While I may hate the heat of summer in the South (and the heat of this summer in particular), I do love that hiding from my arch nemesis, the Sun, means lots more crafting time for me. I've been working on lots of new charm bracelets, and this one just might be my favorite.
It is inspired by Molly Weasley, matriarch of the much loved Weasley family, and all around bad-ass crafty momma! She also happens to be one of my personal heroes, and someone I hope to be like when I am a mother.
The beads are an eclectic mix of Czech glass, turquoise stars, jade, cherry quartz, aventurine, goldstone, river shell, ceramic, crystal, and olive wood from Jerusalem. The color scheme was inspired by the now infamous "Mrs. Weasley Sweater", designed by costume designer Jany Temime for Julie Walters in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
The charms include:
Large Owl, for Errol
House with an orchard, for the Burrow
Quill, for work-obsessed Percy
Jester, for jokers Fred & George
Chess Knight, for Ron
Phoenix, for the Order of the Phoenix
Fireplace, for the Weasley's hearth & homeWolf, for Bill who was attacked by a werewolf
Claddagh, for her lifelong love, Arthur Weasley
Lion, for Gryffindor House, to which she & her family all belonged
Knitting Needles & Sweater, for her favorite hobby
Broom, for Ginny who played Quidditch for the Holyhead Harpies
Clock, for her magical family clock
Dragon, for Charlie who works with them in Romania
Lightning Bolt, for her honorary son, Harry Potter
Teapot & cup, because Molly is always available for a little tea & sympathy
Little Owl, for Pigwidgeon
I hope you love it as much as I do!