How Charming!

Like many bees before me, I too wanted to honor my Weddingbee moniker on our wedding day. Mrs. Snow Cone’s charm is what really cemented the decision that I just had to have a little sunhat charm of my very own. And I still can’t get over Miss Funnel Cake’s amazing talent. I would have never thought to try and make my own!

I followed in some very smart footsteps and checked out Etsy. A search for “Sunhat Charm” resulted in this:


Image via MixnMatchSupplies Etsy shop

Eh—a Red Hat Society charm? No way. Not ever. I have an irrational fear of this group of women. Call me crazy, but a gaggle of ladies wearing awful mismatched outfits traveling in packs makes me feel pretty uneasy. Anywho…

I switched to searching for “hat charm” and found cowboy hats, witch hats, top hats, and a few sunhats.


Image via MouMouAlwaysSmile Etsy shop

This was getting closer, but I wanted to capture the fun, colorful, playful nature of my sunhat moniker. I searched around for clay charms and visited many of the sellers other bees had used, but most sellers made charms of food. Looks like a custom order was in store for me, but I needed to find the right artist.

After looking at tons of clay charms on Etsy for what seemed like hours, I kept coming back to The Color Clay. The colors were so vibrant and fun and the prices were fantastic! I sent a message to the shop along with a picture of my moniker and heard back within an hour that they could definitely make a sunhat for me. And the cost? Just $4.89 including shipping!

My charm arrived within a week.




Isn’t it adorable?! I love it so much and it makes me smile just to look at it. It makes me think of the hive and all of the wonderful people I’ve met and shared stories with. I’m pretty sure I’ll be tying the charm to my bouquet—that way it will be nice and close to me on the day. If I’m feeling nervous, I hope one look will calm me and bring me back to center.

The Color Clay even threw in some fun freebies!


Those little hamburgers are super cute. I wonder if I’d have an occasion to wear them as earrings. I’ll have to use them for something!

So thank you fellow bees for inspiring me and allowing me to join in on the moniker-charm tradition!

Personal photos unless otherwise noted


Mrs. Sunhat

Dyer, IN
Wedding Date:
December 2011
Honeymoon in My Hometown: Austin, TX
Because Everyone Should Be Able to Tie the Knot
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  1. Member
    soyjoy222 3817 posts, Honey bee @ 5:19 am

    That is SO ADORABLE!! I LOVE IT!
    You could always put tiny magnets on the back of the burgers and put them on the fridge, if they don’t have earring hooks on them. Or you could glue post earrings to the backs.

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    KatieJean 384 posts, Helper bee @ 5:27 am

    That is so cute! I love it. Your hat matches your icon perfectly!

  3. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:28 am

    That is so cute!! I love how it has the fun colors of your moniker.

  4. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:01 am

    Such a cute charm!

  5. ladyfingers Member
    ladyfingers 1257 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:23 am

    So cute!

  6. barrettes Member
    barrettes 913 posts, Busy bee @ 6:25 am

    It’s perfect! I totally have a crush on your icon. :)

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    sheilad72 729 posts, Busy bee @ 6:34 am

    OMG it’s perfect! So cute.

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    pookiepie 317 posts, Helper bee @ 6:50 am

    very cute! i like it!

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    Merve, Guest @ 7:29 am

    OMG Thanks so much, I was so surprised when I received several custom orders :) I did not know that you would be so kind in writing about the little sun hat charm :) It was a very pretty project and I enjoyed so so much making it :) Wishing you all the best at the wedding.

    Hugs and kisses,

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    TinyTina 3312 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:50 am

    Oh my goodness… So cute!! It matches your moniker perfectly!

    (And yes, I love those little hamburgers too… I hope you find a good use for them!)

  11. msfox Member
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:34 am

    So adorable!! I’ll have to check them out – I love the idea of having a little charm with you on the big day :)

  12. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:41 am

    Oh so cute, Sunhat!! I’m now on my way to search for a lil honey pot charm :)

  13. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:47 am

    Love it, the vibrant colors are so beautiful!

  14. parasol Member
    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:12 pm

    Oh, I love it! This is perfect for you! Yay!

  15. balloons Member
    balloons 138 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:45 am


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    Miss Ariel 83 posts, Worker bee @ 9:05 pm

    It’s so adorable! And I can hardly believe it all came out under $5. Such a great find for you!

  17. sunhat Member
    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:52 am

    @Merve: You are more than welcome! You did such an amazing job and I’m glad to spread the news!

  18. kettle Member
    kettle 926 posts, Busy bee @ 12:30 am

    So adorable! This Etsy shop will be my first stop on my search to find a charm for my wedding!

  19. cucumbersandwich Member
    cucumbersandwich 604 posts, Busy bee @ 5:29 am

    Such an adorable sunhat. I caved and ordered something too but I don’t know if it will get here in time :(

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    alicia1745 1118 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:57 am

    I messaged the shop for a customer order a few days ago and haven’t heard back. =(

  21. funnelcake Member
    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:35 am

    Wow, you found a really good deal and your charm looks just perfect! (Why did it take me so long to see this?!) :)

  22. Guest Icon Guest
    Merve, Guest @ 11:15 am

    @alicia1745: What is your etsy username I always reply right away, I am surprised that you message me and I did not reply, if I did not reply I did not get the message.


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