Jul 21, 2012

A Gift

This sweet little pendant was a birthday gift.  My sister-in-law, Diana, found it in Asheville and thought of me and my home.   I love it~it was such a thoughtful gift.

Over the past few months, I've been thinking about what other components to add to it to make a necklace for myself.  I knew I wanted to use the beautiful moss opal beads that I have been hoarding for quite some time.  I think they are gorgeous.  They remind me of the woods behind my house.
I added in some golden freshwater pearls, a small piece of brass chain and a leather connector that I made with some deerskin suede and a little antiqued brass wire.

For a final touch, I added this lampworked glass leaf headpin made by talented glass artist Nikki Thornburg-Lanigan and a 'Hope' charm.
I knew I couldn't make a necklace that represented my home without adding a reminder of Hope
I can hardly believe my sweet pup has been gone for almost a year. I miss her.


Laurie said...

I love this whole story Eil! Diana found the perfect thing for you. That necklace turned out beautiful! Great job!

Clint said...

Very nice. Can't wait to send Di the link.

Clint said...

But I'm a little ticked you didn't mention the $5 I gave you for your birthday.

Anonymous said...

I love the necklace. You did a great job. Your description was so clear and descriptive, and it also made me tear up.Mom