Lina’s Journal – February: Love
Journal Theme: Love
With February coming to a close I thought I would recap this month with a focus on Love. To take a break from the recently heavy events around the world that may make us feel despair, I thought I would provide some pictures that inspire us to consider where we can find and give love. I have coupled my 2022 Valentine’s Day Collection charms with some old favourites and of course with Dora’s fabulous gift to me – the Pandora Typewriter Dangle Charm which I unboxed on YouTube earlier this month.
Love doesn’t make the world go round.Franklin P. Jones
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
This Valentine’s Day season, I designed a red themed bracelet with the new Disney x Pandora charms. They elegantly compliment the bright Pandora Red Metallic Heart (799291C02) charms and the chunky Pandora Red Heart Solitaire Clips (799203C01). The Mickey & Minnie Mouse Kissing Dangle (790075C01) is the cutest and captures the playfulness and joy of a first kiss.
I also love the Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Padlock Charm (780109C01). It provides a delightful little Rose Gold detail onto the bracelet with the tiny 14k Rose Gold plated key. My wedding colour scheme was white, red and gold so this is especially meaningful to me and perfectly fits into my picture of love. I also couldn’t go past the gorgeous Disney x Pandora Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Airplane (790108C00) charm and have styled this bracelet with some old favourites too. Is there any charm in particular that you associate with your ‘picture of love’? Be sure to let me know in the comments below!
To laugh at yourself is to love yourself.WALT DISNEY’S Mickey Mouse
What better way to remind us of the magic of love than these adorable Disney x Pandora Charms? I absolutely adore the Disney x Pandora Mickey Mouse Double Dangle Charm (780112C01). It captures the anticipation, clumsiness and shyness we often feel when in love, especially when we feel like we may have found ‘the one’.
This February I also made a pink design to celebrate the month of love. The Pandora Metallic Pink Heart Charm (799291C03) and Dora’s amazing gift of the Typewriter Dangle (790069C01), inspired me to capture some of the things I love to do all in the one bracelet. Of course it had to be pink and includes the Pink Ballerina Shoes (798339CZ) and Headphones (797902EN160) dangles to represent my love of music and dance. I think the only thing missing is the Pandora Take a Break Coffee Cup Charm (797185EN160) to sit alongside the Pink Cupcake Charm (791891EN68) as my ideal weekend is going out for coffee wearing a Pandora bracelet that matches my outfit, sparkling on my wrist. Sometimes it’s the little things that show us our stories of love.
The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard,Helen Keller
but must be felt with the heart.
The Padlock and Key Dangle Charm (790088C01) is such a fun design. It is so versatile and I have enjoyed styling it on necklaces, my pink bracelet and the Pandora Moments Charm Key Ring (399566C00). I love that it is a charm that can be shared with friends and represents the love locks on the bridges across Europe. It has so many special meanings and can help you consider what you may need to unlock within yourself to give and receive love from the world around you.
So this is love.WALT DISNEY’S CINDERELLA
So this is what makes life so divine.
It seems to me we have a lot of story left to tell.WALT DISNEY
I wish you all the love in the world for the month ahead. And I look forward to writing again in ‘Marvellous March’!
If you would like to add some journaling to your jewellery designing, you might like to think or write about the following:
- What is your picture of love?
- What are big and small ways you can spread love to those around you in the month ahead?
- What is your love story and how would you tell it?
- Is there anything you need to unlock in order to treat yourself with love and kindness this month?
- What are some of the things you love to do and how will you make time for them this year?