This necklace all started with a charm. A very special charm, from a very special person. It was my birthday present back in September from College Boy.
There are so many things about this charm that just made my heart soar. The fact that it was from my son away at school who has a crazy busy schedule and took the time to pick out something with meaning. The fact that he found it at a little shop that specializes in creative and handmade things , and that he knew that would mean a lot to me. But the part of it that brought me to tears was what he wrote in the card :
The past couple of years have had some challenges. Lots of changes, some planned, some not, and some right on top of each other. Not a lot of time for breath catching shall we say? So when I read what he wrote in the card and saw this charm ( after melting into tears and slobbering all over myself) I knew I had to wait until the right idea popped into my head. One worthy of his gift.“I found it fitting that on this day, and each day after, a queen should have a castle as a reminder of the challenges you conquer”
I was poking around Michaels after Christmas and found this pendant and string of beads from the “Vintage Romance” line by Debby Anderson. My eyes landed on the pendant and it was the perfect backdrop for the charm.
I randomly strung some of the beds on wire and joined them in the middle of silver chain. I added another strand of beaded chain to the bottom portion of the necklace that joins the pendant.