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Meet 'Joy' - my enamel charm bracelet by David Klass Jewelry

mrs-b

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I've been working on this project on and off for about 3 years. Tweaking, retweaking, making charms - deciding they didn't hit the mark - then making them again. Some designs I thought I'd love...and didn't. Sometimes the colors needed changing...on and on...this project became nigh on to an obsession.

But it's finally done and I love it. We crossed a major milestone when I realized that, instead of dangling charms, I wanted the charms set end to end. This led to a new round of remaking anything with pointy sides or edges, which in turn affected the length, which in turn affected.... Well, you get the general idea. It reminds me of a comment my best girlfriend and I often make to each other in regards to renovating: "I bought a new lampshade. In the end, I had to sell the house."

Each charm is 18kt yellow gold with hand done enamel. Most of the pieces are solid and the bracelet altogether weighs a bunch. Two of the charms are enameled one color on one side, and a different color on the other. They have a D and a W respectively, representing my two best girlfriends in Australia, who bought me those 2 charms. The piece with the H and the holly leaves represents my name.

To me, this bracelet is the ultimate 'jeans and white shirt' piece. It's summer and spring and lifted spirits all rolled into one.

As a result, I've called her 'Joy'.

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Alex T

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Oh my, Joy is just beautiful!

I know she's been a huge headache for you, but as always with your pieces, perfection shines through at the end. Wear her with health, happiness & a very much deserved joyful spring in your step!
 

Kim N

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This is so lovely, mrs-b. All your pieces are well thought out, but I love how personal and bright and happy this one is. Please share wrist shots when you get a chance.
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wear the heck out of this!!!

cheers--Sharon
 

mrs-b

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Thank you for your kind responses! I'll respond to everyone individually later on. But in the meantime, here are the meanings behind each charm.

The blue and orange rectangle with the OEC - a gift from one of my best friends in Australia

The eight sided prism - representing a young adult fantasy fiction series I wrote

The heart with the holly leaves and the H - my name, my favorite color, and the love that fills my life

The Christmas bauble - my favorite time of year and most meaningful celebration

The lemon with lemon leaf - the Biblical meaning, which is long life and hope

The beachball - the ocean, my favorite place in all the world and where I feel most at ease and happy. Ocean swimming is also my favorite recreational pastime - above all things.

The red and orange oval with small OEC - a gift from my other best friend in Australia

The multi sided spinner / spinning top - representative of my colorful childhood and all the bright colors I adored when I was young

So, in other words - my life.

:))
 

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It's really truly lovely.
 

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Oh my gosh, that is exquisite, @mrs-b! It is such a charming piece in every way (both literally and figuratively!), so colorful and vibrant and festive and endearing and beautiful all at the same time! :love: I hope Joy brings you much happiness!
 

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What a stunning beautiful piece not to mention the sentimentality behind it....a treasure no doubt mrs-b! =)2
 

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OMG!! Its stunning, beautiful, meaningful, unique and sooooo cool!!! I could never have the imagination and creativity to do this type of thing. I want you to design one for me, ha ha!! :clap::)
 

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Wow, this is so gorgeous and cheerful! My favorite charm is the red one, but they're all so striking yet work together so wonderfully! Honestly, this is a magical piece.

I had no idea David Klass did work like this. Do you mind if I ask how involved they were with the design? Did you pretty much design the charms on your own, or did you give them inspo and they made suggestions? I think you may have just started me on my own years-long journey to a charm bracelet ☺️
 

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Oh @mrs-b it’s spectacular; seriously sentimental and so sweet!
I just adore your jewelry stories and pieces and this beauty is no different.
I hope it brings you all the warm feels and love that you put into it.
 

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Very unique, thanks for sharing!

DK :kiss2:
 

MrsBlue

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I loved the previous iterations you shared but this one is lighter and more whimsical. Intimate. As if a child emptied her pockets and made a bracelet from her treasures. Unconstrained. Free.

I feel like I've wandered into the PS art gallery. Thank you so much for sharing.
 

MMtwo

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It's beautiful as it stands, but your telling of how it is so intimately you and your life <3 what a treasure.
 

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I loved the previous iterations you shared but this one is lighter and more whimsical. Intimate. As if a child emptied her pockets and made a bracelet from her treasures. Unconstrained. Free.

I feel like I've wandered into the PS art gallery. Thank you so much for sharing.

Indeed, so well said.
 

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Congrats on finishing your labor of love. Enjoy it and the wonderful memories associated with each charm!
 

rcjtraveler

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What an exquisite meaningful treasure! It makes me smile just looking at it. After your description of each charm I can see why Joy is the perfect name. Enjoy this special piece and wear her for many healthy happy years.
 

marymm

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So unique, and so you --- Joy truly is beautiful and lifts the heart and soul -- wear in happiness and good health!
 

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Such a work of art! It reminds me of exquisite pieces of murano glass <3
 
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I can see why this beautiful bracelet would give you so much JOY @mrs-b. Wear her in good health and bask in the wonderful memories that she brings.
 

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What a fun, festive piece! Love the colors. Enjoy!
 

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Joy is just the perfect name for such a colorful and sentimental piece! What a creative way to transform your lovely charms!
 

GeorgieQ

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What a beautiful bracelet, not just visually gorgeous but so meaningful as well! Great idea to attach the charms to each other rather than separately to a bracelet, so much more practical especially for enamel charms. It's just lovely! =)2
 
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