I have to say that except for a few parts, my necklace was finished almost a week ago. The earrings earlier this week (except for the ear wires which I just made). I did just finish the bracelet last night. I'm normally a silver, sparkly girl, but I've been really getting into MATTE gold. I love the softness of the finish. And then pair that with watery blues and rich browns? You had me at matte.
Thank you to our hostess with the most-est...the lovely Lori Anderson. She's set out to host this GINORMOUS blog hop party with 362 participants. Thank you for all the work, Lori! I was paired with the lovely Fiona from England. I opened the package and was so excited to see all the possibilities...there was so much to work with. Thank you Fiona! Your goodies made me sit down and PLAY--normally I work, work, work--so this was a lovely treat!
The big reveal.....
I made 4 pieces of jewelry and still have many beads left over. I usually don't work with crosses...but this one will now have special meaning. More on that a bit later in the post.
There was a LOT of little tiny links to make. I used red brass, steel wire and bronze wires. Of course I had to use bits of my lovely matte gold chain.
I whipped this bracelet up using .5mm gold leather. It makes a very light weight but sturdy base to the bracelet.
I had to make earrings. I'm such an earring girl and with my short hair, I love to show off big earrings. Can't wait to wear these.
OK..why the cross and the necklace will have a special place in my heart....Tuesday I went in for my biopsy. It's the 1st surgery that I've had since I had my wisdom teeth removed as a teenager. I received my results on Friday, the 1st day I wore the necklace. Great news! No cancer! I will still have to have a full hysterectomy in a short while, but at least no cancer was found. I'm thankful that after all the time of talking to doctors, that someone finally listened to me. I found that I'm in the 4th stage of hyperplasia--which has a 30% chance of turning to cancer. So the big surgery is a preventative measure. I'm OK with that. I don't have children (I have the shop and a four-legged kid) and if I do, one day feel that I need to be a mother, I can adopt. Thanks for reading all that...but that necklace will hold a special place for me.
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Please Click on the link to visit our hostess's website to view the full list. Click on each participants name to view their completed projects.
Many hugs and much joy....