Jewellery: Crystal Bracelet

14 July 2012

(I've never actually done a jewellery post before but I might start including them more often as I've picked up some nice pieces lately!)

Yesterday was my graduation from university (I studied theology and religious studies at the University of Leeds), and despite insisting that I didn't want any celebrations, when I got home the house had been decked out with banners, there was a marquee up in the garden, and a chip van and ice cream van were parked up on my drive for dinner for guests! It was a lovely surprise, and in the end I was glad my family ignored my wishes :'). I was lucky enough to receive a stack of presents, cards, flowers and champagne from family and friends, and this was the gift that one of my sisters got for me. I just thought it was such an amazing idea that I had to post about it.

After listening to me go on about how great I thought Spencer from the Hills' crystal obsession was, Phillippa put together a bracelet for me of crystals which are relevant to my life at the moment, and probably for ever. The little note she put in explaining each stone was so thoughtful, and I found it really interesting to read. Citrine is actually my birth stone, which is even better! This pretty much hasn't left my wrist since I was given it. I also found out she made one with different stones for my grandma who has cancer, which I thought was really really sweet.

I know that she had this made up online and that it was fairly inexpensive, but unfortunately I can't give you the exactly link as it was a gift - however, I'm sure a bit of googling would lead you to a similar site! I just think that this is such a personal and meaningful gift and I wanted to share it with you all as I was so pleased.

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  1. Aww that was lovely of your family. Especially the chip & ice cream vans! Gorgeous bracelet :) xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey, I nominated you for the Liebster blog award :D Check out the link if you want to do the post too xx

      http://jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/liebster-blog-award.html

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  2. That's such a lovely idea! I love that you had a fish and chip & ice cream van, so cool
    Daniella

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha I know! My favourite tea :)

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  3. aww it is beautiful! :) x A chip and ice cream van us such a good idea! :D xx

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    1. Thank you :) I know I was so surprised! X

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  4. Aww, that is such a lovely, thoughtful idea for a present. I love receiving things that people have put so much thought into, they mean so much more than something really expensive that anyone else might have.
    Congratulations on your graduation!
    Mel x

    http://melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much :) and I'm exactly the same, I've worn it every day since! x

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  5. Thats such a really cute personal present and such a unique idea !
    Love your bracelet :)

    Laurenbehappy.blogspot.com

    xxx

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    1. Thank you :) I agree it's a great idea x

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  6. This is so cute! So personal and lovely!! x

    hurricanewinter.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I think so too, I love personal gifts! X

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  7. ahh thats so amazing how there was a chip van and ice cream van on your drive! I would have payed them to stay there permanantly ;) hah, this is such a lovely bracelet too, i love jewellery that is personal and means something :)xo

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    1. Haha I know right, not helping the diet! I agree, it's so nice when people put thought in to a gift x

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  8. It's wonderful packaged and I love that it was an explanation of the crystals!

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  9. Thank you! The packaging is all my sisters work haha :)

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  10. Those with a passion for all creatures great and small may well appreciate an animal pendant as a gift, to remind them of their favorite mammal. Kitty cats and dolphins tend to be popular choices and make great bracelets for girls presents for kids, young and old.i like it.

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