Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Congratulations to...


Karen was the first one to comment, and I typed in the range to randomizer.org (I love that site - if I had to actually *choose* I'd be absolutely unable!)... and #1 was the winner... and that's Karen!

Karen, I know how to contact you, so all I need is to get your address, and this little gem will be on the way. I hope you love this little bead... now that the time is here, I'm having a very hard time parting with it. I've suddenly become very attached.

I find that I'm struggling with that in just about every aspect of my life at the moment... I'm clinging to everything familiar, trying to make sense of what's going on in my mind and heart. 

And it's not working...

So, that's why I've been quiet here.

Still - I did manage to post 12 new listings to Etsy yesterday... so please do check them out! Lots of simple pieces, clearing out some stash I've had for ages. A few of those pendants have been around since I first got back into beading, about 5 years ago now. That's a long time to hold on to something that I never intended to keep in the first place!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Lori - A Custom Wedding Necklace

Riding the wave into a new chapter of life... This necklace turned out exactly as I imagined it would. I painted the picture in my head of a wave of sterling silver wire, with two large silver pearls attached to it, and a wired amethyst flower in the middle.

My co-worker and friend is getting married this weekend, and I offered to make her a necklace to wear.

This is the result.

She likes simple designs, and while I think this fits (at least loosely) the "simple" part... I think this necklace is particularly special. I'm very pleased with how it turned out, and honestly-- if I didn't make this necklace specifically for her, I would probably keep it!

She and her fiancĂ© have a special story. They met as co-workers and became fast friends... helping each other heal from their divorces. They've been bonded ever since!

They are a wonderful couple, and I wish them all the best as they start their new chapter of life together!