As I was musing on the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, it occurred to me that it would be nice to pay tribute with a dedicated design to the people whom I love most dearly.  Conveniently, there are a week’s worth of you…ok, I admit I am lumping all of my dearest friends into one group.  For my design, I settled on a charm bracelet.   You each bring charm and blessings into my life for which I am so grateful.   Much as the chain binds together these charms, I am linked to all of you by our shared love.  When we are together the circle is complete, but even when apart, our ties can never be severed.

The first charm is dedicated to my mother, Sharon:

Watercolor and Gouache "Fuschia" Enamel, Gold and Amethyst Charm Rendering by Joana Miranda

As my college roommate used to say to her mother, “Thanks for laying me when I was just an egg!”  A few of my mother’s charms are an exuberance for life, a very generous heart, and a love for nature – in particular, flowers and her gardens.  (She also is one of my biggest fans and reads my blog religiously.)


    • That’s true. My sister and I used to pull the flowers off of the plant (shh, don’t tell my mom), stick a little twig through the top part and pretend that they were little “ballerinas”.

      🙂 Joana

    • Yes, D it does…although I’ve modified the version I say to my mother to something a little less suited for print;-) Yours is still priceless!

      I hope you are doing well! Love, J

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