My lovely sister-in-law, Amy, and my niece Grace (okay, it’s mostly Amy) have gotten into the Origami Owl business! They special in gorgeous charm necklaces and I ordered my first necklace last week. You design your own necklace, so I made mine with a bookish theme. I know, go figure. You can order online here (or just browse to see what all they offer) or throw a jewelry bar party (which I will be doing in March- and if you’re in the VA area, you are invited!). There are so many choices, and the prices are good- but I had to stop myself from going too crazy!
So I was thinking about my friends, and what charms I would add to their lockets (obviously all ya’ll would get the Heart To Read charms, natch).
For Kim, I’d make her a Packers necklace, with green and yellow birthstones (two of each) with a football helmet, and football charm, plus the one that says Family- because Kim loves her family and her family loves Packers football.
For Courtney, I’d definitely add a baseball charm, a coffee charm, 1/2 of the best friends charm (guess who’d have the other half?), the Heart My Dog charm, a heart charm for her David Levithan Loveathon.
For Steph, I’d add the lipstick, purse and high heel shoe because it reminds me of her blog, the vintage typewriter charm, the wine charm, and the apple charm- for New York and for being a future teacher (which would work for Kim too!) and the running shoe because she is always at the gym! And maybe the margarita charm too.
For Pam, I’d add a fleur de lis for New Orleans, the steampunk charms (because they remind me of halloween), I’d add some green and purple birthstones for Mardi Gras, the Hamsa Hand charm for Daughter of Smoke and Bone (which I just found, how cool!) and a suitcase for all the bookish traveling she does.
For Cindy I’d add a fleur de lis too, since she’s in Quebec and the maple leaf charm too, an apple for New York, an owl charm (and owl dangle!), the Mom charm (in aqua to match the owl’s eyes) because Cindy is an amazing mom, and a hockey charm to represent her son.
For Andrea, obviously the book charm in a given for everyone, but to that I would add letter charms – DFTBA, because she’s a diehard nerdfighter. Honestly, this would work for several of my friends.
For Katie I’d add the kitty charm, the laptop charm, the sewing machine since they don’t have a cross-stitch charm yet, and the number charms for 90210. 🙂
For Jen I’d add the letter charms for Y and A, the apple charm, the laptop charm, the hummingbird charm since it’s the closest to the mockingjay they have, the Hamas hand charm for Daughter of Smoke and Bones too, and an angel wing charm- in part for all the YA angel books, but also because she’s a giveaway angel to all of us!