Help me find a necklace that symbolises three children...

(68 Posts)
NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 19:16:50

Husband has asked me what I would like for Christmas and what I would really love is a necklace that I know symbolises my three children (I don't need everyone else to know).

I have in my head a plain ish necklace with three charms or pendants but I don't want a charm as such like you'd see on a charm bracelet, most of my jewellery is quite simple. I looked at Pandora online but can't find what I'm looking for when I don't really even know what it is.

Any suggestions?

Thank you

Ahardyfool Sat 17-Nov-12 19:20:03

Is if too naff to have 3 of their drawings made into 3 little charms. I mean, not so much that that is naff, but did you hope for something more symbolic?

BOFingSanta Sat 17-Nov-12 19:22:46

I've got one of the personalised bracelets and its lovely

NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 19:23:59

That would be lovely but two of them are very tiny and only producing scribbles wink but yeah I guess more of a symbol that I know there is one pendant/charm (not sure what else to call it) for each child. This last one was our last and I only had him this year so I thought it would be kind of nice to say kind of this is it in a way with a memento. I have two boys and a girl so I was thinking something like 2 pendants the same and one slightly different (maybe colour). It's awful when you have someone in your head but can't find it. Usually a dress!

BOFingSanta Sat 17-Nov-12 19:24:51
NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 19:25:33

Bofing - I like that but was thinking more of something I would wear every day, but yeah that's the kind of idea.

Lauries - Cant get link to work

BOFingSanta Sat 17-Nov-12 19:27:06
KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 17-Nov-12 19:27:47

Have you looked at Kutuu?

GrimAndHumourless Sat 17-Nov-12 19:28:05
NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 19:28:23

Just found this on LillyBelle and love it

NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 19:29:14

BOFing I Love it!!!!!!

My mum used to have a bracelet with gold, silver and bronze intertwined. It represented us as I had reddy blonde hair, dsis had goldy blonde hair and dbro had silvery blonde hair. Could you find something similar based on your children's features?

BOFingSanta Sat 17-Nov-12 19:29:50

Yay grin

NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 19:30:06

Looking at Kutuu now.

hazeyjane Sat 17-Nov-12 19:30:06

There are some lovely ones here

Ahhh I like BOF's better!

ISingSoprano Sat 17-Nov-12 19:30:42

What about something like this

ScorpionQueen Sat 17-Nov-12 19:31:31

I searchd "3 hearts necklace" on google and found loads. I have a 4 hearts necklace to symbolise my family.

ISingSoprano Sat 17-Nov-12 19:31:42

Or this

SandyChick Sat 17-Nov-12 19:33:06

That's a lovely idea.

How about this

Or this

NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 19:34:06

Oh I love that too ISing

Now you're all making this really tricky!

FannyFifer Sat 17-Nov-12 19:34:28

What about this by my favourite jewellery designer Alan Ardiff,
It's called 3 wishes, a heart, a star, and a kiss, one for each of your children. grin

Piemistress Sat 17-Nov-12 19:35:30

Marking place for later!

SandyChick Sat 17-Nov-12 19:36:00
Ahardyfool Sat 17-Nov-12 19:37:03

Just seen a 3 peas in a pod charm smile

NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 19:38:40

That's fab Sandy, I looked at Tiffany too but missed it.

GobblersSparklyExplodingKnob Sat 17-Nov-12 19:41:15

Like BOF's but sightly different (and a bit cheaper) from Etsy we had one of these made for my Mil's 65th, with all the gc fingerprints and it was beautiful.

NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 19:43:15

Oh that is beautiful Gobbler. notice it's a US price. Just wondering about timings now with 5 wks to Christmas.....

GobblersSparklyExplodingKnob Sat 17-Nov-12 19:45:52

No, she's in the UK, all the prices on Etsy are in $ as it is a US site.

I think ours took 2 and a half weeks from requesting the kit for the prints to getting the necklace back smile

NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 19:47:27

Fab, I think that might be my favourite.

Gottalovecosta Sat 17-Nov-12 19:49:05

I've heavily hinted for this:

NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 19:51:54

Gotta - someone else has recommended that one and it is def on short list. Beautiful.

