Charmed By Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing
Twelfth Night
Henry VI, Part II
Henry VI, Part I
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Richard III
Henry VI, Part III

About Us

I was raised on literature by Shakespeare. It was in my grandparents’ “blood,” and they passed it on to my parents who gave to me a love for his words. I have memories from my early childhood of attending plays in Cedar City, Utah, during the early days of the Utah Shakespeare Festival. 

As I grew, my favorite play was always “The Taming of the Shrew,” and I vowed that my first daughter would be named Katherine or Kate (and she is, but she is definitely not a shrew!). Throughout my life I have tried to see Shakespeare plays wherever and whenever possible. My ultimate goal is to see each of his plays on stage at least once. I will, of course, see the plays that I love the most over and over.

As I have attended different shows, at different venues, from Lake Tahoe, California; London or Stratford-upon-Avon, England; Cedar City, Utah; Mesa/Phoenix, Arizona; or elsewhere in theaters or movie theaters, I have always tried to buy something as a remembrance or a memento of the enjoyable experience. However, I have now collected “too many” programs, tote bags, aprons, tickets, etc. to commemorate seeing the plays. I felt there must be a better way for me to record seeing each of the plays besides just ticking their names off of a list. 

Being a fan of charm bracelets since childhood, and knowing charms to be the one of the BEST souvenirs available, I began to wonder why there wasn’t a charm for each of the Shakespeare plays that I could buy; that way I would have a fun and attractive way to help me remember each Shakespeare play.  I bounced this idea off of my family and friends who share my Shakespeare Lesliepassion with me, and they encouraged me to carry out my idea to create a silver charm representing each Shakespeare play.

I began to consider the plays and came up with an idea for a special charm to represent each of the 37 plays written by William Shakespeare along with a quote to accompany each charm. I consulted with a friend of our family who is a jeweler here in Mesa AZ, where I live, and he agreed to cast the charms in silver for me. He also connected me with a very talented designer who creates the molds for the charms. With the help of these two talented artisans, I now have created this unique, one-of-a-kind line of sterling silver, Shakespearean charms.

I officially kicked off my home enterprise in September 2010, and I have been having fun doing it ever since. And, I have also extended my range of friends who share my passion for and enjoyment of the plays written by the Bard! 

I hope you will join me in collecting the charms and remembering the plays!