I decided as it’s my 60th year to give myself a special treat, I have a bracelet of great sentimental value which I was given Christmas 1973.
This was a very memorable Christmas, Slade were number one with Merry Christmas, how could anyone forget.
I can see myself in my C&A dress standing by the fireplace with the smell of turkey wafting through the house, looking at my bracelet and feeling very happy indeed. I was so pleased with the bracelet because when Mam took me to the jewellers to pick my present I could have the bracelet, or a watch on a chain. I chose the watch because I can’t wear wrist watches, they go crazy, it was a practical choice. Then on Christmas morning there was a small package, when I opened it I cried because Mam had bought me the bracelet as well.
I first came across Anna McDade’s work when I saw her dragonfly cuff in a jewellers shop in Keswick, and later I got to know Anna in person. I thought I would ask Anna if she could melt down my bracelet and make me a cuff to match the other pieces of her jewellery which I wear all the time, my hare pendant and matching hare earrings
Today the postman brought me small package, my cuff is so beautiful and I will wear it always knowing it is a metamorphosis of my Mam’s silver bracelet, something to treasure forever.
Thank you Anna 🙂
If you aren’t familiar with Anna’s beautiful work here’s some links:
Website – Anna McDade