
Sneaker for Amy's love of running
Teddy Bear packed by Amy's father before launch
Centauri Earth, where Godspeed is headed
Koi, the fish painted by Harley
Block of Ice for Amy's parents, still cryogenically frozen
Sheaf of Wheat from the Feeder Level
Sun, which Amy misses trapped aboard the ship
Cross given to Amy by her grandmother
Star, which all the residents of Godspeed long to see
Caduceus for Doc
Rabbit, genetically engineered on the Feeder Level
Palette for Harley
Cow from the Feeder Level
Infinity Symbol, for Amy & Elder's promise to stay together always
Drop of Water, manipulated by Elder and Doc
The beads are a mix of crystal, fire polished cut glass and AB glass in shades of purple, violet, indigo, sky, black and pink, as well as obsidian, rose quartz, hematite, and amethyst stone beads. Some of my favorites are the foil backed rainbow glass beads that twinkle in shades of blue and purple when they move, the small glass stars, and the clear crackled glass with bits of bright blue inside that reminded me of the cryo-liquid in the book.
I'm so very proud of how these turned out, and it was such a pleasure to get to work with the author on a project like this. (Somehow I don't think J.K. Rowling would answer my emails the way Beth does!) If you enjoy mystery, suspense, sci fi, or YA fiction, I would seriously urge you to seek out a copy of this wonderful novel. I hope you all enjoyed watching their creation from start to finish, and that it inspires you to go out to explore and create new worlds of your own!