I made this for a challenge at the Great Tales LiveJournal comm: Create some sort of fan work, other than a fanfic, that tells a story. This is a charm bracelet that tells the story of A Tale of Two Cities. Wanted to share it with my fellow Dickensians!
Sorry about the blurry photo -- it was the best I could do! A description of the charms and their meaning is below the cut.
- A British lion
- A fleur-de-lis (these two represent the two cities of the title)
- A shoe (representing Dr. Manette's occupation in prison)
- A flower (representing the flower that Madame Defarge used as a signal)
- A dagger (representing Madame Defarge's dagger)
- A key (representing Charles Darnay's imprisonment)
- A cross (representing Sydney Carton's spiritual rebirth toward the end)
- A heart (representing the reason for Carton's sacrifice)
The charms are interspersed with gold Swarovski bicone crystals on dangles, representing Lucie, "the golden thread" that ties everyone together.
(This is the second Dickensian bracelet I've made. The first one, for those of you who haven't seen it, is a Little Dorrit bracelet, shown here.)