Friday, June 25, 2010

Teaching Shapes in the Prettiest Way Possible

Hello my pink friends (and not so pink friends)!

I wanted to share with you today one of my favorite bracelets and it just happens to be pink.
It is made out of bits of broken china and set in sterling silver (which needs polishing - just keepin' it real).

I wear this a lot in the spring with all my pink sweaters and tops.  
When Baby Bee was a wee toddler she loved to play with this bracelet while it was on my wrist.  I taught her the names of many shapes with just this bracelet.  Those are some sweet memories.
Thank you Baby Bee for modeling this bracelet today.  Maybe one day -in the far distant future- you will use it with your children to teach them shapes.

I picked this up several years ago at a craft show.  The next year I bought some earrings from the same vendor, but sadly I haven't been back in several years so I don't know if he is still in business.
Thank you so much for coming by for Pink Saturday.  Please be sure to stop by some of the other delightful participants in Beverly's Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.

Our little visits together are always such a treat.


  1. I do love the colors in that bracelet but the sweet story is priceless!

  2. I think some bracelets are priceless!! This one is ..because of the memories you have with your daughter.
    I have my Mema's silver heart bracelet..all the rage in the 40's.She use to keep me entertained in church..I would lie in her lap..and she would dangle the bracelet over me..and I would count all the hearts. I now do this with my grandchildren.

    Hugs..and Memories..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  3. I looove your sweet pink bracelet! This last year I taught myself how to solder and I've wanted to make myself a bracelet with broken pieces of dishes and seeing this has inspired me again to try it, yours is beautiful! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your kind words! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~me~Downs

  4. Oooooooo! I came back to this beautiful post. What a pretty bracelet!!! (I can add "!s" all the livelong day - just trust me, I really love it!) How perfect, though, that it's associated with such a precious time. It's priceless!

    Okay - sooooo - Mr. Toad! He is my dad. My dad is a retired teacher. He's got a brilliant brain. When he gets into something, he devours it (mentally, that is.) His latest love is, obviously, square foot gardening. Actually, I googled him to try and find his blog address and all that I could find were his comments on the author of "Square foot Gardening's" forum. Well, I guess his blog has fallen by the wayside. He knows all about blogging - truly! He writes a blog about blogging. He worked for Apple Computers for years! Anyway, he was going on and on about it - square foot gardening, that is. He LOVES it and is probably an expert (I am sure that he's read and memorized the book - no joke). If you have any questions....

    The thing is with my dad is that, plants always need water - even when you've moved on to something else while you're waiting for your seeds to grow.

    What's wonderful is that he works with a church organization that works on helping the poor. He is thinking that this is a brilliant and affordable and realistic way for them to have fresh veggies in the city. He may not be based in any reality himself but, how much do you want to bet that he influences, at the very least, 5 people in a way that completely changes their lives forever. His enthusiasm is completely contagious - except for my mom, my sister and I.... I just want to do my raised beds. Same thing, really. I couldn't tell him, though. He was going on and on on the phone. He ended with saying, "you know? I'm going to order you a copy, right now! You'll get it tomorrow." What I didn't stop to think was that it was Friday. The shipping probably cost $50!!! Wait till mom finds out..... (yes! It's a laugh out loud!)

    He is very wonderful and the people of this world are better for knowing him, but, his poor, poor plants. Mr. Toad, indeed!

    BTW, I love your title banner. I love bees and bee skips! And, "why, yes, don't mind if I do - have a latte, that is!" What a very happy thought.

    I hope that I didn't bore you to tears with my story - it's almost 1 am and I have this strange buzzing in my head - to bed! =] 'night!


  5. What a lovely and most unusual bracelet. I can see why you love to wear it. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  6. I love the bracelet, so pretty! I've seen similar work at craft shows around here. Actually, I have a brooch similar to that. I never wear it so am sending it your way.

  7. Such a lovely and charming bracelet. Happy Pink Saturday.

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  8. I love your braclet and so creative of making out of broken pieces. So cute! Have a great weekend! ~ Laura

  9. How lovely! I've seen blue ones like this, but it's the first time I've seen one with pink. SO neat!

    Happy Pink Saturday!


    Sheila :-)

  10. That is so pretty/ I haven't seen one like it!

  11. What a special bracelet. It must be a joy to wear.

  12. I've seen necklaces on Ebay made out of broken china bits, and I've been very tempted! Your bracelet is so pretty, and it's got a great story to go with it. I love that!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  13. Beautiful bracelet... reminds me of one I had as a young girl. I have it in my jewelry box!

  14. What a beautiful bracelet. Wish all parents used such a simple method to teach their kids shapes, colors, numbers, etc...

    Baby Bee will have wonderful memories of this bracelet as she grows older!


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