Long ago, in the days when China was ruled by emperors, a Chinese manderin, Tso Ling, lived in the magnificent pagoda under the branches of the apple tree on the right of the bridge, over which droops the famous willow tree, and in front of which is seen the graceful lines of the fence. Tso Ling was the father of a beautiful girl, Kwang-se, who was the promised bride of an old but wealthy merchant. The girl, however, fell in love with Chang, her father’s clerk. The lovers eloped across the sea to the cottage on the island. The mandarin pursued and caught the lovers and was about to have them killed when the gods transformed them into a pair of turtle doves. These are seen gazing into each other’s eyes at the top of the design.
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Blue Willow Broken China Charm Bracelet
This is a bracelet I made inspired by Lisa. She bought me this charm made from broken china. So, I could not wait to get that Blue Willow bowl I bought at the garage sale and break it. I also discovered a new flux that is not greasy or sticky and it just made the soldering much neater and smoother. Anyway, here is the outcome and I really think I want more charms on it. What do you think? Do you know the story of the Blue Willow Design? Though there are several different versions, I found this one to share with you. Each charm on this bracelet is relative to the story. I want some doves and some other things though.