Talk Like a Pirate!

by mary September 28, 2014

I made this charm bracelet the other day, after being reminded that September 19 was Talk Like a Pirate Day! 

I first learned about Talk Like a Pirate Day several years ago when a co-worker celebrated it at the Iowa Department of Human Services, where I worked.  After the first year, it became an annual tradition in the office.

According to the Talk Like a Pirate Day official website, a couple of friends came up with the idea in 1995.  Then, in 2002, they contacted Dave Berry about it & he mentioned it in his nationally syndicated column.  After that, what once was a "goofy idea celebrated by a handful of friends" became an international phenomonon & "the rest is history". 

For more information about Talk Like a Pirate Day, visit the website at  The site includes more on the history, news coverage from around the world, Pirate FAQ, pirate advice & games, & a newsletter you can subscribe to!

So, when I was thinking about Talk Like a Pirate Day, I remembered I had several Cracker Jack/gumball charms of pirates as well as skulls & crossbones (often pictured on pirate flags).  After locating them, I searched for more charms that might be associated with pirates & came up with the pirate ship, ship's wheel, parrot (made famous in Treasure Island by Long John Silver who had a parrot on his shoulder), & gold coin.

To finish it off, I added red & black beads, since red & black were the background colors for pirate flags.  In the end, I thought to turned out to be a fun charm bracelet!

So Avast & Ahoy Me Hearties . . . and remember to celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day each & every September 19!


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Pauline's Jewelry Box was founded by Mary Nelson in 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.  I chose the name Pauline's Jewelry Box because my mother's name was Pauline & I have many fond memories of looking through jewelry box & playing with her jewelry

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