I have to admit I’m a newer Dr. Who fan. It was the Ninth Doctor that brought me into the fold. I’d tried before in various times of my life because I had friends who enjoyed it. It was him that brought me into the fold. However I have to say when I think of MY doctor it’s the Tenth Doctor. I’ve watched on and off with the Eleventh but he reminds me too much of Aaron’s friends and honestly that’s too young for MY doctor.
This was why I was inspired to make a bracelet when I spotted a square bead on sale that made me think of the Tardis. I wanted a bracelet that was inspired by the more recent Doctors. I set out looking for time themed charms and charms themed by things that made me think of the Timelord that traveled in a Police Box. So here’s what I found, what I did with it and my Dr. Who inspired bracelet.
First was turning the inspiration bead into a Tardis. Sure it’s not exact but it is more inspired than exact (and thus copyright interfering) copy.
The bead was a large hole one and I had to make it work into a charm for the bracelet idea. So first I had to fill in the shaft. I used a silver tone column bead and a bugle bead to fill up the space. Then to copy the light on top of the Tardis I used blue thunder polished rondelle crystal topped with a white seed bead. To make a foundation I used an octagonal silver toned spacer bead and a silver seed bead.
Of course if inspired by a Time Lord you have to have a chronometer charm. Since he traveled in space I rooted through my bead stash for things that would invoke that and make charms from them. Here’s what I came up with.
Then I saw I had wings and blue eyes – well angels and eyes- that must be the Weeping Angels? RIGHT? So that was another charm.
Then I found the blue agates with druzy cracks in them. That made me think of The Crack In the Universe story. So of course I got those and made charms of them.
Then I thought really I can’t have a Dr. Who inspired bracelet without a sonic screwdriver inspired charm. So I had to puzzle out how to make one and incorporate what was becoming the unifying theme – Tardis blue. I settled on this afters some stewing and set off to find the elements to make it in my stash and at stores.
It is a small (4mm) bicone thunder polished Tardis blue crystal as the first element on the headpin. Then I used a beadcap that made me thinking of the opening of the prongs when the screwdriver is in use. I needed to bridge the small hole of the cap to the larger hole of the handle I used a silver toned heishe bead. Then came the shaft which is a column bead that again had a hole that was too big so I filled it with a Tardis blue bugle bead. Then another heishe and topped it all with a small sliver seed bead. Not too bad I thought. You can see the assembly and the final product there in the image.
Then I found two more charms that invoked a story arc and a character. First was a wolf howling which made me think of the Bad Wolf arc about his companion Rose. Oh and the final one is a historic figure as well as a character in Dr. Who’s universe Madame de Pompadour. I found them later and here they are.
Now I had enough to assemble the bracelet. There will only be 9 as that is all the Tardis beads they had. One of the finished products is of course MINE! So if you like it and want one of the others – contact me marylouiseeklund @ gmail.com and we’ll work something out. Oh put Timey Wimey Bracelet in the title!