GraceOfWrath Sat 17-Nov-12 19:55:44


Lilyloo Sat 17-Nov-12 20:11:05

Gobbler that is absolutely beautiful I love it.

hf128219 Sat 17-Nov-12 20:15:07
RightUpMyRue Sat 17-Nov-12 20:21:34

I have a one of these necklaces with DD's birthstone and her date of birth on it. When I have this next baby I will add his stone to it too. You could have their dates of births or their names engraved on them.

oldraver Sat 17-Nov-12 20:36:53

I was going to suggest something along the lines of the three birthstones, either Pandora style or something made for you

oldraver Sat 17-Nov-12 21:01:19

I've just remembered Wendy Kemp

Not a necklace: Personalised bangle!

chocolatespiders Sat 17-Nov-12 21:08:40

Love all of these and have added to my favourites smile

would love something like this for my 2 girls

chocolatespiders Sat 17-Nov-12 21:10:33

how would you send off fingerprints?

JoyceDivision Sat 17-Nov-12 21:13:37

thre's the necklace with a silvre or gold pod opened with three peas in?

HanSolo Sat 17-Nov-12 21:19:55

Oh- I love the Wendy Kemp stuff!

NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 21:28:12

Love the Wendy Kemp one too.

Had narrowed it down to two now we're back up to three.

I have a silver one from NOTHS with three small discs on with each initial on, quite small and plain.

OneHandWavingFree Sat 17-Nov-12 21:31:22

The fingerprints one that BOF linked to said something about the children being over 1 year old, in order to have fingerprints developed enough to take.

I'm only mentioning it as I get the impression it's your frontrunner, OP, but did you say that your littlest is newborn?

I love the one Gotta linked to.

NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 21:34:36

Short list is -

Help me choose! You've all been so fab! Never asked a question like this on here and you've all been amazingly helpful!

spiders, they send you a kit.

Lastyearsmodel Sat 17-Nov-12 21:35:48

Sorry, bit late to the party but I had one made by Corrina Smith at Green River Studios. It has the heart charm/pendant from that link plus oblong and petal-shaped pendants like this one with my 3 DC's names on one side and birthdates on the back.

Corrina was amazingly helpful and emailed me sketches and proofs before making it. Could also choose from lots of lampwork beads. The necklace is my no. 1 most treasured possession, has had many compliments and goes with almost everything I own. Price was reasonable too.

NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 21:35:54

Oh sorry! Hang on will put them in []

Squiglettsmummy2bx Sat 17-Nov-12 21:36:51

For mothers day I had a charm made with my 6 week old DS foot prints & for Xmas I'm getting a charm with DS 7 & DD 9 finger prints on from
I also have a foot & hand cast of DS2 & that's gorgeous grin

NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 21:36:58
Lastyearsmodel Sat 17-Nov-12 21:37:14

PS lots of choice of chain too, as I'm not keen on the bobbly dogtag type in some of the pics.

I had something similar to this from this seller on Etsy. I've bought a couple more since. Her stuff is gorgeous.

anja1cam Sat 17-Nov-12 21:44:59

I've been looking for somethign like this too and found lotsof options on with initials, or names, or just elements... I think I'll go for rings on a chain:

dementedma Sat 17-Nov-12 21:48:36

Love the Wendy Kemp lavender collection

NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 21:48:50

Oh no Anja! That's upped me to 4 on the short list!

I've just had a look here and seen the personalised Pandora charms. I know what I'm spending my Christmas money on now...

Willdoitinaminute Sat 17-Nov-12 22:10:10
NigellaEllaElla Sat 17-Nov-12 22:17:26

Thanks Will.

This is getting more and more difficult!

Really like this too now

DidYouMeanToBeSoRude Sat 17-Nov-12 22:26:04

I have one from with three daisies, which I like to think of as one for me, one for DH and one for our daughter (who happens to be Daisy grin)

DidYouMeanToBeSoRude Sat 17-Nov-12 22:26:32
Goonatic Sat 17-Nov-12 22:26:50

Marking place!

DinosaurSchool Sun 18-Nov-12 08:17:49

There's a fab maker on NOTHS called Lily Charmed who used to do pendants with stick girl/boy drawings. They do initials and others too. You can basically design your own combination. I'll try to link in a moment.

p.s. with NOTHS, it's worth buying from their individual sites as the businesses pay quite a bit of commission to NOTHS. (my dsil has a business on there - NOT lily charmed though grin).

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