Much has happened since creating this necklace (including completely redesigning it!), so I'll begin where I left off in November, and give official "thanks" in honor of the many loves in my life.
|S'elf by SuziFitz Beads|
This is a U.S. Army Combat Infantry Badge 1st Award. It belonged to my father; he served 3 tours in Viet Nam during his Army career. My father died when he was 50. I never realized how very young that is, until now as I approach 50. I miss him very much and I'm sure he visited my Isaac when he was a baby. I feel his presence still. He's the third from the left in this picture of him with his siblings.
These are the beads I won from Erin. I had expressed this prize as my favorite because of the large focal, and it's Indian feel. My favorite bead I've ever made, because of how it felt to make it, is the Buddha in this necklace; it has been waiting for Erin's focal. You will find all of these beads in the necklace, along with my birthstone (raw Amethyst), a quartz point and a chunk of raw quartz with chlorite (bittersweet memories); these beads pay tribute to me, and all that I am. Here is the woman to whom "all that I am" is attributable to, my dear mother, Uta.
Please visit the other "blog hoppers" sharing their memories and tributes; the list at the bottom is clickable or you can click here.
And now, I present with heartfelt and never-ending gratitude, "Talisman"
|Talisman by MonaRAEbeads|
Impetus for this Blog Hop, Elena Adams' mom Momma's Little Birdies
Adlinah Kamsir Dream Struck Designs
Andra Marasteanu Handmade by Indra Marasteanu
Andrea Trank Heaven Lane Creations
April Grinaway Brooklyn Bead Goddess