About 2 years ago while shopping in Kilmarnock, VA, my family and I entered a small store called Specials. While browsing, the very nice store clerk entertained my son who was around the age of 2. We struck up a conversation with her about her unique bracelets. They were Trollbead bracelets, something like a high end charm bracelet with charms of sterling silver or glass (they also have gold charms check it out here). She explained how each charm had a little story or saying and that each of her charms were purchased because of some special meaning behind it. The store carried these trollbeads and we looked at them and took a brochure.
For 2 years we talked about those bracelets. We all thought it would be a neat way to remember our vacations- buying charms each time we came to Deltaville. But, the start up costs of a bracelet are a little pricey, so we put the idea on hold.
This past July 4th weekend, we took another trip to Kilmarnock to Specials. We talked to a sales associate who said they were having a special deal on the Trollbead bracelets. To put this agonizing narrative to rest, we ended up heading back to Kilmarnock the next day to purchase the bracelets we had been talking about for a couple of years.
My mother and I are making bracelets based on vacations/Deltaville. My daughter is making her bracelet based on her personal life. And my sister is making her bracelet based on memories mostly of Deltaville. There are many things to choose from. So far I have collected the following:
I'm sure to have something new added after I head to Deltaville this coming weekend. And the fun comes in when we all go in to look and pick out our charms together, whatever the meaning or reason may be behind our choices.
*all italicized phrases come from the Trollbead website