I’ve been thinking about doing a “fairy tale” themed bracelet for a while…something like this:
I was at a loss as to what to do with my Royal Wedding Charm, so a blue theme to go with the fairy tale charms was a natural choice! I’m thinking along with the blue Muranos and other blue stoned charms, I’m planning on putting the Princess and the Pea, Royal Carriage charm and pump charm (for Cinderella), seashell charm (for the Little Mermaid), apple charm (Snow White), teapot charm (Beauty and the Beast), and romantic rings on a pillow charm (because it fits the theme).
Pandora has a frog charm, which is adorable, but when I saw this little guy I was in awe!
A German jeweler made a limited number of these “Frosch Köenig” (Frog Prince) and of course they’re sold out, but what a great idea! Pandora did actually have a frog with a crown before, called the Randers frog (for charity, available only in the town of Randers, Denmark and only sold at one jewelry store in the city) but it was a completely different frog design. Since these aren’t available anymore, I thought, why couldn’t I have this custom designed? So I went to my jeweler and asked them to create this for me and this was the result of the handmade wax mockup:
Look how happy he looks! The crown turned out perfectly; it’s taller than the King’s Crown charm and the points slightly flair out towards the top. Very regal :). The custom work ended up to be a bit pricey, but I’m really pleased with how it turned out; the craftsmanship on the crown is evident and it looks to be a good amount of gold as well. I’m expecting him at the end of next week (Friday, 2/10/12). And what a great charm to have for this leap year ;).
Now, I just need something to represent Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty! Any ideas?